Alternate Music Press - A leading online magazine of new music, MP3, alternate music press, acoustic, ambient, bluegrass, blues, celtic, classical, electronic, folk.
American Songwriter - Offers in-depth Q & A's with up-and-coming, established and legendary songwriters, covers recording technology, including the latest gadgets and gear every songwriter should know about, and reports on the business of music publishing with interviews and insight from publishers, producers and other industry professionals.
antiMUSIC - Fan interactive rock news, views, reviews and interviews.
Art Attack - The publication for and about liberation musicians in New York City. Resources for musicians (grants, prizes, funding, health care, housing, legal rights, scholarships, etc.); listings of concerts & special events for music lovers.
Cadence - Packed with complete English language coverage of the entire jazz and improvised music scenes. Every issue of Cadence Magazine features substantive interviews and oral histories news, and about 200 editorially independent reviews.
CMJ New Music Report - For radio programmers and record industry executives alike, CMJ New Music Report, published weekly, is their primary source for up-to-the-minute radio airplay data, and cutting-edge new music editorial.
Disquiet - Reflections on ambient/electronic music and interviews with the people who make it.
DJ Mag - DJ Mag is translated into ten languages every single month and has been awarded ‘Best Music Magazine' at the International Dance Music Awards a record 17 times. As owners of the influential Top 100 DJs and Top 100 Clubs polls DJ Mag is read and respected worldwide.
Guitar World - Gear and equipment reviews, lessons, albums, interviews.
halana - Avant garde, free jazz, and creative music and composer interviews and reviews.
Hip-Hop Wired - The music, politics, fashion, technology and topics of Hip-Hop.
Hype Machine - Keeps track of what music bloggers write about. The Hype Machine tracks a variety of MP3 blogs. If a post contains MP3 links, or some embedded media (Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Official.fm), it adds those links to its database and displays them on its front page.
Hyyebot - Daily news and commentary on the music industry and the technology and social media that drives it, for music industry professionals, indie labels, d.i.y. musicians and everyone who cares about music.
Impose - An independent media outlet based in Brooklyn, with a widely-respected read on America's independent music and cultural landscape. Originally founded in 2002 as a print magazine, it has grown to include a daily-updated website, a video website, a globally-distributed record label, and national events of all sizes.
Innerviews - In-depth, uncompromising interviews with music's most vital and original voices by Anil Prasad.
iRock Jazz - Music and culture site covering today's modern music scene through original content, photography, exclusive interviews, music and concert reviews, and video storytelling from the artists themselves.
Jazz Improv Magazine - Comprehensive periodical reference about jazz improvisation, designed for enthusiasts and improvisers alike.
Journal of American Folklore - The quarterly journal of the American Folklore Society since the Society's founding in 1888, publishes scholarly articles, essays, notes, and commentaries directed to a wide audience, as well as separate sections devoted to reviews of books, exhibitions and events, sound recordings, film and videotapes, and exhibitions and events.
Julliard Journal - The Juilliard Journal is published eight times a year from September through May. Each issue contains a variety of articles about events at the School, activities of alumni, and other matters of interest to members of the Juilliard community.
Latch Music Blog - Dave Latchaw's music blog for independent musicians and fans of music.
Latin American Music Review (LAMR) - Explores the historical, ethnographic,and sociocultural dimensions of Latin American music in Latin American social groups, including the Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cuban, and Portugese populations in the United States.
Mix - A leading agazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry. Mix covers a wide range of topics including: recording, live sound and production, broadcast production, audio for film and video, and music technology.
NewMusicBox - A multimedia publication from New Music USA dedicated to the music of American composers and improvisers and their champions. NewMusicBox offers: in-depth profiles, articles, and discussions; up-to-the-minute industry news and commentary; a direct portal to its internet radio station, Counterstream; and access to an online library of more than 57,000 works by more than 6,000 composers.
NME - The biggest-selling weekly music magazine in Britain. Featuring agenda-setting news, the UK's most comprehensive gig guide, definitive reviews of the week's hottest gigs, tracks and albums and exclusive interviews with the most important bands around, it's the Bible of every young music fan.
NPR Music - Live concerts, studio sessions, interviews and profiles, blog, news and reviews, browse artists, discover songs.
offBEAT - New Orleans' and Louisiana's music magazine.
Okayafrica - New music from the African continent, fashion, art and political expression.
One Final Note - A quarterly journal dedicated to improvisation and all things related, including but not limited to music known as free jazz, avant-garde jazz, new music, Great Black Music, ecstatic jazz.
Plan B - Plan B was an independent music and culture magazine that ran from 2004 to 2009. During its lifespan it covered emerging, overlooked and mainstream music with idiosyncratic, challenging writing and stunning photography and illustration throughout, giving early and valuable exposure to many new musicians, writers and artists. Download PDFs of all 46 back issues of Plan B.
Planet Verge - Covers unsigned punk bands, in addition to featuring interviews with national acts.
R:IP Bulletin - Irregular periodical for the liberation of music and literature.
radiOM - Offerings include interviews with some of the most influential composers of our time including Lou Harrison, Brian Eno, John Cage, Laurie Anderson, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Anthony Braxton. Also, provides concerts, sound poetry performances, lectures and documentaries in classical music, jazz, experimental music and other forms.
Rambles - Folk & traditional music, speculative fiction, folklore, concerts, movies & more.
Rock and Rap Confidential - Monthly music and politics newsletter. Covers culture and politics, funk and country, hiphop and heavy metal, racism and revolution, jazz and reggae, folk music and ska, censorship and the phony war on drugs.
Rock's Backpages - The ultimate rock & roll library online - an ever-growingarchive of legendary interviews, classic features, and groundbreaking reviews by the best rock writers of all time.
RootsWorld - World music magaine: Africa, Asia, Europe, Pacifica and The Americas, the roots of the global musical milieu that has come to be known as world music, be it traditional folk music, jazz, rock or some hybrid.
San Francisco Classical Voice (SFCV) - Provides information of many different types: a searchable, sortable events calendar/database that lists almost every classical music event in the Bay Area and enables users to buy tickets and even make dinner reservations; a ticket-discounting program (expanding this year); a multimedia database of composer biographies that is regularly accessed by students of all levels; a glossary of important musical terms; a searchable, sortable database of music teachers around the Bay; lists of music organizations and educational organizations; tips and advice from professionals for parents of young musicians; individual pages for musicians and local groups - and much more.
Scene Point Blank - Focus on hardcore/punk but has expanded to cover indie, hip-hop, pop, jazz and more
Tartarean Desire - Metal and dark music with reviews, interviews, sound samples, and link directories.
Tentacle, The - Information on non-mainstream creative music in the Pacific Northwest: exploratory jazz, free improvisation, new composition, electronic music, sonic exploration, multimedia performance, noise, and avant rock.
Wire, The - Adventurous coverage of electronica, avant rock, breakbeat, jazz, modern classical, global and sounds from the outer limits. Also, see The Wire Links for artists, record label, festival, net radio, zine and publishing, organizations, and related non-music resources.
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