Submit your music, product, film or creative work to SHIFTER for a chance to be featured on our platform. Here are our submissions guidelines.

SHIFTER is a critically-acclaimed media platform committed to celebrating the best in Black/urban music and culture. With an eye for underground gems and our finger on the scene, SHIFTER is regarded as a cultural siren by both industry veterans and up-and coming-artists and creators.

Please check out our submission guide and tiers below.


  • Genres we prioritize: Hip-hop, rap, trap, RNB, afrobeats, dancehall, reggae, soca, urban pop, house
  • Other creative works we accept: short films, feature films, visual art, commercial products
  • How can you stand out in the free tier? Great quality, consistency, good engagement on social media, and a growing and dedicated following.


  • SHIFTER Standard – Our free tier

    • SHIFTER Standard allows you to have your music or creative work checked out by our team for free. If we resonate with it, and have the time and capacity, we will post a review. If you do not see your submission up within 12 days, it means we have passed on it.
    • Please only fill out the form once.
    • Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to respond to every inquiry. You are welcome to send in another submission in the future for other releases.
  • SHIFTER Squad – Our paid tier

    • SHIFTER Squad is our paid tier, which offers guaranteed placement within 7 days, given the song submitted adheres to the level of quality expected by our audience. Your post will include a 250-750 word review, embedment of your streaming or video link, a link to your socials at the bottom of the article, and reposting on our Instagram Stories. 
    • To place a rush on your review, we offer expedited processing: $100.00 dollars for a 24-hour rush, and $50.00 for a 48-hour rush. 
    • See the cost breakdown below depending on your submission type:
      • Single, video, or EP placement (with a maximum of three EP songs): $150.00–$200.00 (CAD) + HST – Example
      • Album/mixtape/EP (more than three songs) placement: $275.00+ HST – Example
      • IG Interview: $200.00 + HST – Example
      • Single bundle discount: single review + IG Interview: $250+HST ($100 discount)
      • Album bundle discount: album review + IG Interview: $350 + HST ($125 discount)
  • SHIFTER Savvy – Our custom tier

    • Our SHIFTER Savvy tier is a limited paid package where we work with you one-on-one to achieve your vision and provide a best fit for your needs. It entails all-inclusive social media promotion, SEO promotion, and prime placement on our website. 
    • Investment varies depending on the artist’s needs.

To note: Once we have received, considered, and approved your music submission, you will be sent an email from with instructions, and, if applicable, payment options.