Online Music Resources
A collection of useful music resources found online including music bibliographic databases, music publications, public domain music, music education services, church music magazines, and so much more.
- The American Variety Stage
A multimedia anthology selected from various Library of Congress holdings. This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29 memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini.
- Anglicans Online | Music Resources
A Collection of resources for choir masters, organists, music ministers, or anyone interested in music.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Music
Will artificial intelligence replace singers? Songwriters? Musicians? Other music industry professionals? Or will it expand creativity and freedom for those in the music industry? Here you'll find resouces to navigate this new music landscape. Last updated: 4/1/2023
- Billboard Magazine
The International newsweekly of music, video and home entertainment.
- Bassoon Resources
Resources and Information for Bassoonists. Last updated: 4/20/2023
- Black and African American Music Resources
Black and African American music resources across the internet that focus on music that is used, created, or performed by Black and African Americans. Last updated: 2/10/2023
Here you will find information about castrati - boys who were castrated for the purpose of singing alto in the church choirs. Last updated: 3/18/2023
- Children's / Kid's Music Resources on the Internet
Resources to help parents, teachers, and others maximize the powerful role that music can play in the lives of children.
- Choral Public Domain Library
CPDL was founded in December 1998, ported to ChoralWiki in August 2005, and incorporated in May 2010 as a U.S.A. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. Here you will find free choral/vocal scores, texts, translations, and other useful information.
- Church Bell Ringing
Links to various church bell ringing sites around the world. We're talking primarily but not exclusively about the large bells in church towers as opposed to the small hand bells. Last updated: 4/6/2023
- Church Music Associations, Guilds, and Societies
Links to various church music associations, guilds, and societies around the world. Please note that some of these sites are in languages other than English. Last updated: 4/21/2023
- Church Music Magazines and Church Music Journals
Links to various church music magazines and journals around the world. Please note that some of these sites are in languages other than English. Last updated: 4/21/2023
- Classical Connect - the free classical music site
Classical Connect is your virtual concert hall, and the biggest searchable collection of classical music on the Internet.
Chordify is an online music education service – made for and by music enthusiasts – that transforms music from YouTube, Deezer, SoundCloud, or your private collection into chords. Their service automatically recognizes chords from an audio signal and aligns them to the music in a simple and intuitive player. Chordify uses cutting-edge technology to help both novice and trained musicians play the music they want to play. Has both free and paid levels.
- Demo Recording Studios
A list of sites of recording studios who provide demo recording and more for artists. Last updated: 4/20/2023
- English Broadside Ballad Archive (University of Santa Barbara, California)
9,684 Early Modern Broadside Ballads Free to the Public as Text, Art, and Music.
- Favorite Classical Composers
Your favorite classical composers... the orchestral thunder of Wagner? A quiet and thoughtful piano piece by Chopin? Schubert's quaint and colorful Songs? This site has everything you want to know about the greatest composers and their beautiful creations!
- Film Music Site
Featuring 103927 soundtracks and 30026 composers of film, tv series, video games and musicals!
- Folk Songs of Atlantic Canada from the Collections of MacEdward Leach
From 1949 to 1951, folklorist MacEdward Leach recorded almost 700 songs performed by singers from settler folk music traditions on the island of Newfoundland and in Gaelic-speaking areas of Nova Scotia. These recordings offer an invaluable window on the culture and social life of these regions during the mid-twentieth century.
- Free Music
A collection of music you can legally use in movies, videos, and social media platforms without taking the chance that you will be sured, your content will be removed, or your account will be terminated. Includes public domain and Creative Commons works. Last updated: 4/1/2023
- Full-Text Music Databases
Full-text databases are compilations of documents or other information in which the complete text of each referenced document is available for online viewing, printing, or downloading.
- Gregorian Chant Resources
Links to Gregorian Chant resources on the Internet.
- Guitar Junky
Music Gear Reviews, Buying Guides, & More. Helping musicians pick the best music equipment since 2017.
GuitarPlayerZen.com is focused on delivering and sharing creative lessons, advice, and insights that will take your playing and musicality to the next level. Definitely Not your ordinary lame guitar tab site filled with tons of horribly wrong tab that will only make you dumber, worse of a player, and less of a human being. Oh, and don't worry, Membership is FREE.
- History of Classical Music
Alex Johnston's series of articles outlining the history of classical music - with accompanying Spotify playlist.
- Hymn Resources and Liturgical Music Resources
Free and low-cost resources for hymns and other liturgical music. Includes denominational and nondenominational hymns and other liturgical music. Last updated: 3/22/2023
- The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music (John Hopkins University)
The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music consists of over 29,000 pieces of American popular music. This music was generously donated to The Johns Hopkins University by Lester S. Levy over a period of years starting in 1976 and is now housed in the Special Collections Division of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. The collection spans the years 1780 to 1980, but its strength is its thorough documentation of nineteenth-century America through popular music.
- LSO Play
LSO Play allows you to experience the London Symphony Orchestra from multiple points of view.
