About Us

Curators Playlist is owned and operated by the Office Manager at Wardco Studios. We share as many music posts, songs, playlists, and videos as time allows on Curators Playlist and Wardco Studios social media; however, premium submissions also take priority.

Curators Playlist receives 100’s of song submissions each week. We do our best to listen to and review every song, if accepted, add it to the most appropriate playlist then share the song on Curators Playlist and Wardco Studios social media on a timely basis, there is a limit as to how many songs we can process in a day’s time. This can result in a delay of several days, or even a week, in processing your song, depending on how many submissions we get on a daily basis. This is why we offer premium submissions.

Featured Indie Musicians

Support Indie Music by listening to and sharing our featured artists.

Mountain Switchback Lyrics by Lonesone Train

It’s not easy being a working band on the road. Indeed the singer sings “it’s hard to be the perfect band.” There are many distractions, but the worse of all is when they’re playing, and a beautiful woman on the dance floor breaks into a frenetic dance.

Swamp Witch Remaster Lyrics

We’ve all heard the story of selling your soul to the devil. But what about selling your soul to the Swamp Witch. This is a  story written by Author Ward Kelley (of Divine Murder) for his children then later turned into a rock song which is played by Ellusion of Wardco Studios.  Listen to the lyrics to follow Bar Keep Johnnie and Jungle Jane go from poor to rich! They go down, way on down to the bayou to see the Swamp Witch. Johnnie’s now a big man, Janie’s now a looker, Look at them, oh damn!

Forget You by Unintended Strangers

We are a folk duo who co-write and collaborate completely online- we have never met in person. This was one of the very first songs we wrote, and still means a lot to us personally.

Indie Music Premium Featured Blog Post

Get Featured Post your indie music, playlist, video, where to buy your music for our current special price of $15.00. This post will make your music a priority for us to listen to. Your post will also be marked featured on our blog for 30 days. We will share shared your post repeatedly on Curators Playlist and Wardco Studios social media for 30 days. Get details your music reviewed by Wardco Studios Music  Managers and featured on our blog.

Music Profiles

Music Profile $11.99. Post your indie music profile. 

We feel music should be enjoyable, emotional, have meaning, be relaxing or be fun. We love helping Indie Musicians!!!

Newest Music Profile Submissions!

JSC

Position: Band

Jeff Stafford Country Music.

Band

JSC

Jeff Stafford Country Music.

Ellusion

Position: Band

Ellusion has been playing the Midwest for 14 years, Currently, they’re regulars at the Slippery Noodle in Indy. They’ve headlined music festivals, such as the Bean Blossom Bluesfest and the Terre Haute Blues At The Crossroads.

Band

Ellusion

Ellusion has been playing the Midwest for 14 years, Currently,...

Entering Another

Position: Band

Entering Another is a combination of talent brought together by Ward Kelley, owner of Wardco Recording Studios. Tommy Kelly is the singer, Jeremy Bates playing guitars, Tommy Whiteman on drums, and Matt Blocher playing keyboards.

The musicians have been playing in the Midwest for 14 years both together and with different bands. Under different bands they’ve worked as the house band at the Horseshoe Casino in Louisville; played at the Ameristar in St Louis, the Tropicana in Evansville, and many more. Other venues include the Knucklehead Saloon in Kansas City, the Verve in Terre Haute, The Brewery in Terre Haute, private corporate events, and weddings.

Band

Entering Another

Entering Another is a combination of talent brought together by...

Trevor Lentz

Position: Producer
: Composer

I’m a synthwave and chiptune producer from Michigan. Full time computer technician, currently working on my 10th full length album. The Bugs Must Die! soundtrack was written by yours truly.

Producer

Trevor Lentz

I’m a synthwave and chiptune producer from Michigan. Full time...

The Shrubs

Position: Band
: Carl Miller, Guitars, Lead Vocals
: Spike, Drummer, Vocals
: RJ, Bass, Vocals

The Shrubs started out when Spike and RJ, college classmates in Upstate New York, started jamming in the basement of Spike’s mother’s house around 1985. Their mutual influences were the Police, Rush and XTC among others. Later an acquaintance introduced Carl to the guys. After jamming for a while, the trio decided they needed a name. They came up with The Shrubs after dismissing other names (Dumpster Juice & Piggy Pucker among them). They found a new practice home in the basement of a friend’s house and soon were playing at parties there, other house parties, bars and even a local Rod and Gun Club. They started writing and recording their own music, producing 3 albums of original music (Another Day Goes By…, One Happy Zucchini and Who’s Cow’s in the Hoosegow). The band went on hiatus for a while when RJ moved to San Diego. Spike and Carl started re-recording and mixing new parts of the old songs. The result was a re-release of Another Day Goes By… Now the collaboration extends across the nation to update current songs and work on new songs.

