The Main Ingredient
Ultimate Band List
Best List of Radio Stations on the Internet
States Copyright Office
of Congress Copyright Information (Gopher)
For Independent Music
of Musical Links
Musical Sherlock Holmes
Musician's Online Data Exchange
Not So Ultimate Indie Band List
Virtual Music Spotlight
Fetish's post your own links
Unsigned Bands '96!
of Fire: Red Hot Bands On The Web
Indie Record Store
of Music Resources Part 1
Music Resources Part 2
Planetary Music Network
Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock
Search for an AM
station or a FM Station
by location, call letters or by frequency (courtesy of airwaves.com).
Radio Web sites From KZSU
Access Music Group Online daily source of news, for the radio and record
Radio Journal Internet Resource Page
Association of Broadcasters
Public Radio is the largest network of non-commercial public radio
stations in the U.S.
Broadcasting Corporation's Radio homepage
of Broadcast Sound is an association for broadcast audio practitioners.
Player Magazine Online
Frontiers Magazine Online
Songwriter Magazine Online
Linen, the magazine of folk, electric folk, traditional and world music.
Mix (Britain's music production magazine)
MagazineThe Journal of Women in Music
Nine Records. An on-line magazine from this Raleigh, NC record label. The magazine looks great and
is well worth a look.
F. Martin and Co., Inc.,
Discount Warehouse The Biggest Music Store on the Internet
list of Instruments and Equipment Makers Online (from Harmony Music
Web, the Ultimate Online Resource for Drummers
machines offers images, software, schematics, and lots of tips and
comments from electronic musicians all over the Internet.
Central Resources and links related to guitar, bass, keyboards, sfx,
software and more...
Hip Rhythm Digest exists to promote the enjoyment of playing the drum
Audio Enterprises "Tons" of links to equipment manufacturers on the
main and services pages. Buy/Sell/Trade section, music links page, etc.
Audio/Video Services Offering on-location audio recording services
Digital Productions Check the new CD mastering section
Listing of Recording Studios
Dimensions Studio South Porcupine, Ontario
Recording, Rochester, NY USA
Productions A Mastering Studio using a fully digital domain
House Studios Nashville, TN, Home of Grammy-nominated producer/engineer
On the Internet [MOI]
Online Music Assoc. Local Music for a Global Audience.
the ultimate online concert calendar listing service
If it has to do with Folk Music and it's on the Internet, it's here.
Soundboard Independent Music for the Masses.
Releases to the Media
Resources on the Web.
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers
The Ultimate Band List
Tracks Art Studio
ramblings from Ram Samudrala
Ari's simple list of record labels and recording companies from around the world.
Submarine's Music Links Not particularly extensive, but there is some
cool stuff on here.
Wide Internet Music Resources Large storehouse of links, don't know
how up to date it is.
Archive of General Musical Interest Huge! Bands, zines, venues, industry
resources, events, labels.
& Sounds Links A very extensive list of links primarily for Midi
oriented musicians. Recommended even though I HATE FRAMES!
Music Yellow Pages Wow! Incredibly big! This has got to be the most
extensive list of links I've seen yet. Practically any category you can
think of and even better: IT'S FRAMES OPTIONAL! Yeehaa!
Web Connections Another site of mostly links, but lots of them!
Music Great site, large heaping gobs of links to World Wide Radio,
Artists, Publications, Record Companies, Concert/Tour Info, and World Wide
is a fairly extensive collection of links helpfully divided into several
different categories: e-mail addresses, telnet, websites, FTP sites.
FolkBook Index - Lists of Artist Home Pages A MASSIVE list of lists
devoted, but not limited to, folk music resources on the internet. Blues,
Jazz, Celtic, and even Klezmer resource lists are located here! HIGHLY
recommended if the style of music you play does not involve distorted guitars,
whining about how dysfunctional you are, or living in Seattle.
Homepage An excellent site for the novice and the professional Midi
musician. Some guides to Midi utilizations are here, as well as a very
well executed intro and a goodly amount of links to other sites.
