Get your music on Music of Chicago!

Hello, Chicago music-maker and friend.

Thanks for your interest in being part of the Music of Chicago podcast. Because podcasts are mechanical downloads, I can’t include your music without confirming your sole and exclusive ownership of the music you’re submitting. I need your official permission, too.

If you own your stuff, and are okay with me including it on a future “Music of Chicago” podcast episode, please read the below, then submit your material via the form at the bottom of the page.

This is all about protecting me from harm while doing what I love: Supporting and evangelizing the music of Chicago.

Thanks for your interest!

James VanOsdol

I/We, the below referenced artist(s) (hereafter referred to as “Artist”), hereby grant permission to James VanOsdol to include music submitted for the purpose of podcasting on the Music of Chicago podcast (hereafter referred to as “MOC”). The material referenced below will not be used for any other purpose than podcasting/blogging and promotion of the same. This is a royalty-free, non-exclusive, gratis license to podcast/blog the material as outlined below with no expiration or time limitation. Any limitations on Music of Chicago’s use should be noted below. Artist is the sole copyright owner(s) of both the sound recordings and the musical composition of the material included in the performance and is fully authorized to grant this release. Artist indemnifies and holds harmless MOC from any additional claim of interest related to these songs for this express purpose. Absent a signed physical copy of this release, Artist agrees electronic submission of this form constitutes a digital signature to suffice as a signed release.

Music of Chicago submission form

  • Please include download links where Music of Chicago can find the above-named composition(s). Accepted formats are MP3 and WAV.
  • Please share any relevant details that can add color to the "spin": Bio details, song information, upcoming live dates, etc.
  • Please note, if any
  • Type your full name, to serve as your signature.