Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Resources and Databases
- Concise definitions of musical terms including form and theory, composers, instruments
and historical eras, with RAM audio examples and purchase links. From Essentials
of Music, online companion to the Essential Classics series of books published by
W. W. Norton.
Indiana University School
of Music: Worldwide Internet Music Resources - Categorized links
to musicians and ensembles, composers, research sources by musical topic, the business
of music, and performance-related subjects including competitions, festivals and
auditions, with search and site map.
A2Gmusic.com - Resources, tips, news, classifieds,
forums and music related databases. Includes information about copyrights, trademarks,
marketing and locating a record label.
American Hit Network - Reviews,
release dates, music news, concert dates and reviews, music history, games and web
Auralgasms - Biographies, discographies,
sound samples, tour dates and user comments focusing on new artists.
Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities
- Stanford University project founded in 1984 offers free public access to large
databases and online tools for music research and scholarship. Includes printable
scores, voice-leading checkers, and scores and MIDI files for koto and tabla.
bibliography - Large plain text annotated list of publications on MIDI,
synthesis, and computer music, with links to music and artificial intelligence,
maintained by Piet van Oostrum.
Evolutionary Music Bibliography
- Companion to 2007 book discussing applications of evolutionary computation to
music, by computer music professor Eduardo Reck Miranda of Plymouth, UK, and information
technology professor (and trumpeter) Al Biles of Rochester, New York, US.
Music History Resources
- Outlines and timelines on various topics in music history from the Middle Ages
to the present.
Almanac of Classical
Music History - Birth and death dates of composers and performers; first
performances of famous works.
Black History and
Classical Music - Brief overview and biographical notes about conductors
and performers in the classical tradition.
Classical Musician Recent
Deaths - (from 1988 to current)
Corridos Sin Fronteras - Information from
Smithsonian Institute about the native Mexican folk music tradition. Includes a
graphical timeline, music samples, videos, guides and background material for teachers.
Eras Online - Basics
about the major periods of classical (art) music, with terms, composers, RAM audio
examples, and purchase links. From Essentials of Music, sponsored by Sony Classical
and W. W. Norton.
Finnish Music in a Nutshell
- Brief history of classical music in Finland; by Pekka Hako.
Gallery Music - (Sung
by church and chapel "bands" in the UK in the 18th and 19th centuries)
Includes articles, sample scores and MIDI files, links, and organizations.
History in Song - Includes
annotated texts about American history, from Revolutionary War songs to 1960's
The History of Czech Music
- A brief history of Czech music, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; Biographies
and work of important composers. (Radio Hudba, Czech Republic)
History of Indian
Music - Extensive hypertext article by David Courtney.
Incompetech: Music Styles - Brief,
tongue-in-cheek discussion of musical forms.
International Alliance for Women in Music - Includes
chronology, extensive biographies of obscure musicians, MIDI files, discography,
bibliography, and resources.
Jewry in Music - Articles and
links about the entry of Jews into the musical professions in Europe in the early
Major Musical Periods - Graphic
timeline: typical musical forms and styles, major composers, sample MIDI files
Medieval Music and Arts Foundation - Early
Western and traditional non-Western music: Recording suggestions, discussion, articlesl
Music and Chess - An annotated
bibliography of musical compositions related to chess.
The Music of Freemasonry - Masonic influences
on Classical music, and music in the Lodge: Notes, MIDI samples, and facsimile pages.
This Day In Music History - Daily listing
of what happened on this day; extensive introductory tutorial on music notation.
(CD sales: affiliate)
MusicMoz Comprehensive music directory,
edited by volunteers. Lists and accepts submissions of music-related websites, reviews,
and artist and recording information.
BandLink.net - Searchable links to band pages,
reviews, record labels and radio stations, with chat forums.
Barebonz Musician Directory Services
- A free directory of musicians, teachers and bands in North America, Australia
and the UK.
1212.com - Lists businesses and industry professionals
by country in categories such as recording studios, voice-over artists, session
singers, producers, lighting services, film composers, and management agencies.
The Concert Goer - Concert reviews
directory. Also provides information on concert tours, concert information and backstage
pass information. Accepts user submissions.
DailyTunes.com - User submit titles of
songs they love and a server offers a new one randomly each day, with links to iTunes
audio, and recommendations by genre.
