An annual event since 2001, Museum of Pop Culture’s Sound Off! supports the all-ages scene by giving artists an opportunity to showcase original music, launch their music careers, and connect with the larger artistic community.

Now in its 17th year, Sound Off! has paved the way for some amazing bands and artists including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Cosmos, Jason McCue, Falon Sierra, Naked Giants, Kithkin, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, Brite Futures, as well as members of Beat Connection, Macklemore, Cumulus, Oberhofer, La Luz, Kairos and more. From Seattle and Portland to Vancouver and Boise, groups or solo musicians playing all genres of music are encouraged to submit original material for consideration.

Three semifinal rounds of Sound Off! concerts will take place Fridays, February 9, 16, and 23 (Semifinals), culminating in an electrifying finals show in MoPOP's Sky Church on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Sound Off! participants make off with a slew of awesome prizes such as gear, radio airplay, festival performances, professional photoshoots, and media attention.

Ends on November 6, 2017
The application will take about 15 minutes to complete and will require you to submit four (4) MP3s, a band bio, a band photo, as well as answer some questions about your music and band members -- including birthdates (MM/DD/YYYY.)

We recommend you complete your application in one sitting, but if you begin your application and save it as a draft, you will need to go to and click 'apply' to access your saved draft.

Please review the Sound Off! rules and regulations and FAQ before completing the application.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants must be age 21 or under

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