8Tracks - A simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix. On 8tracks, people can do two things: listen to a mix, or create a mix. Listeners can search for a mix by artist or genre, stream it in a legal, radio-style manner, and follow others who make compelling mixes. DJs upload MP3s/AACs or select tracks from the 8tracks library to craft a playlist, add context with description and art, and publish their mix on 8tracks.com and a personal webpage.
1001Tracklists - World's leading DJ tracklist database. Best mixes plus live sets from clubs and festivals. EDM songs, charts, DJ news and more.
AllDJ - Singles, remixes, mixes, live sets, radio shows, mp3 downloads, charts, and more.
Beatport - Digital music store designed to service the evolution of the digital music culture, redefining how DJ's and enthusiasts acquire their music. Allows users to access the world of club music through secure, legal, hi-speed, high quality downloads in MP3, MP4 and WAV formats on a pay per download basis.
betterPropaganda - Focuses on new, independent music and allows you to use interactive features to discover, hear and collect it.
Classics Online - Source for classical music releases, standards, rarities and bargains from the most popular independent labels, with an online classical music catalogue of over 1 million tracks and more than 50,000 classical music albums available in CD, MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format).
Crime Lounge - Dedicated to the cool world of crime, thriller and spy music.
Daily Motion.com - The latest music videos, short movies, tv shows, funny and extreme videos. Upload, share, and embed your videos. Watch premium and official videos free online.
Epitronic - MP3 music: indie rock, rock, electronic, electronica, downtempo, house, dsrum and bass, punk.
Erutufon - A music/culture/ideas community, established in 2000. It is hosted by NoFuture/Station55/Rise Robots Rise/Sleep Debt Records.
Folkstreams - A national preserve of documentary films about American roots cultures streamed with essays about the traditions and filmmaking. The site includes transcriptions, study and teaching guides, suggested readings, and links to related websites.
Freeplay Music, Inc. - FreePlay Music, Inc.'s musical compositions and recordings may be broadcast and/or copied for the purpose of being included in any programming or advertising being produced for transmission over any medium (including television, satellite, wireless or internet media) worldwide. FreePlay music may also be synchronized in programming for the purpose of retail videotape or DVD distribution, if such distribution follows broadcast or transmission of the synchronized FreePlay music in the programming over television, satellite, wireless or Internet media. These rights are also granted for personal, non-commercial uses.
Internet Archive: Audio and MP3 Library - This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.
iTunes - Import your CDs and download music, videos, podcasts and audiobooks, then sync, share and stream.
Last.fm - Users "scrobble" their tracks to Last.fm servers, helping to collectively build the world's largest social music platform. Last.fm taps the wisdom of the crowds, leveraging each user's musical profile to make personalised recommendations, connect users who share similar tastes, provide custom radio streams, and much more.
Latch Music - Keyboardist and composer Dave Latchaw offers a wide variety of free streaming downloads, from solo piano to jazz, world fusion and electronic.
Metacafe - Find your favorite music videos from established and emerging artists in every genre.
Mufin - Mufin stands for music finder, and it's your personal music discovery engine for helping you find, listen to, and discover music online.
Music Online - Alexander Street Press providea a comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web. Music Online allows users cross search all of the music databases published by Alexander Street Press and brings together on a single cross-searchable platform the entire suite of Alexander Street Press music products that your institution [e.g., your public library] subscribes to.
MySpace Music Videos - Listen to free music. Watch music videos from top artists, new music, rock and roll music videos. Watch bands and live music.
Napigator - Navigator to nap servers and Internet audio.
Napster - Locate and download your favorite music in MP3.
Music Buddha (MuBu) - MuBu combines proprietary technologies with extensive in-house music talent and expertise to allow users to react to music clips, develop musical fingerprints, and receive intelligent and qualified recommendations of new music based on those fingerprints.
Pirate Bay - Download music, movies, games, software and much more. "The galaxy's largest bittorrent network."
Peace Not War Compilation CD - Anti-war music: Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Bindi Blacher, Change, Chumbawamba, Coldcut, Crass, Ginger Tom, GM Babyz, Gurlfiend, John Lester, LaszloBeckett, Midnight Oil, Mud Family, Nitin Sawhney, Persian Carpets, Public Enemy, Sia, Slovo, Tariq Ali (ADF remix), The Mark of Cain, The Unpeople (John Pilger remix),Torben & Jo.
