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From odd music to misheard lyrics and music halls of fame, Mike's list of interesting music websites linked to their sites.
Odd Music – “Oddmusic is home to unique, odd, ethnic, experimental and unusual musical instruments and resources.”
Am i Right – “making fun of music. one song at a time... amIright is a music humor site dealing in misheard song lyrics (Mondegreens) for pop songs of the past 50 years including Country, Christian music, and Christmas music. Music humor of all kinds such as song parodies, jokes, quotes, band name manipulations, lyrics observations, and music trivia.”
KissThisGuy - Archive of Misheard Lyics – see over 110,000 bungled song lyrics and see the correct lyrics.
One Hit Wonder Central–one hit wonders music of the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's – catergorized lists, artist profiles, message board, more.
Smule – “With Smule apps, anyone can make music. Sing! Karaoke, Piano, Guitar, Rap and more. Listen to music made by millions of people around the globe.”
Art of the Mix – “a warehouse for playlists on the internet, is integrated with iTunes, and is home to a community that is passionate about mixes, who discuss, review and blog about playlists, mixes and mixed tapes.”
Hawthorn's Antique Audio – dealers in vintage 78 rpm records, sheet music, antique wind-up phonographs.
SXSW - Music – Annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) Austin Music Conference and Festival in early March. This is HUGE, it showcases almost 2,000 music acts.
International Blues Challenge – Annual in February, The world's largest gathering of Blues bands.
Durango Songwriters Expo – features the WWAHM (Write With A Hit-Maker) song contest, Post Your Songwriter Bio, Expo's Monthly Showcase in Nashville, Songwriting Tips and more.
Record Store Day – third saturday every April. Annual celebration of the unique culture surrounding independently owned real, live, physical, indie record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. On website you can enter to win prizes plus find stores near you.
Vinyl Record Day – August 12th every year.
Music Charts All Over the World – charts by country, plus all time & year end charts, more.
YouTube Music Videos – THE site to watch and search music videos, and upload them.
Looplabs – “cloud based music studio that lets you make music anywhere, anytime together.”
Music Halls of Fame and Museums
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum – in Cleveland, Ohio.
Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum – in Nashville, Tennessee.
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum – in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame – in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum – in Bristol, Virginia.
Blues Hall of Fame (Est. 1980) – located in Downtown Memphis. Blues Foundation (Blues.org) has an annual induction ceremony.
Blues Hall of Fame (Est. 1999) – online BluesHallofFame.org, has induction ceremonies across the country.
Motown Museum (Hitsville U.S.A.) – in Detroit, Michigan.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame & Museum – in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
American Classical Music Hall of Fame & Museum – in Cincinnati, Ohio.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame – in Nashville, TN.
International Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum – in Detroit, MI.
National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum – in Euclid, Ohio.
National Music Museum – in South Dakota.
Barbershop Hall of Fame & Museum – in Sharon, Pennsylvania. (Barber Shop Quartet Singing).
Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF Today) – administered by National Academy of Popular Music (NAPM).
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame – foundation is based in Carlsbad, California. "This remarkable resource contains a full history of jazz, biographies on over 2,000 legends with cross-reference search capabilities to ensure fast and effective results to keyword searches as well as category searches."
The Reel Top 40 Radio Repository – also The Authentic Aircheck Museum of Classic Top 40 Radio
Christian Music Hall of Fame and Visionary Awards Show – annual, several music categories.
Music Genres Specialty Sites
Oldies Music – all about music of the 50's, 60's and 70's.
AllHipHop.com – features, news, music and more.
Classical Music Broadcast.com – 24 hour classical music radio & live video streaming, plus news.
Classical Net – “features more than 9000 pages and 20,000+ images including more than 7000 CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray, Book and Concert reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites.”
Classical Archives –
Smithsonian Jazz – part of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. It has resources & real treasures to explore, apppreciate, & experience jazz.
Jazz Police – news, photos, festivals, reviews and more.
The History of Rock 'n' Roll, The Golden Decade 1954 - 1963 – site explores the roots of rock in such a way as to illuminate the natural progression of musical styles starting from blues and rhythm records.
Western Square Dancing - DOSADO.com –
All Music Guide (AMG) [All Media Guide] – entertainment content databases.
ARTISTdirect – music portal. Get music information of national artists, watch videos, listen to songs, downloads. Plus news, photos, forums, more.
allrecordlabels.com – “a database of over 25,000 record label/netlabel web sites or Wikipedia links indexed by genre, format, and location.“
Hitsquad Music Software – resource for downloading music making software, 7000+ music software applications, includes Freeware, Shareware and Demo downloads.
MusicMoz (The Open Music Project) – music directory
Local Band Network – information about local bands and local music venues.
Music Organizations - national and international
Trop Rock Music Association – “a community of Artists, DJ's, Club Owners and Music Lovers coming together to support and promote Trop Rock music. Tropical Rock (or Trop-Rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements and influences of Rock and Roll, Country and Caribbean themes with an island style that represents a laid-back way of life.”
Billboard Touring Conference & Awards – annual event dedicated to the live music industry, all touring-related businesses about the industry's latest opportunities and current challenges.
Music Starts Here – a music makers resource, information and links to all aspects of the Nashville Music Industry.
Music on TV
American Idol TV Show – annual singing competition.
The X Factor (USA) – annual singing competition.
GAC (Great American Country) – cable tv station showing country music videos and other shows. website has news, radio, more.
CMT (Country Music Television) – cable tv station showing country music videos, old tv shows & movies. website has news, online radio, more.
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