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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    Classical Music Events
  • Bayreuth Festival, Germany.
  • Classical music festivals - Wikipedia.
  • List of classical music and opera festivals in U.K. - Wikipedia.
    • ARENA DI VERONA - since 1913. Summer festival of opera, located in the city of Verona, Italy.
    • Bach Festival - since 1904. Music festival which takes place annually in the city of Leipzig, where J. S. Bach worked as the Thomaskantor from 1723 until his death in 1750.
    • BAYREUTHER FESTSPIELE | BAYREUTH FESTIVAL - since 1876. Music festival held annually in Bayreuth, Germany, at which performances of operas by the 19th century German composer Richard Wagner are presented.
    • Chopin Piano Fest Pristina - festival established for the first time on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Chopin in 2010,in Prishtina, Kosova by the Kosova Chopin Association.
    • Dresden Music Festival - Germany.
    • Edinburgh Festival - since 1947. Collective term for many arts and cultural festivals that take place in Edinburgh, Scotland each summer, mostly in August. Though the festivals are put on by various organizations unrelated to each other, and so are officially separate events, they are regarded by many visitors as part of the same event; and together they form the largest annual cultural festival in the world.
    • Festival dei Due Mondi - since 1958. Annual summer music and opera festival held each June to early July in Spoleto, Italy,
    • GLYDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA - since 1934. Opera festival held at Glyndebourne Opera House, an English country house near Lewes, in East Sussex, England.
    • INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE FESTIVAL - since 1972.
    • MALKO COMPETITION - since 1965. International competition for young conductors.
    • SALZBURG FESTIVAL - since 1920. Prominent festival of music and drama. It is held each summer (for five weeks starting in late July) within the Austrian town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
    • Spoleto Festival USA - Charleston, South Carolina. One of the world's major performing arts festivals. It was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who sought to establish a counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi (the Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy. The annual 17-day late-spring event showcases both established and emerging artists in more than 150 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz.
    • VERBIER FESTIVAL - since 1994. International music festival that takes place annually for 2 weeks in late July and early August in the mountain resort of Verbier, Switzerland.
    • Vienna New Year's Concert - Vienna Philharmonic (German: Das Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker) is a concert of classical music that takes place each year in the morning of New Year's Day in Vienna, Austria. It is broadcast live around the world to an estimated audience of 50 million in 73 countries in 2012 and 90 countries in 2015.
    Concert Halls & Opera Houses
  • Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milano, Italy.
  • A Night (and Many Days) Backstage at the Metropolitan Opera - The New York Times.
  • Acoustics - Wikipedia.
  • Best Opera Recording Ever Is Maria Callas Singing ‘Tosca.’ Hear Why - The New York Times.
  • Elbphilharmonie: Hamburg’s dazzling, costly castle in the air - The Guardian.
  • Inside Herzog & De Meuron's Hamburg miracle - "Seven years late and 10 times over-budget, the €789m Elbphilharmonie concert hall is finished – complete with 1,000 handblown glass lamps and €300 loo brushes."
  • Is opera the most misogynistic art form? - The Guardian.
  • List of concert halls - Wikipedia.
  • LIST OF OPERA HOUSES - Wikipedia.
  • Opera coat.
  • Opera coat - ankle- or floor-length loose-fitting coat of luxurious fabric such as velvet, brocade or satin, to be worn over an evening gown or a man's tuxedo. It may be described as a fitted cloak with sleeves and is generally not as tailored as a coat. Men's opera coats are frequently worn with a walking stick and top hat.
  • OPERA HOUSE - Wikipedia.
  • Sydney Opera House to Undergo $202 Million Renovation - ArchDaily.
  • ThÉÂtrophone - (1881/1890-1932). ("The theatre phone") was a telephonic distribution system available in portions of Europe that allowed the subscribers to listen to opera and theatre performances over the telephone lines.
  • World's 20 Most Amazing Opera Houses - Fodor's.
  • world's best concert halls - The Telegraph.
    • Alte Oper, Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photo by: dontworry.
    • ALTE OPER FRANKFURT - since 1880. Concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was inaugurated in 1880 but destroyed by bombs in 1944. It was rebuilt, slowly, in the 1970s, opening again in 1981.
