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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).
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  • Amira Willighagen performs O Mio Babbino Caro from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi on Holland's Got Talent on October 26, 2013.
  • Berlin Philharmonic.
  • Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) - Austrian orchestra and opera conductor. To the wider world he was perhaps most famously associated with the Berlin Philharmonic, of which he was principal conductor for 35 years.
  • Israeli Argentine-born pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim.
  • Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia.
  • Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco.
  • Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007).
  • Bayreuth Festival is a music festival held annually in Bayreuth, Germany since 1876.
  • Bösendorfer Model 290 Imperial - The Flagship.
  • Louis Armstrong (1901-1971).
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1970.
  • Frank Sinatra (1915-1998).
  • Elvis Presley (1935-1977).
  • Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
  • Lady Gaga.
  • Madonna.
  • Psy | Park Jae-sang.
  • Adele.
  • Beyonce singing the Star-Spangled Banner at president Barack Obama's second inauguration on January 21, 2013.
  • Graceland, 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard (Highway 51 South), Memphis, TN 38116, U.S.A.
  • Roskilde Festival, Orange Stage, Roskilde, Denmark.
  • Film score - original music written specifically to accompany a film.
  • Play it again, Sam - originally a misquotation of 'Play it, Sam' from the 1942 film Casablanca.
  • John Barry - English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987.
  • Download music on Itunes.

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"Without music, life would be an error." - Friedrich Nietzsche.

"Where words fail, music speaks." - Hans Christian Andersen.

"Music is what feelings sound like." - Author unknown.

MUSIC is an art form whose medium is sound. Common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek (mousike), "(art) of the Muses". The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions (and their recreation in performance), through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to individual interpretation, and occasionally controversial.

The era of Baroque music (1600-1750) began when the first operas were written and when contrapuntal music became prevalent. German Baroque composers wrote for small ensembles including strings, brass, and woodwinds, as well as choirs, pipe organ, harpsichord, and clavichord. The music of the Classical period (1750-1800) is characterized by homophonic texture, often featuring a prominent melody with accompaniment. These new melodies tended to be almost voice-like and singable. In 1800, the Romantic era (1800-1890s) in music developed, with Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert as transitional composers who introduced a more dramatic, expressive style.

With 20th century music, there was a vast increase in music listening as the radio gained popularity and phonographs were used to replay and distribute music. Jazz evolved and became a significant genre of music over the course of the 20th century, and during the second half of that century, rock music did the same. Rock music is a genre of popular music that developed in the 1960s from 1950s rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, and country music. The sound of rock often revolves around the electric guitar or acoustic guitar, and it uses a strong back beat laid down by a rhythm section of electric bass guitar, drums, and keyboard instruments such as organ, piano, or, since the 1970s, digital synthesizers. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, rock music branched out into different subgenres, ranging from blues rock and jazz-rock fusion to heavy metal and punk rock, as well as the more classical influenced genre of progressive rock.

    Film Score Composers
  • John Barry.
  • COMPOSER - Wikipedia.
  • FILM SCORE - Wikipedia.
    • ANTON KARAS - Viennese zither player, best known for his soundtrack to CAROL REED's 1949 adaptation of The Third Man.
    • CARMINE COPPOLA - American composer, flautist, editor, musical director, and songwriter, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • ELMER BERNSTEIN - American composer and conductor best known for his many film scores, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • ENNIO MORRICONE - SERGIO LEONE's favorite composer, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • HANS ZIMMER - German composer and music producer, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • JOHN BARRY - English film score composer, at the Internet Movie Database. Best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series' distinctive style.
    • JOHN MAUCERI - American conductor, producer and composer for theatre, opera and television, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • JOHN WILLIAMS - American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career spanning six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, at the Internet Movie Database. He has had a long association with director Steven Spielberg, composing the music for all but two (Duel and The Color Purple) of Spielberg's major feature films.
