Music Research Directory | Multnomah County Library
(*) This exhaustive directory from Multnomah County Library will help you find information about anything related to music, including copyright.
Find information about Oregon's resident symphony at this site providing links for tickets, concerts, and an events calendar.
Oregon Music News
Through this site, Oregonians can find music news, venues, festivals, and search by music genres. Look for media of recent local shows on this site, too.
Find music information, stream music, and learn about concerts from this site from Oregon Public Broadcasting, OPB. Find live music videos and recordings under the Sessions section.
Create a free account through Pandora to stream all kinds of music online. Pandora allows you to like and dislike songs and artists to create stations based on your tastes. A paid subscription removes the radio ads.
National Geographic World Music
National Geographic's site includes a world music section. Search for and listen to music groups and performers from around the world. You can also search for information by artist, genre, or region.
The Library of Congress provides this free service - a searchable database of more than 10,000 recordings from 1901-1925 in the US. Search for recordings by artist, song, lyricist, genre, composer, year, or place.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Search for inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by name or year. Once you open that inductee's bio page, there's a link to that person's official website.
Introduction to Reading Music
This basic site introduces elementary music concepts, great for a beginning musician. Learn about musical clefs, notes, symbols, and more.
Folk Music Index
This index will help you find information about folk music, as well as links to other folk music indexes.
This web companion to the Rolling Stone magazine provides music news, videos, pictures, artists, playlists, and "best of" lists. Check out the extensive artist directory at the bottom of the page to find bios about hundreds of musicians and groups.
Billboard's site brings you top 100 lists of all kinds of current music, music news, reviews, videos, and more.
Use the music genre bar to open up tons of information about more varieties of music than you can imagine! Find information about types of music, background info about those types, artists who fall into those categories, and music samples from those artists.
American Music Center
The American Music Center's site links you to several good music information resources. Find an artist and industry directory, multi-media interviews with music professionals, and a huge online database of songs, composers, and music samples.
A one-stop site for all things related to choral music, including forums, communities, and choirs. Select the Resources tab for information about choral music, performance, and more.
Careers in Music
A great starting place for anyone considering a career in music, this site is brought to you by Berklee College of Music. In addition to the lengthy listing of music careers, there is a section for other helpful resources.
American Music Center