MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Madison Public Library is a winner of the prestigious 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The library is Madison's place to learn, share, and create. It's home to the Bubbler, an innovative programming model that offers a wide range of lectures, demonstrations, performances, and make-and-take workshops in all nine library branches and at partner locations around the city.
MUSICat began with the Madison Public Library. In 2014, Rabble co-founders Kelly Hiser and Preston Austin helped the library build the Yahara Music Library with Murfie Music. MUSICat is based on and extends the original Yahara Music platform.
EDMONTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Edmonton Public Library is the 2014 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year. The library has a simple mission: to share. And that doesn't just mean collection materials: the library's numerous outreach initiatives include support for Edmonton's homeless, an early literacy program, and book clubs for marginalized populations.
With the library, we built Capital City Records, a digital public space to celebrate Edmonton's local music scene and its history. Capital City Records also includes a growing collection of additional contemporary and historical materials, from a poster collection to a documentary series that features local venues. Capital City Records launched in September 2015.
THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Seattle Public Library's mission is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. Rabble works with the Library to build PlayBack, an online collection that showcases and shares current local Seattle music for free. PlayBack launched in August 2016 with 50 albums.
NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Nashville is Music City. Nashville deserves a Music Library." So say the folks at Nashville Public Library, where the mission is to "inspire reading, advance learning, and connect our community." We build BoomBox with the library to highlight "local musicians from a variety of genres to help people discover music being created all around us, every day." BoomBox launched in October 2016.
HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY
Hennepin County Library's mission is to "nourish minds, transform lives and build community together." In July 2017 the library launched MnSpin, a collection featuring musicians from across Minnesota. “Minnesota is such an incubator for musical artists," said Hennepin County Library Director Lois Langer Thompson. "MnSpin is an opportunity for the music community to have its music heard and for all music lovers to have access to the rich talents of local musicians.” MnSpin launched in July 2017.
SALT LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The City Library's mission is to be "a dynamic civic resource that promotes free and open access to information, materials and services to all members of the community to advance knowledge, foster creativity, encourage the exchange of ideas, build community and enhance the quality of life." HUM (Hear Utah Music) is a digital space celebrating Utah’s local music community. Free streaming access is available to everyone, with downloads available to Salt Lake City Public Library cardholders. The HUM music collection is curated by a jury of local music advocates, who work to select a diverse collection representing their music community. HUM launched in February 2018.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY LIBRARY
The Multnomah County Library’s mission is "Empowering our community to learn and create." Widely recognized as one of the country's best and most innovative libraries, MCL also serves an incredibly creative community. “The Portland area is already known for its vibrant music scene,” said Javier Gutierrez, director of collections and technical services for Multnomah County Library. “This new collection is a great opportunity for the library to help showcase and share all of the great talent in our community.” The Library Music Project launched in February 2018.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY of PITTSBURGH
“The library’s always been a step along the way for people to build out their creative urges, and we want to be able to showcase that” says Toby Greenwalt, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s director of digital strategy and technology integration. The library’s vision is that through its services, “the people of our region will develop the literacies and connections that support individual achievement and strengthen the power of community.” Stacks builds on the library’s already strong music offerings including a musical instrument lending library, and a ton of incredible programming that covers everything from concerts to recording classes for teens.