    • LALO SCHIFRIN - Argentine composer, pianist and conductor. He is best known for his film and TV scores, such as the Mission: Impossible theme, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • MAURICE JARRE - French composer and conductor best known for his film scores, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • Max Steiner - (1888-1971). Austrian-born American composer of music for theatre and films. He worked in England, then Broadway, and moved to Hollywood in 1929 where he became one of the first composers to write music scores for films. Steiner is referred to as "the father of film music" and is considered one of the greatest film score composers in the history of cinema. Along with such composers as Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman and Miklós Rózsa, Steiner played a major part in creating the tradition of writing music for films. Steiner composed over 300 film scores with RKO and Warner Brothers, and was nominated for 24 Academy Awards, winning three: The Informer (1935), Now, Voyager (1942), and Since You Went Away (1944). Besides his Oscar-winning scores, some of Steiner's popular works include King Kong (1933), Little Women (1933), Jezebel (1938), Casablanca (1942), and the film score for which he is possibly best known, Gone with the Wind (1939). At the Internet Movie Database.
    • MICHEL LEGRAND - Franco-Armenian musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist, at the Internet Movie Database.
    • NINO ROTA - world-renowned Italian composer and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy. At the Internet Movie Database.
    • Vangelis - Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock and orchestral music, under the artist name Vangelis. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Alexander, and the use of his music in the PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan. At the Internet Movie Database.
    Music Streaming Services
  • iTunes.
  • AMARRA - "Breathtaking Sound." Digital Audio for Professionals & Music Enthusiasts. "You’ve never heard such depth, richness and character from your music; rock, blues, classical or hip-hop, doesn’t matter - the same music you’ve listened to for years sounds better with Amarra." Works with your existing iTunes library.
  • AUDIRVANA - "The Sound of Your Dreams." Audirvana is the creator of high-end audiophile players for the Mac platform, aiming at the best possible sound quality.
  • FAKE NAME GENERATOR - "Generate a Random Name." The most advanced name generator. With 30 languages and 22 countries, the Fake Name Generator is the most advanced name generator on the internet.
  • HOT 100 - Billboard: the week's most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions.
  • Infinitelooper - "Loop YouTube Videos." The easiest way to loop full or partial YouTube videos.
  • Internet Archive - founded in 1996. "Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine."
  • MUSIC Download - Wikipedia.
  • Music Genome Project - was an effort to "capture the essence of music at the fundamental level" using almost 400 attributes to describe songs and a complex mathematical algorithm to organize them.
  • NEXUS Q - "World's first social streaming media player from Google."
  • OVERPLAY - "By rerouting your internet connection through our worldwide VPN servers you can: change your IP address to one in another country; improve your security by ensuring your internet traffic is encrypted; access content that is normally restricted at your location."
  • PING - "A social network for music." Set your inner groupie free by following your favorite artists on Ping and friends to discover the music they're talking about, listening to, and downloading. Ping is built into the iTunes app on iPhone and iPod touch. So you can see artist updates from anywhere.
  • RAPIDSHARE - founded in 2002. "Your Pictures, Videos, Documents & Music..." One-click hosting service that offers both free and commercial services. RapidShare is one of the world's largest file-hosting sites, with 10 petabytes of files on its servers, and handling up to three million users simultaneously.
  • STREAMING - Wikipedia.
  • TORRENT FREAK - weblog dedicated to bringing the latest news about BitTorrent and everything that is closely related to this popular filesharing protocol.
    • All Access - Google's US$9.99 a month on-demand music streaming subscription service.
    • Amazon.com MP3 Music Downloads - as of July 14, 2014: 40,094,406 results.
    • Deezer - since 2007. Web-based music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group on various devices online or offline.
    • EMUSIC - works on any MP3 player.
    • GOOGLE PLAY - gives you one place to find, enjoy, & share Apps, Music, Movies & Books - instantly anywhere across the web & android devices. Google Play is your entertainment hub.
    • HYPE MACHINE - since 2005. "Popular MP3 & Music Blog Tracks."
    • ITUNES - "Everything you need to be entertained." Media player and media library application developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play, download, and organize digital audio and video on personal computers running the OS X operating system and the iOS-based iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices, with editions also released for Microsoft Windows.