    • Auditorium Parco della Musica - since 2002. Large public music complex in Rome, Italy, with three indoor concert halls and an outdoor theater in a park setting, hence its name.
    • Bayreuth Festival Theatre, Festspielhügel 1-2, 95445 Bayreuth, Germany.
    • Bayreuth Festival Theatre - since 1876. Opera house north of Bayreuth, Germany, dedicated solely to the performance of stage works by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner. It is the venue for the annual Bayreuth Festival.
    • Berlin State Opera, Unter den Linden 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany. Photo by: Beek100.
    • BERLIN STATE OPERA | Staatsoper Unter den Linden - since 1742. German opera company based in Berlin. Its permanent home is the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
    • Slovak National Theater, Pribinova 17, 819 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto-Bratislava, Slovakia. Photo by: Albertus teolog.
    • BRATISLAVA OPERA - since 1920. Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. The oldest Slovak professional theater consisting of 3 ensembles (opera, ballet and drama).
    • Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave / 57th Street (Isaac Stern Place), New York City, NY 10019, U.S.A. Photo by: David Samuel.
    • CARNEGIE HALL - since 1891. Concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue. It is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music.
    • Cologne Opera | Oper der Stadt KÖln - Germany.
    • Koncerthuset, Ørestads Boulevard 13, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.
    • Copenhagen Concert Hall - since 2009. "The opening of DR Koncerthuset means a national and international concert venue for Denmark and a new architectural landmark for the capital. Jean Nouvel’s unique building puts Copenhagen on a level with other cities around the world which provide the best modern acoustic and visual setting for concertgoers."
    • Copenhagen Opera House, Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Photo by: Julian Herzog.
    • COPENHAGEN OPERA HOUSE - since 2005. The national opera house of Denmark, and among the most modern opera houses in the world. It is also one of the most expensive opera houses ever built with construction costs well over US$500 million. It is located on the island of Holmen in central Copenhagen.
    • Deutsche Oper Berlin - since 1911. Opera company located in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, Germany. The resident building is the country's second largest opera house and also home to the Berlin State Ballet.
    • Dutch National Opera - Dutch opera company based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Its present home base is the Dutch National Opera & Ballet housed in the Stopera building, a modern building designed by Cees Dam and Wilhelm Holzbauer which opened in 1986.
    • Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany.
    • Elbe Philharmonic Hall | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - since 2017. Concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany, on the Grasbrook peninsula of the Elbe River. It is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. It is popularly nicknamed Elphi.
    • Finnish National Opera | Kansallisooppera - since 1993. Helsinki, Finland.
    • Glyndebourne, New Rd, Lewes BN8 5UU, U.K.
    • GLYDEBOURNE OPERA HOUSE - since 1934. English country house, the site of an opera house that, since 1934, has been the venue for the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Initially, operas were presented within the house but there is now a free-standing opera house on its grounds. The house itself, located near Lewes in East Sussex, England, is thought to be about six hundred years old and listed at grade II.
    • HAMBURG STATE OPERA - since 1678. Germany opera company based in Hamburg.
    • HARPA - since 2011. Concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. The building features a distinctive colored glass facade inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland.
    • Helsinki Music Centre | Musiikkitalo - since 2011. Concert hall and a music center in Töölönlahti, Helsinki. The building is home to Sibelius Academy and two symphony orchestras, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068, U.S.A.
    • Hollywood Bowl - since 1922. Amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The bowl is owned by the County of Los Angeles and is the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the host of hundreds of musical events each year.
    • Konzerthaus Berlin, Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
    • Konzerthaus Berlin - since 1818. Concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt square in the central Mitte district of Berlin housing the German orchestra Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
    • LA MONNAIE - since 1700. Opera house in Brussels, Belgium.
    • LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - since 1962. Complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It hosts many notable performing arts organizations, which are nationally and internationally renowned, including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet & the New York City Opera.
    • Metropolitan Opera, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, U.S.A.
    • METROPOLITAN OPERA - since 1966. Opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
    • Musikverein, Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
    • Musikverein | Wiener Musikverein | Viennese Music Association - since 1870. Concert hall in the Innere Stadt borough of Vienna, Austria. It is the home of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra.
    • New York City Opera - 1943-2013 / 2016-. American opera company located in Manhattan in New York City.