Fractal Music Lab If you are Midi capable and you have not yet delved
into the world of fractal music I suggest you give it a try. The results
can be fascinating! Sort of a musical glimpse into the very fabric of nature
itself. This is a great site to find the necessary software, check out
some examples, and get a decent overview of what fractals are.
International Computer Music Association Apparently you have to pay
to become a member of this organization, but their site has a great list
of links that I highly recommend if you're into this stuff.
Interactive Well, you do have to become a member to utilize this site,
but it's FREE! And, in their own words, here are the features of this site:
"A wide variety of music information, updated weekly, Links to the hottest
music related companies on the Web, Searchable index of users based on
interests and MI mail to contact them, Expert career and legal assistance,
Daily contests and games, Forum areas by topic to let you chat with other
MI members, Audio on demand (songs, MIDI files, etc.), Instructional lessons...and
more!" And, as they claim, "it's all free!"
Guide You can add yourself and your releases to this rather large database
of musical releases, it also has many other features that you may find
interesting. They are the people who brought you the All-Music Guide To
Rock. Since I've never read it I don't know if this is a good or bad thing...
Deterrent DIY Tour Manual Has listings of where to play and who to
contact about playing all over the US and Canada. Has most of the notable
clubs listed with various musician's comments about the clubs. I hope this
resource is around when I finally get off my ass and put a band together.
Stuff (Dec-22, 96) This site has crashed, but it may be up again. I'll
check back one of these days. If any of you have any data from this site,
this guy needs your help, he apparently lost it all.
Center THE site for indies! Tons of info from studio tips to touring
to promotion. Lots of articles by DIYers in their own words. Indispensable!
to putting out Records, CD's, etc. Great site! Lots of how-tos and
advice on putting out your own music. A decent amount of contact addresses
AudioNet Jukebox Cool site! Seem to be pretty open-minded. Samples
of CDs. Blend of majors, minors, and totally-unheard-of's like me.
Square-Freedom 4 Sound Another site that will host your audio samples
for free! Has some songs from my CD on it (if you're curious), and some
rather interesting experimental and electronic music. He just put up some
samples of my House of Usher stuff too, so you know he's got guts! Visit
this site, people working this hard for free deserve the attention!
guy has some useful pages! Also is the guy who does The Cheesy Primus Page.
This link will take you to his personal page, but you can get to the music
stuff from his links pages. I also recommend reading The
Free Music Philosophy a philosophy I agree almost 100% with. Ram is
quite the online musical activist, he has my full admiration.
Disks Hey kids! List your demo for free on this site!! Kind of an online
demo shop. Very concise and straightforward.
Nationwide List of Independent Record Stores This is LandPhil Records
list of indie record stores, listed by state. Pretty damn useful! This
is the sort of open sharing of information that gives me just enough faith
in humanity to keep me from releasing that mutant Ebola virus I've been
Music Industry Contact List Just what it says.
Pop Records Home of the Online Indie Catalog where any band or label
can list their releases for FREE and have a direct link back to their own
home page so they can deal with the people who are interested in THEIR
Ray Music Lots of everything. A rather impressive source of resources.
They have a lot of interesting features besides lists of resources too,
like Indie-Board an
online forum for discussions, advice, etc.
Music! Database Excellent lists of links and resources. The database
includes many links for independent artists as well as hundreds of music
industry contacts such as venues, studios, a&r and more.
Music Room Record label links, e-zines, worldwide radio stations, Billboard,
Pollstar, Ticketron, music libraries, and music chatrooms.
Trail Recording Studio Has a page of tips of how to function when recording
a demo that I thought would be useful for those of you just starting out.
Apparently this fellow has been doing this for longer than most of us slacker
musician types have been alive so give him a listen; he probably knows
what he's talking about. I'd also suggest you read some of his ARTICLES,
lots of good data for musicians!
Music Good stuff on this site, most of which is free. His description
is pretty accurate so here it is: "This site is an information depot for
musicians. Zebra Music is devoted to helping musicians and bands further
their careers in the music industry. Here you will find: Labels that are
looking for bands to sign. Archived back issues of the monthly Musicians
Tip Sheet which includes a featured article, music industry happenings
and more record company connections. Gig Sharing Listings, find out how
you can get involved in the network and get your information listed here.