    • LAST.FM - "Listen to free music and watch videos with the largest music catalogue online." Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you listen to.
    • LEGIT TORRENTS - "Download free legal music, movies, games, software and more! Legit Torrents is the biggest and best free and legal torrent tracker!"
    • MUSIC UNLIMITED - by Sony Entertainment Network since 2010. "We’re playing your song. Everywhere." Millions of songs to your PlayStation and other favorite devices.
    • Pandora - "Listen to Free Music You'll Love. At Pandora, we have a single mission: To play only music you'll love. To understand just how we do this, and why we think we do it really, really well, you need to know about the Music Genome Project. Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It's the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs, artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go."
    • rara.com - since 2011. Music streaming service offering ad-free, on-demand music streaming from a range of major and independent record labels.
    • RDIO - "Your Music Everywhere. Unlimited access to music from your computer and mobile phone, even when you're offline."
    • REDIGI - "The World's First Pre-Owned Digital Marketplace." ReDigi | REcycled DIGItal is a free cloud service that allows you to store, stream, buy, and sell your legally purchased pre-owned digital music.
    • RHAPSODY - "Unlimited Music Anywhere." Music downloads, music videos, lyrics and photos.
    • SOUND CLOUD - "Share Your Sounds." SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. It takes just a click to share sounds to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare. SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere using the official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform.
    • SPOTIFY - "Music for everyone." Spotify is now free on mobile, tablet and computer. Listen to the right music, wherever you are. Millions of songs on your computer, on your mobile and available offline. Brought to you ad free.
    • TUNECORE - "Sell Your Music Online." Digital music distribution.
    • WHYD - "The place for your favorite music." Collect and share tracks from YouTube, SoundCloud, Deezer and more.
    • WIMP - Norwegian proprietary music streaming service that gives you full access to play music from a library of several million tracks.
    • YOU TUBE - video-sharing website. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, and amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
    Popular Music: A-Z
  • Pop music.
  • Awards & Prizes Bands (220) Female Artists (180) Male Artists (300)
    Media Museums Music Festivals Music Resources: A-Z
    Awards & Prizes
  • Grammy Awards.
  • Classical music awards - Wikipedia.
  • List of music prizes & awards - Wikipedia.
    • ASCAP | American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers MUSIC AWARDS - "We Create Music." Honors its top members in a series of annual awards shows in seven different music categories: pop, rhythm and soul, film and television, Latin, country, Christian, and concert music.
    • AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - annual American music awards show, created by Dick Clark in 1973 for ABC when the network's contract to present the Grammy Awards expired. Unlike the Grammys, which are awarded on the basis of votes by members of the Recording Academy, the AMAs are determined by a poll of the public and music buyers.
    • BET AWARDS - established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.
    • BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS - since 1989.
    • BMI AWARDS - BMI annually hosts award shows that honor the songwriters, composers and music publishers of the year's most-performed songs in the BMI catalogue. BMI Award shows include the BMI Latin Awards, BMI Pop Awards, BMI Film/TV Awards, BMI Urban Awards, BMI London Awards, BMI Country Awards, BMI Christian Awards, and the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Luncheon.
    • BRIT AWARDS - since 1977. British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards, and the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards.
    • EGOT - an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.
    • GERSHWIN PRIZE - since 2007. The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song is an award given to a composer or performer for their lifetime contributions to popular music.
    • GRAMMY AWARDS - since 1959. Presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry.
    • GRAMOPHONE CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS - since 1977. One of the most significant honours bestowed on recordings in the classical record industry, often referred to as the Oscars for classical music. The winners are selected annually by critics for the Gramophone magazine and various members of the industry, including retailers, broadcasters, arts administrators, and musicians. Awards are usually presented in September each year in London.
    • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - since 1988. Also known as the KCAs or Kids Choice Awards, is an annual awards show that airs on the Nickelodeon cable channel, which is usually held on a Saturday night in late March or early April, that honors the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by Nickelodeon viewers.
    • IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS - named after the Cardiff-born entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards for songwriting and composing. They have been presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) since 1955, and over 1,000 statuettes have been awarded.
    • LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS - since 2000. Award by The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The Latin Grammy honors works produced anywhere around the world that were recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese and is awarded in the United States.
    • LÉONIE SONNING MUSIC Awards - since 1959. Denmark's highest musical honor, is given annually to an international composer or musician.
    • MERCURY PRIZE | Barclaycard Mercury Prize - since 1992. Annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
    • MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS - established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular songs and singers in Europe.
    • MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS | VMA - since 1984. Award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium. Originally conceived as an alternative to the Grammy Awards (in the video category), the annual MTV Video Music Awards ceremony has often been called the "Oscars for youth".
    • Much Music Video Awards | MMVA - since 1990. Annual awards presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic to honour the year's best music videos.
    • PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS - since 1975. American awards show, recognizing the people and the work of popular culture, voted on by the general public.
    • POLAR MUSIC PRIZE - first awarded 1992. Swedish international award founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, best known as the manager of the Swedish band ABBA, with a donation to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The award is annually given to one contemporary musician and one classical musician.
    • THE ENVELOPE - Los Angeles Times. The awards insider.
    • WOMEX AWARDS - since 1999. (Short for WOrld Music EXpo). Each year, WOMEX presents an award to artists or professionals for special achievements in the international music industry. Since 2006 WOMEX, in coordination with World Music Charts Europe, has presented three Top Label Awards for the labels who had the most chart topping CDs.
    • YouTube Music Awards | YTMA - since 2013. Awards show presented by YouTube to honor the best in the music video medium.
    Media
  • Billboard magazine.
  • American music magazines - Wikipedia.
  • British music magazines - Wikipedia.
  • Classical music magazines - Wikipedia.
  • List of music magazines - Wikipedia.
  • Music magazine - Wikipedia.
    • Active rock chart - radio format used by many commercial radio stations across the United States and Canada. Active rock plays contemporary rock artists with a mix of songs common in the classic rock radio format.
    • ALLROVI - movies & music. Commercial database that compiles information about music and movies from the former services Allmovie and Allmusic.
    • BANG SHOWBIZ - "Tomorrow's News Today." Entertainment news agency providing the most exciting entertainment news all over the world.
    • BEATCRAVE - music news, interviews, reviews, concerts & MP3s.
    • BET | BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION the latest music, entertainment, and celebrity news and fashion, TV shows and video.
    • BILLBOARD - music news, reviews, articles, information, news online and free music.
    • BILLBOARD HOT 100 MUSIC CHARTS - most trusted music charts in the industry.
    • BLENDER - the ultimate guide to music and more.
    • BLINKX - "Find Music Videos by Artist, Group of Band." Internet video search engine for video and audio content that allows searching and classification of audio files, video clips and streaming media such as Internet television and video on demand. the largest deep indexed Video search engine with 35 million hours indexed (almost 4,000 years) and agreements with over 720 content companies.
    • CONTACTMUSIC.COM - music videos and reviews, photos, movie reviews and entertainment news.
    • DIGITAL SPY - UK's largest independent entertainment website with news and features in entertainment areas such as showbiz, movies, music and television.
    • Down Beat - since 1934. "The monthly "bible" of jazz, blues, and roots music." American magazine devoted to "jazz, blues and beyond", the last word indicating its expansion beyond the jazz realm which it covered exclusively in previous years.
    • FLAVORWIRE - "Cultural News and Critique." Network of culturally connected people, covering events, art, books, music, and pop culture the world over. Highbrow, lowbrow, and everything in between: if it's compelling, we're sharing it.
    • FREAKY TRIGGER - pop music fanzine featuring reviews, commentary and opinionated nonsense.
    • GLOBAL GRIND - "the world according to Hip-Pop."
    • GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE - "The world's authority on classical music since 1923."
    • GRAND OLE OPRY - the oldest continuous radio program in the United States, having been broadcast on WSM since October 5, 1925.
    • HIT FIX - provides breaking news and insider analysis on what's next in Movies, Music, TV and Local Events.