Band

The Shrubs

The Shrubs started out when Spike and RJ, college classmates...

Wardco Studios Office Manager

Position: Music Business
: Playlist Curator
: Music Blogger

Office Manager at Wardco Studios. Curators Playlist is my baby and I love promoting Indie music. I listen to all of the music that is submitted to Curators Playlist and decide which playlist(s), blog post(s), and social media sites the music should appear on. I often pass on the best music to Wardco Studios associates for their feedback and input on how best to promote the indie song. Aside from being the Office Manager at Wardco Studios, I also design & manage of the website, create the album and song artwork, and do the social media and song submissions to websites such as Spotify & iTunes. I have been employed at Wardco Studios for many years and have come to appreciate Indie musicians, and take great pleasure in helping them to promote their music.

Music Business

Wardco Studios Office Manager

Office Manager at Wardco Studios. Curators Playlist is my baby...

Don Whitaker

Position: Lead Guitarist
: Singer
: Song Writer

Don Whitaker is an Indiana singer/songwriter currently living in Putnam County Indiana. He recently launched his newest band, Street Legal, which he fronts, the band currently playing at different venues in West Central Indiana.

His first introduction to performing occurred at age six, when he found himself standing atop bars at local VFWs to sing covers – music coming from the bar’s jukebox – his efforts adding to Don’s stash of quarters for his pinball fascination. Don has been playing professionally since the age of 15, appearing in the horn section of the touring band, Morning Star, while also taking his turn at the mic as a young singer.
Over the years Don became a sought after singer of rock, country & folk, while also becoming proficient in the guitar, bass, drums, piano, trumpet, trombone and fiddle. Some of the many bands he played with over the past several decades include Backwoods Boys, Chasing Rainbows, Backtracked and Rusted Buckle. Don says, “Sometimes it seems nothing matters but music. I’ve been doing this for years, and I know I’ll never stop.”

Lead Guitarist

Don Whitaker

Don Whitaker first recorded Gnarled Bones at Wardco Studios in...

Music Profiles

Music Profile $11.99. Post your indie music profile. Available categories for Indie Music profile or you may suggest a category. Band, DJ, Drummer, Guitarist, Horn Player, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Music Blogger, Music Business, Music Promoter, Music Social Media, Musician, Playlist Curator. Session Musician and Vocalist.

 Free Song Submission to Spotify Curated Playlists.

We do our best to fully process* every song that is submitted as quickly as possible, but there is a limit as to how many songs we can process in a day’s time. You can ensure that your song is listened to within 24 to 48 hours of submission by using our Priority Indie Music Submissions** form.

*Fully processed means listening to the song, adding it to a playlist, posting it on our blog, and then sharing the song and the blog post on Twitter.

** The Priority Indie Music Submission includes a fee that is charged to have your submission processed ahead of all other submissions. Note that there is never a fee to have you song placed to be placed on a Spotify playlist.

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Wardco Studios Office Manager

Position: Music Business
: Playlist Curator
: Music Blogger

Office Manager at Wardco Studios. Curators Playlist is my baby and I love promoting Indie music. I listen to all of the music that is submitted to Curators Playlist and decide which playlist(s), blog post(s), and social media sites the music should appear on. I often pass on the best music to Wardco Studios associates for their feedback and input on how best to promote the indie song. Aside from being the Office Manager at Wardco Studios, I also design & manage of the website, create the album and song artwork, and do the social media and song submissions to websites such as Spotify & iTunes. I have been employed at Wardco Studios for many years and have come to appreciate Indie musicians, and take great pleasure in helping them to promote their music.

Wardco Studios Office Manager

Music Business

Office Manager at Wardco Studios. Curators Playlist is my baby and I love promoting Indie music. I listen to all of the music that is submitted to Curators Playlist and...

JSC

Position: Band

Jeff Stafford Country Music.

JSC

Band

Jeff Stafford Country Music.

