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MusicSG is a non-profit digital archive set up to digitise, archive and provide access to all forms of published Singapore musical works. It assembles a collection of music composed or published by Singaporeans, music produced or published in Singapore, and music related to Singapore.
By bringing together a suite of content on Singapore music, MusicSG aims to raise the awareness of Singapore music and provide resources for research and discovery. This is also part of the nation-wide initiative to preserve Singapore heritage.
MusicSG collects and provides the following digital contents on Singapore music:
The National Library Board (NLB) is the administrator for the MusicSG website and music archive. NLB is responsible for digitising, documenting, cataloguing and preserving the material(s), and reserves the rights to decide which material(s) to be published.
The digitised recordings and/or the digitised versions of the related material(s) shall be the property of NLB. All other intellectual property rights in the work(s) remain with their respective owners.
The MusicSG website is accessible over the internet. Certain copyrighted contents such as music recordings, lyrics and scores are only available onsite at the multimedia stations at the NLB libraries. Availability of recording(s) on the MusicSG website, and type of access is subject to permission granted by respective rights owner(s).
Frequently Asked Questions
Top Question: Can I access all content from home?
The MusicSG website is accessible over the internet. Certain copyrighted contents such as music recordings, are available for a 30 seconds preview online. As such, when you attempt to stream a track remotely, you will receive a message on your screen, indicating ‘preview of music available only’. This means a 30 seconds playback preview is available. For full playback, please access MusicSG’s website, onsite at the multimedia stations at the NLB libraries.
Alternatively, you may bring your own laptop or mobile device and access the ‘NLB Public’ network for free, so as to enjoy MusicSG on your own portable electronic devices. Please note that the NLB Public network is only available at Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.
For further enquiries, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more resources on Singapore music, as well as music events and happenings in Singapore, please visit this link.