Friday, December 28, 2007 - "Here you will find tonnes of TV theme music and songs from yesterday and today. Browse our huge archive of 4,024 theme songs using the index above or below. All of the theme music is in MP3 format"

Thursday, December 27, 2007

CDT Posts Music Download "Warning List"

"Center for Democracy and Technology has created a list to alert consumers about music download Web sites that charge fees and claim a large selection, but do not appear to have obtained licenses to ensure that users' downloads from the site are legal. Consumers looking to download music lawfully for the new computers and MP3 players they receive this holiday season may want to check CDT's list before paying money to unfamiliar but legitimate-looking music services. CDT hopes that warning consumers about these sites can help avoid confusion and promote the continued growth of the lawful online music market"

Sunday, December 23, 2007


imeem is an online community where millions of fans and artists discover new music, videos, and photos, and share their tastes with friends

Friday, December 21, 2007

CD Art Display

CD Art Display - Displays music cover art based on what your media playing is currently playing, also adds player control features to the desktop

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dan Fogelberg - 1951-2007

Dan Fogelberg - Official site of of the late Dan Fogelberg includes a biography, discography, lyrics, and photos - Develops professional hip hop and R&B sample libraries for remixers, DJs, and producers

Friday, December 14, 2007


NewMusicBox is a Web-based advocacy magazine and portal dedicated to the music of American composers and improvisers and their champions. A multi-media publication from the American Music Center, NewMusicBox offers: in-depth profiles, articles, and discussions; up-to-the-minute industry news and commentary; coverage of upcoming performances and new books; plus a direct portal to our internet radio station, Counterstream, where visitors can hear recordings of American music as well as special programs

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Free Christmas Music from Magnatune

Create an elegantly merry mood with the Magnatune Christmas Compilation, featuring over 60 minutes of the most timeless and classic carols of the season, by ten of Magnatune's best-selling artists

Friday, December 07, 2007

Listen for Life

Listen for Life - a global organization created for the preservation and advancement of musical culture by serving the needs of music, musicians and music listeners in every region of the world. Through our variety of outreach, education and media projects, we aim to create an international family of music listeners, in community with those who compose, teach, and perform all of the wonderfully diverse musical styles that can be heard on the planet

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Anywhere.FM is a powerful music player that makes it easy to:
Upload your entire music collection
Play it anywhere on the best web music player
Discover new music through Friend Radio

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Barron's publishes Rock & Roll Heaven

Rock & Roll Heaven: A Fascinating Guide to 200 Musical Icons Who Have Joined the Great Gig in the Sky by Robert Dimery and Bruno MacDonald, published by Barron's


BoomShuffle - An online music experience that lets you and your friends collaborate to create great music mixes you can stream from anywhere on the Web. It's a fun way to make mixes that play back all the hottest tracks, in their entirety, for free. Think of BoomShuffle as an Internet radio station where you and your friends are the DJs. You all choose the songs that make up the mix.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Soundsnap - Community-powered library with free sounds, sound effects, loops, and beats.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


MuViBee - Search music videos from a variety of different sources. Browse by artist, album, genre, or charts. Build a video list and/or watch other users' video lists

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

NPR: Music

NPR: Music - Free, multi-genre multimedia site that presents the best of public radio music

Monday, November 19, 2007


Hitlab is an online lab where musicians can come and test out their songs to find out if they have a potential hit on their hands! Hitlab uses revolutionary DHS technology (Dynamic Hit Scoring) which compares your song's hit potential to the Top 100 Billboard hits of the past 6 years! And Hitlab is also holding a contest where you could see your dreams of getting a record deal fulfilled! With key players of the music industry on the jury listening in on your creations, your song could be the next one to top the charts!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

TMF Pure

TMF Pure is a music video channel based in Netherlands, and is part of the MTV Networks Europe. It shows non stop pop music videos and occasionaly MTV's programmes like cribs, the Osbournes etc.

MTV Brand New

MTV Brand New shows alternative, punk and rock videos 24 hours a day without any commercial breaks. In the evening the channel also broadcasts MTV Live shows as well.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


RCRD LBL is a network of ad-supported online record labels and blogs offering completely free music streams and downloads from emerging and established artists

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Stairway to Digital Heaven

"Led Zeppelin joins the digital age by making their entire catalog available on iTunes. This is a big deal for digital music lovers, even if you're not a fan of Led Zeppelin (and really, who's not a fan of at least one Zep song?). Maybe this will force the hands of stubborn bands who continue to resist the way of the Web" - The Spark

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


EsFresh allows you to watch every version of music videos, lyrics and many more for each song by your favorite artists and make your own Playlist. You can discover new music using our new Radio Station where you type a Genre or an Artist and esFresh plays similar Music

Berkleemusic Directory

Berkleemusic Directory - Music network and directory of musicians, engineers, producers, web designers, composers, and instructors. From the Berklee College of Music in Boston

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Project Playlist is an information location tool similar to Google and Yahoo! but devoted entirely to the world of music. Our purpose is to help you find and enjoy music legally throughout the web in the same way that other search engines help you find webpages, images, and other media, but we also add a social /community twist. We make it easy for you to create playlists, share your playlists with friends, and browse playlists of others


Nexstage has been created by writer-performer Brenda Baker to help emerging musical artists take their live shows to the next stage of development

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Musician Leader

Musician Leader - allows musicians and bands to network, find members, join a band, and publish their music online. Site features listings for musicians, bands, venues, and recording studios

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Singer Kylie Minogue has launched her own social networking website for her fans to communicate with each other. The KylieKonnect website enables fans to create personal profiles and upload images, as well as "keep up to date with all the very latest on Kylie"

Friday, November 02, 2007


Oomix - a site that allows musicians to collaboratively make and sell music online while each getting paid a portion of the revenue. Has creative tools for both the amateur and professional musician

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Music-Alerts - uses Amazon to deliver RSS album alerts when an artist is about to release a new album. There's no registration. Just type in a list of artists and create a feed. As soon as it's in Amazon's system, you'll see it in your feed

Friday, October 26, 2007


Xclusivetrax - Offers digital access to exclusive hip-hop songs, videos, and news. Members can also upload their own songs, blog, bio, and photos

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

AFA Music Group to Launch Digital Music Label

AFA Music Group, Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Company is planning to launch its own full-service digital music label in early 2008. The label will encompass all aspects of a traditional record label including music distribution, marketing, publishing and merchandising. This endeavor will enable AFA Music Group to maximize revenues from its ownership in the master recordings. AFA Music Group plans to launch the label in the first quarter of 2008 and make music downloads, merchandise, art work, photos, and other artist information available through the Company's Web site, At that time, the Company will announce additions to its roster of artists and simultaneously launch an aggressive marketing campaign, both domestically and internationally, to promote the label and the artists

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ruby Glover dead at 77

Vocalist Ruby Glover died a day after collapsing onstage during a benefit performance in East Baltimore, the Baltimore Sun said Monday. She was 77

Monday, October 22, 2007

International Music Score Library Project shut down

Feldmahler writes: "On Saturday October 13, 2007, I received a second Cease and Desist letter from Universal Edition. At first I thought this letter would be similar in content to the first Cease and Desist letter I received in August. However, after lengthy discussions with very knowledgeable lawyers and supporters, I became painfully aware of the fact that I, a normal college student, has neither the energy nor the money necessary to deal with this issue in any other way than to agree with the cease and desist, and take down the entire site. I cannot apologize enough to all IMSLP contributors, who have done so much for IMSLP in the last two years..."

