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Links to websites with information about music: streaming, news, reviews and music scores services.
Updated: 19/05/2017 11:40 a.m.

Music online logo. Alexander Street Press Music & Performing Arts

Alexander Street Press aims to provide the most comprehensive music library in streaming audio and video: 
 
  • American Music - history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past.
  • Classical Music - all major genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary, choral works to symphonies, operas and the avant-garde.
  • Jazz - including vocal jazz, bebop, acid jazz, big band music, modern jazz, and more.
  • Popular Music - including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.
  • World Music - contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and traditional music such as Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku and more.
  • Smithsonisan Global Sound - a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions.
You will need to be a Library member to access this website.  Use Library card credentials panel, select Whangarei District Library from the Institution drop down list and enter your library card barcode number. 
Currently access is only available within the Whangarei Libraries or Library Wi-Fi.

C;assical Scores Library logo. Alexander Street Press Classical Music Scores Library

Classical Scores Library contains over 25,000 of the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material.
The major composers’ repertoires are available across all genres, from Palestrina’s motets to Bach’s keyboard works, and from Beethoven’s string quartets to Stravinsky’s orchestral works plus first edition and autograph facsimiles of 17th century French opera, and other great works.
You will need to be a Library member to access this website. Use Library card credentials panel, select Whangarei District Library from the Institution drop down list and enter your library card barcode number.  ​
Currently access is only available within the Whangarei Libraries or Library Wi-Fi.

Free Access Websites

New Zealand Music
 

New Zealand Music Commission logo.

New Zealand Music Commission

A great online resource centre with downloads, info videos and news.

New Zealand Music Commission 

Audio Culture logo.

Audio Culture

The noisy library of New Zealand music where you can read about people, labels, and scenes, listen to music and interviews, watch music videos, view images and browse discographies. 

Audio Culture

SOUNZ Centre for NZ Music logo.

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music

Discover, watch, listen, buy, borrow and hire New Zealand music.

SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music

 

International Music

Classic Music.com logo.

Classical Music.com

Listen to classical music online with music reviews and new releases from the world of classical music from BBC Music Magazine.

Classical Music.com 

 

All About Jazz logo.

All About Jazz

Jazz music news, reviews, articles, musicians and sounds.

All About Jazz

Elsewhere logo.

Music from Elsewhere

Wide angle reviews, interviews and opinion of new music by writer Graham Reid. Includes New Zealand music, sample tracks and videos and pages devoted to jazz, blues, reggae and world music. 

Music from Elsewhere 

 

Sprin logo.

Spin

Get the latest popular music news, album reviews, hottest MP3s, music videos, concert photos, and more.

Spin

 

World Music Central logo.

World Music Central

Featuring  latest news, CD and concert reviews, articles, an events calendar, and many resources for music fans, industry professionals and researchers.

World Music Central 
 

 British Sounds Library logo.

British Sounds Library

Listen to a selection from the British Library’s extensive recordings of music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds, from all over the world.

British Sounds Library 
 

US Library of Congress National Dukebox logos.

National Dukebox

Listen to historical recordings from the US Library of Congress. 

National Dukebox 

 

Music Scores

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library logo.

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library

Community library of public domain sheet music. Original scores in PDF format.

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library 

Choral Public Domain Library logo.

Choral Public Domain Library

Free choral and vocal scores, texts, translations, and other useful information.

Choral Public Domain Library

 

Resources

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