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Seattle Sounds Project: Welcome

SSAPP aims to preserve and make accessible a slice of Seattle's many musics.


The Seattle Sounds project collects and preserves Seattle area musics, both vintage and contemporary. First established in 2006 as Puget Sounds, 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 SSAP's 50,000+ recordings, 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 city's music history, please contact us. Your questions, feedback, and support are welcome.