In the past couple of years, while trying to find specific contemporary classical recordings, I’ve repeatedly stumbled upon the DRAM website, a project affiliated with historically crucial label New World. DRAM, or the Database of Recorded American Music, is a mind-boggling not-for-profit resource that hosts more than 3,000 recordings from a selection of excellent labels and sound archives—mostly contemporary classical—and streams them in CD quality, even offering complete liner notes. Before this week, you could get glimpses into the website through its search function and thus develop a sense for what was inside, but to really dig in and listen you had to use an account that belonged to a participating library or university: the public wasn’t permitted to subscribe.