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. In addition to submitting your music for on-air play, you might consider submitting your music to our KUTX features and specialty hosts. More on specialty shows/features and who to contact can be found below.
Music should be the final mastering (no demos or works-in-progress) and your music should be available (or soon to be available) commercially – that is, either downloadable or for sale on the Internet and/or in stores.
Please include info about your music! This includes information such as artist bio, release dates, press release, press quotes or reviews, and contact information. If any of your songs have lyrics considered FCC violations, please note which tracks or better yet, send a “radio” edit. Also note which songs you think are your strongest.
Submissions should be sent to KUTX’s Music Director, Rick McNulty at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to be considered, please include a link to your Bandcamp, SoundCloud, Spotify, etc. page as well as a link to download WAV files (no mp3s or file attachments please).
Electronic is preferred to physical submissions but if you send a physical copy, address it to:
attn: Rick McNulty
300 W. Dean Keeton (A0704)
Austin, TX 78712-1061
Please understand that we receive a large amount of music and do not have the resources to provide feedback on submissions.
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 places for which it may still be a good fit.
On-Air & Online Features:
If you have a new release coming out, you may wish to also submit your music or video to these features.
Features, story ideas, album reviews: Jeff McCord, Music Editor
Song of the Day: Jack Anderson, Producer – Please read this to submit for Song of the Day
The Austin Music Minute: Laurie Gallardo, Producer
Studio 1A & KUTX Live Events: Deidre Gott, Live Music Booker
Online music video premieres: Peter Babb, Digital Content Manager
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, rap, and R&B): Confucius Jones & Fresh Knight, hosts
Horizontes and Global Grooves (Latin music): Michael Crockett, host
Left of the Dial: Rick McNulty, host
Sunday Morning Jazz: Jay Trachtenberg, host
Soundfounder (electronic/experimental): Soundfounder, host
Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child (“indie music for indie kids”): Bill Childs, host
What’s Next (new music): Jeff McCord, host
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 in-kind event sponsorship. (Please note that we do not provide financial sponsorship for events.) Our promotional inventory fills up quickly – please submit your information 3-4 weeks out from the event date.
Public Service Announcement (for events associated with or benefiting charitable organizations)
There is also the option of advertising your event on KUTX (and/or KUT) via paid sponsorship.
Thanks for thinking of KUTX!