mnSpin: More Music for

It’s been a little over three years since launched in late 2004. Since then, the McKnight and Walker Art Center-developed website has sought to bring artists of all facets together on one handy website. Though at times the site can feel a little visual art-heavy, musicians can become more involved now thanks to mnSpin.

This January it kicked off its quarterly music contest for local musicians, and now those interested can submit up to three works to be listened to by a panel of guest judges. This go-round, judges included local rapper Dessa and MPR’s Chris Roberts.

Interested? Take a listen to the January winners, Alison Rae, the Sexy Bang, and Stacy K, or read up on entry rules here. Winners eventually make it onto a compilation CD to be released later this year. Not ready to submit? MnSpin will also be hosting a variety of industry workshops, the first one in late March at the Summit Brewing in St. Paul. A beer party follows the workshop, of course.

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