We Want Your Music!

Calling All Composers, Ensembles, Soloists and Presenters

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Here at Q2 Music, we strive to bring you as much of the best freshly-minted, xerox-machine-scented music we can possibly find, but the success of this ambition depends on you. We need your help in exploring, discovering and shaping today's most captivating new music.

If you have a recording of a great new piece, show or compilation that you’d like us to consider for airplay, send it our way! Or if you have a friend whose music deserves to be shared with a wider audience, send him or her this page! Our ears are always open, so send us your music here: 

Q2 Music Submissions
WQXR Radio
160 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013

If you're sending us a live or non-commercially released recording, please filll out this short .pdf and include it in your mailing. Commercially released CDs are fine on their own. 

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Comments [16]

Dodzi boneshaker from Accra Ghana

Hello sir/ Madam
I'm a international music singer and writer, i will love you to promote my song international. i am adding one video so you can review and request more if you will love me to send you guys and do something about it. I hope to hear back from you soon,

Thank you


I am from Ghana west africa volta region

May. 31 2016 07:46 AM
David Solomons from Loughborough UK

I would like to do this electronically if possible (sending the wav file via wetransfer or dropbox or similar). However if you insist on a physical CD should it be a data CD with wav file on it or an audio CD?
Please email me so I can send details - I have a lot of music you might like.

May. 05 2015 12:47 AM
Carlos Hernan Gonzalez from Paris, France

that's an amazing opportunity for us, new composers/songwriters!

Apr. 10 2015 05:49 PM
Nataliya Medvedovskaya from Brooklyn, NY

To whom it may concern,
I am wondering if my compositions are selected to be brodcast at Q2 on August 24th.If so, which time?
I submitted about 1-2 weeks ago.My name is Nataliya Medvedovskaya.The pieces i submitted are "First Snow" for oboe, bassoon, violin and piano, and Fantasy for viola and piano.
Thank you

Aug. 24 2014 04:23 PM

@Alexis Alrich

Hi Alexis, probably better at this point to submit for general rotation! Thanks for your interest and we're looking forward to hearing your music.

Aug. 20 2014 04:11 PM
Alexis Alrich from Hong Kong

Is there a deadline for submitting music for the 24-Hour Marathon of Emerging Female Composers on August 24? I have a recording with Evelyn Glennie performing my Marimba Concerto that is just being edited. Are you still accepting music for the marathon? Or should I submit it for ongoing consideration to Q2 Music?

Thank you,

Alexis Alrich

Aug. 17 2014 09:13 PM

@Edward Brown

Unfortunately, we would not return the materials once sent. We understand this is difficult for those without labels sending promotional copies, but it's beyond our capacity to monitor (with hundreds of recordings coming in) nor advisable, in the cases where we want to retain the materials, to negotiate their return.

@Robert S. Newcomb from Ann Arbor, MI

It would be fantastic to get to such a point where we have the bandwidth to handle electronic submissions, but a physical copy is currently a better guarantee that we will have all the supplementary information we need (written proof of permissions to broadcast, performer crediting, proper encoding of audio as original .wav, etc.) and less prone to faulty transferal. Thanks for understanding!

Jul. 21 2014 12:06 PM
Edward Brown

Would the materials, submitted for consideration, be returned to the sender if it included a SASE?

Thank you,

Edward Algernon Brown

May. 10 2014 10:50 AM
April from Manhattan

With all due respect to youth, why not encourage older musician/composers to submit as well? The same applies to other arts. Why can't Radio Rookies on WNYC be older people with experiences behind them, along with teens and twenties, rather than segregating the ages? Folks on the East coast don't seem to have heard the term agism. So many gatherings are for twenty to forty. I'm not interested in sex or marriage, just interesting conversation.

Oct. 27 2013 07:10 PM
Robert S. Newcomb from Ann Arbor, MI

Are you seriously *not* accepting AIF and WAV files electronically?

Feb. 10 2013 12:57 PM
elisabet giani from NYC

Recently saw a premiere of young composer in Philadelphia that was marvelous which is what made me think of posting my previous comment. So wonderful to see young talent. I found his site...
www.chasongoldfinger.com Would love to hear some of his music and other young composers played on Q2.

Aug. 14 2012 12:35 PM
elisabet giani from nyc

Would love to hear some new up and coming young composers just beginning their career. Will you be playing any?

Aug. 14 2012 12:11 PM
Jack Gallagher from Wooster, OH


Might it be okay to ask respectfully if Q2 may have received my submission, sent December 3, 2011? Included were Naxos 8.559652 with the London Symphony and the CD "Images" recorded by the US Air Force Band of Flight.

With best wishes and many thanks for your kind consideration,

Jun. 21 2012 04:03 PM
Bob McCauley from Houston, Texas

I have an audio/electronic piece that uses spoken word that was embedded on a museum website. Both the author of the spoken word and the museum have granted me permission to use it in a musical composition, but both permissions were sent in e-mail. Will simply printing the documents out be enough.

Dec. 08 2011 12:36 AM

Dear Jeff,

Thanks for your question and we appreciate your concern for conservation. However, given the preferred and most efficacious workflow at the station and the potential pitfalls of digital file transfer, we are asking that you send us hard copies along with the performer information. We understand this entails slightly more work on the part of the sender, but hope you agree it's worth the extra effort as it makes our lives infinitely easier. Thanks for your understanding, and we're looking forward to your music!

Oct. 31 2011 12:25 PM
Jeff Harrington from Avignon, France

Any chance we can send you uncompressed audio and the documentation via email? (With a URL to the audio). Would save a few trees...

Oct. 20 2011 10:31 AM

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