Discographies - Site author Ralf Henke
offers complete discographies with album artwork on an eclectic selection of artists
including R&B, soul, and jazz.
ListenMusic.ca - Directory with links to
various musical resources. Extra focus on technology-related music sites.
Music Dealers Network - A searchable
online directory service focusing on instrument makers, dealers and services.
Music, Guitar and Bass Links
- Includes musical instrument manufacturers, equipment dealers, bands and guitar/bass
Music Mates, LLC. - Free and paid submissions
by U.S. bands seeking musicians and vice versa.
Music Review - Categories include radio
stations, artists, producers, booking agents, charts, CD duplication, recording
studios, and genres such as blues and gospel.
Music Yellow Pages - Links to manufacturers,
wholesalers and distributors in the music, pro audio and entertainment lighting
industries organized into narrow categories, with category alphabar.
Musical Note - Links
to leading manufactures of guitars, pianos, keyboards, drums and percussion.
MusicDish Genome Project - Thousands
of user-submitted annotated links in categories accessible by dropdown list. From
Tag It, e-publisher located in Long Island City, New York.
Musichits - Hundreds of music links, sorted
by artist, genre, downloads.
Musician's Archive - Directory
of links to articles on guitar and bass, effects, piano, keyboards, drums, songwriting,
recording and business/legal aspects of the music industry.
Musicians Gallery - Extensive links
to musicians and ensembles organized by instrument and style, with additional categories
offering links to music teachers, organizations, and vendors catering to musicians.
Listing links from around the world with emphasis on the UK.
Musicians.net - Offers several music directories
including bands and artists, music business, and general music. Site also offers
gigging information, classified ads and press kits.
Musicollaborate - Directory
for professional songwriters and musicians. Listings for professional openings.
Musicsage - A cross between a music directory
and a search engine.
Musictory - Offers links to lyrics, chords,
official sites, biographies for over one thousand artists. Focuses on mainstream
MusicWorld1000 - Music catalog and
community directory. Covers a wide range of music styles and industry sites.
- Eclectic set of links chosen by self-styled queen Rani Jayakumar include her favorite
rock bands, Gregorian chant, and Tamil film music and Carnatic music from India.
Sibelius Academy: Music Resources
- Helsinki, Finland conservatory offers links to composers, instruments, research,
opera, and music theory.
Singer/Songwriter Directory - Links
to thousands of official sites and fan pages organized by genre and by alphabar,
with section for resources such as music publishers, accepting user submissions.
Songs/Artists Database - Reference database
starting from the early 1900s. Information provided on each artist and song, along
with related links to artists' websites and audio files.
Topmusiclinks - Links to information
resources as well as bands and artists, sorted by genre or decade.
UCSB Libraries: Internet
Resources in Music - Extensive, cross-field musical links provided by the
University of California Santa Barbara Arts Library. Partial list includes instruments,
library archives, associations and popular music.
Ab Lyrics - Collection of lyrics with new
songs added every week.
All of Lyrics - Search for lyrics by artist,
title or album. Visitors may also submit or make requests. Available in Russian
Atlyrics - Various lyrics from over 200 artists.
A.T.M. Lyrics - Lyrics to songs you know,
and songs you knew. Requests and submissions welcome.
A-Z Lyrics - Lyrics collection organized
by artists alphabetically. Search engine included.
Blue Lyrics - Lyrics organized by artists
then albums. Artist pictures included.
Complete Album Lyrics - Pop, rock,
hiphop, r&b, soundtracks, and classical music. Searching by artists, title or
A Delan - Lyrics - Lyrics organized
by albums, songs, artists. Forum, search, photos and requests available.
Download Free Lyrics - Organized
by genre or instrument.
eLyrics.net - Lyrics for many songs organized
by artist and title.
eLyrics4U - Searchable archive of all genres.
Get Some Noise - A large database of
searchable lyrics for all genres of music.
Go 2 Lyrics - Comprehensive lyrics database
with advanced search functions.
Go Music Lyrics - Alphabetically organized
lyrics with a top 100 and latest chart. Search and request option also included.
Go Song Lyrics - Lyrics to latest songs.
Includes top 100, search, and latest songs chart.
GoldLyrics.com - Big collection of song
lyrics. Search engine available.
The Guitar Guy's Golden Classics
- A collection of words and chords for 1000 classic American songs from the 1920's
to the 1980's, organized by title, artist, year, and key signature.
