Please welcome DRAM

We are proud to welcome the Database of Recorded American Music to our ensemble of digital streaming services. DRAM is a digital streaming service that provides access to CD quality audio, complete and original liner notes and essays from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) and other important labels dedicated to preserving contemporary American music. DRAM offers the educational community on-demand, high-quality (192kbps/MP4) streaming access to complete works.

Currently, there are over 1,200 CDs (7,500 compositions) in DRAM. The basis for the current collection is the diverse catalogue of American music recordings by New World Records. From folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond, New World has served composers, artists, students and the general public since its inception in 1975 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Database of Recorded American Music
may be browsed by several indexes including composer, artist, ensemble, instrument, and record label. QuickTime 6.5.2 or later is the preferred media player.  This resource may be accessed from the library webpages under the link Find Streaming Audio. DRAM is accessible from any campus-networked computer or off-campus using Case’s VPN Client.

The CIM Library welcomes your feedback about the Database of Recorded American Music.

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2 responses to “Please welcome DRAM

  1. I found free music downloads and more on this blog that I thought was illegal to do. Why or how can someone offer copyrighted materials like that

  2. According to DRAM’s documentation, “We are currently unable to offer downloading. We plan to include this service in the future.” At this point, they provide a digital feed of the mp3 file that can be played on the local computer. You must be affiliated with an institute that subscribes to DRAM to access the music. Please consult DRAM’s frequently asked questions page for more information about how they provide access to this music. ~Bonnie

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