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GENERAL MUSIC SITES
International Book Collectors Association (IBCA) This site offer a wealth of information, links, and thoughtful guidance for the book collector, new or seasoned. The site is divided into four sections: to inform, to collect, to educate, and to preserve. Among these categories are literally hundreds of useful articles and links helpful to book lovers and collectors alike. For instance, there are special sections on mystery book collecting and children book collecting (among many others), guides to book search engines and book auction sites, and much, much more. If you love books and love to browse, stop by this site for a pleasant romp!.
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Food & Libations
Also see the Lust section of the 7 Deadly Sins page for Book and
Comic Book Collecting
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MEGAKUNGFU.COM: METAL PUNK AND HARDCORE MKF STYLE not for the faint of heart and NOT designed for under 18, otherwise, party-on dudes and dudettes. Featured Sections: THE MUSIC CD Reviews, Interviews, Metal News, MKF's Comp CD, Monthly Contests, Show Reviews, Special Features THE BANDS: Artist of the Month, New England Bands, Mid Atlantic Bands, Indie Bands, THE METALHEADS, MKF Radio History, KungFu Fighters, Our Rants & Raves, THE OTHER STUFF Assorted Links, Message Board, Merchandise, Street Team,
PollStar This site's motto is "the Concert Hotwire" they offer information on and sell tickets to hundreds of concerts around the country. They claim the most accurate , comprehensive and up-to-date concert information on the Internet and have information on hundreds of artists and thousands of tour dates.
Playbill On-Line Pick a city, see what's happening, buy a ticket. Broadway plays and plays in your own back yard or across an ocean. Listings include categories such as Broadway, Off Broadway, Regional, National Tours, London, and Summer Stock. A great bonus is One Schubert Alley, a boutique devoted to theatre related items from sweatshirts and mugs to vocal scores and selections. You can even do a search for items available relating to your favorite work. For on-line movie ticket buying see the 777FILM site link on our MOVIES page.
The Ultimate Band List This site is one of several related sites with information for music lovers. It list pages with information on all types of bands. Companion pages include The Ultimate Record Label List, The Ultimate Clubs and Concerts List, The Ultimate Radio Station List, The Ultimate Record Stores List, The Ultimate Online Events List and the Ultimate Music Resources List, all available and searchable from this site. They also have The Ultimate Magazines and E-zines list, with many music related entries. They feature a band of the week and several other interesting sites are referenced.
Musi-Cal This site offers extensive information on upcoming live concerts. Its stated goal is to "provide easy access to live music information, worldwide concerts, festivals, and other musical events." This site lets you search events by geographic location, category, or artist. The geographic location search allows you to specify a radius for the search and the "slicer and dicer" option allows a variety of search options. You can list live event information, annotate artist and event info, and generally learn a lot about live music possibilities in your neighborhood or around the world.
Worldwide Internet Music Resources This site is maintained by the William & Gayle Cook Music Library at Indiana University. This site offers a wide variety of links to rock, popular, classical and jazz artists. It has an exceptionally diverse and extensive listing of artist specific pop and rock music musician and group site links. Site also includes links to bands, wind ensembles, orchestras, high school ensembles, dance sites(including ballet), early music groups, experimental music, and choral and chamber ensembles.
Music News Wire: This site bills itself as "the ultimate guide to music news on the Net." It has sections on Top New stories, General News, Industry New, Label News, and more. They describe themselves thus: Almost every major music company and publication is represented online, along with many wonderful web-only music information sites. So much to experience, so little time. The fact that internet bandwidth is clogged up doesn't help your quest for information either. Hence, the MusicNewswire. Daily, we gather the top news stories from all the best music sites on the web and neatly display them for your enjoyment. Pick a story that interests you and link directly to that site to read it." They also list, with links, over 50 of their music news sources. They also have a link to CD Universe, an on-line music store which claims a selection of over 250,000 titles for sale in all areas of music. For news on music on TV you might check out RockOnTV their name is somewhat misleading since they claim to cover all music related TV airings.
Note: Given the nature of the music industry and the pop music sub-culture none of these sites can be presumed to be kid friendly or age appropriate for those under 18.
Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA)(pronounced I-yoo-MAH) This group claims to predate the Web --old, old, old. They say "Before the Web made the cover of Popular Mechanics, a few savvy undergraduates from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and volunteers from the burgeoning Santa Cruz geek community, created the Internet Underground Music Archive. Their mission was superbly simple, to create the net's first free high-fidelity music archive. These visionaries approached this new level playing field for musicians as a technical adventure. During secret gatherings in these youth's bedrooms, IUMA 1.0 was developed, a site that grew to represent more than 800 unsigned, independent bands on-line. IUMA 1.0 enabled music lovers to connect with artists, buy CDs and tapes directly from artists and to share comments about bands with the public. Like kids on a free hot dog picnic, national and international media began eating up the IUMA darlings, writing rave reviews in the press. Since then, IUMA has expanded its role while continuing to bring more independent musicians on-line. Now offering unique Internet consulting to the music industry, IUMA continues to bring the finest music content direct to you. In IUMA 2.0 you will find a number of new and improved features, plus plenty of swank graphics." Their offerings include on-line artists (over 500), multimedia projects, sound and audio clips, links to a number of independent labels (from 3 Foot Records, Alternet Sonic Reality and Blue Goat to Sin Club, Warrior, and Zographia), and much more.