Rhapsody on TiVo

"With Rhapsody on TiVo, you can choose from millions of songs, search for your favorites, tune in to continuous music on Rhapsody Channels, and build your own library straight from your TV using your TiVo remote. Whether you're in the mood for classical, hip-hop, or anything in between, it's all just a few clicks away. And with a Rhapsody membership, you can listen all you want, without the need to buy individual songs"

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Jeff Beck announces rare shows

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck has announced six shows in five days at the world-famous Ronnie Scott's Club in London’s Soho, running from November 27 to December 1. With a band featuring drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, keyboardist Jason Rebello and female bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, Jeff will be performing a wide selection of material over the week. Ronnie Scott's only holds 200 people and has recently had a GBP3 million makeover. No seat is more then 50 feet from the stage. So this is a rare opportunity to catch one of the world’s greatest guitarists in a very intimate environment

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Rap Video

Rap Video - Featured rap artists, video spotlights and archives, reviews, and new DVD releases

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Hype Machine

The Hype Machine - A site that tracks music blog discussions from MP3 blogs. The goal? To make music discovery fun and promote artists

Hip Hop Roll

Hip Hop Roll - Hip Hop Roll is industry news, photos, and articles presented in a blog format and browsable by subjects like romance, sightings, rumors, interviews. Also includes bios for popular hip hop stars


Mixaloo - brings the art of the mix-tape into the digital age. Explore a library of over three million songs and arrange unique music mixes that express your complex self

Monday, October 15, 2007

Lily branches out with record label

First it was fashion, and now pop princess Lily Allen is reportedly looking to expand her brand with her very own record label. The Smile singer, who is also in talks about producing her own TV show, is said to hope the stable will launch homegrown talent from around the world. It comes as the 22-year-old recently ditched her management company after she failed to break the US and pick up any major awards this year

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Musopen - "an online music library of copyright free music (public domain music). We want to give the world access to music, without the legal hassles so common today. There is a great deal of music that has expired copyrights, but almost no recordings of this music is in the public domain. We aim to record or obtain recordings that have no copyrights so that our visitors may listen, re-use, or in any way enjoy music"

Open Mouth Media

Open Mouth Media - Share Songs & Video. Blog. Create radio stations. Print On-Demand CD. Sell or Purchase Event Tickets. Create a Forum

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Pitchfork Media

Pitchfork Media - Record reviews, plus daily music news, and features

ONE WAY Music Magazine

ONE WAY Music Magazine - Showcases new and classic rock, jazz, blues, singer-songwriter, acoustic, world, folk, and roots music with features, spotlights, and reviews of DVDs, soundtracks, music software, and audio equipment

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


TempoStand is an online musical portal that promotes independent bands, artists, and musicians in India by using CC-licenses. TempoStand records tracks for groups and then releases these recordings under a CC-India BY-SA License, allowing people to remix and redistribute the tracks as they see fit

Friday, October 05, 2007

Record companies win music sharing trial

"The recording industry hopes $222,000 will be enough to dissuade music lovers from downloading songs from the Internet without paying for them. That's the amount a federal jury ordered a Minnesota woman to pay for sharing copyrighted music online" - AP

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Daniel Pearl Music Days

Daniel Pearl Music Days - An international network of concerts using the power of music to reaffirm commitment to tolerance and humanity. Inspired by the legacy of journalist and musician Daniel Pearl, World Music Days uses the universal language of music to spread a message of hope and unity across cultural divides

The Year the Music Died

The Year the Music Died (which was 1972) is packed with information, stories, trivia, and photos relating to the "golden era" of pop music between 1964 and 1972. Author Dwight Rounds covers the Beatles and their music in depth, including a separate chapter devoted to John Lennon. Subsequent chapters covering the Rolling Stones, Byrds, Doors and CSNY, are followed by sections on all the other influential groups of the era. Rounds also discusses the major music festivals of the time (Monterey Pop, Woodstock, and the Isle of Wight), followed by history and commentary of the social movements of the time

Monday, October 01, 2007

Rapture TV

Rapture TV mix quality music across all tastes and trends, also covering sports, comedy and different film genres

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows - Amy Lee, the singer and song writer for the rock group Evanescence, represents and raises money for this campaign and fund for epilepsy research and awareness

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Naija Jams

Naija Jams - Nigerian music blog featuring news, photo galleries, concert information, and discussion about afrobeat, hip hop, soul, juju, reggae, and highlife


Harptallica - Official site of Harptallica, the Metallica tribute duo of two female harpists playing old and recent Metallica classics. Site includes audio samples and their CD

Friday, September 28, 2007 is a diverse and completely independent reviews and features publication, covering music, films and theatre in London, the UK and beyond. Editorially it occupies a space somewhere between newspapers and specialist music magazines

60's & 70's Asian Pop Record Covers Photo Gallery

60's & 70's Asian Pop Record Covers Photo Gallery - Gallery of rare Asian pop singles from the 1960s and '70s

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Amazonmp3 - official site of Amazonmp3, offering MP3 downloads of popular and classical music, new releases, and more, in a format suited to any media player

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Kompoz - A social workspace and music collaboration tool for musicians. Use it to compose new music with other artists around the world. Whenever you got an idea for a song, record a track, upload it, then invite others to add drums, bass, vocals or anything else to it

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


LastGraph - a web-based system for making pretty wavegraphs of your musical profile. The charts have time along the horizontal axis, and number of plays on the vertical; think of it as sort of a stacked line graph, but centered, smoothed, and generally nicer

Thursday, September 13, 2007


WeBot - Stream your songs from more than one machine at a time. Is your music scattered across disparate PCs? Are you never sure which computer you'll be in front of next? Download the client software on each machine, select the directories where your music hides, and you can stream your songs from any web interface

Artist Management Resource

Artist Management Resource - Artist Management Resource from the Indie Managers Association provides music industry information and resources for artist managers and self-managed artists

The Mersey Beatles

The Mersey Beatles - Tribute band from Liverpool, U.K. Site features band info, reviews, show details, and photo gallery

Led Zeppelin reunite for Ertegun tribute

Led Zeppelin will perform a one-time comeback concert in memory of Ahmet Ertegun, a co-founder of Atlantic Records. The band will perform together for the first time in 19 years on Nov. 26, at London's The O2 venue, on the banks of the River Thames. Promoters said the concert would pay tribute to Ertegun - the label boss who popularized Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin - who died in December at age 83

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Musigy - Our technology makes it possible for people to make live music together over the Internet. Just plug in your guitar, keyboard, microphone or whatever you've got, and make music with other members of the Musigy community. It's as if you're in the same room! You see each other on a video screen and play in synch. Musigy Maker offers high-quality sound and ultra-low delays. And best of all, it's free!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Opera legend Luciano Pavarotti dies at 71

World renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti has died at his home in the northern Italian city of Modena. The singer, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, was 71. His charismatic performances - particularly alongside fellow tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras - helped bring a new audience to opera. Pavarotti had cancer surgery in July 2006 in New York, five months after his last performance. He had not made any public appearances since then

