Submit Music

We only accept digital submissions…preferably in MP3 format @ 320kbps!

Local Artists from Ottawa/Gatineau:
Please submit your song and artist info through our exclusive Local Artist form!
Submitting via our form ensures we will receive all the info we require.

Digital submissions in MP3 format (preferably at 320kbps) can be sent to
Please send albums in a zip format.
Please include a streaming link.
Please include some biographical information, suggested album tracks and any other relevant information.
We recommend you also look through our program guide and contact hosts that would be interested in your record directly.


Once we’ve received your album, our Music Department Contributors 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. 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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