May 21, 2022

Minnesota: Hennepin County Public Library Launches “MnSpin” Streaming Service Featuring a Curated Collection of Music by Local Artists and Groups

From the Hennepin County Public Library:

Discover Minnesota musicians on MnSpin, Hennepin County Library’s new music streaming and download platform that will give music lovers and seekers access to 50-plus curated albums by local artists and groups.


Inspired by models already cranking on library websites based in places like Seattle, Portland and Nashville, Hennepin County Library worked with Madison-based MUSICat to create a platform to accept contributions from musicians.


Your Hennepin County Library card is a ticket to stream or download music from MnSpin at no cost; and music lovers everywhere can discover and stream music created in our hometowns.


The Friends of the Hennepin County Library, the system’s funding partner, provided a $200 per-album stipend for each act.

Learn More, Read the Complete Launch Announcement

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