ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Alaska Music on Hold project is back online after songs from Portugal. The Man and four other artists with Alaska ties were put on hold back in April.
Today, Department of Administration Commissioner, Kelly Tshibaka announced the project is back after concerns about previous content were addressed, and project partners worked to ensure they were resolved appropriately. The Arts Council, and the Department of Administration also partnered closely to develop a new track of music from Alaskan artists.
Alaska Music on Hold is a project to install hold music on State of Alaska telephones that promotes Alaska recording artists; Portugal. The Man, Paul Rosenthal, Feeding Frenzy, and The Native Jazz Quartet.
“Art is a significant element of Alaska culture and the Alaskan quality of life. It contributes to the health of our communities and economy and brings our people together,” said Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka. “I greatly appreciate the role the arts play in the lives of Alaskans and am excited for this opportunity to draw attention to a few of Alaska’s exceptional artists. I appreciate their creativity and skill and am glad they are a part of this wonderful project.”
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