Reference

Music

Categories

* Charts
* Classical Music
* Country Music
* Folk Music
* Jazz
* Lyrics
* Music Education
* Music Festivals & Events
* Music Magazines and News
* New Zealand Bands & Artists
* Organisations
* Radio
* Record Labels
* Rock and Popular Music
* Venues

Sites

* American Song
Streamable music from America's past. Songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys are included, along with material about civil rights, political campaigns, prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. Also available via Music Online.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Contemporary World Music
Streamable world music library containing the sounds of all regions from every continent. Reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. Also available via Music Online.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Fine Arts and Music Collection
The Fine Arts and Music Collection supports students, artists, teachers, art buffs and music lovers to research drama, music, art history and filmmaking.
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* Music Online
A large music library and reference tool, Music Online includes hundreds of thousands of streamable tracks from many different record labels and music genres. American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Jazz Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound.
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* Naxos Music Library
Large, free online streamable music library with reference and tuition material. Recordings, album notes, biographies and glossary. Graded exam playlists.
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* Naxos Video Library
Performing arts video library. Concerts, operas, ballets, feature films and documentaries. Access this with your library card number and password / PIN. Currently available outside libraries only.
* Oxford Music Online
Music reference and research tool. Includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music.
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* Popular Music
Access to a wide range of popular streaming music from around the world.
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* Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Streamable encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. Also available via Music Online.
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* Four
Formerly called C4.
* Music @ Credo referenceplus
A collection of reference books covering Music.
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* 4.20
* A Low Hum
* Amplifier
* AncientFM
Online radio playing medieval and renaissance music.
* APRA Top 100 New Zealand Songs Of All Time
In 2001 to celebrate 75 years of its existence, APRA (the Australasian Performing Right Association), invited its members and an academy to vote on what they believe are to be New Zealand's top songs of all time. They were asked to select songs from a list of 900 entries.
* Archival Sound Recordings
Explore 44,500 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments, over 23,700 items for free.
* Archive of Māori and Pacific Music
About the Maori and Pacific music archive collection at the University of Auckland.
* Audio Foundation
A networking and resource database hub for the representation, facilitation, support and promotion of innovative and experimental artistic development in NZ Audio Culture
* AudioCulture
"The noisy library of New Zealand music".
* Australia and New Zealand Legal Music Downloads
A list of legal online music services from around the world that offer music as a download, stream or ringtone.
* Bass Frontiers
* The big city
* The Blerta Years
BLERTA was formed in 1971 and included some of the country's most talented musicians, actors, film makers, lighting technicians and their families. This documentary charts their history as they led a revolutionary charge in culturally challenged New Zealand.
* Blues and views New Zealand
* Broadway: The American Musical
Companion to television series from PBS
* C.M.M.E.
Free online access to new, high-quality early music scores produced by today's leading experts. Based at Utrecht University.
* Celtic music NZ
Aims to provide New Zealanders interested in Celtic music (particularly Irish and Scottish) a starting point, a place to find an instrument, a teacher or an event to go to. It also aims to develop networks within the Celtic music community in New Zealand.
* Cheeseontoast
* Discography of New Zealand popular music, 1960-1990: rock, jazz, folk, blues, bluegrass
This discography covers 1230 audio recordings by New Zealand rock, jazz, folk, blues and bluegrass musicians published between 1958 and 1987. It includes LPs, EPs and cassettes, but not singles or CDs.
* Discogs
A community-built database of music information. Imagine a site with discographies of all labels, all artists, all cross-referenced.
* Donald Clarke's Music Box
Includes Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music
* dunedinmusic.com
* Enzology
Enzology is National Radio's documentary covering the history of New Zealand's most iconic band - Split Enz. Five years in the making, this ten-part series covers the history of the band from their beginnings in Auckland as an acoustic ensemble in 1972, to their final concerts as an internationally acclaimed pop band in 1984.
* European Free Improvisation
A comprehensive information resource for all aspects of the type of music known as European free improvisation.
* Flying Nun Records
Presented by former 'Radio With Pictures' host Karyn Hay; drawn from over 100 hours of new and archival interviews, by researcher/ producer Liisa McMillan, Flying Nun Records was first made for and broadcast by National Radio in December 2002.
