Madison Public Library is a winner of the prestigious 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The library is Madison's place to learn, share, and create. It's home to the Bubbler, an innovative programming model that offers a wide range of lectures, demonstrations, performances, and make-and-take workshops in all nine library branches and at partner locations around the city.
Our work began with the Madison Public Library. In 2014, our co-founders Kelly Hiser and Preston Austin helped the library build the Yahara Music Library with Murfie Music. Together, we created a digital collection of local music that all library cardholders may freely stream and download. Local musicians and library cardholders love it. MUSICat is based on and extends the original YaharaMusic.org platform.
EDMONTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Edmonton Public Library is the 2014 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year. The library has a simple mission: to share. And that doesn't just mean collection materials: the library's numerous outreach initiatives include support for Edmonton's homeless, an early literacy program, and book clubs for marginalized populations.
With the library, we built Capital City Records, a digital public space to celebrate Edmonton's local music scene and its history. Anyone can stream music and Edmonton PL cardholders can download tracks for free. Capital City Records also includes a collection of posters, offering a window into local music history.
THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Seattle Public Library's mission is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We're working with the Library to build PlayBack, an online collection that showcases and shares current local Seattle music for free. PlayBack launched in August 2016 with 50 albums.
nashville public library
"Nashville is Music City. Nashville deserves a Music Library." So say the folks at Nashville Public Library, where the mission is to "inspire reading, advance learning, and connect our community." We're building BoomBox with the library to highlight "local musicians from a variety of genres to help people discover music being created all around us, every day." BoomBox launched on October 4, 2016.
Hennepin County Library
Hennepin County Library is in search of Minnesota musicians to feature on MnSpin, a new online streaming and download platform. “Minnesota is such an incubator for musical artists," said Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson. "MnSpin is an opportunity for the music community to have its music heard and for all music lovers to have access to the rich talents of local musicians.” MnSpin launched on July 5, 2017.