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  • List of online music databases


    Below is a table of online music databases that are largely free of charge. Note that many of the sites provide a specialized service or focus on a particular music genre. Some of these operate as an online music store or purchase referral service in some capacity. Among the sites that have information on the largest number of entities are those sites that focus on discographies of composing and performing artists. Database Services No. of tracks No. of releases No. of artists Notes License Full free accessACRCloud Music recognition & audio based music retrieval&040000000~40,000,000 Commercially available with SDKs, APIs for file scanning, airplay monitoring, shazam-liked featues Free trial available in 15 days AllMusic Music information and reviews.&020000000~20,000,000&002200000~2,200,000 Song samples only. Choral Public Domain Library Sheet music archive of choral and vocal music in the public domain or otherwise freely available for printing and performing Yes Quantone Database of physical/digital products, venues, photos, artists, participants, composers, movements, labels, publishers and rights.&01200000012,000,000 &000301000301,000 For commercial business-to-business usage only. API available. Discogs • Database: user-generated cross-referenced database of physical & digital releases, artists, and labels. With catalogue numbers, codes, and all other markings taken directly from each release.• Companies/organisations: cross-referencing all others involved in music production (record companies, manufacturers, distributors, publishers, rights holders, venues, studios, etc.)• Images: for releases, artists, labels, and other companies/organisations listed.• Marketplace: for trade of physical music releases.&151200000151,200,000&1000000010,000,000&0050000005,000,000 • Multi-lingual.• Free membership (which also removes all site ads).• Marketplace lists over 35 million items (largest physical music items marketplace online).• 1 billion edits. PD/CC0 Free API and XML data dumps. Encyclopaedia Metallum A heavy metal encyclopedia with information, complete discography, links, images, and reviews.&001900000~1,900,000&000265000~265,000&000637000~102,000 bands, ~535,000 artists freedb Identification service for CDs. GPL. The Freesound Project repository of Creative Commons-licensed audio samples. CC Sampling Plus. Gracenote Identification service for CDs and other media.&100000000~100,000,000&008000000~8,000,000 1 billion "submissions". International Music Score Library Project Music scores and parts, mostly scanned from publications now in the public domain; some recordings.&00004200042,000 (370,000 scores) &00001488714,500 composers, 387 performers. PD/CC-BY-NC-SA. Last.fm Music community website.&01200000012,000,000 Automatically creates online library/collection of listened to music and generates recommendations. LyricWikiLyrics wiki on Wikia.&001653416~1,653,416&000159749~159,749&000082226~82,226 Yes, but no access to the lyrics via API. MAQAM Largest Database of Arabic and Middle Eastern music artists, tracks, and albums.&00002000020,000 &0000012001,200 MetroLyrics Lyrics lookup. MuseScore Online sheet music sharing. Also includes free music notation software to enable a wide range of instrumental music scores to be created, printed and shared No—free accounts are permitted five uploads; beyond that, payment is required MusicBrainz Open content music database.&022788339~22,788,339&001828671~1,828,671&001231199~1,231,199 GPL/LGPL/PD/CC-BY-NC-SA. Free API and XML data dumps. MusicMight Biographies and discographies. Musixmatch The world's largest lyrics platform. Yes. Mutopia Project repository of free content sheet music. RateYourMusic &0033689343,368,934&0011232531,123,253 Rolldabeats Drum N Bass music database, physical releases only. University of Pittsburgh Library System Archives Service Center Werner Icking Music Archive Wikifonia Free lead sheets in MusicXML format, contributed and editable by users. WhoSampled User-generated database of comparison between original tracks and covers, or songs that use samples.&000460000460,000 &000150000150,000 Database Services No. of tracks No. of releases No. of artists Notes License Full free access

  • Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing


    The Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) library network is a non-profit consortium of thirty-five member libraries and thirty-eight locations located throughout Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Since it was founded in 1991, the network has registered over 255,000 cardholders. It completes over 3.5 million transactions per year. The number of items available has grown from 568,000 in 1991 to over 1.6 million in 2014. Deliveries of materials between member libraries and other library networks in Massachusetts through an interlibrary loan program are made by the Massachusetts Library System located in Waltham . The network uses Sierra integrated library system (ILS) for staff function workflows: acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, ILL, and serials as well as for their patron's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). The libraries provide access to reference databases, digital libraries, access to free music online, museum passes, genealogy, workshops, and other free services that vary from each location.

  • Google Books


    Google Books (previously known as Google Book Search and Google Print and by its codename Project Ocean) is a service from Google Inc. that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition (OCR), and stored in its digital database. Books are provided either by publishers and authors, through the Google Books Partner Program, or by Google's library partners, through the Library Project. Additionally, Google has partnered with a number of magazine publishers to digitize their archives. The Publisher Program was first known as Google Print when it was introduced at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2004. The Google Books Library Project, which scans works in the collections of library partners and adds them to the digital inventory, was announced in December 2004. The Google Books initiative has been hailed for its potential to offer unprecedented access to what may become the largest online body of human knowledge and promoting the democratization of knowledge.

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