Before submitting an event please read the following information:
This calendar is for upcoming music announcements for artists and music related to the Texas/Red Dirt Scene only. If the music has already been released, or not related to the Texas/Red Dirt Music Scene it is not eligible for a submission.
Title: Please provide a clear and concise title (artist, type of project) “Artist XYZ to release New Album”. Please keep titles relatively short and avoid sensationalist terminology.
Event Description: Please provide a description of the project. You can also provide info on the artist, album release info, embed audio or video, and/or provide to links to pre-orders, social media, websites, spotify page etc.. This is where you want to put almost all of your info. ONLY INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW RELEASE IS ALLOWED. (See the FAQ below for more info)
Event Date & Time: Please provide the date of the release
Event Image: We recommend you provide an event image (cover art or picture of the artist)
Event Categories: New Music
Event Tags: If you want to put tags like “new music”, “Texas Country”, “Americana” you’re more than welcome to, but you can also feel free to leave this blank.
Venue Details: If you are having an album release party at a venue, you can put that here, or feel free to leave this blank
Organizer Details: Please put contact information for anyone who may want to contact you for more information about your music release.
Event Website: Choose one link you want to direct people to (pre-order, pre-save, Spotify, website, etc…)
Event Cost: Leave blank
You’ll also be able to edit your event after it is published.
What am I allowed to make an event submission for?
Any upcoming music release (single, EP, album) that will be publicly available for download, streaming, or sale physically.
Why was my event not approved?
If your event was not approved, it’s more than likely because of one of the following reasons:
- The artist/music was not related to the Texas/Red Dirt Music Scene
- There was not enough information provided in the event submission
- There was inappropriate or unprofessional language in the event submission
- The music was already released
- The event was not about a new music release
I’ve already released the project, am I allowed to make an event submission?
Unfortunately no. This calendar is only for upcoming releases that are not currently available to the public?
What information is allowed in the event description?
You can include pretty much any information related to the new release: project description, bio information on the artist, links to social media and music platforms, album release information. You are not allowed to promote or sell anything other than the music release event.
Is there a limit to how many events I can create?
Yes, you’re allowed to make no more than one a month. So even if you’re releasing a new single every week, you’re still only allowed to submit one event per month – although exceptions may be applicable.
What can I embed?
Pretty much anything that will give you an HTML embed code: Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook etc…
Is there a way to make my music release stand out?
Yes. We can make your music release event a “featured” event for $25 a week. Your event will be highlighted and appear larger that the rest of the events. Email us for more information: TexasMusicPickers@gmail.com.
How long will it take for an event to be approved?
2-3 business days
Can I edit my event after it is submitted?
Yes. In fact, we encourage you to update it with any new relevant information.
What’s the best way to utilize this calendar?
- Get your event submitted as far out as possible
- Provide good information. Include as much as relevant information as possible.
- Make the event all about the music.
- Make the cover art the featured image
- Update it. If you release a new “grat track” or a lead single, or secure an album release party add it to your event description.
- Update it on release day. We expect a lot of traffic on Fridays and check out the music that’s been released. We encourage you to embed or provide links to the released album.