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Hi, my name is Krister Axel. I am a roots-rock veteran of the indie music scene, and I have a degree in Poetry. I am a published lyricist, composer, and songwriter. I am also a software engineer. When my last tech contract expired, I decided to start a blog and see what might happen. Many artists and song features later, I have found a niche bringing a unique writing style together with a passion for elevating music and musicians from around the world - some that are already established, and some that are just starting out. FAQ is below. My latest track is here. My own songs are licensed exclusively through VisionWorks Music.

Check out our new Vimeo channel, also on Roku (use this code: 6DLJ5Z6).

Recent clients: Atlantic Records, Republic Records, Gold Atlas, Lekker Collective, Universal Music Group, and Danger Village.

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Where do I submit for coverage?

Right here.

Unpaid Submissions

I no longer have time to respond to unpaid submissions. I get many of them per day, every day - please respect my workflow, and use an official channel to submit. It would be disrespectful to the artists that go through appropriate channels to do otherwise. Thank you for your understanding.

How Do I Get My Own Ghost Blog?

Just click here. After years of working with WordPress, and Squarespace, I am happy to have found Ghost. I absolutely love it, and recommend it highly as an industrial-strength, cloud-based, professional blog platform. More info here.

What happened to my song? It was on your playlist, and now it’s gone.

Playlist spots are not permanent. The average length of a playlist spot is currently 4 months.

Where can I find your playlists?

Right now, there are a few places to a stream our playlists:

My SubmitHub submission was denied, but I still got added to your playlist. What’s up?

At one point, I wanted to spin off a playlist-only channel from CHILLFILTR so that we could do more playlist adds: as it stands, I am held to writing blog pieces for 85% of my content, which doesn’t leave a lot of room for playlist-only activity, and we have a growing family of lists to keep feeding. This is a good way of keeping the new playlists interesting, and as they grow bigger, we may spin them off onto a new SubmitHub channel. For now, we have this hybrid strategy which seems to work pretty well.

Did I see the the piece you wrote on my band in a Facebook, Instagram, or Spotify ad?

Yes, you probably did. It may surprise you to know that a good amount of the income we get from SubmitHub is invested immediately back into advertisements, in order to get more users to visit You are welcome.

Did you just launch a lyric video music channel?

Yes, we did. Now on Roku using this code: 6DLJ5Z6.

How do I support CHILLFILTR?

You can visit our sponsored page, and click through for one of those deals.

Or you can buy some CHILLFILTR apparel.