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Standing Order Program

Receive 15% off new recordings

Join the new Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Library/University Standing Order Program and receive 15% discount off new releases.


Each new recording comes with extensive liner notes—researched, written, and compiled by leading international experts and scholars. Expand your patrons' horizons beyond music into disciplines such as political science, history, sociology, anthropology, and folklore.

Expand Your Collection

Searching for vintage recordings, world music, American roots, or children's music? Choose from nearly 300 commercial recordings and over 3,000 made-to-order archival titles on Folkways, Cook, Monitor, Paredon, Fast Folk, and Dyer-Bennet recording labels—all with their original liner notes.

Eliminate Paperwork

Once you sign up, we take care of everything else. Each new release will be automatically rushed to you via FedEx. (Approximately two new releases per month.)

Enroll Now

To enroll, please fill out the application form and mail or fax it to:

Helen Lindsay, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
600 Maryland Ave SW Suite 2001
Washington, DC 20024

Tel: 202.275.6450
Fax: 202.633.6477