Don Whitaker

Position: Lead Guitarist
: Singer
: Song Writer

Don Whitaker is an Indiana singer/songwriter currently living in Putnam County Indiana. He recently launched his newest band, Street Legal, which he fronts, the band currently playing at different venues in West Central Indiana.

His first introduction to performing occurred at age six, when he found himself standing atop bars at local VFWs to sing covers – music coming from the bar’s jukebox – his efforts adding to Don’s stash of quarters for his pinball fascination. Don has been playing professionally since the age of 15, appearing in the horn section of the touring band, Morning Star, while also taking his turn at the mic as a young singer.
Over the years Don became a sought after singer of rock, country & folk, while also becoming proficient in the guitar, bass, drums, piano, trumpet, trombone and fiddle. Some of the many bands he played with over the past several decades include Backwoods Boys, Chasing Rainbows, Backtracked and Rusted Buckle. Don says, “Sometimes it seems nothing matters but music. I’ve been doing this for years, and I know I’ll never stop.”

Don Whitaker

Lead Guitarist

Don Whitaker first recorded Gnarled Bones at Wardco Studios in 2016.

Trevor Lentz

Position: Producer
: Composer

I’m a synthwave and chiptune producer from Michigan. Full time computer technician, currently working on my 10th full length album. The Bugs Must Die! soundtrack was written by yours truly.

Trevor Lentz

Producer

I’m a synthwave and chiptune producer from Michigan. Full time computer technician, currently working on my 10th full length album. The Bugs Must Die! soundtrack was written by yours truly.

Ellusion

Position: Band

Ellusion has been playing the Midwest for 14 years, Currently, they’re regulars at the Slippery Noodle in Indy. They’ve headlined music festivals, such as the Bean Blossom Bluesfest and the Terre Haute Blues At The Crossroads.

Ellusion

Band

Ellusion has been playing the Midwest for 14 years, Currently, they’re regulars at the Slippery Noodle in Indy. They’ve headlined music festivals, such as the Bean Blossom Bluesfest and the...

Entering Another

Position: Band

Entering Another is a combination of talent brought together by Ward Kelley, owner of Wardco Recording Studios. Tommy Kelly is the singer, Jeremy Bates playing guitars, Tommy Whiteman on drums, and Matt Blocher playing keyboards.

The musicians have been playing in the Midwest for 14 years both together and with different bands. Under different bands they’ve worked as the house band at the Horseshoe Casino in Louisville; played at the Ameristar in St Louis, the Tropicana in Evansville, and many more. Other venues include the Knucklehead Saloon in Kansas City, the Verve in Terre Haute, The Brewery in Terre Haute, private corporate events, and weddings.

Entering Another

Band

Entering Another is a combination of talent brought together by Ward Kelley, owner of Wardco Recording Studios. Tommy Kelly is the singer, Jeremy Bates playing guitars, Tommy Whiteman on drums,...

The Shrubs

Position: Band
: Carl Miller, Guitars, Lead Vocals
: Spike, Drummer, Vocals
: RJ, Bass, Vocals

The Shrubs started out when Spike and RJ, college classmates in Upstate New York, started jamming in the basement of Spike’s mother’s house around 1985. Their mutual influences were the Police, Rush and XTC among others. Later an acquaintance introduced Carl to the guys. After jamming for a while, the trio decided they needed a name. They came up with The Shrubs after dismissing other names (Dumpster Juice & Piggy Pucker among them). They found a new practice home in the basement of a friend’s house and soon were playing at parties there, other house parties, bars and even a local Rod and Gun Club. They started writing and recording their own music, producing 3 albums of original music (Another Day Goes By…, One Happy Zucchini and Who’s Cow’s in the Hoosegow). The band went on hiatus for a while when RJ moved to San Diego. Spike and Carl started re-recording and mixing new parts of the old songs. The result was a re-release of Another Day Goes By… Now the collaboration extends across the nation to update current songs and work on new songs.

The Shrubs

Band

The Shrubs started out when Spike and RJ, college classmates in Upstate New York, started jamming in the basement of Spike's mother's house around 1985. Their mutual influences were the...

Music Profiles

Music Profile $11.99. Post your indie music profile. Available categories for Indie Music profile or you may suggest a category. Band, DJ, Drummer, Guitarist, Horn Player, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Music Blogger, Music Business, Music Promoter, Music Social Media, Musician, Playlist Curator. Session Musician and Vocalist.