Win a Free Performance in Austin during SXSW 2023 on the Media Matters Soundstage!

Deadline has Passed

We're booking 15 artists to perform on our 9th Annual Media Matters Soundstage during SXSW in Austin, Texas.  All acts will receive a 7-minute performance set and marketing campaign worth over $5,000, including Magazine features, Playlist Placements, Radio Interviews, Social Media Promo, and National Ad Campaigns.

Submit music immediately! Our review team picks new acts every month.



Each year thousands of guests, along with hundreds of Bloggers, Magazines, Podcasts, and Industry Professionals, attend the Media Matters Soundstage to check out new talent and network. Performances on this stage have led to other major bookings and media placements. Past media attendees include AllHipHop, K100 Radio, Worldstar Hip Hop, Hype Magazine, Revolt, HipHopSince1987, Coalition DJs, Fox's The Four, Hip Hop Weekly, WhyCauseICan, Revolt, HipHopDX, and more.




All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


This opportunity is exclusively for Subscribers. The following submission fees apply:

Early submission is highly advised!



Previous Soundstage Recaps

Check out some of the footage and performances from previous years!

Feedback from Past Performers

Hear directly from past performers in their own words.