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Sound recordings

Library CD collection

Concordia Libraries' CD collection consists of nearly 4,000 titles in most genres of music, including classical, jazz, blues, electroacoustic, world, folk, and popular.

You can search the CD collection through Concordia's library catalogue.


Library's streaming audio collection

Note: when connecting to library databases from off campus you'll need to follow these instructions.

  • Naxos Music Library

    Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online offering over 500,000 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.

  • Jazz Music Library

    Jazz Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of jazz recordings available online

  • Smithsonian Global Sound

    Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels.

  • Classical Music Library

    Classical Music Library is a streaming online music database, featuring classical music from over 32 labels.

  • Naxos Music Library - Jazz

    Comprises Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz along with Prophone and Proprius.


Streaming audio websites
  • Centrestreams (Canadian Music Centre)

    "Listen for free to thousands of archival recordings by Canadian composers. Search by genre or instrument."

  • CBC Music

    Free streaming music from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Stream concerts on demand as well as web radio in many different genres. Includes artists pages on thousands of independent artists.

  • Free Music Archive

    "The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet."

  • National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress

    At launch, the Jukebox includes more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. Jukebox content will be increased regularly, with additional Victor recordings and acoustically recorded titles made by other Sony-owned U.S. labels, including Columbia, OKeh, and others.

  • Last.fm

    Last.fm recommends music, videos and concerts based on what you listen to.

  • Deezer

    Deezer is a free music streaming service based in France.

  • SoundCloud

    SoundCloud is a streaming music service that allows artists, record labels & other music professionals to send, receive, and distribute music.

  • UbuWeb

    UbuWeb is a large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material available on the internet, founded in 1996 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith. It offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art mp3 archives.

  • SONUS

    SONUS is a digital music library of electroacoustic works, created and managed by the CEC for the benefit of the greater Electroacoustic / Computer Music / Sound Art community.

  • The Hype Machine

    A music blog aggregator that tracks hundreds of music blogs and makes songs available for streaming.

  • The Freesound Project

    The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focuses only on sound, not songs.

  • Play.fm

    PLAY.FM is the most comprehensive audio database for DJ and club culture on the internet. More than 12.000 DJ sets, live recordings and radio sessions can be streamed free of charge and on-demand.


Sound recordings (for purchase)
  • Squidco

    "Squidco sells improvised, composed & unusual music from around the globe. Particular interests are in Free Jazz, Downtown NY Improv Scene, Musique Actuelle, R.I.O. (Rock In Opposition), Avant-Rock & Folk, Unusual Vocal Improv, Avant-Garde and modern compositional music, Electro-Acoustic, Electronic, Experimental, EA-Improv, lower case, Sound & Noise, Field Recordings, World Musics, Historic Recordings, and a great deal inbetween."

  • BoomKat

    "Our product extends to cover the most underground forms of Electronic music, Hip Hop, Post-Folk, Alt.Country, IDM, Electro, Acoustica, Post-Rock, Ambient, Micro House, Detroit Techno, Mentalism, Electropop, Indiepop, Grime, Free Jazz, Modern Composition, Cologne Techno, Future Disco, Drone, Sublow, Soundtracks, Noise and out and out post-generic objects of wonder."

  • Centrediscs

    "Unique among recording labels in Canada because it features only works by Canadian composers"

  • Electrocd

    "...offers the largest selection ... of electroacoustic music recordings in North America"

  • Linn Records

    "We are an independent record label, combining a love of music with a passion for quality. We cover everything, from award-winning classical and jazz recordings, to the latest rock, pop and electronica."

  • HDtracks

    Online music store that specializes in selling high quality, lossless sound files and album liner notes from a wide variety of genres and record labels.

  • Discogs

    "Discogs is a user-built database containing information on artists, labels, and their recordings. Discogs also incorporates a Marketplace where you can buy and sell the recordings. Discogs is constantly growing as users submit releases to the database."

  • ClassicsOnline

    ClassicsOnline is a dedicated music download service offering nearly 29,000 albums and over half a million tracks from a comprehensive catalogue of classical, classic jazz, blues, folk and world music.

  • Emusic.com

    Digital music and audiobook site.

  • Beatport

    Beatport is an American online music store specializing in electronic dance music and culture.

  • iTunes

    iTunes is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. Follow this link to the download page for the iTunes software that allows access to the store.

  • Traxsource

    Online music store specializing in electronic house music.

  • ArkivMusic

    An online retailer of classical music, in CD, DVD, SACD, and BluRay formats. Source for hard to find and reissue recordings.

  • ArkivJazz

    A division of ArkivMusic specializing in jazz.

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