Academy of Country Music
Producer of the Academy of Country Music Awards show, this organization's website is rich with information about country music and musicians.
African Music Encyclopedia
"This Encyclopedia of Music from Africa and the African Diaspora, searchable by artist and country, also contains a large selections of links to other web sites of interest."
America Singing: Nineteenth-Century Song Sheets
The Library of Congress American Memory Project site for printed song sheets. "Not to be confused with sheet music, song sheets are single printed sheets, usually six by eight inches, with lyrics but no music."
AMG All Music Guide
"This site offers information on various popular non-classical music categories with biographies of performers, record ratings and historical background in the form of music maps. It also links to a classical music search site. "
A-Z Lyrics Universe
This site provides A-Z access to more than 50,000 lyrics to popular songs by over 1500 artists with more added frequently. Lyric sources are not always clear - contributions may come from CD liners, listener transcriptions or may be copied from other web sites. Browse by artist/band name or enter artist/album/song to search lyrics.
News and information on music and musicians from BILLBOARD magazine.
Classical Music Pages
This web site provides you almost everything you need concerning classical music- its history, biographical information about composers (with portraits and short sound examples), explanations of the various musical forms and a dictionary of musical terminologies. It is designed to be of use for everyone from beginners "to the music professional"
Complete Works of Mozart
Complete works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are available to download at this site. The digitized version offers the musical text and the critical commentary of the entire Neue Mozart-Ausgabe. Some restrictions apply to the reproduction of images of source materials, particularly in the supplement to the edition.
Country Music Association
"Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. CMA, originally consisting of only 233 members, now has more than 6,000 organizational and individual members in 41 countries."
"This is the GRAMMY Awards information resource center, offering access the rich history of the Awards."
Great American Country
"Great American Country is America’s main street for the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. In addition to country music videos, GAC features original programming, special musical performances and live concerts, and is the exclusive television home of the Grand Ole Opry."
"Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past. It teaches listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. Through brilliant performances by today’s early music artists and insightful commentary, listeners experience the richness of early music history and culture. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata, Harmonia casts new light on the music of the distant past."
Hearts of Space
"This radio program has defined its own niche — a mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music. It's radio programs and online service bring the timeless world of space, ambient and contemplative music direct to you, celebrating the values of calm, concentration, and quality with space-creating sounds from around the world. In a phrase: slow music for fast times."
Historic American Sheet Music
"The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University holds a significant collection of 19th and early 20th century American sheet music. The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in the United States between 1850 and 1920. "
Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection
This collection focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960. This site is searchable and many of the entries contain graphical reproductions of the original sheet music.
Music Education Online
"This site provides information on all aspects of music education, from how to obtain an instrument and a music teacher to how to obtain a grant. Lots of links to other music sites."
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music
"This Library of Congress site contains over 62,000 pieces of sheet music dating from 1820 to 1885. "
Musician Biographies: Musician personals, awards, and works
Huge list of musician biographical information, both individuals and groups, from the past and present.
This site includes lyrics to songs performed from 1956 to date. In addition to popular songs this site also contains lyrics to familiar and novelty Christmas carols. Search lyrics or browse by Artist/Band Name.
Performing Arts Encyclopedia
Easy access to the Library of Congress Performing Arts Collection and performance webcasts.
Petrucci Music Library
This website's "goal is to create a virtual library containing all public domain music, as well as music from composers who are willing to share their work with the world without charge." Musical scores can be found by browsing (composer, time period, nationality, or genre/instrumentation) or by searching (keyword, composer, or database index number). The scores are available for download as PDFs. Additionally, many scores are accompanied by recordings in MP3 format.
Popular Song Database
Indexes by keyword all the song titles in the collections held by the Music Library at the University of Washington. This site is helpful in identifying what book might contain a particular song.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
"Exhibitions, programs, timeline and contacts to the hall of fame."