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.