Win a Free Performance During #SXSW with Paid Flight & Hotel!

Ends in 1 week!

March 21st Makin' It Magazine returns to Austin for its 6th Annual Media Matters Soundstage during SXSW. Each year this event brings together OVER 100 Bloggers, Magazines, Radio Shows and Industry Professionals to network and witness new talent take the stage.

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

You can't buy your way on this event... it must be earned! Submit your music below to be considered for booking. Our review team is selecting 15 acts to perform for FREE and covering travel expenses for ONE of them.

 2020 Performers


Submissions close 11:59PM on Saturday, February 8, 2020

One act will be selected each week beginning Monday, Novemeber 18th.

Submit early for the most chances of getting selected.


15 Mimbers will be selected to perform on the Media Matters Soundstage including:

  • 7 Minute Performance Set
  • Name on Main Flyer
  • Personal Flyer
  • Email Blast (55K+ Subscribers)
  • Social Media Promo (100K+ Followers)
  • Website Post
  • Magazine Feature
  • Song included on Official Event Playlist
  • Branding in Promotional Campaign (Print Flyers, Posters, Banners, etc)

ONE act will also receive Paid Flight to Austin & 2 Nights hotel stay.


No Submission Fee // Must be a Full Mimber to submit.



 Performers from 2019

2019 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