    • NEW WORLD CENTER - concert hall in the South Beach section of Miami Beach, Florida, that is designed by Frank Gehry. It is the home of the New World Symphony, with a capacity of 756 seats. It opened in January 2011.
    • Oper Frankfurt - since 1961. One of the leading opera houses in Europe, and voted best "Opera house of the year" several times since 2003.
    • Opéra Bastille, Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France.
    • OpÉra Bastille - since 1989. Modern opera house in Paris, France. Inaugurated in 1989 as part of President François Mitterrand’s "Grands Travaux", it became the main facility of the Paris National Opera.
    • Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Place du Casino, MC-9800 Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco.
    • OpÉra de Monte-Carlo - since 1879. Opera house, which is part of the Monte Carlo Casino located in the Principality of Monaco.
    • Oslo Opera House, Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, 0150 Oslo, Norway. Photo by: Rafał Konieczny.
    • Oslo Opera House - since 2008. The home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway.
    • Palais Garnier, Place de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France.
    • Palais Garnier - 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. The Palais Garnier has been called "probably the most famous opera house in the world, a symbol of Paris like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, or the Sacré Coeur Basilica."
    • Paris Opera, 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France.
    • Paris Opera | OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS - primary opera company of France. It was founded in 1669 by Louis XIV as the Académie d'Opéra.
    • Prague State Opera, Wilsonova 4, Praha 1, Czech Republic. Photo by: Andreas Praefcke.
    • Prague State Opera | STÁTNÍ OPERA - since 1888. Opera house in Prague, Czech Republic. Currently it is home to approximately 300 performances a year.
    • Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP, U.K.
    • Royal Albert Hall - since 1871. Concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which has held the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941. It has a capacity of up to 5,272 seats.
    • Royal Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Photo: Amsterdam Municipal Department for the Preservation and Restoration of Historic Buildings and Sites.
    • Royal Concertgebouw - since 1888. Concert hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Because of its highly regarded acoustics, the Concertgebouw is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world, along with places such as Boston's Symphony Hall and the Musikverein in Vienna.
    • Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD, U.K.
    • ROYAL OPERA HOUSE - since 1732. Opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden". The main auditorium seats 2,256 people, making it the third largest in London, and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies and the amphitheatre gallery.
    • Royal Swedish Opera, Gustav Adolfs torg 2, 103 22 Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by: Tage Olsin.
    • ROYAL SWEDISH OPERA | Kungliga Operan - since 1898. Sweden's national stage for opera and ballet. Located in the center of Sweden's capital Stockholm in the borough of Norrmalm. The opera company was founded by King Gustav III.
    • SAGE GATESHEAD - since 2004. Concert venue and also a centre for musical education, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the North East of England.
    • SAN FRANCISCO OPERA - since 1923. American opera company, based in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
    • Semperoper, Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany.
    • Semperoper - since 1841. Opera house of the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Saxon State Opera) and the concert hall of the Staatskapelle Dresden (Saxon State Orchestra).
    • Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia.
    • SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE - since 1973. Multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon's 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition.
    • Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, U.S.A.
    • Symphony Hall - since 1900. Concert hall located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. it was built in 1900 for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which continues to make the hall its home. Acoustically, among the top three concert halls in the world.
    • Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, 20121 Milano, Italy.
    • TEATRO ALLA SCALA - since 1778. Opera house in Milan, Italy. Most of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala. The theatre is regarded as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world.
    • Teatro Amazonas - since 1884. Oopera house located in Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.
    • Teatro Colón, Cerrito 618, Buenos Aires 1010, Argentina.
    • TEATRO COLÓN - since 1908. The main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is considered one of the ten best opera houses in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world. The other venues are Berlin's Konzerthaus, Vienna's Musikverein, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, & Boston's Symphony Hall.
    • Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin, 1965, 30124 Venezia, Italy.
    • Teatro LA FENICE - since 1792. One of "the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre", and in the history of opera as a whole. Especially in the 19th century, La Fenice became the site of many famous operatic premieres at which the works of several of the four major bel canto era composers - Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi were performed, but also operas from the 20th century by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Britten & Nono.
    • THE NORWEGIAN OPERA & BALLET - the first fully professional company each for opera and ballet in Norway, the only such professional organisation in the country. Its current residence is the Oslo Opera House, since the spring of 2008.
