Music Online provides music lovers with streaming access to classical, jazz, world, American, and popular music from many of the world’s best labels. You can listen anywhere with a mobile device and create an account to save clips or to create your own playlists. Music Online contains over 10 million tracks and new music is added monthly. Quick access to Music Online can be found in the Downloads section of the website.
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American Music connects listeners to the music of America's past. You'll find songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. There are songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more. Artists include James Brown, Pete Seeger, Lightnin' Hopkins and many more.
Classical Music Library is an extensive collection of over 300,000 tracks by classical artists. You can browse by title, instrument, performer, composer, time periods and more.
Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. Listen to 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.
Jazz Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. Jazz artists include Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Diana Krall, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, and many more.
You might not find current chart toppers here, but you're sure to find some gems that will keep you exploring for more. Popular Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.
Produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Smithsonian Global Sound 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.
A multidisciplinary collection of audiovisual content allowing students and researchers alike to analyze unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.
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