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Using Alexander Street's Music Online

A guide to using a massive music database of over 900,000 items.

Overview

"Alexander Street, L.L.C. was founded in May 2000, with the goal of publishing large-scale digital collections of exceptional quality in the humanities and social sciences.
 
Our acquisition of Classical International, Ltd. in 2004 provided us with expertise, software, and partners in streaming audio. Since then, we’ve grown our music portfolio from some 35,000 tracks to almost 750,000, and the databases are steadily growing. We’ve also added audio oral histories, speeches, and interviews to our text collections. Our music portfolio has expanded to provide scores, lyrics, reference works, and other related resources.
 
Today, Alexander Street publishes more than 80 collections totaling many millions of pages, audio tracks, videos, images, and playlists. We’re concentrating on building the best collections we can across the curriculum—in literature; music; women's history; black history; psychological counseling and therapy; social and cultural history; drama, medical, theatre, film, and the performing arts; religion; sociology; and other emerging areas."