Once again, Songlines is hosting the Adult Rock Music Meeting at SXSW and we're requesting outstanding new music to play for our panelists and audience! This year's edition takes place on Thursday, March 15th from 12:30-1:30 pm. Here's a description of the meeting, and details for submissions follow:

The Music Meeting is an always-popular opportunity to listen to and rate top-of-the-line new songs that have yet to hit the street. After listening to a portion of each song (a pattern based on the tried-and-true format of radio programming staff in their weekly meetings) the panel and audience--which will contain a high proportion of radio programmers, artists, managers, consultants, syndicators, and record label personnel--rate what they have heard (1-10) and discuss merits and/or shortcomings and whether the songs are likely to achieve airplay or featured status. The panel features highly respected gatekeepers in radio. Most of the conversation is positive because of the nature of this gathering (open-minded music seekers) and the fact that we pick from the best songs available.

Our All-Star programming panel includes:

-      David Safar, Music Director, KCMP (Minneapolis)

-      Talia Schlanger, Host, World Cafe

-      Mark Abuzzahab, Program Director, VuHaus

This is where you come in. If you have great new music that has not yet been actively worked at radio (and won’t be before mid-March), please send it for consideration. We strongly prefer digital downloads, labeled correctly for iTunes, but will accept physical submissions and streams. Please designate a focus track, bio information, street date, when and how it will be serviced to radio, etc. Most importantly, please note that your submission is for the 2018 SXSW Music Meeting so that it doesn’t get lost. We’ll reach out to you if we need more information.

The cutoff date for submissions is March 9th.

We can’t wait to hear what you send!


Sean Coakley & Melanie Shrawder

Please send your candidates (marked 2018 SXSW Music Meeting) to: and 

We look forward to hearing your best and, hopefully, seeing you in Austin. If you're going to be there, we'd love to see you at the meeting. Please be advised you must be registered at SXSW or have an artist wristband to gain admission to the convention center.