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Partnership Announces Music Compilation Showcasing Local Musicians, Now Accepting Submissions

January 14, 2014

The Greater Des Moines Partnership announced a new project today called the Carpe DM Music compilation, which will feature a variety of original recordings by musical artists living and working in the Greater Des Moines area.

The compilation will be distributed at the Iowa Reception (presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, in collaboration with the State of Iowa) at SXSW the annual film, interactive, and music festival/conference in Austin, Texas on March 9. Additionally, the compilation will be promoted at career fairs and out-of-state recruitment events, as well as online through the Partnership’s websites (DSMpartnership.com). The compilation will be targeted specifically to people looking to move to the Des Moines area and to newcomers to the community as a way to promote the city’s thriving music scene and local art culture. Artists interested in submitting a track can learn more at www.desmoinesmc.com. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

“We see this as a new opportunity to spotlight our local bands and the diversity of music we have here, and a unique way to ‘sell’ Des Moines”, said Mary Bontrager, the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Executive Vice President of Workforce Development/Education.

The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, responsible for organizing events such as 80/35 music festival and Music University, is contributing to the project by handling the submission process and coordinating the selection of tracks through a process of online voting and a jury of individuals involved in the local music scene.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.