Access streaming audio covering world music, music for children, and aural biographies, memoirs, drama and poetry.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. Included is the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music which is located under Publishers, then Smithsonian Folkways Recordings/Audivis-UNESCO. Summary of licence
Access streaming music, cover artwork, biographies and more. Covers classical, jazz, world, classic rock and nostalgia music.
Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. The Naxos Music Library offers complete catalogues or selected recordings of over 400 independent labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, CPO, EMI Classics, Erato, Haenssler Classic, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naïve, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine, Teldec, Vanguard Classics, Virgin Classics and Warner Classics. Resources include music notes, cover artwork, tracklistings, instrumentation and publisher information, libretti and synopses of more than 700 operas, more than 40,000 composer and artist biographies, pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, glossary, guide to musical terms and work analyses. Streaming quality is 128 Kbps. Summary of licence
Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collections of Jazz music available online. It offers over 70,000 tracks of jazz from more than 6,400 CDs. Over 13,000 jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises the catalogues of Blue Notes Records, 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz and over180 other labels. New content is added continuously. Blue Note offers albums featuring the legendary artist John Coltrane and iconic artists such as Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter and many others. US-based Fantasy has the world's deepest jazz catalogue and offers the very best in blues and R&B. Fantasy's labels include Prestige (Sonny Rollins, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy), Debut (Charlie Parker, Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Monk), Riverside (Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Monk), Stax and Volt (Booker T. and the MGs, Issac Hayes, Albert King, Little Milton), Specialty (Little Richard) and Pablo. Streaming quality is 128 Kbps.