Here are some links to help you interact with others connected to music. Always pay attention to Internet safety when talking to others online.
A complete B Sharp music resource menu can be found in Links to Progress your Music Interests and Journey.
Music Blogs/News/Discussion/Interaction Resources:
Bemuso blogs about everything you want to know as an independant musician, with information about getting your music out into the world and insights into the music industry. Very good and lots of detail.
British Music Magazines A comprehensive list of British music magazines, with links to them.
NME Music magazine. News, tickets (thousands of artists), videos, blogs, new music, reviews.
BBC music learning resource lists key magazines to check out on page 20 of this great document.
Channel 4 Music What’s on, news, videos and more.
Ted videos on music – Ted is a site of “Ideas worth spreading”.
Musicians Against Playing for Free is a Facebook page with lots of examples of promoters trying to get professional musicians to play at their events for free with the lure that the performers will get future offers of paid work – getting your name about etc. Strong arguments supporting resistance against this. Why is the musician expected to be the first to not get paid at an event?
In B Flat turns user generated content into user generated composition by embedding video of people making music (in the key of Bb) on the same web page and allows you to: play them together, some or all, start them at any time, in any order. You are the remixer. Great idea.
MusicDish An online community gathering music sites & webradio. Several different services: a creative approach to artist development and representation; online press release distribution & marketing; publications disclosing all the latest information involving the music industry; and even a indie music video channel.
Discussion forum for musicians, especially music technology – studio work, software, hardware, DJing, buying/selling, collaborations.
Create Hub ‘Writing about those beautiful collaborations between art and creative technology.’ All art forms covered, including music e.g. an interview with Max Cooper, the electronica and Techno producer and his new 4D project of surround sound. Innovative stuff! Twitter: @CreateHubUK
Blog example of The Unsigned guide. Must pay to be a member to access full service
Mattew Moran blog site Reflections on the music industry.
Free music software blog Discussion on favourite free music software from the Youth Music Network.
Twitter Music. Music related tweets from around the world. @TwitterMusic
If you know of other links that would be useful, please comment.