Music just a click away
Did you know that you can access tons of streamed music through the Baylor Libraries?Â We subscribe to several resources that can connect you with an amazing amount of music in a number of styles or genres:
From the Libraries’ homepage, you can use the search widget on the left. Select “search for databases by keyword” and enter “streaming music.”Â You’ll see a list of all the streaming music databases we subscribe to. If you use these links or the links below, you’ll be able to access these resources from on or off campus.
All of the databases will allow you to search or browse. Some will include liner notes and other information and some will even let you sign in and build your own playlists.
African American Song
contains 16,000 tracks of important recordings in a number of genres including jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, sacred, and even some speeches and sermons.
Classical Music Library
includes vocal and choral music, chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera, including everything from Gregorian chant to living composers. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. CML currently includes This release 55,903 tracks (3,628 albums).
DRAM (Digital Repository of American Music)
contains music by american composers and performers of the 20th and 21st centuries. It includes 2,000 albums and complete liner notes and essays from independent record labels and sound archives. This collection is based primarily on the New World Records recordings, including folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond.
currently includes 1,015 albums, (6,996 tracks) of music in many genres from many aspects of America’s past including songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. It also includes songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns,Â Prohibition, the Revolutionary War,Â the Civil War, and anti-war protests. This database will eventually includeÂ 50,000 tracks.
Contemporary World Music
will contain 50,000 tracks that delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important 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. This release includes 1,012 albums, equalling 13,502 tracks.
Naxos Music Library
is the world’s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 26,370 CDs with more than 376,700 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month.
Naxos Music Libary Jazz
is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offersÂ 22,600 tracks of jazz from over 2,300 albums. Over 500 jazz artists are represented on a number of important jazz record labels.
Smithsonian Global Sound
includes more than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds. You can browse by genre, cultural group, language, musical instrument, artist, or ensemble.
Whatever your musical tastes, you’re sure to find music here to suit, so click away, sit back, and enjoy!