Modest Mouse says "Music is to the soul what words are to the mind." Beside our collection of music on CD, Denver Public Library has a ton of other resources to feed your soul the music that it needs to get you through the day!
Music Online: American Music is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more.
Music Online: Listening is a multidisciplinary collection of audiovisual content that touches on every aspect of music and features musicians from around the world. This database has unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world. From Creole to Tyrol, you'll find it here!
A bit closer to home, Volume is a locally created and curated music website that allows Denver Public Library card holders to download and stream music from local bands and musicians, DRM-free. Any Colorado artist is encouraged to submit their music. Got a song in your heart? Sing it out and send it to us now...
If you're familiar with Kanopy, DPL's film streaming service, you may just be thinking - oh, lots more movies and documentaries, that's cool. But did you know there are concert videos in Kanopy too? Like Shut Up And Play The Hits - A Front Row Seat at LCD Soundsystem's Final Concert, or Revenge of the Mekons - A British Punk Band - as well as lots of other concert footage from all musical genres!
Speaking of concerts, come check out Mad About Music on Saturday, May 25 from 12-1 p.m. in the Acoma Plaza outside the Central Library. And the fun continues through June in our Sweet Sounds of Summer series!