Music

STAFF

 Joel Ladouceur.  CHUO Music Department Coordinator   joel@chuo.fm

TRACKING

Tracking. You can follow up on your music submission by  email at joel@chuo.fm

SUBMITTING YOUR MUSIC:

How Do I Get My Band Played on CHUO?

Well, the first step is to send us a copy of your album. We accept EPs and full-length CDs (NOT singles – make sure you have at least three distinct tracks!) and we also love vinyl. Here are some important things to remember when you’re sending music to CHUO:
• Use a jewel case, preferably with the band name and album title on the spine. Otherwise we have to make labels for your disk and that will make us a little cranky.
• Don’t waste your money on file folders, glossy photos, or any of that other fancy stuff because it will most likely just end up in the recycling bin. All you need is the album and a bio or one sheet – that’s it! However, we do have a soft spot for buttons, stickers, and candy should you feel inclined to send extra treats.
• Physical submissions can be sent to this address:

CHUO FM
Attn: Music Director
65 University Pvt. Suite 0038
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9A5
Canada

Digital submissions can be sent to music@chuo.fm, however make sure you’re sending  a full album, an EP or a demo rather than a few random songs.

Once we’ve received your album, our music department volunteers and staff will review it to ensure that it’s appropriate for our library. As a non-commercial radio station, CHUO has a mandate to broadcast music that is not generally promoted by the mainstream media, and we do take this into account when we are reviewing music.

Another important thing: CHUO is a freeform radio station, which means that the programmers are volunteers and they have the freedom to choose the music that they play. We don’t have rotations or playlists. So once your album has been added to our music library, it’s all up to the hosts – not the music directors! Our job is to make music available to the programmers, not to tell them what to play.

To follow up with the music directors to see where your album is in this process, feel free to call during tracking hours, which are on Thursdays from 1:00-5:00pm EST. We’ll be happy to let you know whether we’ve received your music and update you on any airplay it has been receiving.