-use the music as background music in productions for the internet or DVD
-publicly perform the music as part of your production in non-broadcast, non-cablecast, and non-theatrical situations
-make up to 1000 copies for non-retail purposes and up to 100 copies for retail purposes of any production that uses the music
You MAY NOT
-use the music in productions for national TV commercials, TV network series (cable or broadcast), or in any production that will be distributed in commercial movie theaters
This is a collection of music for folk dancing from all over the world that has long been out of print. Most of it consists of 78RPM transcriptions. Many of the vinyl recordings are actually transcribed from older 78s.
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives. The National Jukebox debuts featuring more than 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1900 and 1925.
Explore 47,300 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments. Of particular interest will be classical music, jazz and popular music, sound recording history, and world and traditional music collections. Not all recordings are available worldwide; searching may be limited to freely-available recordings only if desired.
The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americas. It is a public facility that promotes education in African and American traditional and popular music through its own activities and by supporting the activities of others. The archive is housed within the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library in Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.
The recordings of the Stradivari Quartet are now available for streaming directly. The quartet was a faculty quartet at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, IA. As a newly restructured ensemble in 1960, they were self-named The Iowa String Quartet. In 1967 the quartet received on loan from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC a set of instruments made by Antonio Stradivari known as the "Paganini" Strads. During the five years the quartet performed on these instruments, the quartet's name was changed to Stradivari Quartet, a name that they retained until the quartet disbanded in 1996.
Welcome to the Archive's audio and MP3 library. This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.
Welcome to our new library of full-length performances for free online listening. With the support of our broadcast partner Classical MPR, we’re creating an extensive and expanding collection of live orchestral performances.
Follow each title link to read more about the music and performers.
The New Orleans Independent Music Digital Collection seeks to expose the vast complexity of musical New Orleans by serving as a research platform for local indie music. Tracks are included in the digital collection by permission of the copyright holder. As the digital collection currently represents only a small fraction of indie albums in the Library’s collections, we expect the digital collection to grow as more permissions are obtained and new albums acquired.
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