MnSpin

Transforming Access to Local Music
 

Recently, librarians began noticing that the shift to MP3 and streaming services was making it much harder to track down CDs produced by local musicians. In response, and with the support of Friends of the Hennepin County Library, a new online music streaming and downloading platform—MnSpin—was launched.

MnSpin has just released its 2019 collection! With more than 90 additional albums by local artists, the platform has now grown to 200+ albums in 18 genres.

start listening! cONNECT TO MNSPIN

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MnSpin pays musicians for
the rights
to share
each album.

MnSpin features Minnesota’s incredible range of musical talent, from hip-hop, jazz, and underground rock, to mariachi, reggae, country, and more! In an effort to support local artists financially, MnSpin pays musicians for the rights to share each album—funding that would not have been possible without your support.

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HCL is helping artists gain greater exposure & music lovers delve deeper.

Friends of HCL and HCL were thrilled to present the first-ever MnSpin Live Concert on August 21, 2018, at The Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis. The event as emceed by hip-hop artist, educator, and producer Toki Wright with music performed by UZZA, Siama, Katy Vernon and The Federales. 

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The first-ever MnSpin Live Concert at The Hook and Ladder

Through MnSpin, HCL is helping artists gain greater exposure, and music lovers delve deeper into the local music scene by exploring new hometown sounds. Anyone can stream the music by some of Minnesota’s most talented musicians, and library patrons can download the music to carry with them wherever they go.

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