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Best of the Web: Performing Arts » Music
- Concert Venues & Performance Schedules in The New York City Area (26)
- Copyright Resources: General Info, Forms & Registration Searching (3)
- Electronic Journals & Webzines On The Internet (10)
- Indexes & Lists of Music Resources On The Internet (13)
- Music Libraries & Archives (15)
- Music Licensing (5)
- Music Publishing (6)
- Necrology Indexes (for musicians' death dates, etc.) (3)
- Opera Resources (7)
- Other Music Resources (45)
- Professional & Governmental Organizations, Societies, etc. (33)
- Sheet Music & Song Sheets Available On The Web (27)
- Song Indexes (3)
- Song Lyrics/Texts & Opera Librettos (13)
- Recorded Sound & Moving Image Collections (28)
"Provides easy access to up-to-date live music information on concerts, festivals, gigs, and other musical events..."
Music and Musicians: Works (Oeuvres)
Links to online composers' works catalogs & bibliography of printed composer's works catalogs.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1820-1860
(Music Division, Library of Congress)
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885
(Music Division, Library of Congress)
- Music in Movies: Classical Music Used in Films
- Music Information Resources (University of California/Santa Barbara site)
Music Jobs (Indiana University site)
Links to music-related job lists.
Music Library Association
(with links to MLA Clearinghouse and MLA Regional Chapters)
"Music Library Association--Greater New York Chapter
- Music Library Association Obituary Index
Music Magazines (Berklee College site)
Links to online magazines, selected content from hardcopy magazines, subscription info, etc.
Music Publishers and Dealers
(Washington U. site)
- Music Publishers Association
- Music Resources (Sibelius Academy Site)
Music Resources on the Internet
(Washington University site)
- Music Resources on the World Wide Web (Yale University site)
Music Sales Group
"An international family of music publishing companies."
Music Scores to Download
"These links include only sites with scores that may be downloaded free of charge."
- Music Search
- Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
- Music Theory Society of New York State
- Music Yellow Pages
Music, Audio and Video Resources
Includes links to music publishers, vendors and stores.
Musical America.com: The Business Source for the Performing Arts
(Search by artist, artist manager, or category. Listings available by subscription only selected articles available to all.)
(Provides links to Composers Index, Performers Index, Composition Titles Index, and other classical music-related indexes.)
- MUSIClassical.com: Music Discussion Lists
Musicroom.com: The World's Largest Music Store
Online shopping for sheet music, books about music, etc.
- National Opera Association
NYC Music Spaces
"New York City's free database of available rehearsal and performance spaces for instrumental and vocal musicians."
Olga. the On-Line Guitar Archive
(Chords and lyrics only)
Online Journals and Newspapers
(Harvard U. site)
Online Opera Scores Prototype
"Selected opera scores chosen from the Cook Music Library's holdings"(Indiana University site)
Opera Companies on the Web
"Currently listing 200 companies from 5 continents."
Database searchable for festivals, current newspaper articles and reviews, information on performers, artists, opera houses, and audio and video recordings.
(Orchestra homepages and concert schedules.)
- PD Info: Public Domain Music
Performing Arts in America, 1875-1923
(The New York Public Library) Searchable database of archival material held by the Performing Arts Library, including "music sheet samples featuring popular music, show-tunes, jazz and dance music". Click "music" or "browse index" to limit search to sheet music.
Pollstar: The Concert Hotwire
"The most reliable and accurate source of worldwide concert tour schedules..., updated and verified every week."
Popular American Music: Digital Archive
(U.C.L.A. Music Library) "The Digital Archive of Popular American Music is an initiative designed to provide access to digital versions of the [archive's] sheet music, and performances of the songs now in the public domain."
Pronouncing Dictionary of Music and Musicians
"The purpose of this dictionary is to help American English-speaking persons pronounce the names of music composers, the titles of their compositions, and the names of artists who perform the music." Over 30,000 entries.
Proquest Information and Learning
Formerly University Microfilms International (UMI)
"Dissertation Services: Ordering Dissertations and Theses
RILM (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale)
(RILM Abstracts Online database requires subscription.)
RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals)
(RIPM Online database requires subscription.)
- Rock Magazines on the Web
Search Copyright Records: Registrations and Documents
Includes books, music, sound recordings, serials, etc., from 1978 on.
- SESAC Repertory On-Line (Database of titles licensed by SESAC, Inc.)
