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

Cyber Arts International
final tenth anniversary festival in September 2001

Cycling '74
Max graphical music programming environment

Quantum Leap virtual orchestra sounds

Electronic Music Foundation (EMF) current events and history of electronic music

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 Digital Performer and more for Mac

community support for MOTU users, formerly Unicornation

sound design environment for Macintosh

MIT Media Lab
all sorts of projects to enhance our daily computing, including the Opera of the Future project

MIT Press
including Computer Music Journal and Leonardo Music Journal

performance app for iPad

Native Instruments
Kontakt sampler & sound library

Reason virtual audio processing

Roxio Toast
burn CDs, DVDs, bluray

Shareware Music Machine
music software and hardware of all kinds

popular music notation software - it's what I use. 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

Instrument Encyclopedia - Stearns Collection
world instrument collection

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

LiederNet Archive
lied and song texts


CDs and downloads from independent artists

CDs and downloads from independent artists

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

audio for streaming, licensing and mp3 sales

ezines and music portals - 20th Century music

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

NYFA Current
newsletter on artists' issues from New York Foundation for the Arts

Electronic Musician
online features for the music technology magazine

news and record reviews

I Care If You Listen
magazine, blog, quarterly mixtapes

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

Music Information Resources
Music Publishers Association links page

New MusicBox
about composers and new music from the American Music Center; Counterstream Radio

new music blog