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Northeast Times | June 7, 2020

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More Fort Worth Music to Amplify

More Fort Worth Music to Amplify

There’s more Fort Worth music to love on Amplify817.org now that four new artists are part of the local-only online collection that is available for listeners to enjoy for free. Summer DeanRonnie HeartNice Major and Jakob Robertson are the new featured artists on the platform.

The four, new recordings were recorded at Niles City Sound, the studio in the Near Southside where Leon Bridges’ first two albums were made. The project is a partnership between the Fort Worth Public Library and Hear Fort Worth, with support from the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation.

For the community, Amplify 817 offers a single place to discover and experience a variety of Fort Worth musicians. Anyone can listen to the music for free, but Fort Worth Public cardholders can also download songs their personal devices.

“Local music adds to the culture and vitality of our city. We want to cultivate more of that,” said Tom Martens, the Visit Fort Worth creative director who works with Hear Fort Worth. “Music is also important to our local economy, with a historical economic impact of $742 million per year and supporting 7,311 jobs.”

Amplify 817 is currently seeking four to five Fort Worth music experts to serve on the jury. Individuals interested in participating in the jury should visit Amplify817.org. Jury members will review submissions this summer from local artists to be included in the program.