IAML Toolbox Favorites

These websites have been recommended by public music librarians in several countries, so the language is indicated after each title.

1. General websites

1.1 Library gateways

1.2 Library catalogues

1.3 Online Music Guides

GUIDES TO MUSIC AMG (English)
All music: gives the main genres of music relating to specific artists and composers.
You can also search by country, instrument, mood, theme, genre
http://www.allmusic.com/

2. Song indexes

These indexes refer to published collections of songs owned by the libraries concerned.

3. Specialists additional helpers

  • NAME THAT TUNE - Melodyhound (English)
    If the enquirer can hum or whistle a tune, finding the name is possible using Melodyhound. It uses a simple code (up, down, repeat). There are links to similar sites.
    http://melodyhound.com
  • Coversongs
    http://www.secondhandsongs.com
  • All Record Labels (English)
    Contains links to probably every record label website. The "Browse by" facility is very useful.
    http://www.allrecordlabels.com

4. Composer websites

5. Music-in-Print

6. Sound

7. Music by Genre

ELECTRONIC

MOVIES

WORLD MUSIC

8. Music Trade

9. Music librarianship

Updated July 2008

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