Win a Free Performance during SXSW! ($1,000 VALUE)

Deadline has Passed

Win a chance to perform during SXSW at the 10th annual Media Matters Soundstage. Over 3,000 guests attend the Makin' It Compound annually, including 200+ DJs, Media, and Industry Professionals.

Submit your music NOW for a chance to perform.


Get seen... Get interviewed... Get Connected!


The selected artists will receive:

  • ONE Song Performance
  • 2 Week Promo Campaign
  • Interviews
  • 2 VIP Passes


This opportunity is exclusively for website Subscribers. Activate your subscription today for only $20!


Makin' It Compound

Check out the 2024 Soundstage Headliners

Jaquan Grand (Portsmouth, VA), Wes Lee The Wordsmith (Hollywood, FL), Klazik (Des Moine, IA), Mook Ali (Baltimore, MD), ItzShlz (Ft Wayne, IN), Emani (Tulsa, OK), Novastella (Gastonia, NC), Gianna Farren (Chicago, IL), and Lo Tyler (Atlanta, GA)



What genres are you looking for?

This stage is open to all urban music genres, including Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Gospel, Afrobeats, etc. 


How and when will I know if I've been selected?

All artists selected to perform will be notified via email at least two weeks before the event.


Who can apply to perform at the Media Matters Soundstage?

Each year we showcase some of the most promising talent from our website. So, all artists must have an Active Subscription to submit or perform.


Is this an Official SXSW Event?

Media Matters Soundstage is an independent event produced by Makin' It Magazine and is in no way affiliated with SXSW LLC. Attendees do not have to purchase a $1,000 SXSW Conference badge to attend this event.