Save the Music is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of cultural music through its digitization and placement on the Internet. Founded by Roman Ajzen just six years ago, Save the Music has already become the leading collector of Yiddish LP's in the world. Just as important is our goal to become a virtual meeting place for performers to interact and post upcoming concerts, events and releases. We aim to preserve the past and assist its renaissance in the future.
We plan to offer streaming and on-demand listening options so that the site can serve as both an online radio station and library. This unique combination caters to everything from leisurely listening to research and everything in between. Together with extensive supplemental content such as historical context, original lyrics, transliterated lyrics, and translated lyrics, Save the Music will offer an informative experience to newcomers and connoisseurs alike.
Feel free to surf through our site and enjoy what we have already been able to do. We are constantly adding content and music to our site so please visit us frequently.
Hear "Zog nit Keyn Mol" as sung by Paul Robeson
Save the Music faces two related challenges. First, we are constantly searching for more records and need help locating them and bringing them back. Secondly, the digitalization process is quite time-intensive and costly. We have recently taken steps to lower our costs, but we still need additional funding to continue digitizing and to upgrade our website. With this in mind, we have embarked on a $1,000,000 fundraising campaign that will allow us to immediately begin saving the music.
To learn more about how you can Save the Music, please click here.