KMKR 99.9FM: Donate Music

Page Updated On: 10/1/2020

Page Created On: 9/9/2020

KMKR Album Review Form

This form is for volunteers who review albums and CDs for use in the KMKR Radio DJ music library. We only add local Tucson/Southern Arizona music to our database.

KMKR Seeks Out Local Music

At KMKR, we're dedicated to playing music and other content from artists who currently or at one time called Tucson or southern Arizona home. We're always looking for music, spoken-word and other content created by Tucsonans or regional artists.

Do you have in your possession a Tucson or southern Arizona gem you'd like to get on the air? Are you a local artist with something you'd like your fellow Tucsonans to hear on KMKR? Do you have any questions regarding sharing your music? Then contact us below. In your message, please warn us if you're aware of any indecent content in the album (read the FCC's factors on indecency).

Contact Us: I want to donate music to KMKR

How To Share Your Music

Sharing Your Album: Digital Files

Use lossless file types

KMKR prefers digital tracks submitted in high quality “lossless” formats like WAV, AIFF, FLAC and M4A, which sound great on-air. Please DO NOT submit tracks in “lossy” formats like MP3 or AAC. They don't sound as good and our listeners notice!

Add the ID3 tags

ID3 is a metadata container saved within audio files. It holds information or “ID3 tags” such as the track's title, artist, album name, and other information. KMKR requires the following tags: Artist Name, Album Name, Song Name, Year of release and Genre (see "Our Current List of Genres", below).

Software like iTunes* and Windows Media Player can often fill in the ID3 tags for you after converting the CD to digital files. There are also ID3 tag editors like mp3tag and Puddletag.

* If you use iTunes to export your album from a CD, please export it to the AIFF format. iTunes does NOT export ID3 tags to WAV files!

Upload your album to KMKR

After you properly rip and tag your files, upload them to us using one of these methods:

Google Drive  

You can upload albums to KMKR via Google Drive. The easiest way to use Google Drive is to create a free Gmail account.

  1. Go to drive.google.com and sign in.
  2. Click + New and select File upload or Folder upload. A file explorer window opens.
  3. Navigate to the file or folder you want to upload and click Open. The file or folder uploads to your Google Drive in the cloud. This may take some time depending on the file size and your internet speed.
  4. After the file uploads, right-click it and choose Share.... The Share with others window opens.
  5. In the Enter names or email address... field, enter kmkr.music@xerocraft.org and click Done. An email is sent to the recipient.

The file is now shared with us. After we download it, you may delete it from your Google Drive. DO NOT delete the file BEFORE we download it!

Dropbox.com  

You can also upload albums via Dropbox. For step-by-step instructions on how to create a free account and share your album with KMKR, click here.

  1. After creating your account, go to dropbox.com and sign in.
  2. Click Upload files on the right side. The file uploader window opens.
  3. Navigate to the file you want to upload, select it and click Open.
  4. Wait for the file to upload to Dropbox. This may take some time depending on the file size and your internet speed.
  5. After the file uploads, click Files in the left column.
  6. Hover your cursor over the file you want to share.
  7. Click the Share button on the right side. The share window opens.
  8. Enter the email address, kmkr.music@xerocraft.org in the To: field. You may add a message but it is not required.
  9. Click the Share button in the bottom-right. An email is sent to the recipient.

The file is now shared with us. After we download it, you may delete it from your Dropbox. DO NOT delete the file BEFORE we download it!

Bandcamp, other music sites  

If your album is available on bandcamp, you can share it with us by creating track or album codes. Click here to learn more. Please share the codes with kmkr.music@xerocraft.org.

We also accept coupon codes from other music sites.

Sharing Your Album: Compact Discs

KMKR also accepts physical albums. You have two options to deliver your CD to us:

Deliver the CD in person  

KMKR is located within Xerocraft Makerspace at 101 West 6th Street and 9th Ave. To see our open hours, click here.

Mail the CD to us  

Padded, CD-sized boxes are available at post offices, pharmacies, and grocery stores. Please pack the CD securely and apply at least two postage stamps. Mail it to:

Xerocraft
Attn. KMKR
101 West 6th St Ste 111
Tucson, AZ 85701

To Get On The Air Faster, Please Submit An Album Review Form

We kindly ask that you also submit an Album Review Form to help us make your album radio safe and ready for air as quickly as possible. It's a huge help to us!

Our Current List of Genres:  

Last Updated: 9-13-2020

Alternative Rock (currently includes Indie Rock)

Blues

Celtic

Classical

Country (currently includes some Country & Folk)

Electronic

Folk (currently includes Acoustic Folk Punk, Americana, some Country & Folk)

Hip Hop/Rap

Jazz

Pop (currently includes Pop-Rock)

Rock (currently includes Instrumental/Surf Rock, Rockabilly, Metal)

World (currently includes World Fusion, Middle East)

Latin (Central & South American)

Border (Native, Indigenous) Waila, Conjunto, and some other Latin style music indigenous to our area.

New Age

We currently require a minimized list of genres limited to the list above. Music permitted to air on KMKR on a regular rotation must be placed into one of these genres.


Questions?

Do you have any questions regarding sharing your music? Then please contact us below.

Contact Us: I have a question about donating music to KMKR