Hennepin County Library’s digital music platform, MnSpin, open for local music

Get your music heard!

Minnesota musicians can join established acts and rising stars on MnSpin, the local music streaming and download platform from the library. MnSpin connects music lovers with the local scene, and Minnesota creators with new audiences.

Submit a song

Minnesota musicians and bands of all genres are invited to submit one music recording by March 27. The song must have been produced in the past five years. A panel of local music experts and library staff will review all submissions and invite selected artists to make one album available through the online platform. MnSpin artists will sign a license agreement and receive $200.

A diverse collection

Currently, MnSpin features more than 1,100 songs on more than 120 albums, covering 18 genres. Following this submission cycle, Hennepin County Library will add as many as 100 more albums. The collection captures the richness of music created in Minnesota and the diversity of Minnesota creators in all genres, including rap and hip-hop, classical, folk, pop and rock, world music and more.

Connect to MnSpin

Anyone can stream from the platform, and Hennepin County Library cardholders can download songs for free. Connect to MnSpin on any device through hclib.org/arts-culture.

For more info, go to hclib.musicat.co/submit.