    • Verona Arena, Piazza Bra, 1, 37121 Verona (VR), Italy.
    • Verona Arena | ARENA DI VERONA - Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra in Verona, Italy built in the first century. It is still in use today and is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind. In ancient times, nearly 30,000 people was the housing capacity of the Arena. Nowadays, for security reasons, the maximum attendance is 15,000 people.
    • Vienna State Opera, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
    • VIENNA STATE OPERA | Wiener Staatsoper - since 1869. Opera house and opera company based in Vienna, Austria. The opera house was the first major building on the Vienna Ringstrasse commissioned by the Viennese "city expansion fund".
    • Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, U.S.A.
    • WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL - since 2003. At 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California. The fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. It seats 2,265 people and serves, among other purposes, as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The hall is a compromise between an arena seating configuration, like the Berliner Philharmonie by Hans Sharon, and a classical shoebox design like the Vienna Musikverein or the Boston Symphony Hall.
    • Zürich Opera House, Falkenstrasse 1, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland.
    • ZÜRICH OPERA HOUSE | Opernhaus ZÜrich - since 1891. Opera house in the Swiss city of Zürich. Located at the Sechseläutenplatz, it has been the home of the Zürich Opera since 1891, and also houses the Bernhard-Theater Zürich. It is also home to the Zürich Ballet.
    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.
    • James Horner - (1953-2015). Was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements in many of his film scores, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music. Horner's score for Titanic is the best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time while Titanic and Avatar, both directed by James Cameron, are the two highest-grossing films of all time. 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.
  • A Field Guide to Streaming Music Services - The Wall Street Journal.
  • 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.
  • Apple Music Is Strong on Design, Weak on Social Networking - The New York Times.
  • Apple Music, Spotify and a Guide to Music Streaming Services - The New York Times.
  • 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.
  • Beatles Albums to Go on Streaming Services at Midnight - The New York Times.
  • Comparison of on-demand streaming music services - Wikipedia.
  • 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.
  • How to move your Spotify playlists to Apple Music - The Telegraph.
  • 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."
  • Lossless compression - Wikipedia.
  • 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.
  • New to Spotify? Follow These Easy Tips to Get Started - Wired.
  • 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."
  • People are giving up on Apple Music - The Verge.
  • 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.
  • Playlist - in its most general form, a playlist is simply a list of songs. They can be played in sequential or shuffled order.
  • 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.
  • SPOTIFY IS OUT OF CONTRACT WITH ALL THREE MAJOR LABELS - AND WANTS TO PAY THEM LESS - Music Business Worldwide.
  • STREAMING - Wikipedia.
  • Streaming is now the US music industry's biggest money maker - "It just edged out downloads in 2015."
  • The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good - Quartz.
  • TORRENT FREAK - weblog dedicated to bringing the latest news about BitTorrent and everything that is closely related to this popular filesharing protocol.
    • Amazon.com MP3 Music Downloads - as of April 8, 2015: 44,649,517 results.
    • Apple Music - since June 30, 2015. Music streaming service by Apple Inc. Users select music on a device, which then plays on the device via Internet streaming. The service also provides music recommendations based on user taste. While Apple Music's cost and music library are similar to other music streaming services, the service aims to distinguish itself with added features and content exclusives.
    • Beats Music - since 2014. "A Music Service With Heart." Subscription-based online music streaming service owned by the Beats Electronics division of Apple, Inc. First developed in 2012 under the name "Daisy", the service combines algorithm-based personalization with expert music suggestions from a variety of sources. The service builds upon Beats' existing consumer electronics line, and its 2012 acquisition of the similar service MOG. The service launched in the United States on January 21, 2014.
    • 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.
    • Groove - since 2012. (Formerly Xbox Music and Zune Music) is a digital music streaming service developed by Microsoft that offers music streaming through subscription or purchase through the Xbox Music Store. The service is web-based and also available via applications for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox product lines, as well as Android and iOS. The Groove catalog has over 38 million tracks.
    • HYPE MACHINE - since 2005. "Popular MP3 & Music Blog Tracks."
    • ITUNES - "Home to everything that entertains you." 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.
