This site is exceptionally easy to navigate. You can search for music
by broad category such as rock, folk, gospel, etc. Or you can search
for artist, album, style, record label, or even song. Biographical information
is included on band members, as well as complete descriptions of the
albums they have produced. One especially nice feature offers suggestions
for similar artists or bands. Essays, articles, and a music glossary
makes the site even more useful.
of the Mix
This is a website devoted to the art of making mixed tapes and cds.
You can register with your own password, and this will provide you with
access to available mixes as well as the ability to add your own mix
to the site.
Visit Artist Direct for free music downloads, information on artists
and music genres ranging from Alternative to World Music, 35,000
message boards, each focusing on a particular topic, chatrooms for fans
of gothic, metal, rap etc., music videos you can watch on your computer,
and much, much more.
This free online version of the pricey periodical offers feature
articles on popular music, supposedly updated twice daily, interviews
with musicians, and, of course, charts listing the "Top 100" overall
and in various genres. A fun extra allows you to view Billboard's Top
100 lists one, five, and ten years ago. You can even download
audio clips on "Billboard Radio" and actually listen to the music.
Online games you can play and surveys you can take round out the site.
If you are a music fanatic or a casual listener, you'll find this Grammy
web site fascinating. From nominees to awards to feature articles,
it covers all things Grammy-related. It's easy to surf and even
features a Grammy store with Grammy wearables and other Grammy stuff.
Fans of indie, emo, or garage punk will want to visit this comprehensive
website. Fun free features (a lot of the site is devoted to selling
products including magazines, CDs, videos, and DVDs) include the opportunity
to download MP3 music, participate in forums with other entertainment
fiends, and keep up with the latest developments in the music world.
Serious or wanna-be musicians will find info. on guitar, bass, drums,
and keyboard here, including news clips, instrument reviews, classifieds,
and much more. You can even receive free online music lessons
on this searchable site, though do be aware that not all the
links in the Instruction/Tutorial section take you to webpages offering
Provides links to over 9,000 radio stations around the world in
a searchable, easy-to-navigate format. You can search by city,
state, or country & by the letter abbreviation of the station, or
sort your search results (within the U.S. anyway) by A.M. vs. F.M.,
reception range, or format (alternative, hip hop, etc.) You can
even narrow your search to stations that broadcast live on the Internet.
& Roll Hall of Fame
A history of Rock music from its origins to the present. An online
version of the actual museum in Cleveland, Ohio where you can take a
virtual tour, previewing exhibits such as "The Rolling Stones on Tour"
or "The 500 songs that shaped rock & roll." Post your own opionions
on artists that most influenced rock music or a song that you feel is
missing from the list of 500 to one of the forums. Also includes plenty
of rock trivia, electronic postcards that you can send, and a multimedia
area where you can hear audio clips of some of the songs.
This site is not just useful for ordering tickets online. You can also
search for upcoming sports and entertainment events in your area--find
out when your favorite athletes or performers are coming to your city
and where the event will be held.