Music Resources Online

Reference, technology, ezines and portals

music technology

open-source audio editor

boston cyberarts
gallery, special projects; produced a biannual festival for several years

Cycling '74
Max graphical music programming environment

EastWest Composer Cloud
Quantum Leap virtual orchestra sounds (subscription or purchase)

Laurie Spiegel
her Music Mouse is one of the first generally available algorithmic composing programs

makers of Finale music notation software, formerly Coda

Mark of the Unicorn
aka MOTU, makers of audio hardware & software, including Digital Performer

community support for MOTU users, formerly Unicornation

sound design environment for Macintosh

MIT Media Lab
music plus science

MIT Press
including Computer Music Journal and Leonardo Music Journal

microtonal app turning iPad into performing musical instrument (iOS upgrades have made it obsolete, alas)

Native Instruments
Kontakt sampler & sound library

Reason Studios
Reason virtual audio processing & synthesis (formerly Propellerheads)

Shareware Music Machine
music software and hardware of all kinds

my favorite music notation software. Owned by Avid since 2006


music reference

Spindrift Thesaurus of Musical Terms

Folk Music Index to Recordings
a bibliography of recordings

Grove Music at Oxford Univ Press
online access to the Grove Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians; subscription required

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library
large collection of online scores scanned from public domain sources

LiederNet Archive
lied and song texts

Museum of Fine Arts Boston - Musical Instruments
historical instrument collection

Stearns Collection - Instrument Encyclopedia
world instrument collection


CDs and downloads from independent artists

CDs and downloads from independent artists

framework radio
selections from practioners of phonography and field recordings, presented as a radio show

freesound project
sounds, not songs, with Creative Commons licensing

Naxos Music Library
great subscription service for music recordings

audio from independent artists

more audio from independent artists

and more audio from independent artists

ezines, music portals, and more listening

Alternate Music Press
reviews of all kinds of CDs, mainstream labels and independents in many genres. Send them your CDs for review!

NYFA Source
resources for artist types

Electronic Musician
online features for the music technology magazine

news and record reviews

I Care If You Listen
magazine, blog, quarterly mixtapes (through 2016)

Kalvos and Damian New Music Bazaar
archive of radio program ('95-'05), composer pages and interviews

La Folia
CD reviews and essays on other musical topics

Leonardo Electronic Almanac
online project of Leonardo Music Journal

New Music Box & Counterstream Radio
music and commentary from New Music USA (formerly American Music Center)

contemporary classical community