Want to submit your music to KUTX for airplay consideration? Here’s how to do it:
First, listen to KUTX 98.9 FM and take a look at our playlist, and make sure your music will fit with our station before submitting it. (You can also consult our Program Schedule about our specialty shows.)
Currently, we prefer electronic as opposed to physical (CD or vinyl) submissions. Send a link to your Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Spotify, etc. page. If you don’t have one, then send a link to an MP3 or WAV file of your recordings so we can preview and/or download them.
Whenever possible, music should be the final mastering (given the volume of music we receive, we’re just not able to listen to works-in-progress.) It’s also helpful to include a “one sheet” that includes a short bio and contact information. Most importantly, tell us what you think are the strongest tracks (as well as any songs with lyrics that have FCC violations.)
Your music should be available commercially – that is, either downloadable or for sale on the Internet and/or in stores.
Please understand that we receive an enormous amount of music and therefore do not have the resources to provide individual feedback on submissions. We are unable to return physical materials sent to us.
Electronic links to music should be sent to KUTX’s Music Director, Rick McNulty.
If you send a physical copy, address it to:
300 W. Dean Keeton (A0704)
Austin, TX 78712-1061
About our rotation: KUTX strives to be a platform for emerging artists, particularly Austin and Texas acts. To help an unfamiliar track or emerging artist become a listener’s new favorite, we do two things: 1) we play the song alongside more recognizable tracks and 2) we play the song often. Though looser than that of our commercial and Top-40 counterparts, KUTX’s regular rotation is still tight, by design. A tight rotation means limited real estate for new music. That said, if your music doesn’t make it into our regular rotation, there are other place for which it may still be a good fit.
Specialty Shows: KUTX produces a number of specialty shows. If your music falls into one of these categories, you might consider submitting it via the appropriate contact, below:
The Breaks (hip-hop and R&B): Confucius Jones & Fresh Knight, hosts
Horizontes (Latin music): Michael Crockett, host
Sunday Morning Jazz: Jay Trachtenberg, host
World Music: Hayes McCauley, host
Soundfounder (electronic/experimental): Soundfounder, host
Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child (“indie music for indie kids”): Bill Childs, host
On-Air & Online Features: Weekdays, KUTX features new tracks. We also bring artists into Studio 1A for live performances, and occasionally premiere music videos on our website. If you have a new release coming out, you may wish to send links to your music or video here:
Shows/Events: KUTX supports shows and events in a number of ways – from our daily show update, The Austin Music Minute, to Public Service Announcements for benefit shows, to ticket giveaways, to full “KUTX Presents” promotional support (usually, but not exclusively, shows/events featuring artists heard on KUTX.) Please note that all support from KUTX is in-kind; we do not provide financial sponsorship to events. Our promotional inventory fills up quickly – please submit your information at least 4 weeks out from the event date.
There is also the option of advertising your event on KUTX (and/or KUT) via paid sponsorship.
Thanks for thinking of KUTX!