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Streaming Media: Naxos Music Library

About Naxos

Naxos is a streaming music service available to USA faculty, staff and students. It currently has:

  • 144,056 discs
  • 2,231,146 tracks

Resources Available Within Naxos

  • Composer biographies and discographies
  • Artist biographies and discographies
  • Study areas
  • Guided tours of musical eras
  • Resources (including audiobook transcriptions, dictionary, graded music exam playlists, opera libretti and synopses, pronunciation guide, and work analyses.

Registering and Logging in to Naxos

Registering and Logging In to Naxos

To create a playlist in Naxos, you must first register for a student account. To do that:

  1. Choose Playlists from beneath the search bar.
  2. In the grey area, Student/Member Playlists, choose Sign Up
  3. When you receive an email from Naxos, click on the Activate Naxos Music Library Playlist Login Now link.
  4. Go back to Naxos and choose Log In from the Student/Member Playlists area.
  5. You will now see a folder that has Your Name Playlists.


Basic Search

The Naxos basic search is simple; enter keywords, titles of albums or works, composer or artist names, labels, or other information.

Naxos Basic Search

Advanced Search

The advanced search is where you can focus your search and limit by various categories such as label, year composed, genre, country, and period.

Naxos Advanced Search

Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are available from

  1. Apple's App Store
  2. Google Play

You will need to sign up for a Student Playlist account, and then click on the activation link in the email you will receive after registering. Your login to the app will then be the email and password you chose when you registered.


Creating Playlists

To create playlists:

  1. Search for the music you are interested in.
  2. Select the track or tracks you want; you can add multiple tracks to a playlist.
  3. Click on the Add to Playlist button beneath the album cover.

Add to Playlist button on Naxos

You will get the option to either add to a current playlist or to create a new one. 

Naxos adding to playlists

Once you've added the information you want, click on Add to Playlist.