What is an online music recording database that provides audio files?

Harvard subscribes to a number of streaming audio and video collections, each holding thousands of recordings.

Visit the Music Research Guide page on Recordings and Videos to see a list.

If you'd like further assistance from music specialists please contact Liz Berndt-Morris (eaberndtmorris@fas.harvard.edu) or Kerry Masteller (kmastell@fas.harvard.edu), in the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library.

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