Perform FREE on Media Matters Soundstage during #SxSW 2019

Ends in 1 month!

Next year Makin' It Magazine returns to Austin for its 5th Annual Media Matters Soundstage during SxSW 2019. Each year our event brings together 100+ Bloggers, Magazines, Radio Shows and Industry Professionals to network and check out an amazing line up of talent.

Past media attendees have included: AllHipHop, K100 Radio, Worldstar Hip Hop, Hype Magazine, HipHopSince1987, Coalition DJs, Fox's The Four, Hip Hop Weekly, WhyCauseICan and HipHopDX among others.

You can't buy your way onto this stage! All performance slots are earned. Submit Your Music below to be considered!

We'll be selecting 15 Mimbers to perform for FREE and covering travel expenses for up to 5 acts!

Don't Delay!

We'll be selecting an act every two weeks until the submission deadline. DO NOT procrastinate! Waiting to submit only means less opportunities to be selected early, and more submissions to compete with.

Last Years Lineup

2018 Soundstage Recap

Even after having to relocate the event from the original venue on 6th Street ONE hour before the show, we still packed the house!

The Uncut Experience


Submit by 11:59PM on Monday, January 28, 2019


15 Mimbers will be selected to receive the following

  • Performance set on The Media Matters Soundstage
  • On Stage Interview to Discuss Career and upcoming projects
  • Song Placement on Media Matters Promo CD (1,000+ Physical)
  • Song Placement on Media Matters Playlist (Soundcloud & Spotify)
  • Inclusion in Full Promotional Campaign for Media Matters Soundstage
    • Email Blasts
    • Social Media Promo (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
    • Social Media ad campaign (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube)
    • Magazine Ads
    • Flyers (10K Print)
    • Posters (1k)

Up to 5 Mimbers selected to perform will also receive Paid Travel Accommodations courtesy of Makin' It Magazine.


Must have a Full Mimbership to submit.