    • MUSIC Key - since 2014. Paid subscription music streaming service operated by Google and marketed by its subsidiary YouTube. The service is an extension of Google's existing Google Play Music All Access service; along with the existing audio-only streaming functionality provided as part of All Access, Music Key adds integration with YouTube to provide advertising-free streaming of music videos hosted by the video hosting service. Music Key launched in a limited beta on November 17, 2014, and will become generally available in 2015.
    • 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."
    • PlayStation Music - since 2015. On-demand streaming music service powered by Spotify. Providing free and premium access to over 30 million tracks, it is available in 41 markets via the PlayStation Network on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xperia tablet and mobile devices.
    • 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 - "Unlock your digital wealth." 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 - "Hear the world’s 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 - since 2008. "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.
    • Tidal - since 2014. Subscription-based music streaming service that combines lossless audio and high definition music videos with curated editorial. The service has over 25 million tracks and 75,000 music videos. Currently offering no free subscription plans, Tidal claims to pay the highest percentage of royalties to music artists and songwriters within the music streaming market.
    • TUNECORE - "The best way to sell your music on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & more." Digital music distribution.
    • WHYD - "The community of music lovers." Collect and share the best music in the world.
    • WIMP - since 2010. Music streaming service focusing on inspiring users to find new music and old favorites. Through local editorial teams in each country, WiMP provides daily recommendations, tips and playlists for any occasion. The ad-free service is available on computers, mobiles, tablets and network players. WiMP HiFi is now available in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland.
    • 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.
  • And the loser is ... why everyone is sick of award shows - The Guardian.
  • 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 | AMA - 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.
    • Ernst von Siemens Music Prize - since 1972. Annual music prize given by the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste (Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts) on behalf of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music).
    • 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. "Music's Biggest Night." A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. It shares recognition of the music industry as that of the other performance arts: Emmy Awards (television), the Tony Awards (stage performance), and the Academy Awards (motion pictures).
    • 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.
    • Buzz Angle Music - Music Charts.
    • 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.
    • FACT Magazine - "The world's most on-it music magazine."
    • 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 | New Musical Express - "News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs." British weekly music journalism publication, published since March 1952.
    • 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 MAGAZINE - since 1986. "Music news & reviews, music videos, band pictures & interviews." 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.
    Museums
  • Graceland, 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, U.S.A.
  • Music museums - Wikipedia.
    • ABBA THE MUSEUM - interactive exhibition about the pop-group ABBA that opened in Stockholm, Sweden in May 2013. ABBA’s collected works are showcased in a contemporary, interactive setting at Swedish Music Hall of Fame.
    • Bach museum - Leipzig, Germany.
    • Beethoven House - Bonn, Germany, is a memorial site, museum and cultural institution serving various purposes. Founded in 1889 by the Beethoven-Haus association, it studies the life and work of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
    • Bob Marley Museum - Kingston, Jamaica. Dedicated to the reggae musician Bob Marley. The museum is located at 56 Hope Road, Kingston 6, and is Bob Marley's former place of residence. It was home to the Tuff Gong record label which was founded by The Wailers in 1970.
    • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Nashville, TN, U.S.A. Identifies and preserves the evolving history and traditions of country music and educates its audiences.
    • Fryderyk Chopin Museum - museum in Warsaw, Poland, established in 1954 and dedicated to Polish composer Frédéric Chopin.
    • GRACELAND - Memphis, TN, U.S.A. "The Home of Elvis Presley."
    • GRACELAND IN DENMARK - Randers, Denmark.
    • GRAMMY MUSEUM - Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. "Devoted to exploring and celebrating music."
    • Handel & Hendrix in London - 25 Brook St. "Separated by a wall & 200 years are the homes of two musicians who chose London & changed music."
    • Mozarthaus Vienna - Mozart's residence from 1784 to 1787. This building in Vienna's Old Town, not far from St. Stephen's Cathedral, is his only surviving Viennese residence and is now a museum.
    • Museo del Violino - Palazzo dell’Arte, Piazza Marconi 5, 26100 Cremona (IT), Italy.
    • The Beatles Story - Liverpool, England. "Be transported on an incredible journey and see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of fame and fortune from their humble childhood beginnings."
    • WOODSTOCK MUSEUM - Saugerties, NY, U.S.A. Formed in 1969 by a volunteer board of directors, and is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to "Preserving the Past for the Future."
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