READ THIS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT!
THE BASEMENT TAPES WITH NICK AND BOOTSY ORIGINATES ON FM RADIO AND MUST ABIDE BY FCC CONTENT BROADCAST REGULATIONS. IF YOU’RE NOT SURE IF YOUR MUSIC VIOLATES ANY OF THESE REGULATIONS, PLEASE REFER TO THE FCC WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC FOR AIRPLAY CONSIDERATION.
On the Basement Tapes with Nick & Bootsy, we feature music from independent bands of all genres. We do listen to all submissions before we add them to our master playlist. We will contact you if we have decided to add your song.
Our goal is to promote bands who create original music, so please submit an original tune to us for our review. We do occasionally play cover tunes on the show, but only if it’s a song from a band who has already submitted something original.
Check out this article by Kevin Mann on the Indie Music Alliance website before you submit. Everything Kevin discusses is important and will have a direct effect on whether or not we add your music to our master playlist!
When you submit your music to The Basement Tapes, you are agreeing to the following terms:
- We can play your music on the air during our weekly show on KKID 92.9fm in Salem/Rolla.
- We can include your music in our podcast.
- We can include your music in the player on our website.
In return, we agree to the following terms:
- We agree NOT to sell your music from any source, unless via a link to your online store in our website player. (If you would like for us to link to your online store, please provide us with the link when you submit your music.)
- We encourage you to submit your music on this page and to join the roster on our Reverbnation “label” page, but we don’t require you to join The Basement Tapes roster on Reverbnation before we will play or promote your music.
We will accept ORIGINAL digital song submissions via the form on this page. *Note: If you have already submitted your original music, we will accept your best cover songs(s).
Please provide properly tagged files that include Song Title, Album Title, Name of Band, Original Artist.
If you choose to use the submission form, you can upload single .mp3, .wav or .flac files. If you’d like to upload multiple songs, the form also accepts .zip or .rar files. Filesize must be no larger than 25MB, or you will receive an error when you try to send the form.
The best way to send multiple songs is to compress them into a ZIP file and submit them via the Basement Tapes Online Dropbox. You may upload any format TO THE DROPBOX, Whether you use the dropbox or the form, be sure and send your highest quality audio files.
Although we don’t want you to go to any additional expense to share your music with us, we do accept AUTOGRAPHED CDs via snail-mail. You can ship them to:
Nick & Bootsy
1413 Forum Drive
Rolla, Missouri 65401
We look forward to “hearing” from you soon!
Nick & Bootsy