Pitchfork.tv - Music video channel dedicated to the documentation of independent music. Pitchfork.tv brings you closer to the artists you love, through original mini-documentaries, secret rooftop and basement sessions, full concerts, exclusive interviews, and the most carefully curated selection of music videos online.
Punkcast - Joly MacFie's been posting bands on his website since 1997, and shooting them himself since 2000. The site's impressive show roster either stirs up fond reminiscences or utter regret: the Seconds, UK Subs, Japanther, Agnostic Front, X27, the Hissyfits, Touchdown, Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, Khan and Kid Congo, and Kimya Dawson are among many featured artists. He has filmed everywhere from the hippest lofts, spaces, and cafes in Williamsburg (Right Bank, Publick House) to rock clubs-including some (Coney Island High, the Wetlands, Brownies) long gone.
Rdio - A library of millions of songs, from massive hits to rare gems to cult classics, with more added every week. With on-demand access to over 18 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist or playlist without ever hearing a single ad.
Rhythmweb - Jazz, funk, blues, R&B, cajun music, reggae, african pop and folk styles, samba, candomble.
Tumblelogs - Tumblr has long been a site that promotes outside-of-the-box blogging with inside-of-the-box restrictions. Tumblrs everywhere now appear in all shapes and sizes. Some examples:
Ears of the Beholder - Another music lover dedicated to the experience of finding and celebrating great unheard tracks, and unearthing video gold mines. The author unselfishly encourages and shares independent talent with photos and downloads, when available. It's a fantastic place to take a vacation from overplayed pop music.
Max Abelson's super groovy music video spectacular - With a title like that, and a subtitle that reads, "Max Abelson and his funktified flying fortress of old music videos," how could this tumblelog be anything but fun? Max, a writer for the New York Observer, shares his eclectic music finds in video form and adds his own unique commentary. You can expect the unexpected with this awesome gem.
Mo'Gravy - In reverse copycat fashion, Mo'Gravy takes classic and sometimes obscure tracks, includes the audio and then lists the artists sampling the original. It's like an education in beats from past and present, and since songs typically date back to the 70s, downloads are readily available
Myuu-zikk - Pronounced "music," Myuu-zikk is a multi-author spunky music blog with news, tracks, band photos, and links to artists' websites, MySpace pages, and iTunes where available. It's an excellent place to turn when you're in a music listening slump, because the authors do the music scouring for you. It's not as regularly updated as some of the rest, but most of their picks have fantastic instrumental elements.
Tracks - A simple tumblelog with just tracks. It's easy on the eyes, includes a mix of music from a variety of contributors, and occasionally includes download links.
Tuneage - Broaden your musical horizons, with music and informative descriptions on new bands or lesser known tracks. Since there are 10 contributing writers, you're sure to happen upon a song or artist that resonates with you.
Your Daily Crack - Dedicated to providing you with new entries daily that include song lyrics, artist photo, and information on why the track was selected. Selections are all over the board and include present day works to long gone favorites ranging in musical genre from rap to disco.
Turntable - Listen to music selected by people, not algorithms.
US-albums - Download free music albums, MP3, FLAC.
Utne - Every month, Utne Reader presents free, downloadable music gleaned from current and upcoming releases on independent music labels.
Vevo - The web's number one premium music video and entertainment service with over 750 million worldwide streams and nearly 40 million unique visitors in the U.S. each month.
Wolfgang's Vault - Listen for free to complete concerts from music's greatest live performers, from the King Biscuit Flower Hour and the Bill Graham Archives.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.
KWSnet's Twitter Account provides over 20 curated lists/groupings of Twitter accounts -- from Architecture to Travel -- to assist you in your social networking experience.nbsp;
KWSnet's Zotero Library provides news articles, primary and secondary sources, and bibliographic information for your research. More information on Zotero, a powerful, easy-to-use research tool, can be found at its site. Also recommended, subscribe to RSS content for the latest updates.
KWSnet is completely non-commercial. It has no commercial objective or emphasis. Instead, it is intended for educational purposes, research, and personal use. It is updated regularly.
KWSnet is IPv6 enabled, HTTPS deployed, and fully HTML5 compliant.
KWSnet may be contacted via email with any comments, suggestions or link submissions. KWSnet is designed and maintained, in its entirety, by Kirk W. Smith.