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Soundcrank - Rediscover the digital music experience with this new community. Voice your opinions, find people and information to connect with, and get recommendations from your peers

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Music Arsenal

"Music Arsenal is a music industry business management tool. Our web application helps record labels, booking agents, managers, promoters and anyone else in the music industry manage their companies in an easy way"


"Mubito gives musicians and independent record labels the tools to create and manage official music sites, and their online promotion and distribution. Mubito is so simple and powerful that you’ll never need a webmaster again"


"SkreemR is a search engine for locating audio files on the web. We don't actually host any files - we index what exists on the publicly accessible reaches of the internet. Our goal is to make this content as searchable and useable to the internet community as possible"

Thursday, August 30, 2007 will bring together 50,000 music fans to launch and run their own record label. These 50,000 fans will choose the label's name and the first 5 bands to sign to record contracts worth $200,000 each. From there they will have input into every aspect of how to market and promote the label and its artists. Joining is free until 50,000 members have joined and expressed interest in being a part of music history. Once that threshold is reached, each of those members will be required to pay $25 for access to the nomination and voting area. In sum, this will raise $1.25 million to sign bands and to pay for expenses including office space and staff


Deezer - The first on demand juke box online providing free music without download. The concept is simple: give consumers a full and free access to all their favorite songs, pay artists and their producers through a revenue share based on our advertising revenues, and help discover new artists through a wide audience.


Grooveshark - An online service and web-based application used for sharing music within a community of music lovers distributing DRM-free MP3s across a p2p network. Also rewards you for sharing, reviewing, and discovering new music

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hip Hop Stars Understand The Real Business Models For The Music Industry

"It's funny every time we hear someone say that the music industry is in trouble. There's very little evidence that's true. More music is being produced today than ever before - and plenty of people are still making a ton of music in the music business. What's actually in trouble is the traditional recording industry, which is quite different than the music industry. When we point out business models for musicians, we seem to get a lot of pushback, but there's more and more evidence that artists are successfully embracing the model we've put forth -- and they're raking in the cash doing so. Forbes just came out with a report about how much money the top hip hop artists are making, and they're doing quite well. However, it's not because of just the music, but how they've used the music to sell all sorts of other things" - Techdirt

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story - Beatles-themed exhibition in Liverpool located within the historic Albert Dock showcases the life, times, culture, and music of the Beatles - Fully automated mixing system where users can download dance tracks and create playlists which seamlessly merge from song to song just like a professional DJ

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

John Lennon solo catalog debuts on iTunes Store

Apple has announced the debut of the John Lennon solo catalog on the iTunes Store. Sixteen of Lennon's solo works from EMI Music are available for the first time on iTunes starting today, with the 'Lennon Legend' and 'Acoustic' collections making their worldwide digital debuts. For a limited period of 30 days, exclusive video content will be included with the albums 'John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band,' 'Sometime in New York City,' 'Walls and Bridges,' 'Milk and Honey' and the collections 'Anthology' and 'Working Class Hero.'

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


TuneCore - has arrangements with leading digital music retailers that let us place your music in their online stores and subscription services. You get 100% of the money that your music earns

Google, Universal Music partner to sell DRM-free music

Google and Universal Music Group will be partnering with gBox, Inc., an online music retailer, to sell DRM-free music tracks via Google search results. gBox, based in Apple's backyard of Cupertino, California, will begin selling Universal tracks, sans DRM, via their web site on August 21. Universal will purchase text ads on Google's searches to direct searchers to gBox sales pages.


Strayform is community where artists and fans can thrive with no DRM, no commericals and no corporate middle-men. Fan funded proposals let artist get paid without giving up a big cut, without blowing money on ads, and without long term restrictive contracts. Since the Artists are paid up front and the Media is Creative Commons licenced, fans can use freely on any device and share on Peer to Peer networks

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Opuzz - Royalty-free music for broadcast, film, video, and web. Opuzz features instant music downloads and CD options

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Anywhere.FM is a powerful music player that makes it easy to upload your entire music collection; play it anywhere on the best web music player; discover new music through Friend Radio

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Big Green Gathering

Big Green Gathering - The Big Green Gathering is a five day camping event which is currently located in the Mendip Hills in Somerset. The festival offers music and theatrical performances along with workshops addressing green living, farming, business, and health

Thursday, August 02, 2007 - Audio resource with thousands of categorized clips. Also allows users to build and share their own soundboards

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

MusicNet licenses more than one million DRM-free tracks

"MusicNet, the music unit of the leading digital entertainment services provider MediaNet Digital, announced that it will make more than one million DRM-free tracks available to its partners in the third quarter. MusicNet has forged partnerships with EMI Music as well as several leading independent labels including Righteous Babe, Nettwerk, Madacy, Nitro and the labels represented by Digital Music Group, Inc. (DMGI), the Digital Rights Agency (DRA) and the Independent Recording Industry Services (IRIS) for their entire digital music catalogs. MusicNet will make the tracks available for distribution in the MP3 format at a higher sound quality"

Friday, July 27, 2007

Women On The Move: Beautiful

Fourteen independent female artists sing out against domestic violence. A CD of songs for women. Tears, triumph and empowerment. Blues, rock, folk. A range of styles and topics. Raising funds for domestic violence shelters. This CD comes with a 20 page book
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007


AnAmericanBand - Social networking site for unsigned bands and their fans to discover each other

Friday, July 20, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007


ubroadcast - Broadcast your own live radio show or listen to HD quality broadcasts online with this media player and station manager software

Saturday, July 14, 2007


SmugglersMusic is a new site for bands to promote and sell their songs. It operates as a web-based music player, featuring signed and unsigned bands. Viewing a band's profile will give you access to their cover art and other images as a slide show, with the option to download, the band's music as separated by album, the option of purchasing songs and bio information about the artist

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fab Again: A Tribute to The Beatles (2 volumes)

Fab Again: A Tribute to The Beatles - Volume I. A supergroup of all star musicians, whose credits include 'Beatlemania', perform classics Beatles songs from the early "Black Suit" days up through the "Abbey Road" period
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Volume 2 also available

Kendra Ross: New Voice

This stellar debut effort is steeped in Modern Soul and Jazz with solid songwriting and sultry vocals. Featuring appearances by Talib Kweli, Eric Roberson and more, "New Voice" is the culmination of years of experience and a passion for the art of music
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - an online magazine that examines the culture and politics of soul, neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, funk, and blues


TouchRadio - gives the world a streamable and downloadable collection of nocturnal sounds on wetlands, nine records playing simultaneously, and other, similar sonic experiments


Brainwashed - a streaming radio station, band web site host, news and review ezine, and small record label of independently produced experimental, alternative, and electronic music. Features podcasts, interviews, downloads, blogs, and features

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Live Earth

Live Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people on 7/7/07 to raise awareness about global warming. With 24 hours of music across 7 continents, and performances by more than 150 of the world's top musicians, Live Earth will engage, connect, and inspire individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


"SeeqPod is a totally different breed of search and discovery technology provider, because we believe that one day, everything will be 'playable'. Hence we have embraced the term 'Playable Search'. The team at SeeqPod is passionate about technology as well as music. So first we decided to apply some pretty sophisticated technology to music and video search so that anyone, anywhere can mine the deepest crevices and corners of the Web for media that is publicly available, yet not always easy to find"