Also a complete catalog of all my special reports and services that are
designed to get you the recognition you deserve! Some Frequently Asked
Questions dealing with the music business. Links of other music related
sites that can help your act."
Search "A search engine dedicated to the DIY community." Music, zines,
e-zines, the arts.
Central Is a great source of info for musicians, with an accent on
the mechanics of making music, the tools and toys of the trade. A very
active and up to date site, it also has a massive quantity of links. Everything
is covered on this site, not just the gear!
This is a rather small, but very earnest, site. In their words: "Music
Unbound is devoted to a single theme: that commercial/professional music
is stuck in rigid concepts of style, genre and format, and needs to be
broken out of these arbitrary categories, in order for music as an art
form to flourish properly". This is a sentiment I strongly agree with.
A decent amount of online articles and some useful links. A forum where
you can contribute to moderated discussions is on there as well. This is
more a site of musical philosophy so I recommend it for those who seek
erudition amongst the din and clangor.
All Over The World Are you just DYING to find out if people living
in Latvia listen to the same sort of dismal crap we listen to in the states?
Here's where to find out.
FAQ Practically everything you ever wanted to know about sound.
FAQ What sound can do to you when you've had too much of it.
Page Man, you can find practically anything on the internet! Build
your own loudspeakers, specs and everything!
AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW ONLINE NEWS Keep up to date with the graphic
details of how people JUST LIKE YOU can get screwed by weasels! Be informed
or be a victim! Up to date articles (and archives) on the greasy goings-on
in the areas of the music business that far too many of us are totally
Music: A List of Musical Discussion Lists A list of e-mail lists for
the musician as opposed to fan lists where 15 year old morons foam at the
mouth about how cool Oasis is (or whatever).
State is a resource for studios, engineers, gear and those in search
of such. Warning: lots of silly commercial stuff on here such as news about
rich bloated rock stars, naked pictures of Geri from the Spice Girls (yes
I looked, I'm no saint. She's pretty yummy actually.), and a trite little
game called "let's play A&R" where they judge the longevity and stature
of rich bloated rock stars and labels. If you can get by this twaddle without
developing a terminal migraine, they have some great information on this
site for the technically oriented recording musician. Ratings of microphones,
discussions of gear, links to studios, etc.
Music A band called Mudwheel
maintains this site that is dedicated to the DIY ethic in music. They have
some pages on Publishing and 4-Track recording that are worth a read and
are also responsible for the Not So Ultimate Indie Band List linked further
Another site that is full of features and information. The focus is on
the impressive search capabilities of the site which they have divided
into artist, site, and release directories, and a news and reviews directory.
They have a newsletter in the works and several sections that offer some
articles that may amuse you.
is another essential resource for the DIY musician. They have their newsletter,
The DIY Report, which is full of informative interviews and articles with
links. It's a great place to post information on your DIY related musical
activities. There is also an area called Gajoob Magazine's DIY recording
artist information center which has some good stuff on it. This site may
be of a specific interest to you if you are a home taper as their focus
seems to be on the lower echelons of the indie world where people like
myself scuttle about in the dark, feeding on mold and clumps of dust and
Sort of like an IUMA service, but FREE! According to the text on their
index page: "we pretty much put up websites for bands with a short review
for no cost to them except a copy of their work." Seems like a good deal,
they have Real Audio samples of the artist's music too. The only qualifier
I noticed was that they themselves must like your project to put it up
(which is more than reasonable, it being free and all). Their current selections
were oriented towards Alt/Punk with a few "roots" and blues bands thrown
in, so if your project incorporates Irish folk, ragas, and yodeling maybe
you should send it in and then let me and the users of this page know how
open-minded they are.
online Another FREE alternative to services like IUMA! They will put
up three 30 second excerpts of your tunes, pictures, a bio, and an e-mail
contact thang. Aesthetically very pleasing too, but not so full of graphics
that it takes centuries to load. Well worth checking out.
