We prefer digital submissions!

They can be sent to submissions[at] however we prefer receiving full albums or EPs rather than a few random songs. Local Ottawa/Gatineau region artists please include “Local Artist” in the subject field. Send submissions in mp3 format in a zip file so we can download all tracks and info in one download.

Physical submissions can be sent to this address:

65 University Pvt. Suite 0038
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9A5

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!

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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 local independent radio station, CHUO aims to broadcast music that is not generally promoted by the mainstream media, and we do take this into account when we are reviewing music.

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 department volunteers! Our job is to make music available to the programmers, not to tell them what to play.

We do our tracking via a weekly email. If you’d like to know if your release was accepted and if it made it to our charts please sign up!

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