#ottmusik is an initiative that brings local music to City of Ottawa telephone systems. Anyone who is put on hold after dialing the City of Ottawa will hear local music while they wait. The #ottmusik current playlist features song clips in a variety of languages and musical genres. After listening to two 40-second song clips, callers hear a brief voice announcement and two new song clips. The volume of song clips is lower than the volume of the voice announcement.

Songs are selected by a committee of musicians and industry professionals from the Ottawa area. Songs are submitted by applicants during the annual #ottmusik call to musicians. The next call to Musicians will be in early 2017.

Submission eligibility:

  • Applicants must live within 150 km of the City of Ottawa
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Submissions must not include profanity or discriminatory language
  • Must be original music owned by the applicant
  • Only one submission per applicant

Song submissions are reviewed by a committee.

For more information, please contact Allison O'Connor, Program Coordinator at 613-244-4435 or email at ottmusik@ottawa.ca