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Streaming Music: Naxos

A guide to locating streaming audio resources at UH-Manoa

What's in Naxos?

If you are off-campus or using a personal computer, you will need to authenticate using your UH username and password.

Naxos Music Library has over a million tracks of streaming audio, consisting mostly of Western art music, but also some jazz, world music, and popular music. The site includes short biographies and discographies of many composers as well as analyses of works. For more about NML, click here.

You can also access Naxos and our other streaming audio products from here: Music Library homepage

Personal and course playlists

On Naxos, you can make personal playlists after creating a Playlist account. For detail instructions on how to create playlists, see the .pdf document below.

If you are a faculty member and wish to create a course playlist, there are a few differences in the process. Please contact the Music Librarian, Peter Shirts, for institutional login information and additional instructions.

Naxos smartphone app

As a UH student, faculty, or staff you can use your smart phone to listen to Naxos Music Library playlists or browse and stream the full collection. Here's how:

  1. Download the free Naxos Music Library app from your app store.
  2. On a computer, visit the UH Naxos site here (note: authentication required using your UH login information).
  3. Navigate to the "playlists" tab (notice that UH has their own institutional playlists) and sign up for a Student/Member Playlist account.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email to the email address you used to sign up. Click the link in the email to confirm your account.

Now, you can log into your app with your Playlist account information.

This Youtube video (which applies to both iPhones and Android phones) can walk you through the process. This one from American University is funnier.