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  1. Borealis Festival Radio Streaming

    Link
    http://www.borealisfestival.no/en/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Music, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    A festival for experimental music in Bergen, Norway. The festival organisers select work for broadcast by international sound artists, radio artists and composers who are pushing at the boundaries of their genre. Each year during the festival a radio art platform, Radio Space, streams online 24 hours a day so the public can tune in and become part of the festival’s home listening experiment. The festival’s website has a well organised archive which offers access to the websites of past festivals from 2006 until the present, all the Programme books from 2004 onwards, and the section Borealis in Videos and Sound which holds a selection of performances from each festival; there is also a Borealis Vimeo channel with over 75 videos and clips showing some of the experimental music and sound art performances.

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  2. Vox Earworm Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8cMiYb3G5fyqfIwGjH2fYC5fFLfdwW4
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Music
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Journalist Estelle Caswell explains the stories and sounds behind very popular songs. There are 13 episodes so far including: Smooth Jazz in the 90s; Why Pop Songs should end with a fade out; How triplet flow took over rap; the Sound that connects Stravinsky to Bruno Mars; the recording-studio mishap that shaped music in the 80s, and the most feared song in Jazz.

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  3. Barbican Centre Podcasts and Videos Streaming

    Link
    https://www.barbican.org.uk/read-watch-listen
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Design, Drama, Film Studies, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Photography
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Known for pushing the boundaries of theatre, dance, film, music and visual art, the Barbican’s podcasts and videos showcase specially commissioned interviews, lectures, exclusive trailers, performance footage, short films and concert recordings. New videos are added each Friday.

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  4. Cultural Equity Streaming

    Link
    http://www.culturalequity.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Ethnology, Languages, Music, Radio Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Information Sources, Lists, Streaming/Download

    The idea that the expressive traditions of all local and ethnic cultures should be equally valued was at the heart of musicologist Alan Lomax’s career. His Sound, Photograph and Video collections, which are the legacy of his extensive field research carried out between 1946-1990, can now be accessed online via the Cultural Equity website. Gems include The New Orleans Jazz Interviews (1949), the England and Wales folk songs (1951-1958), blues artist Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Jones, and Caribbean 1962, just when the British West Indies were on the verge of independence. There are also three YouTube channels: The Alan Lomax Archive, which offers video clips from Lomax’s “American Patchwork” fieldwork (1978-1983), thus far including Mississippi Delta and Hill Country, Appalachia, New Orleans, Cajun Louisiana, Johns Island, SC; The Global Jukebox Channel with 600 recorded language examples collected by Lomax for Parlametrics, his study of speaking style, and the Cultural Equity Channel set up to provide Grenadians at home and in the Diaspora with an interactive online resource for Grenadian folkways and an outlet for cultural feedback.

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  5. Now Playing Network Streaming

    Link
    http://www.nowplayingnetwork.net/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Art, Film Studies, Music
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Podcasting, Reviews, Streaming/Download

    This is an USA-based podcast entertainment network devoted to culture, movies and music. Podcasts housed on the site include: Pure Cinema (with discussions of new and old films), Vinyl Emergency (about the people who create and collect vinyl records), Drinking at the Movies (conversation about films by two old friends), Supporting Characters (interviews with authors, film critics and bloggers), Movie Madness (reviews, interviews, film festivals coverage and box office information), Fresh Perspective (on a film related theme), and Voices & Visions (interviews with creative people). Some shows are sporadic, some are bi-weekly, but the site archives all the content, which can be streamed or downloaded.

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  6. WhoSampled Streaming

    Link
    https://www.whosampled.com
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Music
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Databases, Streaming/Download

    Site dedicated to uncovering direct connections between songs and artists. Created and maintained by a community of over 17, 000 contributors,WhoSampled facilitates the discovery of samples, cover songs and remixes. Genres covered include Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B, Electronic/Dance, Rock, Pop, Soul, Reggae, Jazz and Classical.

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  7. The Great 78 Project Streaming

    Link
    http://great78.archive.org/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Music
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    This project, which is a collaboration between the Internet Archive, George Blood L.P. and the Archive of Contemporary Music, aims to preserve and make available digitised recordings of 78 rpm records. The project invites users to listen to the recordings, but also to help improve the metadata, curate the collections, help with research and to donate more recordings.

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  8. Oxford University Press: Audio Resources Streaming

    Link
    https://soundcloud.com/oupacademic
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    History, Law, Literature, Music
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A selection of audio resources from the Oxford University Press. Music, literature, history and the law are well represented. Editors of the Oxford World’s Classic Series offer useful insights - ‘audio guides’ - into the works of their authors. The selections include Jane Austen’s teenage writings, ‘The Portrait of a Lady’ by Henry James, Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’, Henry Mayhew’s ‘London Labour and the London Poor’ and many others.

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  9. Sound Matters Streaming

    Link
    https://journal.beoplay.com/journal/sound-matters
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Media Studies, Music, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A podcast which explores the ways in which people listen to sounds, and the inventions, discoveries, possibilities and ideas around sound. Written and produced by Tim Hinman, the content is original and thought-provoking. Covering all aspects of sound, from prehistoric musical instruments, recording wildlife sounds, interstellar noise, soundscape ecology, and the links between music and sport, users can subscribe via Soundcloud and iTunes.

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  10. Coventry University Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://coventryuniversity.podbean.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Computing, Design, Economics, Education, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Politics and Government, Sports Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This collection of podcasts features freely available recordings of lectures and talks from Coventry University. The podcasts are arranged according to category, which cover the full range of academic subjects, are arranged according to faculty and subject area as well as broader topics relating to the university itself.

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