Digital Sound Page Kind of a list of links with a few added features.
This, as the name of the site would suggest, is primarily for digital gearheads.
Lots of excellent links for those of you interested in this area of music,
many with some enlightening descriptions by the guy who runs the site.
USA Big site. Lots of features. There's an events calendar that you
can apparently add your events to, a fairly active searchable musician's
classifieds section, a user registry where you can post your own personal
online hype, a "free for all" musical links section where you can add you
own band/zine/radio station/et al, and lot's of other worthwhile stuff.
You do need to register first with a user name and password, but it's free.
I use Microshlep's Internet Exploiter as my browser since the newer versions
of Netscape just won't function on my 386, and I had trouble with some
of the CGI data transmitting to them. Some areas I couldn't access because
IE just couldn't cope. They have a music industry database which I was
intrigued about, but I couldn't get to it.
Official Home Page for Unsigned Artists I think this is a new site,
but if that is the case they are off to a REALLY good start! Like several
of the other sites listed above, this is another site that does essentially
what IUMA does but without a huge cash outlay. They have a couple options
in how their service works. If you have your own site, they add a small
graphic and description along with direct links to your site and your sound
files, and yes, you guessed it...it's FREE! If you are an artist without
a site, there is a nominal fee that is pretty insignificant compared to
what I've seen some of the paid sites charging. (If you're an artist without
a site, you should really think about putting one together. It took me
no time at all to learn the basic HTML, and it's cheap as hell to maintain!)
Extras on the site include a free musician's classifieds section for gigs,
gear, and collaborators, links to Record Labels, Managers, Producers, Promoters,
and a download page where you can get the software necessary to play the
audio samples. There are already a decent amount of artists on here, so
they must have done a lot of prep work. Damn fine site! (NOTE: This site
has just e-mailed me asking for $25.00 to remain on their site for a year,
so apparently the IUMA-like aspect of their site is no longer technically
free, so it's your judgment call. 3-22-97.)
TOURING BANDS/MUSICIANS: List your tour dates on this site! They have a
huge searchable database of musical entities and their tour schedules.
There is a form you can fill out to list yours too!
Cripes this is big! In their own words: "Here at MUSICIAN.COM, you can
use services like our free Musician's Referral Service or be the first
to learn about free music related special events. Get free on-line musical
instrument technical assistance or download a comprehensive listing of
vintage instruments. Want to leap to a record label? Check out your favorite
artist? Perhaps you need music related legal advice or want to know how
to get free national publicity for your band. Whether you want info on
the hottest studios on the Web or want to check out concert schedules at
selected events venues, you'll definitely want to check out Music Link
Central, your one-stop-cyber-hop to the coolest music related sites on
the Net." All this and more...impressive as hell.
Music Industry-A Beginners Guide is an online article that outlines
the structure of the industry in a straightforward and direct manner. Very
helpful, I recommend giving it a good read.
Connection Is an online musician's referral service that seems to have
a goodly amount of ads on it in both the wanted and available categories.
Easy to navigate, even though it has frames. Quite well done. As a personal
aside, they also have a page dedicated to conservation and green type issues
called Animal World which I quite liked, and a links to Hot Software page
which I bookmarked for my own personal exploitation.
Another site that specializes in tour/show info for bands/artists. They
have a form where you can enter your entire tour info and an alternate
form where you can just point people in the direction of tour info on your
own site. You can also add a link to your site onto their database of artists
Music Gear List A site whose express reason for being is the buying
and selling of used musical equipment. Loads of ads! Apparently the ads
last for one month and are then removed, which makes this pretty much an
up to date resource of great value for those in the market for things to
irritate their neighbors with.
Cool site! Indie music in Shockwave streaming audio format. The submission
process seems simple enough and they have an amount of artists that is
neither too meager nor too smotheringly large. New site too, so send em
your stuff before they get swamped.
