Sunday, February 21, 2016

Other Sources: DMMC (Des Moines Music Coalition) on SoundCloud and YouTube

This is the first of what I hope is a regular feature on the blog. I'll just be showcasing other places you can hear and find Iowa music.

If you know if any good sources, please let me know at!

Our first one is just some playlists that The DMMC (The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition) has on SoundCloud and YouTube.

For any who don't know, The DMMC is the group here in Des Moinses that puts on the 80/35 music festival as well as Gross Domestic Product and Little Big Fest.

They do more than that, though. To quote from their website:

"What exactly does the DMMC do?

  • We make 80/35 music festival happen.
  • We make Little BIG Fest and Gross Domestic Product happen.
  • We produce Music University.
  • We provide startup funding/sponsorships to music related events and organizations.
  • We promote Iowa music on our blog, in our newsletter, and through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by sharing news, upcoming shows, music, videos, reviews, and more.
  • We work in conjunction with other arts organizations in central Iowa through efforts, such as Capital Crossroads to strategize, plan, and execute music-related concepts that will have a positive impact on our community."

But in the blog post, I'm just going to deal with the playlists they make.

Before their festivals, they often have a contest for people to choose three bands that they would like to be in the festival. They make a playlist for all the submissions. These playlists are a great way to hear a bunch of different Iowa bands of various genres!

The latest is the upcoming Gross Domestic Product. You can vote, up to 5pm Thursday, Feb 25, for your three here -

Unfortunately, they do eventually take down the playlists. But three are still up on SoundCloud.

The DMMC is on SoundCloud at:

On the bottom of the page, I've included the three playlists they have up on SoundCloud at the time of this writing!

The DMMC also have two playlists of Iowa music up on their YouTube channel - I should warn you that there is a good bit of overlapping and redundancy on the two playlists.

The Channel also features videos and interviews dealing with the Des Moines and Iowa music scene.

Again, under the SoundCloud playlists, I've included one YouTube playlists on this blog. The other doesn't allow embedding, so here's the link -

Hope you find some new stuff or at least enjoy what you hear!


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