AllofMP3 shut down, MP3sparks opens

AllofMP3 is a Russian web service that sells digital music at very low prices without any copy protection. As of July 2, has been shut down, reportedly by the Russian government. A new site, very similar to AllOfMP3 and also owned by Media Services, launched simultaneous with the shutdown. MP3Sparks looks to be a clone of AllOfMP3 in all but name.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


eMusic has just launched ten mashups that marry its music library and download service with several online radio services. Topping the list for the new eMusic mashups is Pandora, followed by Indie Pop Rocks, KEXP, Groove Salad, KCRW Music & Live, WOXY, Secret Agent, cliqhop idm and Bootliquor. The great part about these mashups is that you can now listen to your favorite songs on your favorite streaming Internet radio services, and download the songs simultaneously with eMusic

Baeble Music

Baeble Music is a destination for live music fans. We want to bring you tomorrow's biggest acts, and we want to deliver them today. Baeble Music hand-picks the hottest emerging bands playing at the best venues in the country. We film their concerts, review their shows, compile their band profiles, and deliver the whole package to you within days of the gig

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

SaveNetRadio Coalition

SaveNetRadio Coalition - Official site of the SaveNetRadio coalition, a group of webcasters working to protect the future of Internet radio from prohibitive increases in royalty rates for broadcast material

Monday, June 25, 2007


Nimbit, the music commerce solution for bands and record labels, has launched its Online Merch Table (OMT), which is an interactive flash widget that lets you do more for your merchandise

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Internet radio to fall silent in protest on June 26

Thousands of U.S. webcasters plan to turn off the music and go silent this Tuesday, June 26, to draw attention to an impending royalty rate increase that, if implemented, would lead to the virtual shutdown of this country’s Internet radio industry

Friday, June 22, 2007

Jagger apologizes

Mick Jagger used the Catalan language to apologize to fans for last year's cancellation of several shows in Barcelona and three other Spanish cities

Thursday, June 21, 2007

CBC Radio 3

CBC Radio 3 - Stream new Canadian music on Radio 3 from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). Features music, news, and culture blog, podcasts, user playlists, concerts and sessions, and extensive database of Canadian artist profiles and songs

Street Scene

Street Scene - Annual September music event transforming the streets of downtown San Diego. Artists performing in 2007 include The Killers, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Social Distortion

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Exhibition Road Music Day

Exhibition Road Music Day is London's home of Fete de la Musique - a renowned free international live music festival. Exhibition Road Music Day is organised by the leading cultural and educational institutions in South Kensington.Throughout the day at both indoor and outdoor venues around the Exhibition Road area, there will be a lively and colourful mix of performances from amateur and professional musicians alike


Stereogum - Stereogum has been "ejecting musical trash since 2002" and in addition to the blog, features videos, MP3s, and tour dates

Live Music Blog

Live Music Blog - Dedicated to music festivals, concerts, and bands that know how to play live

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Nexhit is an online, digital media distribution and social networking community that currently hosts nearly 500,000 tracks of the best new and independent music. The Nexhit community consists of independent artists and fans who believe that there is more to music than just the Top 40. We offer our own charts, based on the real-time response to the music found within the Nexhit system by the members of the Nexhit community

Monday, June 18, 2007


Bandwagon - iTunes online backup and sync for Mac digital music lovers

Friday, June 15, 2007

Sonific Music Network

"To become a content provider to Sonific through Sonific Music Network is free, non-exclusive, cancel-anytime - and you don't give away any of your rights, either. Sonific will simply make your music available for promotional streaming (full-length songs) on a quickly growing network that spans 10s of millions of potential users. Every presentation of your music will include a link to your Sonific artist page, where interested users can look into buying your music, check out your websites or blogs, or just find out more about you"

Thursday, June 14, 2007


JamJunky - A website for songwriters to share lyrics, ideas and songs. Collaborate with other songwriters, write recommendations, and upload your music as mp3s

LoveToKnow: Music

LoveToKnow: Music - Interactive community of music downloads, artist profiles, information about online music, and industry details

iTunes Festival

iTunes Festival - Spread over 31 consecutive nights, more than 60 of the world's top musicians will perform at London's ICA starting on Sunday, July 1, with a headline performance by Mika

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd - Official site for the film version of Sweeney Todd, the musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, directed by Tim Burton, featuring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jayne Wisener, and Sacha Baron Cohen

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Oodle BandTracker

Oodle BandTracker - Search 213,644 bands and 501,935 shows for tour information on your favorite bands

Thursday, June 07, 2007

1,683 guitarists play 'Smoke on Water'

More than 1,680 guitar players turned out, tuned up and took part in what organizers say was a world record rendition of Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water - a song that was the first many of them ever learned. Some came from as far away as California and Germany on Sunday to take part in a Kansas City radio station's effort to break a Guinness world record for the most people playing the same song simultaneously. The record had been 1,323 people playing the same song in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1994

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Lala - Upload and play your iTunes library and all your digital music online. Easy download to your iPod or PC. Safely share music and playlists

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Official Monterey International Pop Festival Blog

Official Monterey International Pop Festival Blog - Celebrating 40 years since the first Monterey Pop Festival which launched the world into the summer of love.

Wikipedia: Monterey Pop Festival
- Took place from June 16 to June 18, 1967. Over 200,000 people attended, and it is often regarded as the precursor to Woodstock

Friday, June 01, 2007

CBS Corporation acquires

CBS Corporation has acquired, a global, community-based, music discovery network. CBS purchased the property for $280 million in cash. currently has more than 15 million active users in more than 200 countries. As part of the acquisition, the team, including founders Felix Miller, Martin Stiksel, and Richard Jones, will continue to independently run the online network. The management team will work with all relevant CBS divisions to apply their community-building and technology expertise to extend CBS businesses online and within the mobile space - Free service that connects music teachers and students through an online music teacher directory

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - Archive of musical theatre performances on video. Browse the archive categorized by show title and discover clips from the 1950s to today

Friday, May 25, 2007

EMI agrees to $4.7-billion offer from Terra Firma

British music company EMI agreed to a $4.73 billion (2.4-billion-pound) cash takeover from private equity group Terra Firma. Terra Firma intends to keep EMI intact and proceed with plans to securitize the company's music publishing assets, according to a source

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Bassnectar - The official site of Bassnectar: DJ Lorin Ashton's electronic music, mid-tempo breakbeat, IDM, Drum 'n bass party extravaganza. Site features numerous tracks, music videos, tour dates, and more

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Xanadu - Official site for Xanadu, the Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. Book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne. Features Kerry Butler, James Carpinello, Tony Roberts, Jackie Hoffman, and Mary Testa

Monday, May 21, 2007


MyPlayList uses the XSPF xml format to combine images from the Flickr image sharing service, with music that is hosted across the internet and compiled using xspf music compilers such as To use this online application you need to first have a music playlist in xspf format, that you can compile at many different sites, then once you have a playlist you can add images using the myplaylist image compiler, it's that simple. Then you can embed these picture/music playlists into other sites or watch them online

