Library invites local musicians to participate in new online music collection

PORTLAND, Ore. — Feb 14, 2018 — One of the country’s best public libraries is debuting on the local music scene — Multnomah County Library is inviting submissions from local musicians for a new online streaming music collection. 
 
The Library Music Project will accept submissions of local music from any genre from February 14, 2018 through March 14, 2018 at librarymusicproject.com. A team of local music experts will review all submissions and all artists selected to be part of the catalog will be compensated for their work.
 
“The Portland area is already known for its vibrant music scene,” said Javier Gutierrez, director of collections and technical services for Multnomah County Library. “This new collection is a great opportunity for the library to help showcase and share all of the great talent in our community.” 
 
The library’s first online collection of local music will be available for free download and streaming in May of this year. 
 
“Many of us are connected in some way with local musicians: as neighbors, friends or parents at a school,” said Kady Ferris, electronic content librarian. “We’re hoping to spread the call for submissions far and wide to give musicians and community members a chance to connect through the library.”
 
For more information about digital collections available through the library, visit multcolib.org.