Monday, March 7, 2016

Other Sources: Iowa Music Project

Yes, I still haven't finished the latest podcast - see explanation and apology here -

So instead, we once again, present another edition of Other Sources, where we let you know where else you can find and hear Iowa music.

Today, we feature The Iowa Music Project!

"The Iowa Music Project (IMP) is a 501©3 nonprofit organization that supports live music and musicians in the state of Iowa. IMP is currently running a songwriting showcase to promote new and unique Iowa voices. IMP also has plans to provide free instruments and music education to low-income youth, and is developing a podcast series to highlight music venues and venue owners throughout the state."
- from their website

And right now, IMP is having a contest for bands and artists with ANY kind of connection to Iowa.

"The IMP Songwriting Showcase is a songwriting showcase organized by IMP with support of the Iowa Arts Council and other local partners. Artists and/or bands have the chance to record an original song at Flat Black studios as well as perform at a concert at the Des Moines Social Club on June 2, 2016."
- also from their website

For information on how to submit -

You can also write them at

As part of this showcase, they have two playlists - one on SoundCloud and one on YouTube - featuring all these Iowa artists. You can find both of these playlists at the bottom of this blog post.

And you can vote EVERY day for your favorite! (I've been voting for The Starry Nights!) Just go here - - and pick your favorite!

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