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Seattle Sounds Project: Welcome

Seattle Sounds aims to preserve, promote, and share deep archival cuts from the city and region's many musics and sounds.


The Seattle Sounds project collects and preserves Seattle area musics, both vintage and contemporary. First established in 2006, Seattle Sounds aims to provide researchers with enduring access to recordings that capture a constellation of locally performed traditions and styles: roots, reggae, hip hop, funk, be bop, classical, opera, avant-garde, freak folk, noise, thrash metal, punk, edm, emo, shoegazer, grunge and more. To learn about recordings and other material in the collection, browse the collections tab to your left or get in touch with the UW Ethnomusicology Archives. And if you have questions about Seattle Sounds or want to support our efforts to help preserve our region's music history, please contact us. Your questions, feedback, and support are welcome.