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More Music on the Archive

Some think of the Internet Archive as just the Wayback Machine, but we have other great collections.   Our music collection is worth listening to and made some jumps recently:

Our live music collection now has over 100,000 concerts from over 5,000 bands (including an almost complete collection of Grateful Dead concerts)

New:  The first phase of Internet music was the Internet Underground Music Archive, which is now back and available (thanks to John Gilmore and Jason Scott).

Much of the collection, from before they were sued into a unrecognizable form, was archived, but frankly is not easy to browse in the Wayback Machine.  Hopefully we will fix that in the future.

After, “netlabels” evolved to be a more curated system of free downloads.   Many of these hosted by the Internet Archive and are fabulous.

Thousands of 78rpm records and wax drum recordings have been uploaded by users.

And the first “music video” from 1894-1895 that was found recently, reconstructed painstakingly by the legendary Walter Murch, and then he donated it to the archive.

We are getting slightly closer to the “Universal Access to All Knowledge” goal.



Originally posted on The Internet Archive Blog by brewster.

Written by internetarchive

July 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Posted in internet archive

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