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Musicians, singers and emcees in the 85283 and 85284 zip codes are invited to submit their songs for a chance to be included on the next edition of Tempe Playlist: Saturn Sessions. This is a locally-inspired collection of songs that captures the talents and the vibe of south Tempe musicians.

Selected songs will be compiled into a digital playlist that will be available online and marketed throughout the city, including on Tempe’s Orbit neighborhood shuttles. Musicians can submit up to three songs for consideration and must live, work, attend school or have a strong tie to south Tempe.  

Who can apply:

Musicians, singers and emcees who live, work, attend school or have a strong tie to south Tempe.  

- If there are multiple people in a group, at least one person must be connected to 85283/85284

- If an artist is in several groups, he/she may submit in multiple groups

- Up to three songs may be submitted per individual/group

- Artists who are concerned about the quality of their song are encouraged to submit anyway. Selected songs will be eligible for a professional recording session

- City of Tempe employees may not apply



Depending on the number of entries and selections; selected songs will receive a small stipend ranging from $100-$300 and be eligible for a free professional recording session. Tempe Playlist will be promoted on the City’s website, social media and on the Orbit neighborhood shuttles. 

Need help? Contact Samuel Pena at TempePlaylist@gmail.com

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.