Streaming: Hear Nebraska and Omaha Public Library Partner on “Download Nebraska” Music Database
From Hear Nebraska:
Download Nebraska is a free Nebraska-music database containing an eclectic 50-album library, filled with some of the state’s finest contemporary artists. Like any other library sections, bands from A Ferocious Jungle Cat to Little Brazil to Yuppies are alphabetized and searchable by genre, album and act name. Each album is streamable for anyone, or as a free download for any library cardholder.
Not only does Download Nebraska offer the opportunity to introduce new fans to local music, but it gives Omaha Public Library another media resource.
OPL Marketing Manager Emily Getzschman says the partnership provides two-fold benefits, both to member and in support of local artists.
“People will be able add music from some of their favorite local bands to their personal playlists, and possibly discover new favorites in the process,” Getzschman says.
To kickstart the project, Hear Nebraska curated the first 50 albums with any eye toward diversity, as well as album quality. Contracts with bands designate the albums to be removed from the site in July 2017. Hear Nebraska and the Omaha Public Library plan to accept submissions for the next round of albums, and will report on how that will work within the next couple months in this daily news column.
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Direct to Download Nebraska Database
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