University of Hartford Libraries

Recordings Subject Guide


Websites

Associations

ARSC, Association for Recorded Sound Collections
[http://www.arsc-audio.org]

Grammy.com
[http://www.grammy.com]

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
[http://www.iasa-web.org/]

Recording Industry Association of America
[http://www.riaa.com/]


Resources

AMG All Music
[http://www.allmusic.com/]
Comprehensive database of information about popular and classical music recordings and movies. Includes bibliographies, reviews, essays, and samples of recordings

Gramophone
[http://www.gramophone.co.uk/]
E-newsletter includes reviews of new releases, recommended recordings, news features, competitions, and awards.

Recorded Sound Reference Center
[http://www.loc.gov/rr/record]
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

Chandos
[http://www.chandos.net/]

Columbia
[http://www.columbiarecords.com/]

Decca Music Group
[http://www.deccaclassics.com/#]

Deutsche Grammophon
[http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/]

EMI Classics
[http://www.emiclassics.com/]

eOne Music US
[http://www.eonemusic.com/]

Harmonia Mundi
[http://harmoniamundi.com/]

Ladyslipper Music
[http://www.ladyslipper.org/]

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

Naxos
[http://www.naxos.com/naxos/naxos_marco_polo.htm]

New World Records
[http://www.newworldrecords.org]

Rounder Records
[http://www.rounder.com/]

Smithsonian Folkways
[http://www.folkways.si.edu]

SONY Masterworks
[https://www.sonymusicmasterworks.com/]

Warner Classics
[http://www.warnerclassics.com/]


Selected Vendors

Berkshire Record Outlet Inc.
[http://www.broinc.com/]
Closeouts and overruns of classical music labels. Also opera, film scores, original cast, jazz, blues, and world music recordings.

CD Universe
[http://cduniverse.com]

Classical Music Commercial Sites
[http://www.classical.net/music/links/commercial/musicretail.html]

Compact Disc Connection
[http://www.cdconnection.com/bin/nph-home]

GEMM
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
[http://www.multiculturalmedia.com]
World music and dance CD's, videos, and DVD's.

Parnassus Classical Compact Discs and Records
[http://www.parnassusrecords.com]
Difficult-to-find LP's, CD's, DVD's, and historical reissues.

Tower Records
[https://www.towerrecords.ie/]

Web Resources for Out-of-Print Sound Recordings
[http://www.halcyon.com/aseaberg/opmusic.html]
Compiled by Anna Seaberg.


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