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  • DRAM

    DRAM is an online music database offering on-demand, streaming access to an extensive and ever-growing catalog. A primary focus of the collection is the preservation and dissemination of hard-to-find, yet culturally and academically, important music. Featured music ranges from 19th- and 20th-century classical genres to early rock, folk music to opera, Native American to jazz, historical musical theater to new music, electronic and beyond. The database is based on the recordings from New World Records and Composers Recordings, Inc., and includes works from additional labels such as Albany, Cedille, Deep Listening, Mode and Frog Peak. Full liner notes and cover art are included.

    NOTE: DRAM’s license allows for unlimited simultaneous users.

  • NAXOS

    Naxos Music Library is the world’s largest classical music listening service. The collection provides online streaming access to over 500,000 tracks (over 37,000 CDs) from more than 50 labels, consisting of the entire Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogs, plus other licensed labels such as Bis and Chandos. The collection also offers jazz, folk, gospel, pop, rock, and spoken word. The library can be searched by composer, work and label; by keyword search and by a sophisticated advanced search engine with up to 10 combined search criteria. Resources offered include libretti and synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, and a glossary of musical terms. Playlists can be created by any user of the database.

    NOTE: The Library currently has a limited subscription that allows for twenty simultaneous users only. Please be considerate of others and log off when you are not actively using the service.

  • Smithsonian Global Sound

    Smithsonian Global Sound is a database offering streaming music over the internet on demand. It is produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, and includes the published recordings owned by that label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. The collection ranges from blues to children’s songs, American folk to spoken word and sounds, and is a virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions. Playlists can be created by any user of the database. Liner notes and cover art are included.

    NOTE: The Library currently has a limited subscription that allows for three simultaneous users only. Please be considerate of others and log off when you are not actively using the service.