Denver Public Library’s “Volume Denver” Project Now Live Online, Streaming DRM-Free Music From Local Artists
Note: We’ve posted about the Volume Denver project from the Denver Public Library last December and again in April of this year. Links to those posts at the bottom of this one.
Congrats to DPL on the launch.
Finally, full access to Volume Denver is only available for Denver Public Library cardholders.
Back in December of 2013, the Denver Public Library put out a call to local musicians asking for song and album submissions to be considered for a future database that could be accessed by DPL card holders. Just like other media available for free through the system, once in place, users would get a chance to listen to music from artists all over Colorado. A few weeks ago, the Volume Denver project went live and in its first run is offering 38 EPs and full-length records from local musicians, all of which are available to the public for free streaming and download.
Most of this unique content is not available in big box stores, so Volume steps in to fill that gap by supporting local artists and connecting the people of Denver to our vibrant music scene. Volume showcases the diversity of our local music community, from Americana to Hip-Hop, Metal to World, and much more. This initial collection is just the beginning, as DPL plans to add new artists and albums on a regular basis.
From the Volume Web Site:
We currently have the resources to bring in 100 albums per year, and will be adding approximately 25 albums each quarter. Our license with the artists allows us to host the music on this site for two years, so by the end of 2015, and moving forward, we should have 200 albums on the site at any given time. This is a pilot project and may change in the future.
See Also: DPL is Now Accepting Submissions For Volume Two
- Denver Public Library is Seeking Local Music for its Brand New Volume Denver Program (December 11, 2013)
- Ann Arbor District Library Partners with Local Music Label to Offer 250+ DRM-Free Downloads and Streams (February 25, 2014)
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