Music: Major Resources
World music reference database featuring over 700 articles plus associated audio examples, illustrations and photographs, song texts, and score examples.
Audio collection covering classical, jazz, and world music, with particular strength in 20th and 21st century composers. Users can create playlists and can download the free NML iPhone app to listen to their playlists remotely.
Rock reviews, articles, and interviews from the 1960s to the present.
Audio collection of music from around the world. Includes reggae, worldbeat, Indian classical, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, and more.
Interface for simultaneously searching five music listening databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound.
Audio collection covering all types of jazz.
Database of American roots music, including country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, and shape note singing. Songs are categorized by historical event as well as musicians, genres, etc.
Database of classical music plus biographical information on composers.
Music from the Smithsonian Folkways collection and from other music archives around the world. Strong in American folk and other "roots" music. Includes spoken word recordings, such as poets reading their works.
Indexes the scholarly literature of music from Amadeus to Zevon.