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Worldwide Internet Music Resources
From Indiana University Music Library

Useful for finding album, artist, and song information and sound clips. All genres and styles of music are covered here, ranging from the most commercially popular to the most obscure.

Digital Librarian: Music

The open music project. Comprehensive directory of all things music, edited by volunteers. We list, and accept submissions of, music-related reviews, articles, factual information, biographies, and websites.

This non-profit website provides access to popular music including artist biographies, song lyrics, album listings and photo images.

Traditional Music and Spoken Word Catalog from the American Folklife Center.
This searchable database provides bibliographic information on approximately 34,000 ethnographic sound recordings. Most were recorded between 1933 and 1950.

Live Music Archive
The Internet Archive's Live Music library is a community committed to preserving and archiving as many live concerts as possible for current and future generations to enjoy. All music in this Collection is from trade-friendly artists and is strictly non-commercial.
Search for music festivals by state or genre.



Sheet Music

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library
The International Music Score Library Project's collection of public domain sheet music. A great resource for high quality scans of older musical works.

UCLA Digital Archive of American Popular Music
Sheeet music in original format for hundreds of songs from 1885-1953

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music
contains more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright: more than 15,000 registered during the years 1820-1860 and more than 47,000 registered during the years 1870-1885

Sheet Music links from ipl2
a comprehensive list of sheet music databases

Free Library of Philadelphia
Contains some of the most extensive music collections in the world, including sheet music:
and the Fleisher Collection of orchestral music:

Radio Stations

See the: Radio Subject Guide

Music Stores

Downtown Sounds
A "full service musical instrument retail store" with over 30 years in business in Northampton.

Turn It Up


For local organizations, see Arts Organizations.

Country Dance and Song Society
Traditional Anglo-American folk dance and music

NEFFA LinkFest
Collected links from the New England Folk Festival Association

Folk Alliance
North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance

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