New Orleans Public Library Announces Launch of Crescent City Sounds: New Orleans-Sourced Music Streaming Platform – LJ INFOdocket
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New Orleans Public Library Announces Launch of Crescent City Sounds: New Orleans-Sourced Music Streaming Platform – LJ INFOdocket

October 4, 2022 by
October 4, 2022 by Gary Price
From the New Orleans Public Library:
New Orleans’ first music streaming platform to feature exclusively local artists, Crescent City Sounds, is now available for listening.
Created by the New Orleans Public Library with software designed by Rabble, Crescent City Sounds aims to help up-and-coming musicians build a following and gain access to the local music scene. The platform’s collection was built by a team of curators made up of Library staff and more established players in New Orleans’ music community.
The curators included music journalist and WWOZ DJ Alison Fensterstock, Jazz Museum Curator David Kunian, music consultant and ethnomusicology expert Holly Hobbs, co-founder of New Orleans-based management company MidCitizen Entertainment Tavia Osbey, and award-winning local rapper Alfred Banks. Library staffer Josh Smith headed the Crescent City Sounds project and also sat on the curatorial team.
“I could not be more excited that Crescent City Sounds is launching. This has been an amazing experience from beginning to end,” Smith said. “Our curation team was exceptional. They got the word out to the community and brought in great artists to submit, their expertise choosing the artists we are hosting was second to none.”
With space for 30 local albums and more than twice that number of submissions, Crescent City Sounds curators’ job was not easy, but it was rewarding, Smith said. The curators sifted through dozens of submissions, landing on a mix of genres and artists to match the diversity of New Orleans’ music scene. The result is a collection made up of brass bands and folk, surfer rock and soul, hip hop and singer-songwriters, and everything in between.
In addition to being featured on the platform for at least five years, artists selected for Crescent City Sounds were paid for their non-exclusive licensing rights, a fact that Executive Director & City Librarian Emily Painton said adds to the value of this venture.
“Crescent City Sounds is a way for us to spur economic development for our city’s beloved and celebrated musicians while simultaneously providing a unique service to our patrons,” Painton said. “New Orleans is practically synonymous with music, and we’re thrilled to be launching a free, one-stop-shop to listen to and support local artists.”
Crescent City Sounds will grow over time and the Library plans to open a second submission round in 2023. Listeners can start streaming music today at
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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.
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