Pennsylvania: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Plans to Launch a MUSICat-Powered Local Music Streaming Service Later this Year
From The Incline:
The [Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh] is working with the company Rabble, which has offices in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood at Work Hard Pittsburgh and in Madison, Wis., to launch an iteration of Rabble’s platform called MUSICat, said Toby Greenwalt, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s director of digital strategy and technology integration.
By this summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh plans to open a call for submissions for local artists who would like to have their work considered for the collection. A team of curators, made up of library staff and members of the community, will review the submissions, preparing for a November launch, Greenwalt said.
“Generally musicians appreciate the honorarium the libraries are giving them since the library is paying them for their work,” she [Kelly Hiser, Rabble CEO and Co-Founder],said. “We hear a lot of things like, ‘I’m really proud to be a part of this collection.’ Libraries are really seen as respected, legit curators of the local art scene, and I think musicians really recognize that.”
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See Also: Streaming Music: The Salt Lake City Public Library Launches HUM (Hear Utah Music)
See Also: Local Music and Libraries: Rabble, a UW-Madison Spinoff Helps Libraries Help Local Musicians with MUSICat Software (July 6, 2017)
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