Audio Databases


Music Collection
Daniel A. Reed Library

State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3117

Streaming Audio Databases

Reed Library subscribes to a number of streaming audio databases.  Click on the database vendor name below for complete listings, links, and descriptions of each database.


Alexander Street Press Databases


DRAM


Naxos Music Library


Alexander Street Press Databases

  • Music Online - A cross-searchable index of various Alexander Street Press databases, including: African American Reference, Classical Music Reference, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, Classical Scores Library, Smithsonian Global Sound, American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music and the Jazz Music Library.
  • Classical Music Library - One of the largest multi-label databases of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The collection contains over 14,000 albums, including recordings from the world's greatest labels: Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many
    more.
  • Jazz Music Library - Contains over 10,000 albums, including thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. It's the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries - A virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. Search by country, language, instrument, country, genre, etc. Listen to both music and spoken word. Includes nearly 3,000 albums of music in a wide variety of musical forms and genres.
  • American Song - A history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past (includes content from the original African American Music database). Includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Also included are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
  • Contemporary World Music - This database contains nearly 17,000 albums, featuring the sounds of regions from every continent. It includes genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

DRAM

A scholarly, not-for-profit resource providing educational communities with on-demand streaming access to CD-quality audio - more than 3,700 albums' worth - of recordings from a distinctive set of 30 independent labels and archives. DRAM's primary focus is the preservation and dissemination of important recordings that have been neglected by the commercial marketplace, recordings that may otherwise become lost or forgotten. A large portion of the database features American music - from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond.


Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library provides access to over 86,000 CDs and more than 1,200,000 tracks of Classical, Jazz, World and Folk music. The library offers the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos and Ondine catalogs, as well as selected titles of other leading independent labels. Over 1,000 albums are added monthly.


 


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