Music Resources


Freegal Music: Stream and Download Songs

Stream popular songs from today and from past decades, in your browser or in the app. You can also download up to 5 songs or 2 music videos per week, yours to keep. The collection also includes audiobooks.

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Music Online: American Music Library

Stream music from America’s past. Hear songs by and about Native Americans, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and anti-war protests. Discover recorded oral history, documentaries, biographies, and folk songs. You can also find popular soundtracks and holiday music.

Music Online: Classical Music Library

Listen to Classical music recordings. Find music written from the earliest recorded history all the way to the present, including many of today’s composers. Ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber music, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

Music Online: Contemporary World Music Library

Delivers sounds from regions on every continent. Includes traditional and classical music, as well as current popular music genres, from cultures around the world. Listen to the songs and melodies of modern music from different countries and peoples.

Music Online: Jazz Music Library

Stream jazz music in your browser. Discover popular jazz music by song or album title, or look up performers. Includes vocal jazz, swing, blues, Latin jazz, piano performances, and more.

Music Online: Popular Music Library

Discover a wide range of popular music from around the world, with tracks from many major genres in music. Listen to thousands of songs in popular genres, including rock, pop, alternative, rap, hip-hop, reggae, country, soundtracks, and more.

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound

Enjoy a huge collection of traditional songs, melodies, instrumental music, and spoken word recordings from countries and cultures around the world. Discover folk songs, children’s songs, spiritual and religious music, poetry, recorded oral history and biographies, and more.

Provided by the Smithsonian archives and world music archives in Asia and Africa. This collection has been produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Watch Ballets, Concerts, and Operas

Watch live shows and recorded concerts, operas, and ballets from around the world, right on your computer. You can also watch documentaries, master classes, and educational films, as well as read about the performances, casts, individual artists, and composers. New videos are continually added to the website. Great for classical music lovers.

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