New music now streaming on MNspin
Hennepin County Library’s free music streaming service, MNspin, has released its 2023 collection of music. This year’s selection includes 105 new albums, growing the collection to more than 600 albums across 14 genres.
Connecting artists and audiences
MNspin connects Minnesota artists with new audiences and offers listeners an ad-free exploration of the rich, diverse Minnesota music scene. Anyone can stream from the platform, and library cardholders can download songs for free.
On the platform, listeners can discover music by artists such as Nur-D, Gaelynn Lea, Maygen & The Birdwatcher, Muja Messiah, Allie McIntosh, Los Rebeldes, and many more Minnesota artists.
Hennepin County Library launched MNspin in 2017. Each spring, the Library holds a statewide call for artists to submit new music. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of prominent local music influencers with strong connections within the Minnesota music scene. Individuals on the curation panel bring eclectic tastes, backgrounds, and broad areas of musical interest, helping create a diverse collection of local music.
“Participating in MNspin as a curator was a ton of fun,” said curator Jessica Abbazio, music librarian at the University of Minnesota. “As someone who loves discovering new bands and artists but who's new-ish to Minnesota, I hadn't had the opportunity to explore the amazing music landscape of our state before participating in this fantastic project. I was thrilled to learn about albums from Plucked Up String Band, Texas Toast, The Gated Community, Collapsing Stars, and so many other musical groups through my work with MNspin, and I've been playing their music on repeat ever since!”
Selected artists sign a license agreement and receive $200 to make their album available on the streaming platform.
Discover MNspin’s robust Minnesota music collection and start listening.