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Music Online: The Qwest TV Collection

Music Online: The Qwest TV Collection, preserves diverse live performances, covering the evolution of jazz and beyond — representing funk, soul, hip-hop, folk, indie, electronic, blues, and other eclectic world genres. Co-created by Quincy Jones & Reza Ackbaraly, this unique collection of highly curated 150 titles makes timeless concerts and global music accessible for research, teaching and learning. Perpetual access available exclusively through ProQuest. 


Legendary and rare recordings

Music Online: The Qwest TV Collection provides access to hard-to-find historical live performances of legendary jazz artists for modern scholars. 

  • Well-known names in jazz history such as Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and more. 
  • Renowned recordings from the Legends in Concert series, including live performances by Benny Goodman, Nat King Cole, The Temptations, and more. 

Diverse and global coverage

Represents 21st century culturally and racially diverse global artists, showcasing the influence of jazz into present-day music.
Music Online: The Qwest TV Collection presents:

  • A wide range of genres with timeless concerts spanning jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, folk, electronic music, and global music ​
  • Works from unique world music artists like Souad Massi, an Algerian Berber folk/ chaâbi singer, songwriter and guitarist; Céu, a Brazilian artist who creates synthetic and psychedelic pop/soul music; Tomatito y Grupo, whose music is a flamenco tinged with jazz

How will you use it? 

  • Make live performances accessible on a platform built for teaching and learning. 
  • Create and share video clips with notations. 
  • Integrate with classroom workflows via Learning Management Systems, email and embedded links. 
  • Full MARC records and compatibility with discovery systems such as Primo, Summon, and EDS allow for easy discovery.
  • Gauge usage with COUNTER-compliant statistics and impactful user engagement metrics. 

Preserve Access to Historic Recordings

  • Music Online: The Qwest TV Collection is your exclusive chance to secure perpetual rights access for these rare and valuable recordings for your institution.  Nowhere else offers perpetual access to these titles. 
  • Guaranteed Long-term access: Perpetual access rights ensure that the videos will remain available for your institution even if the original copyright holder no longer offers them.
  • Reliable access: Perpetual access rights provide a secure and stable source of access to performance videos.