People come and go in a college town. Bands come and go. Playing in a small market like Iowa City too often means day jobs, lots of travel, or playing locally so often that people begin to take you for granted.
Iowa City Public Library has loaned music for decades, CD’s most recently, but vinyl before that. The market for these is shrinking though, and we’ve been looking for a new model. Here it is.
If you have a library card and password, and live in Iowa City or an area that contracts with us (Iowa City, rural Johnson County, Hills or University Heights) you can download this music. You own it forever. Put it on your phone. Play it at parties. Turn it up.
Local musicians have kindly (and bravely) leased us the right to offer it to you. You can thank them by going out to hear them play.
I’m proud that my library is involved in this (even if I had nothing to do with it personally).