Creative Commons is a system that allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free. CC offers free copyright licenses that anyone can use to mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry.
soundFORMovement exists for the dance and film communities — so that movement artists can have professional music at prices that match their projects.
Students can find license-free music to use for choreography. Dance teachers can find hundreds of tracks organized by meter and BPM to discover music that fits their classes. Choreographers can listen to hundreds of pieces I've composed that can be reused or edited for new projects.
Streaming Music from Rowan Libraries
Rowan Libraries also subscribes to several streaming music services for all kinds of music.
Streaming audio of jazz music recordings. If you cannot use this resource, please try again later. There is a limit on the number of users at one time.
Streaming audio service providing nearly 20,000 tracks of jazz, blues and R&B from Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz including Prestige, Debut, Riverside, Stax, Volt, Specialty, and Pablo, along with Prophone and Proprius. Covers international jazz.
American Music is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more.
Streaming audio of classical music recordings from over 45 labels with searching available by composer, performer, instrument, genre, historical period, or label. Liner notes also searchable. Provides personal playlist and clip-making options. Offers selected downloads for free and for purchase. Includes themed playlists and listening designed to accompany the major music history and appreciation textbooks.
Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
Audio recordings of popular music from around the world.
Popular Music Library from Alexander Street contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.