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Are You A Quad-Cities Musician Looking For Airplay? Check Out QC Beats!

QC Beats, an online audio streaming service, is taking submissions from local musicians the entire month of October. Thanks to the partnership of the Davenport Public Library, River Music Experience, and St. Ambrose University, QC Beats was created to showcase original music from Quad City musicians.

Building a collection of featured local artists will expand the reach of our vibrant creative community by elevating musicians and connecting them with the larger community. QC Beats will also help support local musicians by paying them a $100 honorarium and feature artist biographies, upcoming show information, and links to the musicians’ other websites. QC Beats will create new fans and inspire listeners to support local artists who make the music.

Are You A Quad-Cities Musician Looking For Airplay? Check Out QC Beats!This project was funded by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend’s Q2030 grant program. These grants support projects that make the Quad Cities region more cool, creative, connected, and prosperous.

Community members with a Davenport Public Library card, RME Membership, or St. Ambrose students will be able to download audio files, and everyone else will be able to stream music at no cost.

There will be one submission period per year. Each submission period will be open for at least three weeks. The submission period for 2020 will take place through October 31st.

After the submission period, submissions will be judged by curators consisting of members of the local QC music community and library staff with a music background. Selections should be made and announced by early 2021.

Artists can submit their music through an online submission form located at qcbeats.org for artists to use. Both artists and the public are encouraged to read the FAQ page located at qcbeats.org/faq to learn more about the process.

Are You A Quad-Cities Musician Looking For Airplay? Check Out QC Beats!

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Sean Leary Director of Digital Media

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.

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