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Electric Lady Bird (ELB) is the Austin Public Library's curation of current music by Central Texas artists. ELB has annual submission rounds and adds 50 - 100 albums / EPs per year. The music is free to stream anywhere in the world!


Electric Lady Bird is accepting submissions September 4-30, 2024. Albums / EPs released in 2022-2024 are eligible.

During open submission periods, upload 1-3 full-length tracks representative of your overall work to the submission form. The tracks should be from a full album or EP released within the last 2 years that you own the rights to. More details are at our FAQ.

Jurors from the Austin music community will select the best albums. Selected musicians will be awarded $200.00 for their album/EP. In exchange, the Library will receive non-exclusive rights to stream the album/EP for a 3-year term. If selected, you will be contacted with instructions on how to join Electric Lady Bird.


Start streaming now. From rock, hip hop, country, Americana, pop and more, ELB has sounds for everyone.

Discover your new favorite musician on the current ELB roster that includes up-and-coming artists and Austin legends.

New playlists are added regularly to help you explore the collection.

Check out the Concerts page!

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Help / Ayuda

If you have questions not answered in the FAQ, please email Electric Lady Bird.

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