Rihanna tops charts on downloads

R&B star Rihanna has scored a UK number one with her latest single Umbrella through download sales alone. "I feel blessed and loved," said the Barbadian singer, whose record is not in shops until 28 May. She held off a challenge from Maroon 5, whose Makes Me Wonder rose to number two, while Beyonce and Shakira's Beautiful Liar fell to three
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Lennon festival line-up announced

A remote Highland village has announced plans for a major festival in honour of murdered Beatle John Lennon. Organisers said the three-day event in Durness would be one of the "most extraordinary" festivals to be staged in Scotland. The festival plans include musical performances, poetry readings, film screenings and a dance event in a cave. John Lennon spent five summers in the area while he was young, staying on a croft in Sango Bay with his cousin
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Fats Domino returns to the stage

Blues legend Fats Domino has performed in public for the first time since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The 79-year-old was rescued by boat from the floodwaters that overwhelmed the city following the hurricane in August 2005
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Sunday, May 20, 2007


YouLicense is an "online music licensing marketplace. We have developed a platform which enables artists and those seeking musical content to conduct business directly with one another in a safe and secure environment. Our unique search engine and standardized contracts allow for a quick and easy process. Whether you're looking to license music for Film & Television, Advertising Campaigns, Music on Hold, Mobile Phone Content, Web Content, Audio Projects, or you are a small business in need of musical content, YouLicense is your marketplace"

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Wishbone Ash

Wishbone Ash - Official site for Wishbone Ash, the hard rock band from England. Provides info on the band members, tours dates, albums, multimedia, and fan forum

Ian Brown

Ian Brown - Polydor's official site dedicated to the former lead singer of The Stone Roses - Online guitar catalog scans of Jackson and Charvel catalogues. Reviews, tips, and history of everything guitar, Jackson and Charvel in particular

Bollywood Awards

Bollywood Awards - Bollywood movie, fashion, and music awards. Includes information on nominees, attendees, tickets, media, upcoming events, and past winners

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fantoom Magazine

Fantoom Magazine - Fantoom arts and music magazine based in Rotterdam featuring articles, interviews, downloads, new media arts, and experimental and leftfield music

Jon McLaughlin

Jon McLaughlin - Official site for singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin, with news, journal entries, audio/video clips, Q&A, and more

Madina Lake

Madina Lake - Official site for the alternative rock band Madina Lake, with news, audio/video clips, photos, tour dates, and more


Grinderman - Official site for the garage rock band Grinderman, which is fronted by Nick Cave. Includes news, audio/video clips, photos, and lyrics

27 Club

The 27 Club is a popular culture reference to a group of several rock and blues musicians, who experienced a career that ended with their death at age 27

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Future Is Unwritten

The Future Is Unwritten - Documentary film by Julien Temple which reveals Clash front man Joe Strummer as not just a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times

Bucky Covington Official Website

Bucky Covington Official Website - Official site for Bucky Covington. Includes news on his country album, tour dates, and fan store

Eric Hughes Band

Eric Hughes Band - Official site of the Eric Hughes Band from Memphis, Tennessee. Site features tour schedules, news, reviews, and a photo gallery of the blues band

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - Internet music community and download store where artists are found and heard by fans of all ages. Quickly find and buy good new music in a professional environment. Artists have total control over what songs they give away or sell

Monday, May 14, 2007


TMF is a music video channel based in the Netherlands, and is part of the MTV Networks Europe. It shows non stop pop music videos and occasionaly MTV's Programmes like cribs, the Osbourne's etc. The channel is broadcasted in High Definition

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Stage.FM is an online community that acts as a directory of independent artists for music and videos. They've just launched their new flash player. The new flash player allows you to create a play list while also listening to your current songs. These songs can be dragged from one play list to another. You can also add songs by clicking the "add" button that's been placed throughout the site, next to an artist's content. Play lists an be shared with others by embedding them on sites like MySpace, Hi5 and Piczo. Artist's information can be accessed directly through the player as well, opening up a new tab to their profile page. The player also supports videos

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Igloo Magazine

Igloo Magazine - Electronic music magazine covering a variety of different sub-genres including experimental, noise, house, drum & bass, and many more

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Live 105 BFD

Live 105 BFD - Official site of the 2007 BFD music festival from Live 105. Site includes a lineup, ticket info, and podcast

Stagecoach Festival

Stagecoach Festival - Annual country music festival in Indio, California

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Dave Mason, Kenny Loggins, Van Morrison, Makai, and more great ones: Star Jasmine

A compelling tribute compilation album from mellow rock-n-roll to folk rock and roots and a great new cut never heard before by Dave Mason and a new rendition of Let It Be with Kenny Loggins & Ginger Baker
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NonStop Riot

NonStop Riot has created a niche search engine of sorts, scouring blogs, audio, image and video sharing sites, and music services to bring you songs and information on your favorite artists

Net Music Makers

Net Music Makers - Music collaboration and Internet radio network featuring new artists and unsigned bands. Features royalty free licks and loops from legendary musicians

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Gillingham Festival (Dorset)

Gillingham Festival (Dorset) - Gillingham's annual two-week music and community festival held in July. Events include a 10k, barbecue, land ive musical performances

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Karen Cobb: Where It Begins...

Karen Cobb is the 1st Place winner of the 13th Annual Billboard World Song Writing Contest in R&B... Vocal Diva for the new century is Karen Cobb. Amazing range in vocal style and song selection
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

2007 MTV Movie Awards

2007 MTV Movie Awards - Official site of the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, which will air live for the first time, on June 3, 2007

Dublin City Soul Festival

Dublin City Soul Festival - a celebration of peace, unity & love' - May 24-27, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Filter

The Filter - A desktop app that can save you time by building interesting playlists from your iTunes library at the click of a button. It can also fill your iPod with new playlists every day. The software is available for Windows, Mac and Nokia phones

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Middio is a simple website that organizes music videos uploaded by the public to YouTube. In other words, Middio goes through the trouble of finding and properly tagging music videos already floating around the web so that you don't have to. No bothersome ads are shown on any page or before any videos begin -- Middio gives you only what you ask for. Planned launch date: May 5, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

200 New Additions to AAJ Upcoming Jazz Release Center

The AAJ Upcoming Jazz Release Center has just been updated with 200 new releases, reissues, imports and DVDs. The Upcoming Release Center is updated weekly and can be searched by artist, month of release, record label and type (reissue or new release)

Jazz pianist-composer Andrew Hill dies

Jazzman Andrew Hill, a groundbreaking pianist and composer known for his complex post-bop style, died early Friday, his record label announced. He was 75. Hill, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, died at his Jersey City, N.J., home, according to Cem Kurosman of Blue Note Records. He had released his final album, "Time Lines," in early 2006, a farewell that earned him album of the year honors from Down Beat magazine

The GNF Game & Music Channel

The GNF Game & Music Channel brings current music videos from top country, rock, alternative artists and professional sports features such as Jet Ski, Motocross, Snow Boarding, and more as well as an inside look at the latest and greatest games, consoles, competitions and news in the gaming industry today

American Idol: Idol Gives Back

American Idol: Idol Gives Back - Official page of Idol Gives Back, the two-night special charity event from American Idol created to help raise awareness of the effects of poverty on children and young people in the U.S. and Africa

