Music Enjoyment: Music Listening

Live Music at the Library

                                                       8/12: Austin Ukestra - Ukulele Group                                8/30: Ricardo Parra


For information about these and other musical happenings at the Library, please visit Upcoming Live Music Events on the APL Events Calendar.


Music Downloads

  • ArtistDirect offers free downloads of various genres, artists, songs, and music videos.
  • Audio Archive is an "audio and MP3 library that hosts over 2 million free digital audio files," with music, news and poetry.
  • FMA is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads from WFMU radio.
  • Hype Machine compiles music bloggers and the music they write about.  Listen for free or pay to download.
  • Internet Archives is an online public library of live recordings available for royalty-free, no-cost public downloads.
  • National Jukebox has historical recordings from the Library of Congress.

Radio and Music Streaming

  • Alt Latino is NPR's Alternative Latino radio stream.
  • Google Play Music is "free, curated radio for what you're doing, how you feel, or what you want to hear."
  • KUTX is a radio station where you can listen to music and news for free.
  • KUTX's Song of the Day is free to listen to or download.
  • is a music discovery service that gives you personalized recommendations based on the music you like.
  • The National Recording Preservation Board lists recordings nominated to the National Recording Registry.
  • NPR Music has top 10-50 and 100 lists and samplers.
  • NPR Music Radio offers streamed music from NPR and public radio stations.
  • Pandora allows you to create personalized radio stations based on your favorite songs, artists, and genres.
  • Radio Paradise is a streaming radio station commanded by two live DJs.
  • Soundcloud is a site where you can sign up to explore a large community of artists, bands, podcasters, and creators of music and audio.
  • Soundtap is a "crowd-sourced guide to college radio and community radio," featuring hundreds of stations and shows.
  • Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.
  • Triplag is "dedicated to releasing full power night time psychedelic trance music" and offers listeners a choice of "darkspy" or "chilltrip."

Music in the Library Databases

Free Music Players

Recommended Music Albums from the Library