Tag Archives: music

Ten Songs about libraries and librarians

(18 April 2017) Philip Sutton writes that The New York Public Library recently published a blog post about favorite fictional librarians. Sutton is a librarian who plays music—and the drummer in his group is also a librarian—which got him thinking about songs about libraries and librarians. Here is his list of ten songs about libraries and librarians […]


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Copyright Clearance Center launches Rightfind™ Music

(17 October 2016, Danvers, Mass.) Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, announces the launch of RightFind™ Music, a search and file management website designed to help customers find, download and manage music from APM Music’s collection of more than 500,000 tracks licensed for use in presentations […]


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State Library of Victoria announced as Melbourne Music Week Hub

(13 September 2016) State Library Victoria will be the 2016 hub for Melbourne Music Week, illuminating the city’s world-renowned music scene. Speaking at the launch today Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle said he was “delighted to be partnering with one of the icons of Melbourne, the great State Library Victoria as our Melbourne Music Week […]


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Hong Kong’s stunning new vinyl only library and listening space

(5 August 2016) Nestled within Potato Head’s newest location in Hong Kong lies a beautiful new listening space designed for vinyl lovers, audiophiles and left-field dance music aficionados. The interactive listening space has been appointed with the finest equipment imported from the US, the UK and Japan is complimented by a carefully curated selection of […]


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Music manuscripts and documents related to modern Japanese composers are available

(10 March 2016) On March 1, the National Diet Library released music manuscripts and documents related to modern Japanese composers. Now, approximately 600 items in the collection of composer Hikaru HAYASHI (1931-2012) are available. Advance reservation is required to use music manuscripts. Materials already digitized are available only in digitized form to preserve the originals. […]


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Singtel debuts data-free music service with Spotify, KKBOX, MeRadio and AMPed

(25 February 2016, Singapore)   Singtel today launched Singtel Music, the first service in Singapore to offer customers music from popular providers like Spotify, KKBOX, AMPed and MeRadio, with zero local data charges. Customers can add Singtel Music to their mobile plan for a fee to get a premium account from either Spotify, KKBOX, or AMPed […]


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Public library of 10,000 vinyl records opens in South Korea

(27 November 2015) A huge public vinyl library has just opened in the South Korean capital of Seoul, containing 10,000 records, 3,000 books, every issue of Rolling Stone magazine published since 1967 and a performance space. Members of the public can listen to music the using the library’s record players.  Visit the profusely illustrated Music Library website (in […]


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Bodleian’s entire maps and music collection now searchable online

The Bodleian Libraries’ outstanding collection of 1.3 million maps and half a million printed music scores can now be discovered by searching SOLO, the Libraries’ online catalogue. (27 October 2015) The Libraries’ maps and music collections are among the largest and most important of their kind in the UK but, until now, records for the […]


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Millions of songs deleted in Chinese piracy crackdown

(6 August 2015) Just like the citizens of most developed nations, the Chinese public has developed a healthy appetite for movies, music and TV shows. However, much to the disappointment of countries such as the United States, many have become accustomed to obtaining that content for free. Starting last Saturday, all online music providers were […]


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The Union Catalog of Modern Japanese Music Printed Before 1945 available

(1 May 2015) On March 24, the National Diet Library released The union catalog of modern Japanese music printed before 1945 in Research Navi. You can search musical scores printed in Japan before 1945 and owned by NDL and other libraries in Japan. Traditional Japanese scores are not included. This Database has been compiled by […]


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ACO expands data coverage

(23 September 2014) The music industry data now covers more than thirty countries across the world enabling researchers to gain insights and tell the story in new ways: Americas: USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile Asia/Pacfic: Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China, India, Australia, New Zealand Europe: UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Italy, […]


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Twenty one new data sets and countries added to ACO Music Data Analysis

(6 August 2014) ACO has added new data sets from South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile), Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan, India and more) and Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Italy, France, Norway, The Netherlands and more) to the resource. It is now a truly multinational resource. Over thirty countries – their data updated each week – analytical tools […]


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5 million+ new tracks added to Alexander Street streaming audio databases

(21 July 2014, Alexandria, VA)  Alexander Street Press has just added more than 5.2 million tracks to its award-winning streaming audio databases. Available to subscribing academic libraries worldwide—and offering up to 6.2 million tracks in many regions—the newly licensed content increases sixfold the listening portfolio at no additional cost. Works come from a broad range […]


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YouTube launching paid streaming music service

(17 June 2014) YouTube said on Tuesday that it plans to launch a paid streaming music service, in partnership with “hundreds of major and independent” music labels. A statement by the Google Inc. owned company confirmed long-running rumors that the world’s most popular online video website would offer a paid music service. The Chicago Tribune […]


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Medici.tv coming to a screen near you

(10 March 2014)  Medici.tv has built a unique service producing and broadcasting over 100 live concerts each year and 1,300 programmes, in collaboration with the greatest orchestras and concert halls in the world. Its database offers more than 1,300 streaming programmes of opera, dance,  concerts, ballets, documentaries and artists’ profiles. Streaming is offered via PC […]


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