Stones' gig at racetrack stays on course

"The Rolling Stones will rock Belgrade this summer even if their performance at the city's main racetrack distresses hundreds of horses stabled at the venue, concert organizers said Friday" - AP

Friday, April 20, 2007

Aaron Tippin: Now & Then

Country with a southern rock flavor
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Pavlishyn Sisters: Dvi Sestrychky

European ethno-pop blending traditional melodies with contemporary sounds
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007


MotionBeatz - Social Musical Portal - Offers a social musical portal that lets musicians perform in front of a global audience. Find original music and videos from emerging artists - Social Musical Portal - Offers a social musical portal that lets musicians perform in front of a global audience. Find original music and videos from emerging artists

Saturday, April 14, 2007


midomi is the ultimate music search tool because it is powered by your voice. Sing, hum, or whistle to instantly find your favorite music and connect with a community that shares your musical interests


MusicPlusTV - A 24/7 television broadcast stream with social networking, a searchable, user-driven media archive, content hosting and much more

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Live Earth Concert Information & Community Portal

Live Earth Concert Information & Community Portal - Find Live Earth concert updates and performer lineups. Portal also offers environmental news, information about global warming, and a place to chat about the upcoming concerts

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Finetune desktop application

The Finetune desktop application was created utilizing Adobe’s Apollo, one of the year’s most interesting new platforms. Now Finetune users can place Finetune on their desktops and enjoy their music in a more direct sense

Radio Free Goombah

Goombah, the social music discovery site, is launching their Radio Free Goombah service, which lets users download tracks to play anywhere

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Lawsuit: 'Cleaner threw out GBP700,000 of Beatles rarities'

Record label EMI has launched a lawsuit against a cleaning firm for allegedly disposing of GBP700,000 worth of rare Beatles photographs. The suit, filed at the High Court in London, claims a cleaner for Crystal Services binned seven Beatles photos - including the only surviving copy of the photo on the Please Please Me album cover - and 452 transparencies and negatives in January 2001

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Madface - live TV station dedicated to the Rap and Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop performances, live Shows and much more


MediaMaster - Sign up and upload your digital music to MediaMaster. Publish your music collection on blogs and social networks with our widget - a great way for you and your friends to keep up to date on the latest music! Enjoy your entire music collection on many devices. Plus become a DJ - host your own radio station

Charlie Parker: Overtime

The greatest saxophonist of all time: Charlie "Bird" Parker, is one of the founders of the "be-bop" movement and a key figure in jazz history
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Friday, April 06, 2007

Various Artists: Help! George W. Bush & Friends Need to Sell 57,000,000 Copies of this CD Every Day to Pay for the War in Iraq

"The treasury is depleted. Congress is cutting funds. Our allies are bailing out. It has come to this. President George W. Bush has turned to a talented group of artists to produce a CD to help pay for the war in Iraq. It's an expensive war, so GWB & Friends need to sell 57,000,000 copies of their CD every day to pay for the war. By the time you finish reading this, we will have wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting in Iraq and need your Help! to pay for this. (Please note: No one will actually be killed with the proceeds of this CD, it's just a really funny album)"
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Thursday, April 05, 2007


DJ - Online disc jockey community provides free MP3 mix osting, DJ help forum, and irc chat room

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Jennifer Hall: Jennifer Hall Meets.....A West Coast Tribute to Gerry Mulligan

"Jennifer Hall's tribute to Gerry Mulligan brings ten west coast jazz veterans together for a celebration that explores Mulligan's music as well as his legacy. Jennifer played baritone saxophone with Jack Sheldon's big band and Ann Patterson's Maiden Voyage, but prefers a quintet format in this intimate session." - Sea Breeze Jazz
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The Beatles Tribute Project: Volume I

A supergroup of all-star musicians, whose credits include "Beatlemania", perform classics Beatles songs from the early "Black Suit" days up through the "Abbey Road" period
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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Japanese set record for longest concert

Japanese musicians overcame fatigue and a major earthquake to set the record for the world's longest concert on Saturday, playing 184 hours non-stop in a program that ranged from The Beatles' classics to Japanese traditional harp music

Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Definitive 200

The Definitive 200 - Official site of The Definitive 200, presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a list of 200 ranked albums "that every music lover should own." Showcasing classic and iconic albums from all genres of music

Friday, March 30, 2007

Rock TV New Hits

Rock TV New Hits plays non-stop popular rock music from the top of the international charts

The Lockout: The Best New Music in the UK

This Album is a collection of some of the best brand new singer/songwriters & bands emerging from the UK today
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Thursday, March 29, 2007 - Office site for The Police. Includes information on their tour, newsletter, fan club, and merchandise

Another Cuban music legend, "El Guayabero," dies

Cuban musician Faustino Oramas, adored for his saucy ballads and one of the last remaining stars behind the acclaimed Buena Vista Social Club compact disc, died on Tuesday at age 95, Cuban state radio said. Nicknamed "El Guayabero" after a town that inspired him to write a song after he got into trouble there for flirting with a married woman, Oramas died of liver cancer in a hospital in his home town of Holguin, the radio said

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Jamendo has gone Platinium

"Jamendo, the free music community, has distributed freely and legally more than one million albums using the popular peer to peer technology called BitTorrent. For sure, the Gold or Platinium record threshold depends of the country and Jamendo acts globally, anyway, we are very proud that our trackers have crossed the million mark"

Monday, March 26, 2007

Chop Shop Records coming soon

The woman behind the soundtracks to "The OC" and "Grey's Anatomy" is launching her own label. Alexandra Patsavas, the influential TV and film music supervisor who has helped put Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol and the Fray on the mainstream map, has inked a deal with Atlantic Records to form a new imprint, Chop Shop Records. The label shares the name of Patsavas' 10-year-old California-based firm, Chop Shop Music Supervision

Amelia Haygood, founder of Delos Record Label, dies at 87

Amelia Haygood, the founder of the independent record label Delos International, died last week at age 87 after a 12-year struggle with cancer. Haygood launched Delos in 1973 because she believed that American music and artists were inadequately represented on disc. She was also a pioneer in digital recording: in 1979 she began working with Thomas Stockham on the Soundstream digital recording process. According to a statement, Delos was the first independent label to sell its CDs in the U.S.