    • Jazz Times - since 1970. American magazine devoted to jazz.
    • JUKEBOX - French monthly magazine for musical fans and collectors.
    • METACRITIC - "Keeping score of entertainment. Discover what's new and notable. Compare what's new this week, what's great this year, and all-time favorites. Finding quality entertainment is easy with the Metacritic scorecard." Music reviews, articles, release calendar, and more.
    • MOJO - the music magazine.
    • MUSIC-NEWS.COM - "24 Hour Rolling News."
    • NME - music news and reviews.
    • PASTE MAGAZINE - "The Best New Music, Movies, TV, Games, and Books."
    • PITCHFORK - "The essential guide to independent music and beyond, and is widely regarded as the music world’s primary tastemaker."
    • POP CRUNCH
    • POP NEWS DAILY - hottest updates on celebrity and entertainment news.
    • POPEATER - celebrity, entertainment, music & movie news.
    • Q THE MUSIC MAGAZINE - music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom.
    • RECORD COLLECTOR - started in 1979. "Serious About Music." United Kingdom's longest-running monthly music magazine. It distributes both within the UK and worldwide.
    • ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE - music news, reviews, photos, videos, interviews, politics and more.
    • SMN NEWS - featuring the latest, daily hard rock and heavy metal news, reviews, and interviews.
    • SPIN MAGAZINE - surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting.
    • SPINNER - free MP3s, interviews, music news, live performances, songs and videos.
    • TAPE OP - "the Creative Music Recording Magazine."
    • THE SOURCE
    • TOP of the POPS - British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006.
    • VH1.COM - news & celebrity gossip, latest entertainment, breaking news.
    • YOU TUBE - find music videos by artist, group or band.
    • XXL MAG.COM - Hip-Hop magazine.
    Music Festivals
  • Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New York, August 15 to August 18, 1969.
  • EFESTIVALS - "The definitive guide to festivaling". Festivals news, info, tickets.
  • LIST OF MUSIC FESTIVALS - Wikipedia.
  • List of music festivals in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia.
  • Top 10 European music festivals for 2014 - GlobalGrasshopper.
  • YOUROPE - European festival association including major festivals for contemporary music. Site provides a schedule, news, and links to member festivals.
    • BESTIVAL - Isle of Wight.
    • BIG CHILL - Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, U.K.
    • COACHELLA - Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA, U.S.A.
    • ELECTRIC PICNIC - Portlaoise, Ireland.
    • END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL - Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, U.K.
    • EXIT - in the Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad, Serbia.
    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BENICÀSSIM | FIB HEINEKEN - Benicàssim, Spain.
    • Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, U.K.
    • GLASTONBURY | Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts - since 1970. Pilton, Somerset, England. The largest greenfield festival in the world, and is now attended by around 175,000 people.
    • GREENMAN FESTIVAL - Brecon Beacons, Wales, U.K.
    • HOVE FESTIVAL - Arendal, Norway.
    • ITUNES FESTIVAL - since 2007. Annual music festival and concert series which is held in London at The Roundhouse art centre and sponsored by Apple Inc.
    • JERSEY LIVE - Jersey, Channel Islands.
    • LATITUDE FESTIVAL - Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, U.K.
    • LOLLAPALOOZA - Grant Park, Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Annual music festival featuring heavy metal, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths.
    • LOVEBOX - Victoria Park, London, U.K.
    • MELT! FESTIVAL - Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen Germany.
    • MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP MUSIC FESTIVAL - June 16-18, 1967.
    • OPEN'ER FESTIVAL - Gdynia, Poland.
    • Pitchfork Music Festival - annual summer music festival organized by Pitchfork Media and held in Union Park in Chicago, IL, U.S.A. The festival, which is normally held over three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in July, focuses primarily on artists and bands from alternative rock, rap & hip-hop, electronica, and dance music, although it has also included acts from hardcore punk, experimental/avant-garde rock and jazz in its lineups.
    • Primavera Sound - (San Miguel Primavera Sound). Annual music festival which takes place in Barcelona, Spain in late May and, in some years, early June.
