No Longer Accepting Submissions

The library is no longer accepting submissions for Volume. Many thanks to the local music community for contributing to this collection.

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What is Volume?
Volume is a local music website that allows Denver Public Library card holders to download and stream music from local bands and musicians, DRM-free.

Why Are We Doing This?
The Denver Public Library has always been about our community, and we're looking to reinforce that. We want to offer unique content that is not available in big box stores, support the local music, and connect the people of Denver with that vibrant scene.

What's In It For Musicians?
A small amount of money and a huge chance to be part of a local online music community that doesn't have a profit motive and can reach a large audience. DPL has roughly 400,000 cardholders waiting to listen.

What's the Fine Print?
Selected artists will need to sign our one-way license (sample). This is a legal document that defines the rights you are giving to DPL. Please review it on your own, or with any adviser of your choosing, so that you may fully understand the agreement you will be entering into. In simplified terms, it says:

  • Denver Public Library has the right to allow its customers to download or stream the music, DRM-free
  • DPL's customers can do whatever they want (as long as it's legal in terms of copyright, they don't share it, etc.) with the music
  • We will pay you a little bit of money for the rights to offer your music
  • This is non-exclusive — if you find other outlets to sell/offer your music, fine by us (as long as those other outlets are fine with your agreement with DPL)

How Do We Choose the Music?
We have a selection committee who make music selections based on quality of the album.

If you have questions, please send them to
Interested in performing at the library? Email

Note: Permission for use of all music on this site has been granted by the Musicians as Licensor