Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Resources and Databases

Glossary   - 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 radio.

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.

Computer Music 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 anti-war protests.

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 nineteenth century.

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 links.

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 tablature.

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 music.

MusicWorld1000 - Music catalog and community directory. Covers a wide range of music styles and industry sites.

Royal Music - 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 and English.

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 album.

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 current hits.

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.

Archive 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.

ARTISTdirect Network - Daily rock, rap, hip hop, alternative, country, pop, and metal music news headlines.

BBC 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 and performances.

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, and resources.

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 genre.

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.