    • Reading and Leeds Festivals - since 1961. Apair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. The events take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill.
    • REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL - new international music festival.
    • ROCKNESS - Loch Ness, Scotland.
    • ROSKILDE FESTIVAL - the largest North European culture and music festival and has existed since 1971. Roskilde, Denmark.
    • Sanremo Music Festival - since 1951. Italian song contest, held annually in the city of Sanremo, in Italy.
    • SECRET GARDEN PARTY - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, U.K.
    • SÓNAR - annual three-day music festival held in Barcelona, Spain, usually starting on a Thursday in the third week of June. It is described officially as a festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art.
    • SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST | SXSW - one of the largest music festivals in the United States usually in March in Austin, Texas with more than 2,000 performers.
    • SZIGET Festival - since 1993. One of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. It is held every August in northern Budapest, Hungary, on Óbudai-sziget ("Old Buda Island"), a leafy 108-hectare (266-acre) island on the Danube. More than 1,000 performances take place each year.
    • TRUCK FESTIVAL - Hill Farm, Steventon, Oxfordshire, U.K.
    • V FESTIVAL - annual music festival held in the United Kingdom during the penultimate weekend in August: Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire.
    • WOMAD | WORLD OF MUSIC, ARTS AND DANCE - Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.
    • WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL - August 15-18, 1969.
    • WORLDWIDE FESTIVAL - Sète, France.
    Music Resources: A-Z

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  • 27 CLUB - rock music artists who died at the age of 27.
  • Active rock chart - radio format used by many commercial radio stations across the United States and Canada. Active rock plays contemporary rock artists with a mix of songs common in the classic rock radio format.
  • ALLMUSIC - a place for music fans to indulge their passion.
  • ALLROVI - movies & music. Commercial database that compiles information about music and movies from the former services Allmovie and Allmusic.
  • ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER - English composer of musical theatre.
  • AUTO-TUNE EVO - "The Fastest, Easiest-To-Use, Highest-Quality Tool for Correcting Pitch."
  • APOLLO THEATER - New York, U.S.A.
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  • BACKSTAGE PASS - the stars' & celebrities' backstage (outrageous) wish lists.
  • Belieber - a fanatical devotee of the Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber.
  • BIG BAND - Wikipedia.
  • BLINKX - "Find Music Videos by Artist, Group of Band." Internet video search engine for video and audio content that allows searching and classification of audio files, video clips and streaming media such as Internet television and video on demand. the largest deep indexed Video search engine with 35 million hours indexed (almost 4,000 years) and agreements with over 720 content companies.
  • BLUES - Wikipedia.
  • BMI | BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. - collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers (U.S.).
  • BOSSA NOVA - Portuguese for "new trend".
  • BURT BACHARACH - American pianist and composer. He is known for his pop hits from the early 1960s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David, many of which were produced for and recorded by Dionne Warwick.
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  • COVER BAND - Wikipedia.
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  • EASY LISTENING - Wikipedia.
  • EDDIE BARCLAY - (1921-2005). French music producer whose singers included Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour.
  • ELECTRONIC CASH KINGS - the world’s highest-paid DJs.
  • Elvis has left the building - definition & explanation.
  • EMI
  • Everything the Beatles ever did - all 226 Beatles tunes.
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  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • GANGNAM STYLE - launched on YouTube on July 15, 2012. Viewed by 1 billion people on December 21, 2012. The background story, dance and song.
  • GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN - the official website.
  • gesamtkunstwerk - definition & explanation.
  • GLOBAL GRIND - the world according to HipHop.
  • GOTTA HAVE IT! Collectibles, Inc. - "The premier resource for the highest quality collectibles and fully authenticated Sports, Entertainment, Rock & Roll and Historical memorabilia." New York City, NY, U.S.A.
  • GOTTA HAVE ROCK AND ROLL - "The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction." New York City, NY, U.S.A.
  • Grand Order of Water Rats - founded in 1899. Entertainment industry charity, and brotherhood, based in London.
  • GRUNGE - Wikipedia.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • HANS ZIMMER - composer, at the Internet Movie Database.
