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Music Listening Databases
Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)
DRAM is a collection of sound recordings documenting American music largely ignored by the commercial recording companies. DRAM is a not-for-profit resource providing CD quality audio, complete and original liner notes and essays from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) and other labels. DRAM offers the educational community on-demand, high-quality (192kbps/MP4) streaming access to complete works. Works can be browsed by work, album or track titles, as well as ...
Classical Music Library
Provides coverage in breadth and depth for classical music, and is relevant to a broad range of studies, including music history, music appreciation, music performance, analysis, and theory.
Jazz Music Library
Provides coverage in breadth and depth for jazz music, and is essential for music history, jazz appreciation, jazz history, music performance, and African American studies.
NAXOS Music Library
An online music listening database including recordings of the complete catalogs of BIS, Chandos, CPO, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos and selected titles of other leading independent labels.
A history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past.
Contemporary World Music
Features music from 169 countries and more than 800 labels from around the world.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Provides coverage in breadth and depth for world music, and is essential for music history, music appreciation, world music courses and ethnomusicology.