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The New Music USA Online Library is a vast and comprehensive digital database that contains over 57,000 works by more than 6,000 composers, and includes over 14,000 media samples (recordings and scores).

The Online Library was created by the American Music Center, and, after many evolutions, continues today under the guidance of New Music USA.

Artist Spotlight: Robert Previte

Bobby Previte’s first stage appearance came in 1956 at the Niagara Falls Community Talent Show where, dressed in an over-sized suit, and slinging a guitar, he belted out a solo rendition of Elvis’ hit, “Hound Dog.” Figuring music was a great way to get girls, at thirteen he fashioned his first set out of a rusted iron garbage can turned on its side (the bass drum), two pieces of linoleum crimped together, stuck through with a wire coat-hanger, wound into a spring and crowned with a rubber ball (the kick pedal), four upside-down rubber trash bins (the toms), a box with loose junk rattling ar... Read more »

Please note: New Music USA does not maintain a physical collection of any kind. Any printed scores or manuscripts held by the American Music Center are now part of a special collection at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Please contact the Music Division for more information.