Web Once more, another site that (hopefully) will put paid sites like
IUMA out of business! They will put up a page on their site for you, with
a graphic, a photo, a couple WAV files, a short bio, and links to your
own site and e-mail address! It's pretty frames-intensive, but a damn good
of the Unsigned Musicians page Another FREE (for now) site that will
host a song (Real Audio-up to 5mins it looks like), a description (up to
200 words), a picture, and links to your own site and e-mail address. A
VERY new site, it seems, and they have only a few bands on there thusfar
(2/8/97), so get in on the ground level while the gettings good!
Music Connection is an actual music store located in Spokane, WA. Their
site is dedicated to musical artists of the INLAND NORTHWEST, USA. Lots
of goodies on this site for artists in that area. I was very impressed
with the idea of the site: kind of attempting to function as an online
provincial hub and gathering place for local musicians. More people out
there should try this kind of thing, seems like an excellent musical community
development tool. They have links to artists, an events calendar, a place
to search for music teachers, etc. They even have a place to list your
INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL REVIEW This is an amazing site by a guy whose
even more full of venom than I am...and I mean that in a positive way.
The fellow calls himself That Damned Akurian, General Bobby Farrell, that
alone should give some indication of the contents. Lots of info on here
about the various ripoffs potentially awaiting you on your long and winding
road to musical oblivion. He's esp. pissed at BMI/ASCAP (And can you blame
him? They are bastards to deal with if you are not a megastar from all
I've heard.) WARNING: He has very strong opinions and does not mince words.
If you can handle that (and if you can't you're in the wrong business)
he has some rather useful information on here. Reading through a lot of
this material made me very glad to be semi-retired. This man really seems
to know "the machine" in all it's horror. NOTE: I advise all of you who
are pursuing the almighty recording contract to read his description of
"shelving contracts" if you've ever wondered why 99% of all the bands that
you hear about being signed to majors GO ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE!
Listening Booth Looks like a good one! Alex will host a segment of
one of your tunes for FREE. Seems to be a fairly new site, but there's
a goodly amount of artists already on. His policies are quite reasonable
for submitting your stuff too!
Copyright Site is a site devoted to sharing info regarding copyrighting
of all of your various creative excretia.
Satellite Marketing, Ltd. Top-500+ Records World Wide Buyer's Guide
You may wonder why such a die-hard independent would put something like
this on his site. Well, two reasons: 1) So musicians have access to information
as to what is popular and trendy so they can either avoid it or emulate
it. 2) So you can see for yourselves how slim the possibilities are for
YOU to ever break into this game. Best to have one's eyes wide open. Oh
yes, they have a listing of unsigned artists that you can add your entry
Synth Zone An excellent site with extensive links lists for hardware,
software, instruction, etc.
A site that will generously build a personalized website for you with samples,
a picture, short bio, etc. They seem fairly smallish in terms of the amount
of artists currently online with them, so it looks like an excellent "ground
floor opportunity" to get yourself listed w/o being crowded out by a million
other bands. They have some helpful links list as well, and some other
features worth exploring. If you want more than their basic package it
does cost, but since the basic package is FREE that seems more than fair.
Catalog of Independent Releases An online store for independent music
and literature, this site also abounds in a sense of humor that can best
be described as whimsical. It has a very personal feel which I found quite
refreshing compared to the way the majority of sites of this nature try
so hard to appear corporate (when you know it's really just a couple guys
with a basement full of other people's CDs). It's run by a guy named Tom
Ianniello. Tom (and his beard) works on consignment and seems to have a
very open attitude towards submissions. Visit his site, send him your stuff!
Fairly large amount of releases listed, apparently he's been doing things
like this for quite some time. If you are familiar with the Iguana Cafe
in North Hollywood, Tom is the fellow who used to own it.
Downloadable Music Site Hmmm...interesting idea: a site where you can
download songs for a quarter a tune. The philosophy behind this site is
a noble one, they want to help eliminate the wastefulness inherent in the
physical marketing of music (packaging, paper, etc). They have a lot of
known artists on there, but seem to be actively pursuing indies. If there
is any cost to hooking up with them I cannot find it. definitely worth
Before you pillory me for listing a COMMERCIAL site on this page, I should
mention that this site has a great deal of FREE features that make it well
worth your while to visit. They have an excellent series of interviews
with A&R types that are quite illuminating, as well as a chat area
and ads from record companies that are rather educational. You have to
become a member to respond to them, but it is interesting to see what the
powers that be are pursuing, whether or not you become a member. I've only
heard positive things about these folks thus far, so I'm VERY curious to
hear ANY feedback you out there might have regarding this company.