Hot Lyricz - Includes a variety of genres,
with a concentration on songs that were in the top 30.
House Of Lyrics - Database for pop and
independent artists. Complete albums and discographies.
i-Lyrics - Lyrics organized by artist alphabetically.
Search also included.
Leo's Lyrics - Collection of searchable
lyrics. Search by artists or by title.
Lerenti - Full album archives, charts and
Clipland - Large resource for information
about directors, set-locations and actors. Includes charts, facts and links.
Music Video 101 - Free E-book offering
a tutorial on how to create music videos.
Music Video Production Association - Non-profit
trade organization created to address the mutual concerns of its members. Includes
seminar details, membership information and contact information.
MVWire - Resource for music video industry.
Contains news, interviews, how to articles, and educational content.
NZMusic - New Zealand music resource offering
music videos, audio, artist profiles and links.
Songpeople - Watch music videos and rate
them, providing feedback to the Music and Media industry.
American Music Resource - Searchable database
of primary bibliographical and Internet sources for American music.
of Dissertation Abstracts in Music - Includes about 120 abstracts providing
links to full dissertations. New submissions are welcome.
Brazilian Music Archives - Selection
of manuscripts from the Mariana Museum of Music, including rare compositions of
religious music from the 17th to 20th centuries, composed mainly by lesser known
Brazilian artists. Read about the pieces and view facsimiles of each page.
andPOP Music News - Daily news, features, and
tour dates from the world of pop and Top 40 artists.
AOL Music - Search for thousands of music artists
from all genres.
- Daily rock, rap, hip hop, alternative, country, pop, and metal music news headlines.
Four Interviews: Listen to Musicians - Brief archived audio clips from musicians
such as Bob Marley, Ravi Shankar, and Daniel Barenboim.
BeatKing.com - Music community discussing
topics in all genres of music from the 50's to reggaeton to hip-hop and everything
in between. Site includes music news, downloads, music videos, lyrics, concert coverage,
and tour dates.
Canoe: JAM! Music - Provides international
and Canadian music headlines, album reviews, photos, charts and artist profiles.
CBC.ca: Music News - News, articles,
and Juno Award information from the Canadian broadcaster.
Classical music news from RTE
- Radio Telefis Eireann; information on classical Irish orchestras, details on concerts
Crazewire - A publication by young music
journalists. Band interviews, reviews, photo galleries and discussion forums.
A Cappella Almanac - Official home of CASA -
the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. A comprehensive source for news
and information related to all-vocal music. Also features events, groups, albums,
tips and advice, reviews, classifieds, web directory, and song arrangements library.
The Children's Music Network - A nonprofit
association that now has members across the United States and Canada, including
teachers, performers, songwriters, radio hosts, and parents who care about the quality
and content of children's music. Includes event calendar, the magic penny award,
Choristers Guild - An ecumenical organization
of directors of children's and youth choirs and publisher of music and related
materials. Includes information about events and scholarships.
Conductors Guild - Includes listing
of activities and publications, and downloadable composer contract forms.
Electronic Music Defense and Education Fund (EM:DEF)
- Provides legal assistance to members of the electronic dance music community prosecuted,
targeted, or harassed by the government or police.
Film Music Society - Devoted to the
preservation of classic Hollywood movie and television scores. Includes information
about many Hollywood composers and film scorers, and membership information.
Global Alliance of Performers - Non-profit group
based in Washington state joining together musicians, performers, producers, artists
and journalists, seeking to improve the world.
AudioJam - Fan-submitted
reviews. Hosts artists web sites.
The Aural Chamber - The
cranky, acerbic reviews of today's pop music by a cantankerous granny.
Big Beef and Beer - Album
reviews with ratings and cover art.
Bullz-Eye.com CD Reviews
- Reviews of new and classic CDs in the rock, pop and alternative genres.
CanEHdian.com - Canadian
and popular album reviews, organized by artist and genre.
The Cover Zone: Celebrating Women of Rock
- Focuses on female musicians and bands with a wide variety of photos, interviews,
lyrics, discographies, MP3's, videos, contests.
Duke University Library:
Women in Music By Musical Genre - Text lists and links to library resources
such as books, periodicals and recordings on women performers and composers by musical
FolkDiva Records - Independent label maintained
by artists such as Green, Eileen Hazel, and Anna Root. Site contains artist profiles,
tour schedules, and a mailing list.