The Seattle Public Library now offers streaming music of live performances from KEXP
The Seattle Public Library catalog now offers streaming music of live performances recorded at KEXP (90.3 FM).
"As far as we know, this is the first partnership of its kind between a library and radio station," said Seattle City Librarian Marcellus Turner. The Seattle-based KEXP was founded in 1972 and is a service of the University of Washington. The station is known as an innovative, influential cultural force in the Seattle community and beyond.
The KEXP collection of approximately 3,200 live in-studio performances include an eclectic variety of music, such as indie, hip hop, reggae, roots, country, Latin, modern global and more, many by Northwest artists. Each recorded performance runs about 20 minutes and includes four or five songs. About 200 new recordings will be added to the collection at regular intervals each year.
Patrons do not need a Library card to stream the music.
"We see the KEXP offerings as an added bonus to our music collection," Turner said. "Patrons searching our catalog for a particular CD, for example, might also discover the band's live performances from KEXP."
He noted that the range of artists include up-and-coming Seattle bands such as THEESatisfaction and Pickwick to nationally-known performers like Norah Jones and the Black Keys. "We are very excited about bringing more music to the public through this unique partnership," Turner added.
For more information, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.
For more information contact:
Andra Addison, communications director
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