MTV Online The on-line site of the popular Rock Video network. The site features music news, reviews, concert information, chatlines, and more.
ROCK ON TV Another site that claims to be "ultimate," it certainly looks pretty good. Shows a guide to upcoming rock events on TV. Includes a channel guide They describe themselves as follows: "RockOnTV, the ultimate guide to music on television, attempts to keep track of television shows that may be of interest to fans of popular music. The original focus of RockOnTV was live rock music, but we have expanded the listings to include any and all music-related shows that we think may be of interest. No other resource comes close. Please be advised that the term, Rock, is used VERY loosely. This site contains listings that cover every single musical genre. We do not discriminate." Sounds like they need a name change to us, check it out. They try to have the coming week's schedule on-line by late Sunday.
VH1 Online The on-line site of the popular Rock Video network. The site features music news, reviews, concert information, chatlines. There is also a VH1 Sound Shop to buy music related goodies and an on-line e-zine The Score. There is another VH1 site at America Online, with features available only to AOL members.
Violin and Family
Ultimate (formerly Definitive) Viola Joke Collection This page was put together by Pete Levin, New York keyboardist and composer. There are many of them, and if that's not enough, he's got another page. Many jokes are appropriate for modification to suit your (least) favorite instrument.
Chee-Yun The Chee-Yun Home Page "A recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant (1990), a winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions (1989) and most recently nominated for Best Debut in the first annual Cannes Classical Awards at the MIDEM international music convention (1994), Chee-Yun has been widely recognized in the music world as one of today's most gifted young violinists." states the biography on this home page. Includes Discography, e-mail to Chee-Yun, repertoire, itinerary, music, and biography. And, several photos.
Mutter, Anne-Sophie Anne-Sophie Mutter's Home Page with Discography, Anne-Sophie Mutter News.
Classical Net. Provides access to over 2200 informational files about classical music, as well as over 2000 links to sites of interest to classical music lovers. Major sections include Basic Repertoire List, Classical CD Buying Guide, Recommended Classical CDs, Composer Data, Reviews and Articles, and, Classical Music Links. This site includes a searchable index and a composer index. Links are also provided to discussion groups and to a list of UseNet News Groups. and, as if that were not enough, links are provided to Audio & Electronics sites, Technology and Higher Learning sites, Publishers & On-Line Magazine, and an eclectic and fascinating Potpourri of links for the adventurous.
Classic World: A service of BMG. Lots
of information about all the BMG labels (ECM, RCA Red Seal, BMG, DHM, etc.), releases,
artists, etc. you can order from this site too.
All About Jazz "A magazine for jazz fans by jazz fans" This on-line magazines includes Reviews, articles, events listings, jazz polls, and more.
Contemporary Jazz Links This site claims over 1300 links to Jazz sites on the Internet. Categories include: Artists, Education, 'Zines, Radio Stations, Labels, Festivals, and Other Resources.
JazzNet A guide to Jazz in Southern California
Holiday, Billy -- A Home Page This page has biographical information, a bibliography, a discography, and many other interesting features for Billy Holiday fans.
where you can download fantastic RealPlayer software (these folks can be reached
directly at http://www.real.com) that lets you listen to
Newark's (and New York City's premiere jazz station while you're cruising the net.
Red Hot & Cool Jazz A guide to Jazz sites, news, and happenings. This site bills itself as "The Jazz Resource for the Net.
These sites offer Jazz related products, also see below under: PLACES TO BUY MUSIC a number of sites selling Jazz music on the net!.
Gear, Ink Claims it is "the leading provider of Jazz and Blues Tee Shirts." They have shirts with designs featuring over 50 Jazz and Blues artists, many with multiple designs available per artist.
The Jazz Store This site's motto is "A World of Jazz at Your Fingertips!" They want to be "your mail order source for the best in jazz music products!" Among the Jazz related products they offer are "hard-to-find jazz music products, including, jazz videos, posters, T-shirts, books, CD sets and more.
PLACES TO BUY MUSIC ON THE NET
Allegro Allegro claims to be "the largest independent distributor of Classical Music in America. They also distribute Jazz, Blues, New Age, Country, Bluegrass, Pop, World Music, Nostalgia, Special Effects, and Military Marching Band Music.
AllJazz Collectors Auctions This site holds a new record auction every other month: January, March, May, July, September and November. They claim approximately 3000 lots per auction, "mostly 78-rpm records and early LPs." They produce a catalog that describes each record and grades them. They claim happy participation by record collectors all over the world. They also sell sets of Jazz as non-auction items, a "variety of lots for sale at fixed prices!"
