Recording Industry Association of America
Dozens of helpful links and resources for anyone covering the industry.
Search globally for radio stations and streaming sites.
WhoRepresents.com: Agent Database
A great shortcut for sourcing, enter celebrity names into the database and get the managers or agents who represents them.
Music news and track sales.
Site does a great job of updating daily music news.
Movies, TV and music news.
Sonicnet.com's Music Newswire
Stories from many music news resource.
InfoPlease: 500 Songs that Shaped Rock
James Henke, chief curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with the help of music writers and critics, selected 500 songs (not only rock songs) that they believe have been most influential in shaping rock and roll. This list is alphabetical by artist.
Old Time Radio Catalog
Offers thousands of old time radio shows on MP3 CD including thousan of free downloads and articles about the golden age of radio.
Smart Playlists (iPod)
Discussion, tips for iPods.
Type in a musician's name and the database will give you musicians with similar styles.
NewsNow Pop Music News
Stories from many UK music news resources.
NewsNow Rock News
Site updates every five minutes.
Archive of Misheard Lyrics
You think you know what Michael Stipe is singing, but you don't. Lyrics are contributed by visitors, so take it for what it's worth.
Video, sound clips and more.
Association for Music Writers and Photographers
Links to dozens of helpful sites, directories of Web and print publications, membership directory and more.
Music Industry News Network
Hundreds of links and news items.
Market history, background, statistics, etc.
Internet talk radio shows.
Radio and music industry site.
A site for fans of classic radio and radio shows.
ArtistDirect: Ultimate Band List
A good quick-reference site.
News, message boards and statistics on the radio and radio news industry.
Performance rights organization for songwriters and publishers.
Grammys Press Page
News releases on the music industry.
Secure Digital Music Initiative
Recording, consumer and electronics companies opposing the stealing of digital music.
Soundtrack Info Project
Find movie soundtracks.
Look up festivals and concerts using this database.
American Mavericks Music Composers
Profiles, background, etc.
Look up dates and times of concerts in this database.
Track bands on tour, concert info., etc.
Track bands on tour.
SoapDetectives: Podcasts of Old Radio Programs
Use this site to download old mysteries to your iPod.
A popular music social-networking site.
Online radio service that allows you to search dozens of stations and artists.
Archive of articles, message boards, etc. on jazz music.
Find and research operas.
Background on musicians, albums and songs.
Blog, news headlines, archives and more from the industry website.
NPR: On the Media
Explores how the "media 'sausage' is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of 'making media,' especially news media."
VH1 Save the Music Foundation
Raises money to supply public schools with musical instruments.
Rank more than 2 million tracks from 120,000 artists.
Yahoo! New Music
Internet radio channel.
The Rocklopedia Fakebandica
Look up "bios" on all the fake bands from TV and movies.
MusicRadio 77 WABC
Archive of stories, images and recordings from the former Top 40 station.
Everything you would want to know about the Telluride, Colo., music jamboree.
Reggae Festival Guide Online
A month-to-month map of reggae events.
Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song
His letters from the Library of Congress.
John Williams Page
Site from the famous film music composer.
Download movie, TV soundtracks and information about them .
A 10-year initiative, America's Jazz Heritage aims to research, preserve, and present the history of jazz through everything from exhibitions and performances to recordings and educational programs at the Smithsonian and across the nation. Includes sound clips.
Background and reasearch on jazz from Northwestern's student radio station.
Similar to the iTunes store.
Articles, advice, music and more.
Canadian Music Periodical
A searchable bibliography.
Good industry gossip, news.
Grand Ole Opry
Good background information on the history of the place.
BBC World Service Documentaries
The BBC's A large selection of audio documentaries.
Search through hundreds of radio shows and podcasts.
A great online music magazine covering anything rock, metal or instrumental.
Radio Stations on the Internet
A super search engine from MIT.
New wave music photos.
A great database of AM-FM stations, locations, some TV stations as well. Find station information quickly.
MP3 and music blog aggregator.
A music social network site.
Has performer bios and other corporation background information.
Artists' bios are good for checking facts.
Good for searching performer bios.
Vintage posters, T-shirts and other music items.
HD Radio Stations Database
Use image map to locate stations in your state.
Music, movie and entertainment news. Includes blogs on various topics.
Industry and artist news.
British Library: Archival Sound Recordings
Music, speeches, natural sounds.
Showcases music videos online.
Download music for 10 cents a song.
PC Magazine's Undiscovered Websites: Music
From November, 2007, a great collection of sites that provide shortcuts to several music sites and blogs.
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
University of California-Santa Barbara site has more than 8,000 songs from the early 1900s converted to digital format.
Online music store, social network and Internet radio station with thousands of channels.
Social music revolution site. Works much like Pandora.