Naxos Music Library World is the most comprehensive online World Music library available, with music from more than 150 countries and 1,500 cultural groups. NML World contains more than 5,000 albums from such renowned labels as Smithsonian Folkways, ARC, Warner, Sony, Naxos World, plus dozens of other smaller independent labels. ...
Naxos Music Library World is a Corporate Patron of the Music Library Association’s 85th Annual Conference March 2 – 5 in Cincinnati. Naxos Music Library (NML), the first and most comprehensive online library of classical music, will showcase its new databases, now totaling more than 1.75 million music tracks, including more than 100,000 new world music tracks.
Nick D’Angiolillo, Director of Licensing and Library Services for Naxos will describe and demonstrate the new, intensely searchable, globally inclusive database all day in the exhibit hall, as well as in discussions throughout the intensive week of sessions, poster sessions, and into the evening. His staff will be on hand in the exhibit hall, showing off NML World’s depth and breadth (and its inclusion of all liner notes). Naxos will be offering free trials, and extensive show-signup discounts on institutional subscriptions to conference attendees seeking musical components for their academic institutions—from universities and conservatories to multicultural preschools, ESL programs, high school orchestra directors, and communities welcoming new Americans.
D’Angiolillo and the Naxos team will discuss NML’s proprietary Advanced Search functions, which has made the company’s classical and jazz databases ideal tools for listeners, from the novice sampler to the dedicated expert. “They can easily cross-search not just a vast array of recordings,” he explains, “but also multiple recordings of the same works.”
Now that engine makes world music easy to discover for discerning educators and researchers, bandleaders and businesspeople. Even casual listeners—folks who enjoy traveling the world by ear—can easily and intuitively start their journey and explore unexpected sounds. Users can search by cultural group, geographic area, language, ensemble, or record label. “Putting labels at the forefront of the service,” said D’Angiolillo, “is a different way to organize that catalog than traditional, artist-driven streaming services. Sorting by label is well-suited to the world genre.”
Expert human curators—not cobbled-together, poorly maintained data— are another strength of NML-World. These several dozen musicologists draw from nearly 70 years of releases to add about 1,000 tracks a day to NML World. Users can find field recordings from Appalachia and intimate glimpses into Asian courts; roots music from the US and folks songs from the former Soviet Union; an extensive Pete Segar collection and Johnny Cash’s Sun Records recordings; as well as the biggest attraction so far, Smithsonian Folkways’ impressive catalog.
“Our approach to data curation and to search functionality dovetails with the goals of the MLA, to improve music discovery and to encourage new approaches to the preservation and enjoyment of musical recordings around the world,” remarks D’Angiolillo.” We’re thrilled to get to demonstrate our latest database to music researchers, librarians, friends, and colleagues at this long-running conference."
Naxos Music Library World is the most comprehensive online World Music library available, with music from more than 150 countries and 1,500 cultural groups. NML World contains more than 5,000 albums from such renowned labels as Smithsonian Folkways, ARC, Warner, Sony, Naxos World, plus dozens of other smaller independent labels. Because new content is added continually, there is always something new to discover in NML World. Subscribers can search the NML World by country, cultural group, and many other criteria. Every track, album and playlist has a static URL, so sharing NML World content among users is easy. http://naxosmusiclibrary.com/world