Friday, March 23, 2007

I'm From Barcelona

I'm From Barcelona - Official site for the 29-member Swedish pop collective who play whimsical, twee, indie-rock music with a joyful, youthful bent


trebleNation - A site created to bring musicians/artists, venues and fans together in one community

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 is an online workspace for musicians. Use it to compose new music with other artists around the world. Got an idea for a song? Record a track. Upload it. Then invite others to add drums, bass, vocals or anything else

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Rhian Benson: Gold Coast

As the guitar softly sweeps it’s rhythm across her music, the horns play and her exquisite voice dances through your ears, the influence of her homeland Ghana and classic soul and jazz greats of yesteryear comes to mind when you hear Rhian Benson sing
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Rip the Runway

Rip the Runway - Official site for Rip the Runway, the BET show that combines a designer runway showcase and performances by R&B and Hip-Hop artists

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Five Jets: Together Again

50's & 60's rock & roll
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Patti Smith

Patti Smith - Official site for singer-songwriter Patti Smith, with news, album information, and randomness

The Shanghai Restoration Project

The Shanghai Restoration Project - Project of producer and songwriter Dave Liang, fusing Asian sounds and rhythms with hip-hop, electronic music, and pop

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - Irish Traditional music center with tutorials, artists, tunes, schools, news, and more

Monday, March 12, 2007

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Another Wilco album leaked online

"In what is becoming an unfortunate tradition, Wilco's new album, "Sky Blue Sky," has leaked online, more than two months prior to its May 15 release date. The group's 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" was online for nine months before it was eventually released in stores, and 2004's "A Ghost Is Born" also hit the Internet well before street date. In the latter instance, Wilco fan site asked fans who had downloaded the album early to donate money to Doctors Without Borders, a fund which eventually grew to $15,000" - Yahoo

Friday, March 09, 2007

Indie Label Rhymesayers partners with Warner Music

Minneapolis based record label Rhymesayers Entertainment, home to underground favorites Atmosphere, MF Doom and Brother Ali, recently announced its new partnership with Warner Music's Independent Label Group

Chuck Berry documentary wins top honors at DVD Awards

Filmmaker Taylor Hackford's 1987 documentary Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll was named Best of Show at the 2007 Music DVD Awards in Hollywood this week. The director - husband to Oscar winner Helen Mirren - beat over 100 contenders in Home Media Magazine's contest with the film about Berry's 60th birthday concert in 1986

Jimmy Hodges: Reminiscing

Smooth, classic R&B brought to you by former Motown artist and songwriter, Jimmy Hodges
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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Au Revoir Simone

Au Revoir Simone - Brooklyn-based all-female trio who merge genteel femininity with electronic experimentation

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Yesterday - A Tribute To The Beatles: Live From Las Vegas!

Yesterday performs Beatles music note for note perfect and in the original key
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Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley - Official site for reggae artist Stephen Marley, with video clips, photos, and mailing list info

Elvis Perkins

Elvis Perkins - Official site for the folk-rock singe-songwriter Elvis Perkins, with news, tour dates, photos, audio clips, and more

Bob Margolin

Bob Margolin - Official site for blues guitarist Bob Margolin, who played with the Muddy Waters Band. Includes news, tour dates, merchandise, bio, and details about his days with Muddy

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Folklore and Folk Music Archivist

The complete backfile of the journal, Folklore and Folk Music Archivist, is now OpenAccess, thanks to the hard work of Indiana University's Archives of Traditional Music

Megan Lane: Wrapped In Plastic

Megan Lane's new album is an introspective blend of songs that characterize Megan's stellar songwriting skills, paralleled only by her gut-wrenching guitar style
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Lee Oskar: The Best of Lee Oskar Vol. 1

An eclectic collection of original compositions, smooth grooves, beautiful instrumental melodies from the harmonica master himself
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Last Press Label

Last Press Label - LPL represents musicians and bands, crafting effective distribution and promotional models that gets the music where it needs to be

Dixie Chicks are shut out of Academy of Country Music Awards nominations

"Sure they swept the Grammy Awards, but apparently the Dixie Chicks don't fly with the Academy of Country Music. Nominations were announced Monday for the annual ACM Awards and there was nary a Chick to be found despite the Texas trio's five Grammys for Taking the Long Way. The Chicks have won 10 ACMs in their career, including Entertainer of the Year in 2000, but have been shunned by the Nashville establishment since their President Bush-bashing comments in 2003"

Saturday, March 03, 2007

American Musicals Project

American Musicals Project - a Social Studies and English Language Arts curriculum program developed in collaboration between the New-York Historical Society and the New York City Department of Education

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

BitTorrent launches Entertainment Network

BitTorrent, a provider of delivering media over the internet, has launched the BitTorrent Entertainment Network. The new network features a library of downloadable digital entertainment, including content from 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM). The BitTorrent community will have the flexibility to rent movies, purchase television shows and music videos, and publish and share their own content to be displayed alongside titles from various studios

Lounging Sound

Lounging Sound - Online radio station playing signed and unsigned/independent artists who perform ambient, new age, psy-trance, lounge, and other various related genres

Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Shankar Ehsaan Loy - Official site of the Indian music composer trio Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, and Loy Mendonsa. Features profile, filmography, and a photo gallery. Also includes a discussion forum

Thursday, February 22, 2007


SonicLiving - Large database of music concerts that you can browse through by artist, venue, date, popularity, or city

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Warner Music says bid for EMI will be all cash

Warner Music Group said Wednesday any takeover offer for Britain's EMI Group Plc would probably all be in cash, briefly boosting the London-based company's shares - CNN Money

Interscope Geffen A&M forms new record label with Octone Records

Interscope Geffen A&M said it will launch a new label with Octone Records, calling it A&M/Octone. As part of the deal, A&M/Octone was also acquiring Sony BMG Music Entertainment's interest in OctJay, a joint venture between Sony BMG and Octone, Interscope said. Financial details were not disclosed

Recording industry targets colleges

Cracking down on college students, the music industry is sending thousands more complaints to top universities this school year than it did last year as it targets music illegally downloaded over campus computer networks. A few schools, including Ohio and Purdue universities, already have received more than 1,000 complaints accusing individual students since last fall - significant increases over the past school year. For students who are caught, punishments vary from e-mail warnings to semester-long suspensions from classes

SXSW Music releases huge showcase torrent

SXSW - 739 MP3s from 739 artists

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Live Earth

Live Earth - SOS is designed to trigger a mass-scale movement to combat our climate crisis. Find out about the Live Earth concert series that will bring together more than 150 of the world's top musicians for 24-hours of music from 7 concerts across all 7 continents on July 7, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Robyn - Official site for the Swedish pop singer Robyn, with news, audio/video clips, photos, tour dates, and more


Illustrate - Offers dBpoweramp software which supports practically every audio type created including mp3, mp4, m4a, wma, and Ogg Vorbis

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The MUSE Campaign

"This April 14th, tens of thousands of Americans will gather all across the country at meaningful, iconic places to call for action on climate change. We will hike, climb, walk, swim, kayak, canoe, or simply sit or stand with banners of our call to action.
The MUSE Campaign is calling out to all musicians to join Step it Up by writing a song that we can post on their site to bring music to the movement. Also contact any events near you and see if they need music"

Pop Montreal

Pop Montreal - Annual indie/pop music festival in Montreal, Quebec, that takes place in the first week of October

Monday, February 12, 2007

5 Grammys mark Dixie Chicks' comeback

The Dixie Chicks completed a defiant comeback on Sunday night, capturing five Grammy awards after being shunned by the country music establishment over the group's anti-Bush comments leading up to the Iraq invasion. The Texas trio won all the biggest categories, including record and song of the year for the no-regrets anthem "Not Ready to Make Nice." They also won best country album, which was especially ironic considering they don't consider themselves country artists anymore

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Yottamusic gives you fast and easy web-based access to all 3 million songs in the Rhapsody music library

Saturday, February 10, 2007 is a Scandinavian electronic label agency that offers independent record labels and artists from any country around the globe instant access to 250+ worldwide music online services including the world's largest digital music net stores iTunes (Apple), eMusic, RealNetworks/Rhapsody, Audiolunchbox, Napster, Sony Connect, Amazon, Beat Port, Classical Archive, Musicnet, MusicNow (AOL), Passalong (eBay), Peer Impact, Starbucks, T-Online etc.

