Links to Finding/Discovering Music

Here are some links to sites that may help you find or discover music you enjoy. If you know of other useful links, please reply below.

A complete B Sharp music resource menu can be found in  Links to Progress your Music Interests and Journey.

Finding/Discovering Music Resources:

List of music styles & genres. From Wikipedia: Music can be divided into many genres in different ways. These classifications are often arbitrary and closely related styles often overlap. Hundreds of styles explained here. Fascinating!

List of band and ensemble types Lots of different ways of playing music together.

Pro-Music All you need to know about getting music on the Internet – legally. Has lots of links to legal sites around the world.

List of online music databases including a list of sites that currently provide free and paid for on demand music as a streaming media. Lots of sites here.

Links to UK music radio stations, categorised by music style.

European internet radio stations – over 4,000 radio stations listed by country or genre. A list of Internet radio stations in the UK.

TV music stations A list with links.

WebRings Site that links lots of websites together so you can jump about within a common theme. Lots of different music styles covered.

List of Online Music Stores with number of tracks (in millions) and type of format – WAV, MP3, FLAC, ALAC, AAC, WMA, DRM, Vorbis.

BBC Introducing support unsigned, undiscovered & under the radar musicians. Check out who is getting attention. If you want to share your music, no need to Tweet links, just upload your tunes at bbc.in/Uploader. Twitter: @bbc_introducing. Here is a guide on how to send them music.

Tom Robinson Introducing: BBC Radio 6 Music’s free weekly mixtape download: an hour of fresh new tunes from BBC Introducing, handpicked by Tom Robinson each week from the BBC Introducing Uploader.

World Music on BBC Radio 3. Over 150 programmes in their A-Z of world music section.

Jazz Websites Links to jazz websites, compiled by Jazz Services.

Tippers Network UK new music tastemakers recommending new music and artists. A public list by Generator. The contributing tastemakers are here. Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeneratorNE/lists/tippers-network

Beatport is a popular music store. Twitter: @beatport

itunes. Online music store. Twitter: Official music updates for the U.S. iTunes Store including new releases, pre-orders, iTunes LP, exclusive offers and more. @iTunesMusic

Fairsharemusic. Twitter: Award winning Youth Music download store doing good things with great music. “You Download We Donate”. @fairsharemusic

Mixcloud – Internet radio startup based in London – re-thinking radio for the 21st century. Listen at http://mixcloud.com or on iPhone at http://mixcloud.com/iphone You can upload your own radio show or playlist. Twitter: @mixcloud Also mixcloud twitter by music genres e.g. @MixcloudElectro, @MixcloudIndie, @MixcloudIndie, @MixcloudHouse, @MixcloudDnB

SoundCloud shares people’s original sounds and remixes. A strong interactive music community. If you like an artist, check out who they follow to find new related music. Twitter: @SoundCloud

Spotify There are millions of tracks on Spotify. Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you. You can also browse through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities, or create a radio station and just sit back. Twitter: @Spotify

Monkeyboxing is the “number one blog for FUNK, SOUL, HIP-HOP, NU/ GHETTO FUNK, associated MASH-UPS/ BOOTLEGS and a bit of REGGAE, SKA and PSYCH. We bring you the latest news, (p)reviews, features and release details because we’re all about the funky bumpin’ beats. Put simply, if you’re someone who thinks fat drum breaks and basslines are the apex of musical culture, then you’ve come to the right place”. Lots of links to related music and lifestyle sites. Facebook chatter.

Twitter #music is an app: if you’re interested in the songs that have been tweeted by the artists and people you follow on Twitter, you can navigate to #NowPlaying to view and listen to those songs. Free download here.

Junorecords. The world’s largest online dance music store, with over one million tracks on vinyl, CD and download. Twitter: @Junorecords

Junodownload Dance music download site with over 2 million tracks.

Kudos Records provide physical and digital distribution services to a hand-picked selection of quality, independent record labels.

Online BBC 6 Music radio station exposing lots of new music. Twitter: Your music news fix, including exclusive interviews with all the big names, the latest gig news, behind the scenes insights, festival updates and gossip. @BBC6MusicNews

BBC Music Magazine for classical music. Twitter: The official random musings of the BBC Music Magazine editorial team @MusicMagazine

The Line Of Best FitNew Music Discovery. Leading UK-based website focusing on independent & alternative music from around the world. Twitter: @bestfitmusic

Free sheet musical scores. Explore.

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