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Elliott Bay, Magnolia Bridge, and the Olympics

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Submit Your Music

We are eager to showcase Seattle's diverse music traditions and all submissions are welcome. Only artists with strong ties to the greater Seattle area will be considered. We prefer original music by artists who control their copyrights and licensing. Music with unusually harsh tempos, abrasive instrumentation, profanity and strong reference to illegal behavior are less suited to the program. Submissions are evaluated on artistic merit, appropriateness for a public phone system and legal feasibility.

Submit your recordings before March 8 to be considered for a feature in 2011 and 2012. Due to the quantity of submissions we receive we will only contact you if your music is selected for a mix. Playlists are created by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Department of Information Technology.


E-mail us with the subject line "Seattle OnHold application" and include:

  1. Links to your full-length songs (do not attach MP3s)
  2. English lyrics (in e-mail or as attachments)
  3. A short bio, your mailing address, phone and e-mail

By Mail

Mail CDs, English lyrics sheets, a short bio, your mailing address, phone and e-mail address to:
Attn: Seattle OnHold
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle
PO Box 94748
Seattle, WA 98124-4748