May 25, 2022

Cultural Heritage: Discover and Listen to Recordings from Europeana’s Music Collections with “Europeana Radio”

The following streaming music service (free resource and a very cool idea) was announced today.

From a Europeana Blog Post:

Almost 200,000 tracks collected  from sound archives across 12 European countries  are now available on Europeana Radio. You can browse a wide range of sound recordings (Classical, Folk, Traditional and Popular music, Languages and dialects, Spoken-word, Soundscapes and Natural recordings), play them on random mode, and tag the musical genres recognised. The tagging feature means that all users can become archivists by tagging the musical genres of the recordings whilst listening to them.


More About the Service From Europeana Pro:

Europeana Radio is an interactive tool more than just a radio: users can contribute and enrich the experience for others by tagging the musical genre while listening. Powered by the in-development Europeana Annotations API, this user tagging feature was thought as an opportunity to increase the discoverability of Institutions’ content in Europeana, and therefore enable content to reach more users – one of the platform’s core purposes. Technically speaking, it relies on semantic tagging to allow cross-language search: the tags themselves are drawn from a multilingual vocabulary. For instance, a French user searching for “musique chorale” will find objects tagged with “choral music, the tag value having multiple labels in multiple languages.

Direct to Europeana Radio

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.