1)  Can I get shows added to the Local Music Calendar?

Nope, the calendar is completely automated. The artists who we've featured on our radio show and have profiles add their show information to their Bandsintown profile and our calendar pulls from there. It automatically checks for updates each night. #technology

Bandsintown Links For Artists:  


2)  Can I add an artist to the show and the DC Artist Database?

We create profiles each week for artists we play on the Radio Show/Podcast. The artist simply needs to fill out the Submit Music Form and we'll take it from there.


3) If I'm an artists from ___city/town___ would DC Music Rocks cover me?

We try to be as inclusive as possible, and try to stick to our guideline of "Artists from DC and the immediate surrounding region/suburbs, not Baltimore, not Richmond."  To get a rough idea of what that looks like on a map (not exact, but a rough idea) see below!

DCMR Artist Coverage Area.jpg


4) How can I get music added to the 96.7FM Station Library and the DC Radio 96.3FM HD4 Station Library (which is separate from DC Music Rocks)?

To get added to the various station libraries, which gives you more potential plays on regular rotation on the stations, (separate from DC Music Rocks) remember to:  

  1. Send the final released versions of the song files, like the ones people get when they purchase your music online with all ID3/MetaData filled in (artist, album, title, etc).  
  2. Files can be in MP3 or WAV format. 
  3. No cursing, lyrics must be absolutely clean.  
  4. A good guideline is emails with less than 10MB attachments. Break it up into multiple emails if necessary.
  5. They will only keep 2-3 of your songs in their library. Don't send your whole collection, only your top 3 tracks are helpful to focus their efforts.


  • You need to email your CLEAN LYRIC VERSION/RADIO EDIT song files as attachments to
  • Subject should be: "DC Music Rocks Referral - Local Music Submission - [Artist Name]." 
  • Email message body should include your top 3 track names and "Recommended if you like" reference to big name artists you sound similar to.


  • Send email to
  • Subject should be: "DC Music Rocks Referral - Local Music Submission - [Artist Name]"
  • Send WAVs if possible, otherwise MP3s.
  • Specify your connection to DC area.
  • Share Links to your website, Facebook and Bio.
  • Include “Recommended if you like” artist reference to big name artists you sound similar to.

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We would love to hear from you!