Much of the music you can listen to on this site has been tracked down thanks to the comprehensive listing of Tolkien-inspired music at the
This is a wonderful list of Tolkien inspired music, so be sure to check it out!
Currently the streams have the following quantity of titles (as of 20060903):
Stream 1: 376
Stream 2: 352
Stream 3: 1,714
Stream 4: 2,300
It is with great effort that these titles have been tracked down and either donated to us, or purchased by volunteers,
especially the independent artist's albums, so please, if you like the music you hear on this site, consider buying the music from the musicians to support them.
You can get the purchase information from theit is included information on purchasing the titles.
There is a limited budget being spent on trying to track down and add a few albums each month, so check back often for more great music inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's works!
The four difference streams provide different kinds of audio at different rates.
Tolkien Music Radio Stream #1 - 64 Kbps - "Crunchy"
Rock, Pop, Funk, Punk, Heavy Metal, Death Metal, and other "harder" styles of Tolkien inspired music
Tolkien Music Radio Stream #2 - 64 Kbps - "Mellow"
Classical, Baroque, Folk, New Age, Trance, Meditative, and other "softer" styles of Tolkien inspired music
Tolkien Audio Radio Stream #3 - 24 Kbps - "Talk"
Tolkien-related talk shows, old BBC Radio broadcasts, other radio broadcasts, audio books, recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien himself, etc.
Tolkien Music Radio Stream #4 - 64 Kbps - "Variety"
All the music. This includes all music from Streams #1 and #2 and some others that didn't quite fit the format of the other 2 streams. This is also often enabled for requests that you can send via the web interface, or through the IRC (chatroom) at:
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DISCLAIMER: This site is not in anyway approved or affiliated with any Tolkien copyright holders including but not limited to The Tolkien Estate (the Tolkien family), Tolkien Enterprises (Saul Zaentz Company), New Line Cinema, Sony, or any others. It is thanks to Nekkid Radio and Radio Junction that the site uses their BMI licensing which allows us to play the music that is legally purchased or many donated directly by the artists to Middle-earth Radio. Please support the musicians by purchasing their music. You can find the information for purchasing the titles on thewebsite.
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