Jazz Clearinghouse This is a MUST for anyone who even remotely could
be considered a jazz lover. In their own words: "The Jazz Clearinghouse
is the web's source for all that is jazz. The site serves jazz fans, students,
educators, and musicians. Presently, the site contains over 5,000 jazz
links including: artists and groups; jazz education; jazz festivals; high
school jazz groups; college and university jazz programs; reviews; jazz
books; CDs; videos; concerts; jazz art and photographs; sound clips; online
jazz broadcasts; jazz radio/TV stations and programs; tours, and much more!"
If you prefer Coltrane to Kobain, this is the place to go.
Safari Underground Music An online record store that, unlike the majority
of them out there on the web, also features releases by independents. Indeed,
although you can order the usual mainstream drivel through them (got to
make money somehow I suppose), they seem to be earnestly intent on showcasing
the products of small labels and minor artists. They feature bios, audio
clips, and photos of featured indie artists in a fairly tasteful mode of
presentation. They are fairly new and parts of their site are still under
construction, but their site seems very promising thus far. The selection
of indies is not particularly enormous yet, so it may behoove you to contact
these folks in the near future and see what happens. They work on consignment
by the way.
Now THIS is a good idea! In their own words via a recent e-mail: "Basically
we put music up legally and digitally on the web. IE: You download songs,
but the money goes to the artist and the writer, as we have agreements
with harry fox (in the us), MCPS (here in the UK) etc etc. It is free to
put your music on our site. Tracks sell at 60p each, the artist takes 60%,
the writer (via Harry fox) gets 20% , and we take 20%. If the tracks don't
sell, the artist pays nothing. This service cuts out the need for artists
to press hundreds of cds that may not even be sold, thus the risk and cost
is removed. Thus we have many unsigned artists on our site as well as more
established names. Being all musicians or ex-musicians our goal is to help
the small fish in the industry."
The CD Spot
Well, it certainly is nice to see that there are some online music shops
that are focusing on indies. This site calls itself "the internet's indie
record store". While they do not seem to have a huge amount of artists
on their site as of yet, what they are doing is laudable and, of course,
FREE! In their own words: "All that is required for free exposure and to
sell your music, is to return the contingency form along with a band picture,
logo, bio, and music CD's and/or tapes. Remember, there are no hidden costs,
membership fees, or any other cost, only a consignment agreement for sales!"
Online record store. They do seem to have a fairly open policy towards
indies. They were a little vague in a recent e-mail to me as to how to
submit, etc., but probably worth a try.
Musician's Pages This is kind of a cross between a personal web site and a musician's information
site. Run by a guy named Terry O'Brien, evidently a performer himself,
it has a rather large list of west coast booking agents and their phone
numbers, a banner link exchange for musicians, a list of links to other
sites and businesses that is fairly immense, and assorted other goodies.
A slant he has on this site that I've not seen elsewhere (in quite the
same way) is a page where you can submit your band photos for all the world
to giggle at.
SwaP Jeff Yost (of Namuto) is back, after an apparent hiatus, with a much more
esthetically pleasing site chock full of useful features. In his own words
(from the index page of this site): "Gig SwaP is an International experience
open to those involved in all genres of live music presentation. This includes,
but is not exclusive to bands, musicians, clubs, venues, bookers, promoters,
and musical event organizers. It is intended as an avenue to secure live
performing work for the musical artists and to provide live musical performers
to those in the business of presenting such performances. It may be used
by performing musicians to exchange or swap gigs, help fill in holes in
tours, put tours together, build touring networks, construct large and
small events. It may be used by clubs, venues, promoters, and organizers
to secure acts for presentation, filling in bills, last minute emergencies,
and generally booking acts. Registration in Gig SwaP provides you with
listings of all participants and regular (weekly) updates and additions.