* Free Music Archive
The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.
* Frontier Touring
* Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
Includes a variety of G&S related items, including clip art, librettos, plot summaries, pictures of the original G&S stars, song scores, midi and mpeg audio files, and newsletter articles.
* He Ara Pūoro (A Pathway of Song)
A collaboration between Richard Nunns and Radio New Zealand, whereby Richard plays and begins to describe the many traditional Māori instruments in his collection.
* Internet Broadway Database (IBDB)
IBDB provides a comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway, including all "title page" information about each production. IBDB also offers historical information about theatres and various statistics and fun facts related to Broadway. From the The League of American Theatres and Producers
* J.A.G.G. just a gig guide? Christchurch
* Jazz Gig Guide Auckland
* LastFM
* Loops & Samples
the history of dance music in NZ
* Māori Music.com
"From haka to hip-hop - mai te haka ki te kori"
* Pro music.org
Industry group with aim to promote legitimate online music services and confront the myths surrounding online music piracy. The website is supported by an international alliance of musicians, performers, artists, major and independent record companies and retailers across the music industry world-wide.
* Metacritic Music
Provides access to and summarize the vast amount of entertainment criticism available online and has evolved into one of the Web's best resources for critical information about film, video, music, games, books and television.
* Music @ Yahoo!Xtra
* Music Council of Australia (MCA)
The Music Council of Australia (MCA) provides information, and organises research, advocacy and projects to advance music and musical life in Australia and the world.
* Musical Theatre Federation of NZ
Umbrella group for groups associated with Musical Theatre, formerly known as the Operatic Federation of New Zealand
* MusicAustralia
Discover historical and contemporary Australian music. View and print Australian sheet music and find full scores. Listen to sound recordings or purchase digital downloads. Find information about music, people and organisations. Explore related materials such as pictures, books, archived websites. Source items to borrow, copy or buy. Brought to you by the National Library of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and cultural organisations from around the nation.
* Musipedia
Inspired by, but not affiliated with Wikipedia, a searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes.
* Mysterex
New Zealand music and culture blog
* National Library of Australia digitised Sheet Music
* New Zealand Accordion Association Inc.
* New Zealand Music Month
* New Zealand Music Services Directory
Has print and online versions
* New Zealand Musical History
From Failsafe Records primarily focused on but not limited to, Christchurch bands.
* New Zealand Uilleann Pipers Association
* Nightfall
New Zealand website dedicated to bringing you the best in all metal
* NZ Pipe Bands Central North Island Centre
* NZ Rave
New Zealand's Original Dance Music Website.
* nzblues.com
* NZMusic Gig Guide
From nzmusic.com
* Parachute Music
Promotes Christian Music in NZ and runs a large music event to develop Christian artists and showcase them to a wide audience.
* Pipers' Association
* Public Domain Information Project
A site for the identification of music and songs in the public domain. (Music and lyrics published in 1922 or earlier are in the Public Domain in the United States.)
* Punk As
New Zealand Punk, Ska and Hardcore Music
* Re:action
Auckland Entertainment and Nightlife Guide
* Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors the legendary performers, producers, songwriters, disc jockeys and others who have made rock and roll the force in our culture that it is. From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
* Rolling Stone The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time is the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. The list was based on the votes of 273 rock musicians, critics and industry figures, each of whom submitted a weighted list of 50 albums. Various music genres were featured in the list, including pop, rock, country, ska, punk, heavy metal, soul, blues, folk, jazz, hip hop, and combinations thereof. The accounting firm Ernst & Young devised a point system to weigh votes for 1,600 submitted titles.
* Sound Junction
Listen, explore, discover and create music. Multimedia website created by a group of organizations in Britain (including the Royal Academy of Music). Through interactive games, musical excerpts, interviews, and other such devices, the SoundJunction site is a great way for anyone to learn about music.
* Sound on Sound
A great online music recording magazine with 15 years of back issues.
* SoundCloud
Capture a voice, moment or music in seconds or upload audio you've already created. SoundCloud connects with a wide range of social media so you can share your sound.
* Trouser Press
Trouser Press, online since August 2002, began with the contents of all five Trouser Press Record Guides, those highly opinionated review books of '70s, '80s and '90s alternative music. The site now includes loads of new and updated entries - more than 3,000 in all.
* Under the radar
New Zealands music news and gig guide website
* Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
The Tuis.
* What's that called
Enables searching for the music from UK and United States television advertisements.
* What's That Tune?
The definitive guide to music used in UK and Irish television advertisements.
* Whatsonstage.com
UK performing arts
* World Music Central