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Music

Community & Government Resources

Advocacy

Americans for the Arts
http://www.artsusa.org/
Central clearinghouse for arts advocacy. Research, Art Education, news, a national arts policy database, publications, events, and more. Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y.

Center for Arts and Culture
http://www.culturalpolicy.org/
An independent think tank focused on the arts and public policy. Research, contact information for experts in the field, data and statistics, and more. Center for Arts and Culture, Washington, D.C.

National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage
http://www.ninch.org/
News, events, links, digital resources, policies, projects, publications and more from this non-profit organization focused on fostering an artistic and cultural presence on the World Wide Web. National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C.

Government Agencies

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
http://www.nasaa-arts.org/
News, event calendars, contact information and more from state and local arts agencies nationwide. National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, D.C.

National Endowment for the Arts
https://arts.gov/
Gateway to art and art-education-related news, information, research, and resources gathered by the N.E.A. U.S. National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Grants & Funding

The Foundation Center Online
http://fdncenter.org/
News, research, and more, including an online form to ask grant-related questions, from arguably the most important resource in grant writing available. The Foundation Center, N.Y.

Foundations Online
http://www.foundations.org/
Directory and links to a wide range of grant-giving agencies. Northern California Community Foundation, Inc., Menlo Park, Calif.

Grants.gov
http://www.grants.gov/
Find and apply for thousands of federal grants.

Professional Organizations & Resources

American Federation of Musicians
http://www.afm.org/
News, information and support for the professional musician, including advice for job-seekers, conference information, and more. Links to local chapters, including those in Jacksonville, South Florida, Central Florida, Pensacola, and Tampa Bay. American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO, New York, N.Y.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
http://www.ascap.com/
Advocacy and support for songwriters and composers. Licensing issues, news, and legislative updates related to the rights of music composers and publishers. ASCAP, New York, N.Y.

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
NASM, founded in 1924, is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with approximately 636 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.  

Virtual Communities & Ejournals

Arts Journal.Com
Daily digest of news stories related to the arts. Stories are hyperlinked to the original source. ArtsJournal.com, Inc.

artjobonline
variety of online job listings in the arts. Western States Arts Federation, Denver, Colo

International Journal of Research in Choral Singing
Open access of full text articles.  This is the scientific research journal of the American Choral Directors Association.  Features an artice by FGCU professor Trent Brown.

Southern Arts Federation
Programs and services, job listings and more, in support of the arts in the South. Southern Arts Federation, Atlanta, Ga.

Gateways

Artslynx
http://www.artslynx.org
Comprehensive gateway to worldwide arts information in virtually every medium and venue--including Theater, Dance, Music, the Visual Arts, and more. Also includes links to job information, advocacy for the arts, arts administration resources, funding, resources for teachers, and more. Colorado Council on the Arts and the College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado, Denver.

Virtual Library Museums Pages
http://www.museophile.org/‚Äč
Comprehensive gateway to virtual museums of every kind—art, film, computer, historical, and others—grouped by country. Searchable. The WWW Virtual Library

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
http://memory.loc.gov/
Online access to digital exhibits prepared from the vast holdings of the Library of Congress. Film clips from the silent era, Edison sound recordings, early animation, historical movie posters, scripts, music, daguerreotypes, vaudeville memorabilia, and more. Click on “Collection Finder” to browse the exhibits, or search the collection using key words. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Digital Librarian: Audio, Video, Multimedia
http://www.digital-librarian.com/audio.html
List of links to audio, video, and multimedia related resources. Digital Librarian: A Librarian’s Choice of the Best of the Web, Cortland, N.Y.

Digital Librarian: Lyrics, Sheet Music, Librettos & Scores
http://www.digital-librarian.com/sheet.html
List of links to music-related resources. Digital Librarian: A Librarian’s Choice of the Best of the Web, Cortland, N.Y.

Librarians Index to the Internet
http://lii.org/
Searchable gateway to arts-related internet resources. Search the subtopics for Arts and Humanities. California State Librarian, Library of California, Sacramento, Calif.

Top 25 web sites for music education
http://www.bridgetomusic.com/blog/music_education/top-25-web-sites-for-music-education/
"Here are 25 Web sites that represent some of the best music education resources online."

Web Radio

NetRadio.com
http://www.netradio.com/
Over 100 programmed channels of music in virtually every genre. Listen through the Windows Media Player or through RealPlayer, both free downloads. NetRadio Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn.

Pandora
http://www.pandora.com
Pandora is streaming internet music that aims to introduce you to new music that you will like based on music you already like. Enter the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and the system will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice.

RealPlayer Radio
http://www.real.com
Download the free player and listen to radio from all over the world. These are traditional, local broadcast stations that are streaming over the internet in addition to broadcasting within their areas. Tune in to jazz and blues from New Orleans, world pop hits from Helsinki or Hong Kong, or classical and folk music from Latvia. Thousands of stations. RealNetworks, Inc., Seattle, Wash.

SHOUTcast
https://www.shoutcast.com/
Streaming audio from hundreds of programmed channels in a variety of genres from all over the world. Nullsoft, Inc., AOL Time Warner, Inc., New York, N.Y.

Spotify
http://www.spotify.com/us/hello-america/
"The award-winning music service that’s taken Europe by storm has now come to U.S. shores. Millions of tracks ready to play instantly, on your computer and your phone."