Ray J

Ray J - Official site for R&B singer Ray J, with news, photos, audio/video clips, tour dates, merchandise, and more

Friday, February 09, 2007 - Offers thousands of artists, tracks, and albums searchable by genre and alphabetical listing

Thursday, February 08, 2007


Boomp3 - Visitors can upload their music and then embed audio players into blogs. Possible to record voice directly from a microphone. No registration required

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


"Musicfinity was created by band managers and record labels to give artists a chance to promote themselves more easily and to help us find the best talents from around the world. Musicifnity works on a slightly different basis to other sites out there. For a start we want to provide you with free tools to promote yourselves and we want to promote you as well"


finetune - Pick any artist to build a custom playlist featuring music by your artist and related artists. Share your playlists, browse others selections, including professionally managed playlists

Thoughts on Music from Steve Jobs

Thoughts on Music from Steve Jobs: "With the stunning global success of Apple's iPod music player and iTunes online music store, some have called for Apple to "open" the digital rights management (DRM) system that Apple uses to protect its music against theft, so that music purchased from iTunes can be played on digital devices purchased from other companies, and protected music purchased from other online music stores can play on iPods. Let's examine the current situation and how we got here, then look at three possible alternatives for the future..."


betterPropaganda - Focuses on new, independent music and allows you to use interactive features to discover, hear, and collect it

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


iConcertCal - Free iTunes plug-in that monitors your music library and generates a personalized calendar of upcoming concerts in your city. Available for both Mac OS X and Windows

Humble Voice

Humble Voice - Showcases new music, art, photography, writing, and video work from the community at large

Monday, February 05, 2007

Indie Music Takes on the Majors

Tommy Boy Records' Tom Silverman has said that independent record labels are responsible for 30 percent of music sales and 80 percent of all releases worldwide. If indie music were a major label, it would be the biggest in the world - and in a way, that's what's about to happen

Apple settles suit with Beatles' record label

Apple, the computer maker and seller of the iPod, and Apple Corps, the Beatles' record label, today agreed to settle a trademark lawsuit and let it be. The London-based music company had sued the technology company over the Apple name on its online iTunes music store, a move that it claimed violated a 1991 agreement between the two companies

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Unsigned Band Web

Unsigned Band Web - Music community featuring unsigned music artists from all over the world. All genres are welcome

The RPM 2007 Challenge

The RPM 2007 Challenge - A challenge for musicians across the world to record an album during the month of February 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mobile phones set to propel music industry into online age

Mobile phones are proving the savior of the struggling music industry and could be the vital springboard needed to propel the business finally into digital sales, industry experts have said. "I believe a lot of the new revenues for the music industry will definitely come through mobile phones," said Dominque Leguern, director of MIDEM, the premier trade fair for the world's music industry that closes its doors on Thursday. With the number of cellphone users predicted to hit the three billion mark in 2007, and 90 percent of the world's population expected to have mobile access by 2010, this could prove a powerful shot in the arm for the music industry

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Musopen is a database of online music - public domain music that is - which has been recorded by individuals or orchestras and stored here online for free access. It is completely community-driven. You can browse or search. Each record includes information about the piece and composer, sometimes images, and always the sound file itself (in MP3 format), which you can download or play on the site itself

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Indies aim to grab share of online sales

Independent record labels behind artists like The White Stripes, Deep Purple and Arctic Monkeys announced a global deal Saturday to pool access to their catalogs, seeking to grab a bigger share of digital music sales from the major record companies. Indies and their trade groups from more than a dozen countries signed on to Merlin, a nonprofit licensing agency that will cut deals on their behalf with download sites and mobile services, under the terms of the agreement unveiled at Midem, a music industry gathering in the French Riviera town of Cannes

Saturday, January 20, 2007


MOG - a social networking site for blogging music aficionados

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


iJigg - A music site that allows artists to post their work while giving listeners a chance to discover new music

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

AOL names Napster as exclusive music subscription provider

AOL and Napster have announced that Napster will become the exclusive music subscription provider integrated into AOL Music, replacing AOL Music Now. The two companies will work together to migrate approximately 350,000 paid subscribers of the Music Now service to Napster's digital music subscription service. Additionally, AOL will promote Napster with links to the Napster service throughout AOL's free music site, AOL Music, a music destination on the web


Wikizic - A musician's resource database, available in English and French users, and soon German, Spanish and Italian users

Monday, January 15, 2007

Roots label Shanachie ventures into country music

Indie label Shanachie Entertainment, home to world, Celtic, jazz, reggae and blues music, is branching out into the country market. The 30-year-old New Jersey-based company has signed singers David Ball and Daryle Singletary, and country rock band Confederate Railroad. They join a roster that includes Ladysmith Black Mambazo, jazz saxophonist Everette Harp and R&B band Silk

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Michael Brecker dies at age 57

Michael Brecker, a versatile and highly influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday at age 57. Brecker died in a hospital in New York City of leukemia, according to his longtime friend and manager, Darryl Pitt

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Aziza Mustafa Zadeh

Aziza Mustafa Zadeh - Official site of operatic jazz artist Aziza Mustafa Zadeh. In German and English

Gutenberg! The Musical!

Gutenberg! The Musical! - Official site for Gutenberg!The Musical! by Doug Simon and Bud Davenport, featuring Christopher Fitzgerald and Jeremy Shamos as two writers appearing in a backer's audition for their musical about the inventor of the printing press

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Juanes launching label with Universal Music

Colombian rock star Juanes is launching a new record label in partnership with Universal Music. 4Js is a joint venture between Juanes and Universal Music Mexico. The label will be distributed worldwide by Universal Music. 4Js has four Colombian acts signed to its roster and plans to officially launch in the first quarter with a release by iconic folk singer/songwriter Octavio Mesa. Like Surco, the joint venture between Universal and producers Gustavo Santaolalla and Anibal Kerpel (to which Juanes is signed), 4Js will not be a stand-alone label but more of an A&R and production entity. Headed by Juanes, the label will focus on pinpointing talent from Colombia and the world

Ropeadope set to launch digital exclusive label in 2007

Ropeadope, the trend-setting independent record label, clothing company, Internet destination and all around lifestyle-defining endeavor, will launch a digital download exclusive label imprint, Ropeadope Digital, in February 2007. It will make its debut with releases from seven artists, including Aunt Jessica, DJ Klock, Electric City, The Frequency, Skip Heller, Larval and Reminder, offering full length albums exclusively via download at and all other major digital music retailers


Haystack - Music social network developed to help people find music based on trusted opinions. Now in beta, launch version coming in late January

Friday, January 05, 2007

U.K. pop charts set for radical overhaul

The British pop chart will undergo one of the biggest shake-ups since its inception 54 years ago on Sunday when any song downloaded from the Internet will be able to compete for the number one single spot. Up to now, only songs which were physically available for purchase in shops counted toward the weekly chart. Downloads could be included, but only a week before an actual CD single went on sale and for two weeks after it stopped appearing in stores

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Mogopop - Free, web-based service where members and visitors can create, publish, and download multimedia content for iPod