- The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection
The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection is an archive of almost 1600 Ozark Mountain folk songs, recorded between 1956 and 1976. A traveling salesman from Springfield, Missouri, Hunter took his reel-to-reel tape recorder into the hills and backwoods of the Ozarks, preserving the heritage of the region by recording the songs and stories of many generations of Ozark history. As important as the songs themselves are the voices of the Missouri and Arkansas folks who shared their talents and recollections with Hunter
- Music Award Sites
A list of sites covering both major and minor music awards around the world. Last updated: 2/28/2023
- Music Bibliographic Databases
Bibliographic databases contain bibliographic records with analytical content as opposed to the catalogs of libraries that contain, usually, descriptions of items.
- Music Dictionary
Here you'll find definitions and explanations of a variety of common common musical terms that may help you understand music's terminology. Last updated: 3/6/2023
- Music Educator Resources / Music Teacher Resources
Selected websites that music teachers and music educators might find helpful for augmenting lesson materials, including lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and more.
- Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, ca. 1870 to 1885
Consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra.
- Music Indexes
Music indexes, Songbook collections, scanned (or digitized) images of Songs that don't violate copyright restrictions, more. Last updated: 2/28/2023
- Music Libraries
A collection of worldwide music libraries with an Internet presence.
- Music Organizations
A list of professional music organizations, musical organizations, and music indexes. Last updated: 5/19/2023
- Music Promotion
Businesses and organizations devoted to promoting artists and/or helping artists promote themselves and their music.
- Music Publications - Music Journals, Music Magazines, Music Newspapers and Music Periodicals
A list of music journals, music magazines, music newspapers and music periodicals online. Last updated: 3/6/2023
- Music Publishers
A list of worldwide music publishers of all styles and genres of music.
- Music Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Music resources for people who are blind or have other visual impairments, as well as those who work with, or are family or friends of those who are blind or have visual impairments. Last updated: 4/20/2023
- Music of the Renaissance Resources
Resources on European classical music written during the Renaissance - approximately 1400 to 1600.
- Music Resources on JSTOR
JSTOR is an online digital library of academic journals, ebooks, and primary sources. The collection of music content on JSTOR includes more than 70 journals and 50 academic ebooks and covers many interdisciplinary subjects, overlapping with areas such as African-american studies, education, and the performing arts. A group of titles ranging from African music to folk music to Asian music provide in-depth resources for cultural and regional studies. Music content on JSTOR is strong in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and music education. Key titles include Musical Times, Music Educators, Music and Letters, and Popular Music, among many others from leading publishers (American Musicological Society, Music Library Association, and the Society for Music Theory).
- Music Schools, Music Departments, and Music Institutions
An international list of music schools, music departments, and music institutions with an online presence.
Learn How To Sing And Play Music.
An open music encyclopedia that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public.
The world's largest lyrics platform where users can search and share lyrics.
- Musician Resources
A list of sites devoted to providing help and information for musicians. Last updated: 3/31/2023
They provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Founded in 2012, Musopen is a 501(c)3 non-profit based out of San Francisco, CA. We work to increase access to music education by providing free music recordings, sheet music, apps, and educational materials. They have a free and two membership levels. Over 90% of every membership dollar goes directly to increase the size of their music library, and as a registered non-profit 501(c)3, your membership is a tax deductible donation.
- Native American Music Resources
Various sites across the internet that focus on Native American music.
- National Music Museum - The University of South Dakota
The National Music Museum (NMM) and Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments is one of the great institutions of its kind in the world. Its renowned collections, which include more than 14,800 American, European, and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods, are the most inclusive anywhere.
- Piano Music
The Piano Street online sheet music library offers access to over 30,000 pages of classical piano music in high quality pdf format available for instant downloading and printing.
- Public Domain Music
A reference site to help identify public domain Songs and public domain music.
- Public Domain Music Sequenced by Benjamin Robert Tubb
Featuring 19th century American music and early 20th century American music (1900-1923).
- Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music is dedicated to the study and performance of seventeenth-century music and related arts. The Society currently includes more than 250 members and over two hundred additional international subscribers to its electronic newslist SSCM-L. Members receive a semi-annual newsletter, 17th-Century Music. The Society also publishes the on-line, peer-reviewed scholarly Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music (JSCM); JSCM Instrumenta, an on-line reference series; and the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM), an on-line collection of performing and study scores in scholarly editions. The Society hosts an annual four-day conference each spring, featuring scholarly presentations, performances, and an award for the best student presentation, the Irene Alm Memorial Prize.
The stories and meanings behind the Songs, with Songwriter interviews and lyrics.
- Sound Databases and Collections
Online databases and collections of music and audio sound files in various sound formats.
Music How To Guides, Reviews and Buying Guides.
- Women in Music
A list of sites that provide information about women in music. This list does not contain links to sites about individual women singers, artists or musicians.
Site with extensive information on all aspects of the Woodstock Music Festival.
- Last updated: 4/21/2023