Music Library Blog

UNLV Music Library Holiday Playlists

We have assembled multiple holiday playlists with the music database NAXOS and Spotify, and we are excited to share them with you! To access the playlist, use the QR code or follow the link below, then login with your ACE (for the Naxos playlist) account. Grab some cocoa, sit back, and enjoy!

Naxos Playlist

And our Pop Music Spotify Play:

This year’s Pop Holiday Playlist (on Spotify) consists of many artists from various genres like Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis plus a wide variety of the holiday music essentials. The Music Library staff hopes you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Happy listening!

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A Celebration of Native American History Month

Please enjoy the UNLV Music Library Native American History Month YouTube playlist.

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Available Computers In Music Library

Searching for an available computer in the UNLV Music Library? There is a tool to help you!

Point your browser to the UNLV Library Computer Locations and Availability page and select the Music Library.

Click the location tab along the top of the libraries map and set the location to Music Library to view a map of the Music Library and view available PC stations.

Click the List tab, which is located next to the Floorplan tab, and you will see a list of PCs in the Music Library that includes laptops you can check out for the day.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Mariachi Playlist!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the UNLV Music Library's Mariachi Playlist!
The playlist features favorites from Vicente Fernandez, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Luis Miguel and many more.

The playlist is available on Spotify and YouTube.

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nkoda trial for September

UNLV Libraries has arranged temporary access to the nkoda digital sheet music collection for the month of September. Feel free to share the link with students.

If you find this resource valuable, please let us know via this quick webform - thanks! 


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Art Song Transpositions Database Trial

The Music Library invites UNLV students and staff to test the following database:


The database provides professionally crafted scores of art songs, arias, and musical theatre titles in any key.

Feel free to share this link with students and other UNLV affiliated folks.

After you try the resource lease let us know what you think! If you think the libraries should subscribe to this resource, please take a moment to let us know via the feedback form:

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Qwest TV database trial

Hello, music and dance faculty!

You may be interested in exploring this subscription collection that UNLV Libraries has temporary access to through March 24, 2022. 

Qwest TV

Qwest TV is a video streaming channel dedicated to jazz, soul, funk, and world music. The catalog features over 500 concerts, award-winning documentaries, rare archival footage and exclusive content. Each video is accompanied by notes written by journalists and music experts. There are also playlists personally curated by legends such as Chick Corea, Michael League, Quincy Jones, Ed Motta and many more.
Feel free to share this link with students and other UNLV affiliated folks.

And please let us know what you think! If you think the libraries should subscribe to this resource, please take a moment to let us…

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Black History Month Artist Highlights: Stevie Wonder

Listen to Stevie Wonder on Spotify

Of the countless American musicians to come out of the 20th century, Stevie Wonder is far and above one of the most influential. Wonder, born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, began his musical journey singing in the choir of his childhood Baptist church. Undeterred by his blindness, which was a result of complications at his birth, he flourished as a musician, eventually performing his own song for Ronnie White of legendary R&B…

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Black History Month Artist Highlights The Fisk Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are a choral group dating back to 1871. Representing Fisk University, the Jubilee Singers were formed to help raise money for the newly established school. In part, African American slave songs became popularly recognized around the world thanks to this group. The group traveled around the United States for most of the next two years, eventually singing in the White House by 1872. As one of the first African American musical groups to be known worldwide, they encountered prejudice and aggression, all while disrupting the early, crude stereotypes created by the Blackface minstrel troupes. Sure enough, they became recognized for their artistry and the spiritual songs have been granted remembrance in history as, arguably, the first truly American music. The group continues today, having created several recordings and anthologies of music.

Learn more about the Fisk Jubilee Singers on their site.

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Black History Month Artist Highlights: Ice Cube

O'Shea Jackson, known as Ice Cube, is an American Rapper born in Los Angeles, California. He was part of the notorious rap group N.W.A. for some years before he debuted his solo album, "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted." He has 10 solo studio albums, aside from N.W.A.'s own. Many say Ice Cube contributed to the popularity of rap with his unique lyricism. On top of his rapping career, Ice Cube is an actor and filmmaker. In 2016, recognized as a member of N.W.A., he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

You can find media, books, and more about Ice Cube in both the Lied and Music Library collections.

To find other information about Ice Cube check out the following:

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