Music Resources for Music Lovers and Musicians

Whilst roaming the internets I’ve stumbled across some fun sites and decided to share them with everyone.

  • For you music lovers. I highly recommend Last.fm. This site creates a profile based on the music you listen too and recommends similar artists and lets you know about concerts in the area. Also, you can listen to streaming music of really good quality. Another good streaming site is Grooveshark.  And lastly there’s always Pandora.
  • Another really cool resource for hardcore music aficionados is the cylinder project. This site is dedicated to converting all old cylinder recordings to a modern format and putting them on the internet. These are some of the first recordings ever made; it’s realllly cool.
  • To stay up to date on the latest trends this is a good site. It provides the top plays on college radios across the country.
  • There are ways to use Google to find your music. These sites use advanced search options to search directories where you can… listen to music… or maybe right click.  One here one here aaaaand one here
  • For you ukulele lovers out there. Uke Hunt is fantastic.

Know of any others?

*UPDATE* Thanks Will and Woodshed for the additions. Take away shows from blogothegue and Spotify. Thanks

*UPDATE 2* Couldn’t help but add 2 of my go-to sites…the hype machine and elbows.  they’re both great websites that scour the internet for blogs that might have posted mp3 files or links to various songs and artists…truly fantastic  — L

*Update 3* Thanks Jeff for the fairtrade music site!

*Update 4* Thanks Phil for filtermusic

*Update 5* Amar for 8tracks.com. Also, thanks Brad for Rate your music!

*Update 6* Thanks Steve for Audacity.

Also, plugging some new contributors to the blog. Check out Mike’s Fitness Blog and Laura’s Etsy Shop and Blog

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16 responses to “Music Resources for Music Lovers and Musicians

  1. I get most of my new music (and have new life blown into old favorities) through “concert-a-emporter” or “take-away shows.” This is a french website that captures various impromptu performances of musicians that drift through the area on tours or residences. It is a very candid, nouvelle-vague style filming (often using v-8 film) and it is particularly concerned with those moments of catharsis that arise in the encounters of art with everyday life. This is a tradition with which the french are particularly familiar, Jean-Luc Godard’s famous film of Jefferson Airplane’s performance from a New York rooftop (www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JJYxM6hCgE) is testament to the pathos that springs forth from these encounters of the workaday world with fringe culture.

  2. Thanks very much for mentioning my blog.

    Another great place for streaming music is Spotify. I’ve been using it a lot recently.

  3. Thank you so much for this great article. I am always looking for new music that I will enjoy and I’ve checked your recommendations out. These are great resources!

  4. Just want to introduce you http://www.fairtrade-music.com, another great resource for musicians and music lovers.
    See you soon.

  5. teamshep

    Very cool! I do some audio restoration work here and there … Love the sites!

  6. This really is so very helpful! Thanks!!

  7. eve

    thats so funny and cute at the same time i just love dogs so much to see that.hahaha

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  9. I couldn’t help but notice one website that stands as fantastically well for streaming (and online) radio.

    http://www.filtermusic.net

    Go here for genrematic, universe-spawn music.

    Go here for the boogie-woogie boogaloo bangarang pictures used for the backgrounds.

    I LOVE HTML. I LOVE THIS SITE’S HTML. I WANT TO BLOW ANTI-CHUNKS I USE WHEN HERE AT SITE THIS THIS HHHHTTTTMMMMLLLLLLLLLLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLaLa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. premiumdirektsaft

    Just a few weeks ago I found http://www.play.fm
    Great site for those who like to listen to DJ-Mixes from whatever genre.

  11. romulo

    good post. I also love html…

  12. Amar

    8tracks.com is another amazing site to listen to user-created playlists… it’s free to listen and sign up, make playlists, and there’s a world of music to discover. this and hypem are my favorites.

  13. I am the sort of person who would stand in between my record player and a destructive object and let that destructive object tear the lining of my skin and explore my liver before I let it get anywhere near my goddamn record player.

    (This isn’t a good thing. This is a problem.)

    So, as a music obsessive given to frothing at the mouth, might I recommend Rateyourmusic.com? It’s been an indispensable divining rod for learning of an artist’s every incidental release and how these incidental releases stack up to their towering masterpieces. (The ratings next to album titles are aggregates of RYM-user ratings. And any album you rate is stored in your profile, and you can define whether you own it on CD, vinyl, cassette or digitally (or, as is the trend, you can specify that you don’t own it at all)). Also, reviews. And lists, so many lists. It’s probably the one music site I most visit.

  14. nevadasmith77

    To my favorite gal,

    Marcia.

  15. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ is a great resource for musicians, for at least basic multitrack recording, and is great for putting together podcasts or mixes – plus it’s free!

  16. http://www.archive.org/index.php has hundreds of great concerts downloadable for free. Most can now be previewed before downloading. I’ve found some real gems here.

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