(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 of independent record labels, with a large concentration in popular music. The tracks feature both emerging artists and well-known performers in an array of genres. Highlights include:
- 1.4 million world music tracks—Turkish folk, worldbeat, Indian Carnatic, and J-pop
- 396,000 classical tracks featuring Bjorling, Andre Previn, Berlin Philharmonic, Luciano Pavarotti, Georgi Badev, Glenn Gould, and more
- 441,000 jazz tracks from greats like Count Basie, Ahmad Jamal Trio, Bix Beiderbecke, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, Zoot Sims, Frank Sinatra, and Billie Holiday
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