You bet! University Libraries offers unlimited commercial-free listening for DU students, staff, and faculty with a variety of streaming music services, encompassing every listening taste and preference. You will find your favorites, and also discover plenty of alternative sounds that never make the charts. You will also find interesting background information on the genres and artists you listen to. Each service is searchable by composer, artist, title, or keyword, or can be easily browsed by category. Playlist creation is easy and quick, and you can share sounds with social tools like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or email. Streams are delivered directly to your computer or mobile device. You can access all of them from off-campus, simply authenticating with your DU number and passcode when prompted. On campus, authentication is automatic.
These links will take you directly the different streaming resources:
Popular Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.
Contemporary World Music 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.
Classical Music Library provides coverage in breadth and depth for classical music, offering the contents of more than 59,000 albums. From the 12th-century sounds of Hildegard von Bingen to the contemporary masterworks of Philip Glass and Steve Reich, it’s all here.
You could think of American Song as a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America’s past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more. Also includes spoken-word recordings of interviews, storytellers, oral histories, and even poetry.
Jazz Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online, with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. From Dixieland, through Swing and Bebop, down to 1960s Free Jazz and today’s Smooth Jazz, Jazz Music Library has it covered.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries is produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Where else can you find the sounds of Indonesian gamelan, American Ragtime, and North Indian music from Trinidad? This collection is a virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions, providing listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources to experience diverse musical forms.
NML is the industry-leading service for streaming classical music, delivering content from hundreds of record labels from around the world, in addition to Naxos’ own label. Content currently includes over 112,000 CDs. NML is also available through mobile apps for iOS and Android.