Streaming audio/video

Naxos Music Library NML

Contains over 2 million tracks including the complete Naxos classical, jazz, world-music and historical releases, plus the complete Marco Polo, da capo catalogues. NML aims at presenting the widest possible range of classical music rather than focusing on different performances of a narrow repertoire. Additional resources include opera libretti, podcasts, and audiobooks.

Naxos Music Library Jazz 

contains over 185,000 tracks of top jazz music from 400 labels, including Fantasy, Storyville, ACT, Effendi, Atlantic, Elektra and more. Download the mobile app for easy, on-the-go access

Naxos World Music Library

 Contains a wide range of world music. Search by label, artist, composer, cultural group, or geographic area.

Contains over 1,800 programs including concerts and archived historical concerts; operas; ballets; documentaries, artists portraits, and educational programs; and master classes. In addition to archived performances, also broadcasts more than 100 live events each year in partnership with the world’s most prestigious venues, opera houses, festivals and competitions: Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and more.

Smithsonian Global Sound

Internet archive: Audio

Welcome to the Archive's audio and MP3 library. This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download. Check our FAQ for more information.

CentreStreams : the Canadian Music Centre

Thousands of archival recordings by Canadian composers

CBC Music

 is a digital music service, launched by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on February 13, 2012.[1] The service provides online streaming of 53 web radio services, including the existing radio networks CBC Radio 2 and CBC Radio 3 and 47 streams devoted to particular genres of music.[1] Some of the genre webstreams were already provided by Radio 2 or Radio 3, while others were new offerings at the 2012 launch.

Ethnographic Video Online

The use of film in anthropological research is a century-old methodology, from the early days when cameras were instruments for documentation in the field, to contemporary studies which turn the camera inward as a tool of inquiry into the ethnographer’s own community. The last 100 years have resulted in irreplaceable repositories of primary source film depicting the richness of human culture, behavior and diversity around the world.

Alexander Street Press Opera in Video

Contains 500 hours of opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Representative composers include Verdi, Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, Puccini, Handel, Rameau, Monteverdi, Strauss, and more.

Alexander Street Press Classical Music in Video

Contains 1,000 hours (approximately 1,500 performances) of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video. Music ranges from J.S. Bach to John Adams, and string quartet to electro-acoustic.

Alexander Street Press Dance in video

Contains video selections of ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Representative choreographers include George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, Michel Fokine, Sir Kenneth, MacMillan, Richard Allen and more.