This is done from here via e-mail. We will provide a newsgroup for you
to use in the very near future, as well as a secured Gig SwaP web ring.
You may contact those you wish to conduct business with via their personal
contact addresses (phone, fax, e-mail, or regular mail) without intervention."
Web In their own words (from a recent e-mail): "I have developed a free database
driven website for bands. This site allows you to enter HTML. It also keeps
track of your show dates. You can enter them into a form. You can delete
them by clicking on them. When you enter or delete a show date, mail is
sent to your e-mail list automatically." Good concept, that automatic e-mail
thing. They already have a decent sized collection of bands on their site,
but plenty of room for more.
Assist "How would you like to be able to book an entire indie tour
for you band (or even a friend's band) from your PC?? How about being able
to get info on places that can press your next recored/cassette/cd? How
about info on people that can distribute your record for you? How about
setting up interviews and reviews? ALL FROM YOUR PC?? And ABSOLUTELY FREE-
this is not a scam- it costs you nothing!! I am working [as you read this]
on the largest working musician website full of the info listed above...
complete information on Places your band can play Play, Promoters that
will book your band, Places to Stay while on tour, Places to Eat while
on tour, Press/Zines that will interview/review your band, Record Stores/Distribution
that will carry your music, Radio that will play your stuff, Music Stores,
Sound Companies/PA Rentals, Recording/Rehearsal Studios, Misc/Points Of
Interest, mailing lists of music fans AND MUCH MUCH MORE all sorted by
University "We're writing to inform you of a newly expanded resource
available to you on the World Wide Web. EMOTIF UNIVERSITY (http://www.emotif.com)
provides a wide variety of training materials in the area of writing songs
and music for film, television and new media: classes in compositional
technique, music business, marketing and networking strategies, using electronic
music equipment, songwriting structure, composing music for animation,
and more. Several of these classes are free, as an introduction to the
Emotif University program. In addition, Emotif exists as a resource both
for students and for working composers. Among the many added features of
our site are: an extensive reference section, with lists of suggested books,
periodicals and other materials for further study; technical Q&A with
Industry experts; an area to post e-mail messages for interaction with
other Emotif visitors; and links to dozens of other film, TV and music-related
World Stage "If you haven't already had the opportunity to do so, I
highly encourage you to visit our web site, The World Stage, http://www.theworldstage.com.
We feature the music of unsigned bands from all over the world using streaming
audio so that there is no long download, the music starts playing immediately.
The best part is that our service is now FREE!!! That's right. Previously
we had to charge bands a fee to host their music, but now, thanks to corporate
sponsorship, we are able to offer this service completely free to bands.
Soon we'll also be offering the ability to take orders, including credit
card orders, for your tapes and/or CDs directly from our site."
Musician Referral " RebelMynds Musician Referral is a free, highly
visible, database. Its sole purpose is to aid musicians in hooking-up with
other musicians and bands to advertise themselves for all the world to
see. A service for musicians, ran by musicians."
Universe "Demo Universe is a Web site devoted to self-released/unsigned/independent
music and musicians. In its first incarnation, from June 1995-June 1996,
DU was widely recognized as the largest archive of self-released music
reviews on the Internet."
Music Note A site dedicated to the Indie artist and enthusiast.
"We have a calendar where musicians can list their gigs, we've got a swap
& shop area, we've got a 'store' where artists can sell their CDs.
And yes, it's free for musicians."
& Washington Musicians & Bands 1,962 musicians and bands in
Oregon and Washington are listed here. Most of them are in the Portland
area. If you're from that general area you could be number 1,963! He also
has an exhaustive list of Oregon & Washington Music venues and festivals.
A smallish quantity of artists and musicians from the CT/NY area, with
audio samples, paintings, etc. This is the best reason I've found to be
online thus far: the sharing of creative output from artists and artist
communities that heretofore were isolated by geography and lack of corporate
hype. The internet needs more sites like this that expose the works of
artists working in obscurity.
Hank's Guide For Songwriters in L.A.