Library Music Database Expo: 12-16 November

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Wellington City Libraries has many music databases available where you can access a multitude of useful information for research or personal use, as well as stream and listen to a variety of music & videos. Over the forthcoming week (November 12th-16th) we will highlight some of these databases with a small expo during the lunch hour at the Central Library. Pop in and see us if you want to learn a bit more about how to access lots of great music for free!

Music Online/Alexander Street Press

Alexander Music Online offers hundreds of thousands of audio recordings, growing monthly, with a wide variety of music available via these databases:

  • American Song
  • Classical Music Library
  • Contemporary World Music
  • Jazz Music Library
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

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Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online offering over 1,254,000 tracks of classical music, jazz, world, folk and Chinese music. It includes the complete BIS, Chandos, Hänssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naxos, Ondine and selected titles of other leading independent labels, with over 1,000 albums added monthly.

Naxos Music Library is an entertaining, educational resource, which offers the best selection of studied music on the web. Through a sophisticated online search engine, you can select music by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. Playlists are easily created for hours of continuous enjoyment either via your desktop or on your smartphone. You’ll also find that composer biographies, CD liner notes, and work analyses are just a few of the text resources available while streaming music from the NML. Naxos’s new releases (around 200 CDs annually) are continually added, ensuring an impressive selection in both quality and musical breadth.

  • Enjoy access to over 1.2 million tracks everywhere
  • Search & stream the complete NML catalogue (That’s over 7+ years of continuous music)
  • Not sure what to listen to? Enjoy the Naxos-created guided listening playlists!
  • NML on your Android & iOS devices
  • Unlimited mobile listening. No limits on the amount of music to enjoy!

For more information on these music databases, and other selected resources, see our Music page.