The Library of Congress' new 'National Jukebox'

The Library of Congress in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment launched "The National Jukebox" a couple days ago, which they're calling "the largest collection of historical recordings ever made publicly available online."

The new website provides access to more than 10-thousand historical recordings for free on a streaming-only basis – no downloads. It covers the first quarter of the twentieth century and includes music, poetry, political speeches and other spoken word recordings. Right now, it only includes recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company, which Sony controls. The project is also a collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara – and its Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Records – which is helping to create a searchable database for every recording in the National Jukebox.

via NPR's The Record

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