What are Library Vinyl LPs?

Standard Music Library Activity Travel Comedy Dance
Standard Music Library Activity Travel Comedy Dance
Standard Music Library Activity Travel Comedy Dance
Standard Music Library Activity Travel Comedy Dance

We recently acquired a superb collection of library LPs from some of the genre’s leading labels; Boosey & Hawkes, Standard Music Library, Studio G, Ohm and KPM. Library records were a response to a growing need from television and theatre for music that could be used to accompany productions without copyright restrictions, in recent years these recordings have become particularly collectible, from beat hungry bedroom producers eager to find sample friendly material or to those simply seeking out new musical thrills. Although some of the albums were made by artists who recorded under their own name or as part of a band, (Michael Chapman, The Third Ear Band), the majority were made by those who seldom saw the limelight, these top session musicians were able to create music that explored all manner of genres and styles, including jazz, classical, pop, hard rock and funk, not forgetting the pioneering use of electronics created by members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – you name the style, jobbing library musicians would be asked to re-create it.

You can find our listings here but if there are any you’re still searching for, get in touch and let us know.

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