Multnomah County Library’s Music Project is now accepting submissions of local music of any genre for a new online music collection. Submissions are open through March 14, 2018 at librarymusicproject.com.

It is partnered with MUSICat, a platform that works only with public libraries to collect, curate, license, and share local music.

MUSICat’s supporting organization is called Rabble, a small team of three folks, self funded through  the platform’s revenue. No big corporations or venture capitalists here; just real people who believe that local music is a treasure to the community it serves.

A team of local music aficionados review the submissions, and artists chosen to be part of the catalog will be compensated for their work.

The music will be available for free online streaming. Multnomah County Library cardholders can download anything in the Library Music Project collection free for their own use.

The first collection goes online in May of this year. Submitting artists should be currently composing and performing original music in and around the Portland area.

The library website has more info. More about MUSICat at musicat.co.