What is Midtopia?

Midtopia is a creative nonprofit think tank for the independent music scene that builds and implements new models of sustainability for the independent music ecosystem.

Our goals are artist and music worker self-actualization and reliance on the independent musical community. But what on earth is 'self-actualization', we hear you ask! Well, it's defined as "the full realization of one's creative, intellectual, and social potential through internal drive". In other words, Midtopia exists to faciltate musicians in doing their thing, and to help alleviate and overcome some of the inevitable challenges independent bands face today.

Where is Midtopia?

Located at the Heart of Elsewhere...aka Wichita, KS

Is Midtopia a label?

Good question. Not exactly but we do have an Artists in Residence program and other artist services that means we pretty much act like a label a lot of the time. But it is different in many ways, the biggest of which is that 100% of profits go directly back to the artists. And we have many other initiatives, so being a 'label' of sorts is only one of them.

What's the difference between Midtopia and record labels?

As a non profit, Midtopia ensures 100% of profits go directly to the artists.

If Midtopia is non profit, what does that mean for the artists?

Excellent question! As a non-profit organization, our mission is to empower and support artists, and that includes ensuring that any revenue generated goes directly back to the creators. When you collaborate with Midtopia, you can expect a model where the financial gains are fully given to the artists themselves.In practical terms, this means that the revenue generated from various endeavors, such as events or collaborations, is in full control of the artists involved.

Our commitment is to create a sustainable and artist-centric environment, allowing you to focus on your craft without worrying about the financial aspects.Explore the opportunities available, and if you have more questions or are ready to embark on this journey with us, feel free to connect. Midtopia is dedicated to putting artists first and fostering a community where creativity thrives.

I'd love to work for Midtopia. Do you have any positions available?

Midtopia is a growing organization and we frequently have open positions we need to fill. Check back soon for more information.

My band is interested in joining the Midtopia roster. Are you looking for new artists?

Absolutely! We're always on the lookout for fresh talent to join the Midtopia family. If your band has that special something and you're ready to bring your music to a broader audience, we want to hear from you.

Feel free to submit your band's information through our website. Head over to the submissions section, and follow the guidelines to share more about your musical journey. If we feel like your band is a good fit to our ethos we'll reach out!