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Looking for new local music? Library to offer streaming service that shares up-and-coming artists' work – NOLA.com

Musicians can submit their work now to be included in the  Crescent City Sounds streaming service at the New Orleans Library.  
Musicians can submit their work now to be included in the  Crescent City Sounds streaming service at the New Orleans Library.  
Up-and-coming musicians have a new avenue to get more exposure in the local music scene, and it comes through the New Orleans Public Library.
The library is seeking submissions to Crescent City Sounds, a new online streaming service that showcases and shares local music. It will focus on lesser-known artists in the community.
Crescent City Sounds’ music library will be chosen by a team of NOPL staff and community curators who represent different facets of New Orleans’ diverse music scene. Selected artists will be compensated and maintain the copyright to their work. Music will be licensed to the platform, nonexclusively, for five years.
Prospective artists must primarily perform in New Orleans, and submissions must have been recorded in the last five years. Submissions must include a minimum of four songs or be at least 20 minutes in length.
For more detailed guidelines on how, what and where to submit, visit crescentcitysounds.org or email crescentcitysounds@nolalibrary.org with questions.
STORYTIMES: Read, sing, talk, write and play together at the New Orleans Public Library’s in-person storytime programs.
10:30 a.m. Tuesdays
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays
10:30 a.m. Thursdays
Storytimes are designed for children up to 5-years-old and their caregivers.
The library’s team of early literacy librarians also create monthly activity calendars to help parents, caregivers, and educators prepare children to read at an early age. Visit early-literacy.nolalibrary.org to download the calendars, which map out a plan of fun, daily exercises that address the five key elements of early literacy: writing, playing, talking, singing, counting, and, of course, reading.
KIDS’ E-RESOURCES: New Orleans Public Library cardholders can also unlock tons of great online and electronic resources for children, including Tumblebook Kids, a collection of online e-books featuring more than 1,100 titles for grades K-6, including unique, animated, talking picture books; read-along chapter books; National Geographic videos; nonfiction books; playlists; books in Spanish and French; and a collection of online graphic novels, which help spark children’s imagination and are especially engaging for hesitant readers.
MUSEUM PASSES: Explore New Orleans museums and attractions with the library’s Culture Pass Program, which allows cardholders to reserve free admission to the Audubon Nature Institute, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, the National WWII Museum, the New Canal Lighthouse Museum, and Hermann Grima+Gallier Historic Houses.
Culture Passes are available only to New Orleans Public Library cardholders who live in Orleans Parish and are at least 18 years old. Each pass can be used for up to two adults and for two to seven children. Tickets must be reserved in advance; go online at culturepass.nolalibrary.org, in person at any library location, or over the phone by calling your New Orleans Public Library branch.
Jane LeGros is the director of marketing and communications for the New Orleans Public Library.
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