Audio Links: Internet audio directories, broadcasters, and technology Audio Links - On Demand - Internet Audio Information Sources

Web sites providing or guiding you to on-demand audio content; the Internet has long served as a repository for audio files; many books have been translated to audio files and are available for free (or a fee) for download; archives collect audio files; podcasts are serial programs that are available for download
  • Books: Audio books; these sites collect and organize audio books (spoken performances of written fiction or non-fiction published books), public talks or performances of books or related to books or authors
    • Internet Archive--Audio Books and Poetry: archived digital recordings from a range of contributors; over 5,000 items covering audio books and poetry; part of the Internet Archive, an Internet library offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital form
    • Librivox: excellent audio books collection; free audiobooks from the public domain; volunteers read the books; you can search the catalog by title and author; areas include, for example, poetry, nonfiction, long poems, Shakespeare monologs, short mystery, science fiction, and The 9/11 Commission Report, etc.; over 3,400 files; excellent
    • Wired for Books: audio poems, stories, plays, essays, lectures, and interviews; a production of the WOUB Center for Public Media Scripps College of Communication Ohio University; great interviews of writers such as Toni Morrison, Gary Snyder, Studs Terkel, Gore Vidal, and more; hear poets and fiction writers read their work
    • Spoken Alexandria Project: a free Creative Commons library of spoken word recordings; classics in the public domain and modern works (with permission); AAC, Ogg Vorbis, and MP3 audiobooks available for free download and redistribution
    • Telltale Weekly: Unabridged, low-cost DRM-free audio book downloads in MP3, AAC, and Ogg Vorbis formats; sold to fund the Spoken Alexandria Project where audio books are given away for free
    • Book TV: provided by C-SPAN
  • Archives: Audio archives; these sites collect and organize archives of sound files and archives of old broadcast radio programs; see also podcasts for serial content created specifically for the Net
    • Internet Archive--Audio: archived audio and MP3 files; over 700,000 digital items including music, spoken voice, performances, radio, and more; part of the Internet Archive, an Internet library offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital form
    • Internet Archive--Radio: archived radio programs; over 2,000 items covering old time radio, contemporary radio programs, talk shows, and special collections like Rustbelt Radio and Mother Jones Radio; part of the Internet Archive, an Internet library offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital form
    • OTR.Net: Old Time Radio (OTR) Network Library; free resource for Old Time Radio fans; over 12,000 OTR shows available for instant listening; very clean design allows you to pick shows and episodes; shows include titles such as "The Jack Benny Show" and "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar"
    • Old Radio World: archive of some of the most popular radio programs of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s; also includes WW II news broadcasts and vintage commercials; good site design makes it easy to navigate
    • Hype Machine: rankings of music tracks discussed in selected music blogs; hype machine editors select music blogs and amplify music discussed based on their tastes and choices; tracks of interested are highlighted and available as samples; tracks are available for sale
    • Rhapsody: listen to a variety of music tracks; associated with RealPlayer; ad-supported, but free use (25 free plays per month); site uses a confusing system of popup windows and ads, making it hard to search for music and use
    • Jamendo: Creative commons music; all music is available to download use through one of several Creative Commons licenses or the Free Art License
    • MySpace: Music (primarily videos); select music videos to view on demand
    • Daytrotter: music sessions recorded in Horseshack studio in Illinois; unique collection of music with the feel of sitting at a live performance
    • Sound Files: section from MusicMoz--The Open Music Project; gives a run-down of different sound files available online and search links; including MP3, Samples and Loops, WAV, as well as genres like Jazz, Oldies, and Classical;
  • Podcasts: Serial audio content created by Net users; podcasts are simply audio files that are offered as they are produced; you can download the files and listen to archived episodes of a particular series; see also Archives for audio files not necessarily created for the Net
    • Internet Archive--Podcasts: archived podcasts from the Internet Archive; over 18,000 digital items; part of the Internet Archive, an Internet library offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital form
    • Podcast directory: large subject directory of podcasts; from Arts to Variety; includes links to professional news organizations
    • PodcastAlley: Podcast portal; gives a searchable directory of podcasts, information about podcast software, a forum, a blog, and other information
    • Podcast Pickle: a podcast/vidcast community; find podcasts by genre, new, or top podcasts
    • Tech Podcast Network: the promotion of technology by using the Internet; audio streaming, podcasting, and new technology delivery mechanisms; search for a variety of tech-oriented podcasts in areas such as tech news, platforms, gaming, devices, and how to
    • NPR Podcasts: National Public Radio podcasts; archives of professionally-produced radio programs available for subscription
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