General Electronic (Digital) Submissions

(See below for special instructions for submitting to Boot Liquor)

As of 1-Mar-2014 we require digital submissions and are no longer accepting CDs for most channels.

If you distribute your recordings on Bandcamp, you can email us a link and a "YUM" (download) code, even if it is a free download. Please send a note letting us know what genre/style of music it is. Bandcamp is a great way to submit music as it's easy for us to link back to and they make sure all your metadata is accurate.

Otherwise, to submit Electronic (Digital) tracks, please use a service like WeTransfer or Dropbox. If you don't have an account already, You can get a Dropbox Account for free. Upload a folder with your music, and then "share dropbox link" )not "Share Folder") emailed to the addresses below. Make sure your MP3 files are high bitrate (256kb or "v0"/Highest Quality VBR, 44.1khz). No WAV/AIFF/FLAC files please. Check your Metadata! Make sure your artist name and track names are correct. Include the album name where available, otherwise put "(Single)" withough the quotes. Put your website and email address in the comments field. Optionally, use the "Grouping" ID field to put the name of the channel you think will best fit. Set the Genre to be something that best describes your music.

IMPORTANT: 128k MP3s and files from Facebook, SoundCloud, YouTube, Mixcloud, etc., are not acceptable for broadcast and can not be considered.

Only the following channels are accepting submissions at this time:

Music directors for channels that are not accepting submissions are currently backlogged with too many submissions, and we try to listen to everything we receive. So check back in a few months to see if the situation has changed. Thank you for your understanding.

Physical CD submissions

Sorry, due to physical space limitations and the time it takes to digitize CDs, we are no longer accepting physical CDs. (Boot Liquor is the only exception).

Submissions to Boot Liquor

For Boot Liquor only, CDs can still be submitted. Electronic submissions preferred.

Electronic submissions: please email a download link to a ZIP file containing high quality digital files of the release for airplay consideration. Please make sure that the files are at least 256kb (preferably 320kbps) MP3 and contain complete metadata (artist, album, song, artwork, track numbers).

Obviously, only the very best submissions will get air play - we're very picky about what our music! But we will try to listen to everything we get. Often, the various music directors get backlogged due to the large number of submissions, so allow us some time to check out your music.


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