Some think of the Internet Archive as just the Wayback Machine, but we have other great collections. Our music collection is worth listening to and made some jumps recently:
Our live music collection now has over 100,000 concerts from over 5,000 bands (including an almost complete collection of Grateful Dead concerts)
New: The first phase of Internet music was the Internet Underground Music Archive, which is now back and available (thanks to John Gilmore and Jason Scott).
Much of the MP3.com collection, from before they were sued into a unrecognizable form, was archived, but frankly is not easy to browse in the Wayback Machine. Hopefully we will fix that in the future.
After MP3.com, “netlabels” evolved to be a more curated system of free downloads. Many of these hosted by the Internet Archive and are fabulous.
New: A mirror of the fantastic creative-commons Jamendo collection is also up.
New: Comprehensive recordings from the DNA Lounge, San Francisco venue.
Thousands of 78rpm records and wax drum recordings have been uploaded by users.
We are getting slightly closer to the “Universal Access to All Knowledge” goal.