Music

There are many places to find music in multiple languages. While we all watch YouTube because of the variety of music posted there, and the fun videos, I urge you to seek out resources that have the music only, without a video or visual. While the videographer’s vision can sometimes increase the appeal for a song, it can also turn you off of an artist or song entirely, so try to evaluate music on its own aural terms as often as possible. I advocate buying recordings, because music is an art worth paying for, but libraries and the radio and streaming services—and going to concerts!—are ways to find music as well.

Some Resources:
Your local college radio and public radio stations, and libraries

NPR’s New Sounds: https://www.newsounds.org/shows/soundcheck

The Library of Congress National Jukebox: http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/

The American Musicological Society’s list of musicological sites

The British Library’s Database of World and Traditional Music: https://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music

Art Song Central: http://artsongcentral.com

Looking for American art songs? Try these reference sites:
The Library of Congress
http://www.songofamerica.net/radio