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Early Music America A not-for-profit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America.


Music Library Association (MLA)


Music Libraries and Library Associations


Music OCLC Users Group : MOUG The Music OCLC Users Group was established in 1977 and developed from a task force organized by OCLC to address matters associated with OCLC's implementation of the MARC music formats for scores and sound recordings.
Sibly Music Library Suggested class numbers and subjects by instrument.


Best Practices for Music Cataloging Using RDA and MARC21 / Music Library Association's Bibliographic Control Committee


Composer Cutter Table


Composer timeline - Classical music


Dating LPs This site includes a bibliography of selected reference resources all catalogers will find useful for dating LPs, provides examples of cover art and styles indigenous to certain eras, and gives anecdotal evidence to illustrate the finer art of dating LPs.


Genre, medium, subject, and other controlled vocabularies / Music Library Association, Cataloging and Metadata Committee


Music Cataloging at Yale


Music Discovery Requirements 2 (MDR2) The MDR2 explores �discovery needs specific to and especially important for music materials, particularly scores and recordings.� We recommend it to everyone creating or configuring discovery systems that will include music, including vendors, systems librarians, and music librarians. The MDR2 updates the 2012 MDR and in particular incorporates: RDA updates, MARC updates, LCGFT, and LCMPT. The MDR2 is available in an easy-to-navigate HTML version and as a full PDF version


Notes Style Sheet Scores, books, and CD's


OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards : Type for hymnals Use code "a" (i.e., BKS format) for hymnals with only text and no music and for collections of hymnal text not related to a particular hymnal. Opera librettos and other texts of musical works are also "a"


Subject Headings for Instrumental Music / Yale


Types of compositions for use in music uniform titles A manual for use with RDA


Using Uniform Titles / David E. Fenske ...


Metadata for Music Resources / Music Library Association Bibliographic Control Committe


All Music Guide


Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection A multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia.


Fiddler's Companion


Fold Music Site Search


"Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 Consists of approximately one hundred sound recordings, primarily blues and gospel songs, and related documentation from the folk festival at Fort Valley State College


ABC Acquisitions Vendors


AcqWeb's Music Publishers and Vendors


Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. Scores, books, and CD's


Electronic Score Publisher Free full music scores for various instruments, including the piano. Search by title or author. Scores arrive by e-mail in PDF within minutes.


Bach Bibliography Database


Beethoven Database


ChoralNet Internet Center for Choral Music ChoralNet's purpose is to be the one place on the Internet where choral musicians can go to begin any of their activity. There are well over 1000 links from the ChoralNet Web Site to other web pages on the Internet having to do with choral music and related fields. It is an officially sanctioned activity of the International Federation for Choral Music and so attempts to encompass more than regional or national efforts.


Copyright for music librarians




Necrology : Gaylord Music Library Musicians' birth / death dates


Thematic Indexes : Music Library Association Thematic indexes being used in the creation of authorized and variant access points in the LC NACO Authority File


Worldwide Internet Music Resources / Indiana University, Music Resources


Allegro Music Online Source for print music and music supplies. A full line of piano teaching materials and supplies, classical, sacred, popular, Broadway, vocal, wedding, and children's sheet music and books, CD Sheet Music, Suzuki method materials, violin strings and supplies.


Brodt Music Company Internet source for printed music of all publishers, musical merchandise and gifts. Brodt Music Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, serves the needs of the music professional and amateur.


Burt & Company Discount Music Supply Retail Discount Distributors of Alfred, Associated Board of Royal Schools, Amsco, Augsburg, Barenreiter, Beckenhorst, Benson, Belwin Mills, Boosey & Hawkes, Boston, Breitkopf & Haertel, Broude Bros, Carl Fischer, Concordia, Faber & Faber, Flammer, F J H Music, Frederick Harris, Galaxy, Hal Leonard, Henle, Hinshaw, Hope, International, Kalmus, Koenemann, Lillenas, Lorenz, Mark, Foster, Masters, Mel Bay, Myklas Press, Neil A. Kjos, Peters, Presser, ReSa, Schaum, Schirmer, Schott, Shawnee, Summy Birchard, TheoryTime, Trinity College, Warner Bros, Willis, Word ...and more!


Music Publications / A-R Editions, Inc. Publishes seven series of musicological editions that present music brought to light in the course of current research. Each Recent Researches edition is devoted to works by a single composer or to a single genre of composition.


Catalog of Sheet Music Music for clarinet. Access available for other instruments.
Dorn Publications, Inc. We publish Saxophone Journal and Jazz Player magazines and sell saxophone sheet music and books, saxophone teaching videos, saxophone performance videos, classical saxophone recordings, axophone method books, saxophone reeds, reed accessories, clarinet sheet music and books, clarinet reeds, reed accessories, clarinet recordings, jazz books, jazz instrumental books, jazz composing and arranging books, jazz theory books, jazz performance videos, jazz people and history books, Jamey Aebersold play-alongs, big band charts, flute books, oboe books, violin & piano music, brass music, percussion & piano music. Over 100 books on music and over 600 scores--piano, orchestral, opera, chamber music, miniature scores, and more--at the best prices in music publishing today!


Educator's Music Music stores; sheet music


Encore Music Company


Carl Fischer Music publishers


Flute Network The Flute Network is a non-profit educational corporation which is now in its 17th year of serving flutists, flute teachers


Flute World Online Flute World is America's flute specialty house. We offer the largest variety of top quality student and professional flutes and piccolos. Our Web site provides access to over 12,000 products including instruments, sheet music, recorded music, and accessories.


Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc. This site was designed as a primary resource for the serious musician, institution and music lover. Our goal is to provide easy access to performing and study music editions as well as historical, biographical and theoretical monographs (books).


GIA Publications, Inc. Sacred choral music, hymnals, sacred music recordings, music education materials.


Global Electronic Music Marketplace Music, books, videos - 11 million items.


Grove Diciontaries, Inc.


Harrassowitz HARRASSOWITZ specializes in the distribution of scholarly books, periodicals, e-journals, and music scores to academic and research libraries.


Hickey's Music Online Music catalog


International Music Company


Edwin F. Kalmus & Co., Inc. In addition to the standard repertoire Orchestral works, we offer music for School and Community Orchestra, String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Choral and Vocal Works, Arias, Operas and Operettas (also in reduced orchestrations), Christmas Music (including the renowned arrangements of Arthur Harris), Symphonic Pops, Music of Early America, Hymns and Patriotic Songs and individual Orchestra Albums for winds and strings.


Ladyslipper Music Ladyslipper is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to heighten public awareness of the achievements of women artists and musicians, and to expand the scope and availability of recordings by women.


Hal Leonard Online Sheet music, music books, software and videos.


J. & J. Lubrano, Music Antiquarians 
http://www.BookMarque.Net/Lubrano/ Musical Autographs & Manuscripts, Rare Printed Music & Musical Literature, Rare Dance Books


Lux Nova Press


Music Catalog Directory


Makoche The music presented by Makoch� is influenced by Native American culture; both traditional and contemporary.


Masters Music Publications, Inc. Catalog of the finest in rare, out-of-print, and foreign editions of musical works


MENC : the National Association for Music Education


Meredith Music Publications


MMB Music, Inc. Books, tapes and videos in the areas of music, art, drama, poetry, movement/dance, and the prevention and treatment of injuries in performing artists.


Mostyn Music : Woodwind solos and ensemble


Music Publishers Association of the United States


Music Shoppe Gospel music


Online Music Scores (to Download) Scores that may be downloaded free of charge


Oxford University Press. Music Dept. Publishes concert, educational, and sacred music


Panyard, Inc. PANYARD, INC. offers pans (steel drums), accessories, recordings, and sheet music for today's panists and steelbands. We are the largest manufacturer of steel drums in North America


Peermusic American composers of the mid-20th century, the soundworld of Latin America, and the cutting-edge voices of some of today's most exciting composers from around the world. Highlights below are adapted from an essay by Frank J. Oteri..


Pel Music Publications Catalog


Pendragon Press Pendragon Press has served the musicological community with the publication of reference works of the highest quality, research tools of lasting value, and seminal scholarship not otherwise available.


J.W. Pepper Sheet music retailer


Princeton University Press


Repertoire International de la Press Musicale (RIPM) The R�pertoire international de la presse musicale (RIPM) is one of four international cooperative bibliographic undertakings in music.


Santa Barbara Music Publishing Choral catalog and music scores


G. Schirmer, Inc.


Shattinger Music Online Sheet music, etc.


Sony Classical You can use this site to find out about your favorite artists, the latest releases, and to discover new music. You can research a performer or composer, find out when your favorite artist is appearing near you


Southern Music Company Southern Music Company publishes music of many well-known composers and is a distributor of music for over 500 publishers from around the world.


Stanton's Sheet Music Online Order sheet music for choral, jazz, band, elementary, etc. music.


Trillium Music Company and Tunbridge Music Sheet music


VocalSource Strives to be the best source of sheet music for vocal professionals and students.


Woodwind, Brasswind Musical instrument supplies


Woodwind, Brasswind Percussion instruments and music instruction

Sound Recordings

Advancing Independent Music Organization 
http://AIMusic.ORG Children's, jazz, Native American, celtic, bands, bluegrass, rock, new age, etc.


All Record Labels A database of over 15,000 record label web sites indexed by genre, format, and location.


Arhoolie Records Blues, zydeco, cajun, country, oldtime, gospel, jazz, tejano, world music, videos, books.


Arsis Audio Catalog


Berkshire Record Outlet Various. Includes search screen.


Camsco Music Folk music recordings


CDNOW Various. More than 500,000 music and entertainment-related products, including CDs, vinyl, cassettes, music videos, movies, DVDs, electronics, digital music downloads, and special product offerings


CD Universe Music, DVD, movies, games.


Centaur Catalog Instrumental, classical, ensembles, electronic/computer and electro-acoustic, contemporary, world music, etc.


Crystal Records Inc. Instrumental solo and ensemble music recordings


iClassics Classical music, soundtracks, Broadway shows, and jazz Tropical Latin compact discs, videos, books, instructional material and percussion instruments.


Gothic Records Organ and choral recordings


H & B Recordings Direct


Music Library Service Company Music Library Service Company is a wholesale provider of recorded music and videos exclusively for libraries.


Parnassus Classical Compact Discs and Records Videos, CD's. Includes re-issue and contemporary classical compact discs


Sound Sensations Music CD�s, Cassettes or DVD�s


Smithsonian Folkways 2,500 historic recordings Classical, DVD, videos, "music" including international music, blues, jazz, folk, gospel, etc.


Ultimate Band List Alternative, blues, classical, country, electronic, hip hop, jazz, reggae, rock, soul/R&B, spoken, world.


Universal Classical music / Virgin Records


World Music is the web site of Audio Alternatives, a company dedicated to providing the best and widest selection possible of traditional and contemporary world music and dance compact discs, videos, books, and CD-ROMs. The site is designed to meet the needs of music educators and researchers around the world, librarians, music and dance faculty, media centers, as well as world music and dance fans.