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Library seeking submissions for second round of online Seattle music collection ‘PlayBack’

November 1st, 2016 · Comments

Seattle Public Library launched its online Seattle music collection called “PlayBack” earlier this year with 50 albums. Now it’s asking for another round of submissions to add to the free download and streaming service.

Submissions will be accepted online from Nov. 7 through 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. Preferred file types are FLAC, WV and AIFF; other accepted file types are MP3, AAC and Ogg Vorbis.

All Seattle-area musicians who record or perform in the city of Seattle are invited to submit a music album. The album must contain four or more songs and have been produced within the last five years. If an album is accepted, the artist will receive an honorarium of $200. Selected albums in the PlayBack collection will be discoverable through the Library’s online catalog and highlighted through the Library’s social media channels. Artists will also have opportunities to perform live at Library events.

The Library seeks works that reflect the rich variety of genres represented in Seattle’s music scene. Broad and inclusive submission criteria is detailed on PlayBack’s Information for Artists page. This new music collection is intended to reflect the diversity and abundance of Seattle’s music scene.

The next submission period will open in spring 2017.

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