Seventh String Fake Book Index
Searches the contents of major fake books.
Sheet Music Consortium
"A group of libraries working toward the goal of building an open collection of digitized sheet music..."
- Sibley Music Library (Eastman School of Music)
- Society for American Music (formerly The Sonneck Society)
Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE)
(Formerly the Society for Research in Psychology of Music and MusicEducation' (SRPMME))
- Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS)
- Society for Ethnomusicology
- Society for Music Theory (SMT)
- Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
- Society of Composers & Lyricists
- Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
Song Lyrics & Libretti
Index of links to lyric and libretto websites. (Indiana University School of Music site.)
(Free registration required.)
SoundArt Foundation Calendar for New Music
"New York City's source for information on concerts of contemporary music."
- SoundtrackNet: The Art of Film and Television Music
"A web service dedicated to the performers and producers of musicals, dramas, and operas." Includes categories for listings, productions, callbacks and auditions.
- Stanford University Music Library
Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
Information on musicals licensed by Tams-Witmark.
The American Symphony Orchestra League (ASOL)
The American Symphony Orchestra League's Career website provides information on recruiting, career development with a special focus on orchestra management,Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, Orchestra Leadership Academy and more.
The Aria Database
"...a diverse collection of information on over 1000 operatic arias..."
The Cyber Hymnal
"Over 4,000 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations."
The Film Music Society
"Resources and Links
Composers & songwriters, unions & guilds, TV & radio broadcasting, etc.
The Juilliard Manuscript Collection
"An extraordinary collection of 138 priceless autograph manuscripts, sketches, engravers proofs, and first editions, which were donated to the School in February 2006 by Juilliard Board Chairman Bruce Kovner..."
- The Julliard School
The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music at Johns Hopkins University
"Popular American music [from] 1780 to 1960." Includes covers and music for P.D. works, covers only for works still under copyright.
The Lied and Art Song Texts Page
"An archive of 19,281 texts used in Lieder and other classical Art Songs as well as in many choral works and other types of classical vocal pieces...currently includes 31,200 settings and 4,670 translations to English, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, and other languages."
The Living Composers Project
"A non-profit database...which aims to provide composers, listeners, performers, and researchers with a source of information about the music of our time." Includes links to the home pages of hundreds of contemporary composers.
The Metropolitan Opera International Radio Broadcast Information Center
"Find opera synopses, biographies for singers, conductors and composers, production photos, sound clips, background information, and teacher study guides for each opera in our broadcast season."
The New-Music Yellow Pages
Listings of "organizations and individuals engaged primarily in the creation, interpretation and support of contemporary music".
The Opera Schedule Server
Features "Opera companies on the Web" & "Opera related information pages on the Web".
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History: American Music Collections
Emphasizes late 19th & 20th centuries including Big Band jazz, Gospel and African American sacred music, and folk music includes the Duke Ellington Collection & the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
The University of South Carolina Music Library Sheet Music Collection
Access to bibliographic records and (for public domain works) digitized images of "over 10,000 pieces of pieces of classical, popular, and sacred music from the 19th and early 20th centuries".
Search engine "which allows searching of databases containing musical themes or incipits".
U.S. Copyright Office Forms
(in PDF format)
- United States Copyright Office, Library of Congress
- United States Opera Companies
- University of California at Berkeley Music Library
UT Song Index (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
"Provides access to about 50,000 songs in more than 1,500 published song anthologies owned by the George F. DeVine Music Library at the University of Tennessee."
Variations Prototype: Online Musical Scores
Includes complete scores for operas, art songs, orchestral/chamber/piano/solo instrumental music literature (Indiana University site)
Vocal Area Network Concert Calendar
"Focuses solely on vocal ensemble and choir performances around the New York area."
Vocal Area Network: A Home for Vocal Ensemble Music
Vocal ensemble activities and information in the NYC area includes link to Concert Calendar.
We'll Sing to Abe our Song!
(Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana, Library of Congress) "More than two hundred sheet-music compositions that represent Lincoln and the war as reflected in popular music."
Werner Icking Music Archive
Free sheet music indexed by composer or editor.
- Werner Icking Music Archive: Other Free Sheet Music Archives
- Worldwide Internet Music Resources (Indiana University site)
Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Journals and Magazines
(Indiana U. site)
- Yahoo! Magazines: Music
- Yahoo: Entertainment: Music