Includes a database by the non-profit organization Common Sense Media of reviews on all types of media (movies, books, games, websites, apps, music, and TV) that parents and their children can use to find trustworthy information about all of these kinds of media.
Festival Outlook is an online database of music festivals and concerts from around the world. Search by festival name, location, lineup (artist or band) or date. Entries provide known festival information and links to official websites.
“Musopen … is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.”–From the website.
“The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.”–From the website.
“The Music Treasures Consortium provides online access to the world’s most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship.
Researchers can search or browse materials, access metadata about each item, and view digital images of the treasure via each custodial archive’s Web site. The consortial collection will grow as members add more materials.”–From the website.
“The Archives collections contain material that dates back to the Philharmonic’s first concert in 1842, but the first phase of our digitization begins in the middle of this long history. In deciding where to begin with our digitization project, we held a roundtable discussion that included librarians, historians, musicians, conductors, journalists, and students to evaluate the different time periods in the Philharmonic’s history and to determine what might provide the most unique source material.”–From the website.
“Our central Database includes 1,300 entries covering 2,400 court opinions (including over 30,000 pieces of data) spanning almost 200 years, fully summarized and searchable by numerous variables, featuring nearly every artist you’ll think of (many you won’t), covering copyrights and contracts, trusts, torts and more. There’s also a Blog and up-to-date legal music News to boot. The Discography: Legal Encyclopedia of Popular Music has arrived. “–From The Website
“The goal of the Music Manuscripts Online project has been to create and to provide online access to high-quality images and descriptions of music manuscripts owned by The Morgan Library & Museum.”–From the website.
The Beatles Catalog is now available through iTunes and Apple offers free access to the video of the Beatle’s first concert in America.
“ACE is a database of song titles licensed by ASCAP in the United States. For each title, you can find the names of the songwriters and the names, contact persons, addresses and, in most cases, phone numbers of publishers to contact if you want to use the work. For most of the titles, you’ll find some of the artists who have made a commercial recording.”–From the website
Gale Cengage Learning, the Library of Congress Law Library, and the Census Bureau have all offered sites that provide information on Hispanic Heritage Month 2009, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 each year.
According to the site, “[t]he Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americas.” Currently, only East African music is available, but you can read about plans for expanding the database. Users can search by region, language, instrument, etc. From Vanderbilt University.
For those interested in the New Deal programs of the 1930s, the Library of Congress has created this guide to selected library resources on the topic. Links are available to a number of digitized materials, including photographs, posters, sheet music, and much more. Users can browse the collection by LOC division, New Deal program name, or WPA program name.