  • HARLEM SHAKE - the background story, dance & videos.
  • HIGH RESOLUTION TECHNOLOGIES - "Home of the Music Streamer." Make the average laptop sound like proper hi-fi.
  • HIP HOP MUSIC - Wikipedia.
  • HITQUARTERS - world's largest music industry search directory, including contact information and individual track records.
  • HOLLYWOOD BOWL - modern amphitheatre in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • HYPE MACHINE - since 2005. "Popular MP3 & Music Blog Tracks." MP3 blog aggregator.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • ILIKE - "Do you love music? Get personalized concert alerts from your favorite artists in iTunes. Share playlists and recommendations with friends. Join over 50 million music lovers across Facebook, Bebo, Orkut, hi5, and iGoogle."
  • Indiegogo - "The World's Funding Platform." Since 2008. International crowdfunding site where anyone can raise money for film, music, art, charity, small businesses, gaming, theater, and more.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • JOHN BARRY - English film score composer, at the Internet Movie Database. Best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series' distinctive style.
  • JOHN MAUCERI - American conductor, producer and composer for theatre, opera and television, at the Internet Movie Database.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • KARAOKE - invented by Inoue Daisuke in 1971.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • LAST.FM - "Last.fm is a music service that learns what you love... Every track you play will tell your Last.fm profile something about what you like. It can connect you to other people who like what you like - and recommend songs from their music collections and yours too."
  • leitmotif - a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition.
  • Looking For Tom Lehrer, Comedy’s Mysterious Genius - BuzzFeed.
  • LYRICS SEARCH ENGINE
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • MACARENA - the background story, dance and song.
  • METACRITIC - "Keeping score of entertainment". Discover what's new and notable. Compare what's new this week, what's great this year, and all-time favorites. Finding quality entertainment is easy with the Metacritic scorecard.
  • Moshing - also known early on as "slamdancing".
  • MOTOWN RECORDS
  • MUSIC RECORDING SALES CERTIFICATION - a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped a certain number of copies. Almost all countries follow variations of the RIAA certification categories, which are named after the precious materials gold, platinum and diamond (silver is also used in some countries).
  • music that makes you dumb - (unofficial) SAT (intelligence) test based on your taste in music.
  • Music Thing - "Simply the best music tech blog around."
  • MUSICALS101.COM - "The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musicals."
  • MUZAK - best known for distribution of music to retail stores and other companies.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • NATIONAL RADIO HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM
  • Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - music and theatre venue located in downtown Los Angeles, California located at L.A. Live. It is sponsored by then Finnish cellphone maker, Nokia. The theatre auditorium seats 7,100 and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • Official Charts Company | OCC - compiles various "official" UK record charts, including the UK Singles Chart, the UK Albums Chart, and the UK Official Download Chart, as well as genre-specific and music video charts.
  • OMEGA AUCTIONS - Sale, Cheshire, U.K. "Specialist auction house for Vinyl Records, Music Memorabilia, TV & Film Memorabilia."
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • PHIL SPECTOR RECORDS
  • PING -"A social network for music." Set your inner groupie free by following your favorite artists on Ping and friends to discover the music they're talking about, listening to, and downloading. Ping is built into the iTunes app on iPhone and iPod touch. So you can see artist updates from anywhere.
  • Pogo (dance) - dance in which the dancers jump up and down.
  • POP MUSIC - Wikipedia.
  • POPULAR MUSIC - Wikipedia.
  • PRODUCTION MUSIC - Wikipedia.
  • Puttin' on the Ritz - popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • Rap Genius - "If you don't know, now you know." Website dedicated to the explanation and interpretation of hip-hop music. The site's purpose is "not to translate rap into 'nerdspeak', but rather to critique rap as poetry." The site relies on user-generated content through a Wikipedia-like format of contribution, where contributors earn "Rap IQ" for interesting explanations. The site also includes a blog and a feature called the Rap Map.
  • REGGAE - Wikipedia.
  • RHYTHM AND BLUES - Wikipedia.
  • RIAA | RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. The RIAA also certifies Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum and Diamond sales awards.
