The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is accepting music submissions for the Blast streaming service

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Are you a local musician looking to be broadcast across the Tennessee Valley and beyond? Here’s an opportunity to make it happen, courtesy of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

On Tuesday, the library opened the submission process for Blast, its music streaming platform full of local music from North Alabama’s evolving music scene.

Launched last fall with 40 musicians, library officials said Blast would accept new contributions twice a year. HMCPL became the 14th library system in the nation to launch a local music streaming service, joining cities like Austin, Texas; Nashville and Seattle.

“We have seen tremendous success from this platform and look forward to expanding it even further through this round of submissions.”

Digital Services Librarian Annie Phillips

Musicians from Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties are invited to submit music for consideration. Submissions will be accepted until March 4.

Once submitted, a panel of curators, which includes members of the local community and library staff, will review the submissions. If selected, the library will contact musicians about next steps. Those selected will be paid for their work.

For more details, to submit local works and to listen to local musicians, visit the Blast website.

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