If you live in Toronto, you know that you can dial 311 to get informational about city programs and services or to make a request from a specific department. As with every such sort of number, you may be put on hold. That’s where Music 311 comes in.
The idea is to give callers a taste of local music as they wait to speak to someone. If you’re a Toronto artist, you’re welcome to submit your original music for consideration. If your tune is selected, you get $50 and a listing at www.toronto.ca/music. There will also be a chance to audition this fall where successful acts will get an honorarium of $200–but you’ve got to grant the city exclusive rights to use your material for their on-hold system.
Interested? Here’s what you need to do.
Here’s an example of what’s on the Music 311 playlist today.
(Via FYI Music News)