Local Music Project

Iowa City Public Library

The collection that started it all. Launched in 2012, the Local Music Project paved a new way for libraries to share local music online. Not only did ICPL provide a model for licensing and sharing, it demonstrated that projects like these could succeed on multiple levels, generating strong use, forming new relationships between libraries and artistic communities, and sparking local and national media interest. More from our friends at the Library as Incubator Project here and here.



Denver Public Library

Volume’s goal is to “offer unique content that is not available in big box stores, support the local music, and connect the people of Denver with that vibrant scene.”


Download Nebraska

Omaha Public Library and Hear Nebraska

From the Download Nebraska website: “Omaha Public Library strives to connect people with ideas, information and innovative services that matter to them. Offering access to local music in a city with such a vibrant music scene serves to support local artists while allowing Omaha area residents to discover unique content.”



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Photo Credit: Gabes - Iowa City by Zach Peterson at flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0