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#ottmusik is an initiative that brings local music to the City of Ottawa's phone system. When a caller has to wait on the phone, we want them to hear your music!

Your music will also be featured on this page, so if a caller likes what they hear, they can connect with you directly.

The City of Ottawa is furthering its commitment to providing new opportunities to Ottawa's cultural community, while offering residents an enhanced experience when calling the City. The City wants to help musicians reach a broader audience and to show musicians our appreciation.

2019 call to musicians

Applications for #ottmusik 2019 have now closed.
Results for the 2019/20 playlist will be announced this spring.
Applications for #ottmusik will reopen winter 2020.

2018/19 Playlist

The City of Ottawa is very proud to introduce 25 tracks selected for the #ottmusik playlist! #ottmusik is an initiative that brings local music to the City of Ottawa's phone systems. The goal is to answer calls as quickly as possible, but when a caller has to wait or in the event of a transfer, you’ll hear local music from this playlist.

A committee of musicians and industry professionals from the Ottawa area selected each track for the #ottmusik playlist. Themes, points of view or comments conveyed in each track are those of the artist and do not represent those of the City of Ottawa.

For further updates on this unique program, email or check out the #ottmusik call to musicians. Follow the City on Twitter @ottawacity, on Instagram @cityofottawa or like the City of Ottawa on Facebook.