There are many, many music resources available on the 'net. Some are general and some are more specific on styles and trends.
MUSIC RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET | THE MUSIC DATABASE | MUSIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY |
MUSIC RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
This is an overwhelming site which leads to all sorts of academic, non-academic and artist web sites.
THE MUSIC DATABASE
Looking for the tracklist of that obscure Japanese issues of an album? Wondering which compilations or soundtracks your favourite band has appeared on? Providing a new interface to the CDDB project, The Music Database is a fully searchable cross-referenced guide to almost 75,000 CDs, and growing at around 500 CDs per day.
MUSIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
For all kinds of music information, a midi home page and the All Music Guidebook try
ANGELIC MUSIC | EPSILON | FILM MUSIC | FRACTAL MUSIC | GIBRALTAR ENCYCLOPEDIA of PROGRESSIVE ROCK | HEMI-SYNC SOUND TECHNOLOGY | HYPERREAL | INNERVIEWS | JAZZ ONWARD | JAPANESE ELECTRONIC MUSIC | MDINIGHT RAIN PRODUCTIONS | POLYTONIC HARMONY | Music on THE WEATHER CHANNEL | WINDCHIMES SOFTWARE | WORLD MUSIC FUSION | WORLD MUSIC NETWORK
For angelic music with some wonderful, new sounds visit
For a very thorough ambient archive, try
FILM MUSIC, The Web Wide World of
This is a great sight for searching out film and television soundtracks. There are pointers galore to biographies, pictures and sound samples. Worth bookmarking as soundtrack albums are always a good topic of conversation in r.m.n.
Applying non-linear processes into music! The web site for anyone interested in the outer edges of music making - make a visit with an open mind!
GIBRALTAR ENCYCLOPEDIA of PROGRESSIVE ROCK
There is a warm, fuzzy, cross-over area between certain types of new age and progressive rock music which makes this is a great source of information. Recently updated, with over 500 new entries, there are also links to the Gibraltar e-zine.
HEMI-SYNC SOUND TECHNOLOGY
Invented by Robert Monroe, author of Journey Out of the Body, Hemi-sync sound technology uses a blend of stereo sound frequencies to produce a third "beat frequency" which when precisely controlled can help in areas of focused attention, accelerated learning, stress reduction, etc. Of great interest to anyone who wishes to explore the more academic research of the effects of sound and music on the human consciousness.
Based at The Monroe Institute the web site is at:
http://www.MonroeInstitute.org/and now includes audio and video clips as well as detailed information.
For archives, reviews and lists on the techno side try
Billed as 'one of the Internet's most unique music-related web sites' it contains many in depth interviews from a wide range of artists including Laurie Anderson, Steve Hackett, Mark Isham and Pat Metheny.
JAZZ Onward features info on contemporary jazz, new age and world music. Featured artists include Jan Hammer and Pat Metheny but suggestions are always welcome.
JAPANESE ELECTRONIC MUSIC
A very useful and thorough source of information. This site contains descriptions of albums by Japanese artists which are predominantly performed on synthesizers. Includes in-depth discographies of Haruomi Hosono, Kitaro, Plastics, P-Model, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi, Isao Tomita, Akiko Yano, YMO.
Or email Nicholas Kent for further info.
MIDNIGHT RAIN PRODUCTIONS
A mavelous site for any independent artist. Full of information and suggestions on marketing and promotion on the web, contacts with music business resources, etc. Helpful to the nth degree.
William Matthew Beachy is the author of The Theory of Polytonic Harmony based on three notes, two keys, one chord... A fascinating break from standard diatonic scales.
Music on THE WEATHER CHANNEL
If you've enjoyed some of the music featured on The Weather Channel over the years and would like to know what's been/being played then try
Software to sooth the jangled nerves of Windows 95 users (no serious pun intended... well, not too serious). Recreating the gentle sound of windchimes on your pc (and it really is very effective). A trial version can be downloaded from
WORLD MUSIC FUSION
Ancient Future are starting a link site for the world fusion music movement. It will include a lot of artists marketed as new age music and can be found at