Groove to the rhythm of the 2024 Music on Hold playlist

Published on
June 28, 2024
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A woman wearing a large beaded necklace and earrings / Une femme portant un grand collier de perles et des boucles d’oreilles.
Music by Remenkimi can be found on the 2024 Music on Hold playlist. Photo credits to Remenkimi.

Looking to revamp your summer playlist? Check out the 2024 Music on Hold playlist for some music inspiration today. Every time you call the City you will get to hear a wide variety of songs from 25 distinctive local musicians while waiting on hold.

Every year, the City accepts applications from local artists looking to have their work featured on the Music on Hold program. With over 155 submissions this year, a committee of musicians and industry professionals from the Ottawa area selected 25 songs to be showcased on this year’s playlist.

Good news! If you want to keep toe tapping to these tunes after your call with the City is done, you can visit: #ottmusic | City of Ottawa

A man wearing a pink shirt and hat / Un homme portant un tee-shirt et une casquette roses.
Music by LeFLOFRANCO can be found on the 2024 Music on Hold playlist. Photo credits to LeFLOFRANCO.

The following artists will be featured on the 2024 playlist:

  • Ania Hejnar
  • Annie Socoria
  • Country Club Pool Boy
  • Danielle Allard
  • Endless
  • Jessy Lindsay
  • Josephine Leone
  • Kasm and Rise Ashen
  • Lemon Cash
  • Lisette Potvin
  • Marc Decho Quartet
  • Mario Gauvreau
  • meccaofstank
  • Mel Mrabet
  • Michelle Treacy
  • Nile Groove
  • OK Naledi
  • Opartheeb
  • Pocket Writer
  • Pony Girl
  • Qattuu
  • Remenkimi
  • Shaemara
  • YardboyK

Since the Music on Hold program began in 2015, the City of Ottawa has received 1000 submissions and showcased 254 tracks from local artists. The City wants to shine a spotlight on the music being made in our region and show Ottawa musicians our appreciation. Applications for the program open early in the year. To stay in the loop, keep an eye on for the 2025 application launch.

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