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Open call to #ottmusik 2018

By Diane Bond on March 1, 2018

Calling all Ottawa-area musicians, bands, singer-songwriters and music makers!

The City of Ottawa has an open call for applications to #ottmusik.

#ottmusik is an initiative that promotes local musicians (and their music) and pairs them with the City of Ottawa’s phone system. When somebody has to wait on the phone line, instead of boring hold music, they get to hear the songs of local musicians and bands instead.

Selected musicians are compensated with a $200 licensing fee for one year and are listed on the #ottmusik website. Listen to previous winners here.

These are the submission rules (copied from the #ottmusik website):

  • Applicants must live within 150 km of the City of Ottawa
  • Submissions must not include profanity or discriminatory language
  • Must be original music owned by the applicant
  • Only one submission per applicant

So fill out the application form and upload a link to your track!

The deadline to apply is Monday March 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

For more information, go to the #ottmusik website or contact