DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 9, 2019) — QC Beats, an online audio-streaming service highlighting local musicians, is taking its second round of submissions starting on October 15 through November 2. Built in partnership with 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.

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

QC Beats will also be accepting concert posters and album artwork as a separate submission, and information about that process can be found on the website.

There will be one submission period per year. Each submission period will be open for three weeks. The submission period for 2019 will take place October 15 through November 2.

After the submission period, submissions will be judged by a jury consisting of members of the local QC music community and library staff with a music background.

There will be 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.

About River Music Experience

River Music Experience is a nonprofit performing arts center, dedicated to providing the community opportunities to listen to, learn about, and play music.

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