The new Capital City Records launched today and is available at: www.capitalcityrecords.ca
From the Edmonton Journal:
The library’s new site, Capital City Records, allows music fans the chance to download or stream music that has an Edmonton connection, make playlists, browse digitized gig posters and share memories about defunct venues.
[Our emphasis] It’s the first library-led music database in Canada and was modelled after similar services in Iowa City, Iowa and Madison, Wisc. [and elsewhere].
The web really provides libraries with opportunities to do new things,” said Alex Carruthers, the EPL’s digital public spaces librarian. “Music in Edmonton is really great. It means a lot to people. It seemed like the exact right community to get started at.”
In the future, visitors will be able to visualize and map local music history, based on venue posters and other data collected through the project. Content from Dead Venues, which documents the city’s defunct music venues, will eventually migrate to the site.
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See Also: Capital City Music FAQ
See Also: Listen Here: Edmonton Public Library Will Begin Offering Free Downloads of Music by Local Musicians (January 28, 2015)
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