Big Fish Audio This site offers access to Japanese Indie label CDs. Includes jazz, rock, pop, and more. You can subscribe to an e-mail newsletter.
Global Electronic Music Marketplace This site offers access to over 1200 music retailer and a claimed CD selection of over 1.7 million new and used CDs. You may search CDs by title. In addition this site offers an Artists section; Labels, Promoters, and Manufacturers; Retailers; Collectors; Reviewers; Publications; and Reference.
Second Spin This site buys and sells used CDs and Videos. They update their inventory daily and will give you price quotes. They cite over $1,000,000 paid out to customers to date.
Earth Wave Records on-line record store. Earth Wave Records has been in the premium mail order vinyl record business since 1993. Our site is dedicated to the true vinyl enthuasist, specializing in the US Original Pressing and Japanese Pressings of R&B, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Soul and MORE... from the 1950's to the 1990's. Our headquarters are in Petaluma, California and we have an office in Tokyo, Japan. Our quality grading system is set to the highest standards in the music recording industry, appreciated by serious record collectors worldwide. Each vinyl record album is handled with loving care and cleaned with a VPI professional record cleaning machine to enhance sound quality.
TOWER Records CDs over night, discounted, listening facilities
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Verge Distribution This site is a distributor of "the real alternative music culture," they carry a wide variety of contemporary and experimental music including jazz, free improvisation, industrial, ambient, experimental, audio art, twentieth century, avant-garde, electro-acoustic, as well as ethnomusicological recordings and world music. A partial list of labels distributed includes: Ambiances Magnetiques, AMF, AnAnAnA, Black Saint, Cadence, C.I.M.P., Cuneiform Records, Free Music Production, Hat Art, Incus Records, Leo Records, Les Disques Victo, Lovely Music, Maya Recordings, Music & Arts, New Albion Records, New World Records, No More Records, Ocara/Radio France, Okka Disks, O.O. Discs, Rec Rec, ReR, Soul Note, SubRosa, Touch, Tzadik, Vandenburg Wave, and XI
Music Man Oldies This site specializes in selling out-of-print domestically released LP's and 45's, particularly R &B, Soul, Soundtracks, 12" Dance Singles, Pop Music, and Jazz from the 1950's thru the 1990's. This is the web site for a real world music store with which claims to have over 1 million records in stock!
Atlantic Records Home Page
BMG Family (ECM, Catalyst, RCA Red Seal, BMG Classics, HMV, DHM, ATRE NOVA, etc) this site, Classic World: A service of BMG, offers lots of information about all the BMG labels, catalog items, new releases, artists, etc. you can order from here too.
Chesky Records One of the largest and most successful audiophile labels, specializing in Jazz and Classical music. They offer on-line Internet specials and you can subscribe to their newsletter. They produce samplers and audio test records to allow you to tweak your system. They produce vinyl.
Dancing Cat Records This company was founded in 1983 by pianist George Winston. H e released recordings by musicians who have influenced his music and musicians whose music he felt needed to be preserved for future generations such as Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete; classical guitarist Michael Lorimer; folk guitarist, singer/songwriter George Cromarty; and also some New Orleans rhythm and blues piano music by Professor Longhair and Shad Weathersby and the soundtrack of the children's story The Velveteen Rabbit, with narration by Meryl Streep and solo piano accompaniment by George Winston. The company has recently concentrated on the fingerstyle solo guitar tradition from the Hawaiian Islands known as ki ho'alu or slack key guitar, in 1988, they began producing recordings of the older, more traditional slack key guitar masters, followed by a series of the younger Hawaiian guitar players, documenting and preserving this beautiful Hawaiian guitar style. This page features biographies of all the artists, the recording liner notes, the history of slack key guitar, and also audio samples from each release.
ECM Munich based record label that is the home of such jazz and classical artists as Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny and Arvo Pärt.
Elektra Records Home Page
EMI Records Home Page
Geffen/DGC Records Home Page
MCA Home Page. Don't access this one when you are sneaking onto the internet. After about 15 seconds MCA presents you, unannounced, with some very lively music. Your parents/boss WON'T believe you're working on anything they want you to do!
PolyGram Records Home Page for the Polygram family of labels: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, Mercury, etc.
RCA Victor Jazz, Big Band, Broadway, Film Music. Celtic Legacy, and more
Windham Hill Records California based recording company specializing in "New Age" repertoire
Sony A comprehensive site covering all the Sony musical output.
Virgin Records Home Page
Warner Brothers Records Home Page
Paula's House of Music.
Specializing in hard to find Vinyl for aficionados of the LP (vinyl, with the hole in the
middle and the grooves -- as in groovy). You can subscribe to the mailing list here and
get updates on available platters from your want list or area of interest..
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