Collection Development at DRAM

DRAM's current focus is building and maintaining a core collection of recordings from a distinctive set of small independent labels and archives. Among the many factors that go into the selection process, DRAM gives priority to originality, artistic merit, historical interest, relevance to the existing collection and the opportunity to preserve, restore and disseminate music that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to obtain from any other source.


DRAM Content Summary*

Label/Archive Number of Albums
8bells 15
Albany Records 1,326
Archeophone Records (in progress) 47
Artifact Recordings 25
b-boim 25
Ben Hall Gospel Archive 30 recorded hours
BMOP/sound 29
Cedille Records 144
Cold Blue Music 39
Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) 700
Dartmouth Archive 12 recorded hours
Deep Listening 32
Edition Wandelweiser 77
Einstein Records 20
Experimental Intermedia Archive 17 recorded hours
Firehouse 12 24
Frog Peak Music 11
Henceforth Records 10
League of Automatic Composers 8 recorded hours
Lovely Music 77
Mode Records 235
Mutable Music 53
New Focus Recordings 28
New World Records 521
Nine Winds Records 127
Open Space 53
Peacock Recordings 12
Philadelphia Music Archive 19 recorded hours
Pogus Productions 73
Porter Records 78
Relative Pitch Records 11
Shinkoyo Records 25
Skirl 20
Tompkins Square 69
Tricentric Foundation Archive 63 recorded hours
XI 49
Total 4,055

*As of August 1, 2013