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  • November 29, 2011
    The ARChive of Contemporary Music has announced that Friday, September 7, 2012 is Brazilian World Music Day. Read more about it here.
  • October 6, 2011
    Many of the British Library's rare or unique 16th-century music editions are now freely available online, thanks to a partnership between Royal Holloway, University of London, the British Library and JISC. The Early Music Online project has digitised from microfilm more than 320 anthologies of printed music from the 16th century. The earliest, a collection printed by Ottaviano Petrucci, dates from 1503. Highlights of the collection include sacred music by Josquin des Prez, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd; secular songs from Nuremberg, Paris and Lyon; lute music from Venice and organ music...
  • September 21, 2011
    Just in from Nick at Naxos, September 20, 2011: It is with great pleasure that we announce the Blue Note Records catalog is now available for Naxos Music Library - Jazz subscribers!  Blue Note has such a wonderful history of musical excellence and we hope you'll enjoy the journey through their catalog as much as we will! Blue Note Records, established in New York by German-born record executive Alfred Lion and art director Francis Wolff in 1939, is a renowned jazz label that has produced a number of legendary albums including John Coltrane's "Blue Train" and other classic albums from...
  • August 31, 2011
    The Library of Congress has announced a new bibliography called "Music and Books on Music from The Russian Imperial Collection," prepared by Kevin LaVine, Senior Music Specialist. See http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/RICbib.pdf.
  • August 29, 2011
    Agreement has been reached between IMSLP and the Werner Icking Music Archive (WIMA) to merge, with the result that WIMA’s entire collection of files will be moved to IMSLP. These consist of some 65,000 scores and many more audio files, meaning that WIMA will end up as IMSLP’s biggest community project. See http://imslpjournal.org/imslp-wima-to-merge/ for details.
  • July 27, 2011
    Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is now available in the U.S. For more information, see: http://www.spotify.com/us/about-us/press/hello-america-spotify-here/  
  • July 7, 2011
    The Codex Calixtinus has been stolen from the Catedral de Santiago de Compostela. http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/07/07/codex-calixtinus-stole... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/07/codex-calixtinus-manuscript-... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/8623872/12th-Cent...        
  • July 7, 2011
    Oxford Bibliographies Online has just opened access to the Music module of Oxford Bibliographies Online, and we have a free, 30-day trial (6 July 2011 through 5 August 2011).  To access this resource from *on campus*, go to http://www.oxfordbibliographiesonline.com And, let me know what you think.  The annual subscription rate is $795; a one-time purchase fee is available for $6,360, plus annual maintenance. Bonna
  • May 10, 2011
    The Library of Congress has launched the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. For more information, see the press release.
  • April 4, 2011
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 is Muslim World Music Day. Read more about this live online effort here.