On Valentine's Day, Portland's Multnomah County Library launched the latest MUSICat site, the Library Music Project, with an open call for submissions from local artists. Given the stellar reputation of Portland's music scene, we expect amazing things from the opening collection set to be published later this spring. Javier Gutierrez, director of collections and technical services for the library, says “The Portland area is already known for its vibrant music scene. 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 Music Project submission launch is already picking up some great local press from The Skanner and Willamette Week, where reporter Abby Gordon notes: "Before Spotify, there was the public library."
For those of you counting along at home, this is Rabble's second MUSICat site launch in as many weeks (read more about Salt Lake City's HUM here). There's much more to come throughout 2018, so stay with us.