Frequently Asked Questions
What is the submission process?
Submissions will be accepted using the online submission form.
A jury selected from the local music community will review the submissions and consider them for inclusion. The number of submissions accepted and the criteria that is used to judge the music for inclusion is subject to change. We will contact musicians in the event that your music has been accepted or declined.
Musicians that are selected will sign a non-exclusive license agreement.
We’re working toward our goal to be able to pay a one-time honorarium per album when sharing music through Sun Valley Records.
Email us using our contact form for more information or to make a donation to the musicians fund.
What music does SV Records accept?
We want to provide new opportunities to engage with the whole range of our local music community. There are no restrictions on genre. We’re specifically interested in albums from musicians currently writing and performing music.
We are seeking recordings produced within the last five years.
Cover songs can be accepted into Sun Valley Records, as long as they are submitted with the proper copyright and licensing.
What constitutes an album?
We are defining an album as a collection of compositions featuring a collective length of over 20 minutes or a minimum of 7 unique tracks (only needs to fulfill one of these requirements).
What file types will you accept?
We prefer high-quality masters in FLAC, WAV, or AIFF formats, but we’ll also accept high bitrate Mp3, AAC, and Ogg Vorbis. The minimum audio quality accepted is 256kbps.
What if I am signed to a record label?
The music license agreement stipulates that you have all necessary rights and responsibilities for streaming and download through Sun Valley Records. In other words, please make sure that your label is comfortable with Sun Valley Records’ music license agreement before you sign.
What if my album is not accepted?
Please feel free to submit again during a later submission round. Selection criteria may change over time and there will be more opportunities to submit your work.
How can I contribute to the Poster Archive?
Send us an email if you have a digital collection of local concert posters that you want to include. We’ll sort out the best way to transfer the files into the collection. We are able to accept both JPG and PNG files. If you have a paper poster collection we may be able to assist you in getting it digitized. Contact us to sort out the details. We will ask poster contributors to accept our license agreement. You can find a non-binding plain language summary of the license here.
How do audiences download Music?
Limited free streaming is available to all listeners, with expanded streaming services to paid registered members.
To download music from Sun Valley Records. Paid members will receive a 10% discount on downloads. All down;pads require listeners to be a registered user.
Sun Valley Records swag can be purchased on our store.
Artists Submission Materials
Please provide the following required items:
Nice to haves: