Astrid Bovell on September 20th, 2012
Need a sound recording?
While you can play a commercial CD in class, if you want to make a sound recording available online for your students you can’t just make a track available for download because our music licence doesn’t cover that. So here are some options that are open to you:
We actually have a music streaming server called Subsonic. You can create playlists for your students in Subsonic using collections of music that are already available. If the musical work you want isn’t there, that’s an easy fix. You just need to contact the Lenton Parr Library and they can arrange for the CD or musical work you need to be made available through Subsonic for you.
If Subsonic doesn’t float your boat, try going to the recording artist or record company’s YouTube channel and linking or embedding it into LMS. If you can’t find a legitimate copy on YouTube, try visiting the artist’s official website or Myspace page and see if they have it available there – don’t make a copy – link to it.
Lastly, have you thought about radio? A lot of radio stations have various podcasts of music that are legitimately available that you can link your students to.
And, as always – if you’re having trouble finding legitimate copies of things you need, give us call or send us an email so we can help make it happen.