Groove to our city’s soundtrack
Enjoy a diverse mix of homegrown Seattle music with PlayBack, the Library’s online collection of recordings by local bands and musicians.
With Playback, you can listen to a wide range of musical styles, including rap, blues, instrumental, rock and classical. Anyone can stream albums for free, and if you have a Library card, you can download and keep the music at no charge. Browse the PlayBack collection to discover local music and the distinct rhythms of Seattle artists.
Submit Your Music
We periodically hold an open call for PlayBack submissions from local musicians. A jury of music community leaders and Library staff chooses 50 albums to add the collection each submission period. The artists we select for PlayBack sign a license agreement and receive $200. If you are a local musician, we encourage you to submit your album for PlayBack consideration.
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