The Local Beat is designed to promote local Hip-Hop, Pop and R&B music in Southern Colorado. We are accepting music for The Local Beat from all artists in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas. Once music is posted to the Local Beat Page on, website visitors will have the ability to listen and vote for their 5 favorite songs. Voting is limited to one time per week per person.

Artists must include their artist name, song title, city, and a copy of their song in mp3 format. All music submitted must be edited for explicit content or it will be rejected. 

The Beat Staff will review all songs before posting. If music submitted has not been edited for explicit content, or is not local to Southern Colorado, it will not be posted. In addition, The Beat reserves the right to reject any music for any reason at any time. The Local Beat will feature up to 60 songs at one time, and only 1 song per artist. Songs that receive the least amount of votes will eventually be removed from The Local Beat page. If an artist’s song is dropped, the artist will then be able to submit a new song for consideration.

The top 7 songs, as determined by votes each week, will be featured in The Local Beat Countdown, Sundays at 7:30pm on 96.1 The Beat. Once a song has reached the countdown a total of 8 times, it will be declared a "Local Beat Gold Record" and will be retired from the page and excluded from the voting poll. When an artist's song becomes a "Local Beat Gold Record" and is retired from the page, the artist will then be able to submit a new song for consideration.