Recordings Subject Guide - University Libraries, University of Hartford

Sections in this category: Associations | Resources | Selected Labels | Selected Vendors


ARSC, Association for Recorded Sound Collections

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives

Recording Industry Association of America


AMG All Music
Comprehensive database of information about popular and classical music recordings and movies. Includes bibliographies, reviews, essays, and samples of recordings

E-newsletter includes reviews of new releases, recommended recordings, news features, competitions, and awards.

Recorded Sound Reference Center
Access the commercial and archival audio holdings of the Library of Congress, including its recorded sound catalog, online recordings, and NBC Radio Archive.

Selected Labels



Decca Music Group

Deutsche Grammophon

EMI Classics

eOne Music US

Harmonia Mundi

Ladyslipper Music

Musical Heritage Society
Society bought out 2011 by Passionato; links now dead at both and as of 15-Dec-2016; look for news online.


New World Records

Rounder Records

Smithsonian Folkways

SONY Masterworks

Warner Classics

Selected Vendors

Berkshire Record Outlet Inc.
Closeouts and overruns of classical music labels. Also opera, film scores, original cast, jazz, blues, and world music recordings.

CD Universe

Classical Music Commercial Sites

Compact Disc Connection

GEMM has gone out of business and shut down their website as of July 2015. Rare and collectible LP's, 45's, 33's, CD's, cassette tapes, and memorabilia from stores worldwide.

Multicultural Media
World music and dance CD's, videos, and DVD's.

Parnassus Classical Compact Discs and Records
Difficult-to-find LP's, CD's, DVD's, and historical reissues.

Tower Records

Web Resources for Out-of-Print Sound Recordings
Compiled by Anna Seaberg.