DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music)

DRAM is an online music database offering on-demand, streaming access to an extensive and ever-growing catalog. A primary focus of the collection is the preservation and dissemination of hard-to-find yet culturally and academically important music. Featured music ranges from 19th and 20th century classical genres to early rock, folk music to opera, Native American to jazz, historical musical theater to new music, electronic and beyond. The database is based on the recordings from New World Records and Composers Recordings, Inc., and includes works from additional labels such as Albany, Cedille, Deep Listening, Mode and Frog Peak. Full liner notes and cover art are included.

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19th century - present

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Unlimited simultaneous users licensed.

Resource Types

Images and Sound

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