  • Rise & Fall of Paramount Records Volume 1 (1917-1932).
  • Rise & Fall of Paramount Records Volume 1 (1917-1932) - Amazon.com.
  • ROCK AND ROLL - Glossary.
  • RUTH FLOWERS - world's oldest DJ. Official website.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • SCHLAGER MUSIC - Wikipedia.
  • Seatwave - "Your ticket to a great time." Online marketplace where fans can buy and sell tickets for concerts, theatre, sports and just about any other live event.
  • Songs of the Century - the list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. that aims to "promote a better understanding of America’s musical and cultural heritage" in American schools.
  • SONY MUSIC
  • SOUL MUSIC - Wikipedia.
  • SOUND CLOUD - "Share Your Sounds. SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. It takes just a click to share sounds to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Foursquare. SoundCloud can be accessed anywhere using the official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform.
  • SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST | SXSW - one of the largest music festivals in the United States usually in March in Austin, Texas with more than 2,000 performers.
  • SUN STUDIO - the birthplace of Rock N' Roll.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • TAPS - musical piece sounded at dusk, and at funerals, particularly by the U.S. military. It is sounded during flag ceremonies and funerals, generally on bugle or trumpet, and often at Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Girl Guide meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as "Butterfield's Lullaby", or by the first line of the lyric, "Day is Done". At YouTube.
  • THE BEATLES BIBLE - songs, albums, history, profiles, places, photos and more.
  • THE HYPE MACHINE - since 2005. "Popular MP3 & Music Blog Tracks." MP3 blog aggregator.
  • THE MUSIC VIDEO DATABASE - "If you're looking for music video information and resources, then look no more! This is the perfect place for you."
  • THE PEOPLE'S CHART - the 75 most listened to songs of the last 75 years.
  • THE RECORD COLLECTOR - 7809 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA, U.S.A. The Record collector was founded in Hollywood in 1974 and has been in the same location for more than 25 years. You will find here unusual and extramely rare and out of print 10" and 12" vinyl LP's. The Record Collector has an inventory exceeding 500,000 records. It consists of 300,000 classical LP's, 100,000 jazz LP's, and over 100,000 records consisting of soundtracks, vocals,comedy, spoken word, blues, ethnic music, R&B, and soul music. Search service for rare and collectible used records, specializing in classical and jazz.
  • THE ROCK & ROLL POP ART AUCTION - the ultimate destination for fully authenticated Sports, Entertainment, Rock & Roll and Historical memorabilia.
  • THE SMOKING GUN - large collection of public documents on crimes, celebrities, politicians, and the FBI.
  • The Worst Songs of the Nineties - Rolling Stone magazine.
  • Top-Earning Women In Music - Forbes.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • UNHEAR IT - "Get that damn song out of your head!" We created this site for those of you that have a song stuck in your head and you can't get it out no matter what you do. Using the latest in reverse-auditory-melodic-unstickification technology, we've been able to allow our users to "unhear" songs by hearing equally catchy songs.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • VOLARE - the only song that originated in Italy to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • Wall of Sound - a music production technique for pop and rock music recordings developed by record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles, California, during the early 1960s.
  • WARNER BROS. + REPRISE RECORDS
  • WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE - weeklong electronic music conference, held every March since the mid-1980s in Miami, Florida, United States. Venues are hosted primarily in Downtown Miami and Miami's South Beach. It is aimed at professionals such as artists, DJs, record label representatives (A&R), producers, promoters, radio and the media.
  • WMG | WARNER MUSIC GROUP
  • WOMEX - the world music expo. Virtual trade fair for world music on the internet - open the whole year round.
  • WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL - August 15-18, 1969.
  • WORLD MUSIC DATABASE - a forum where musiclovers can submit their knowledge about various aspects of popmusic. Collects information such as used samples, samplesources, bands, bandmembers, pseudonyms, nicknames, credits, interesting facts about videoclips and many more.
  • World's Highest-Paid Musicians 2013 - Forbes.
  • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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  • YOU TUBE - find music videos by artist, group or band.
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