Research Music



Whether you've got a passion for the classics or you're an indie rock addict, staying up to date with everything that’s going on in the music world can require real effort. Fortunately, the Internet can make your task a little easier. On it, you'll find tools for buying music, listening to music, discovering new music, and even making music. Or you can read all the available news and reviews, find bloggers who are writing about the music you love, and buy concert tickets. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

Buy Music

It may be hard to get music for free online, but your options for buying it are manifest. ... read more »

Listen to Music Online

The industry may be cracking down on illegal downloading, but it's possible to stream music for ... read more »

Music News and Reviews

Whether you love to read gossip, interviews, long features, or reviews, you can get your fix ... read more »

Buy Concert Tickets

There's nothing quite like hearing your favorite band live. Unfortunately, it can be hard to ... read more »

How to buy an instrument

Buying a musical instrument is no small matter. You want to find the instrument that's exactly ... read more »

Research Music

Maybe you live and breathe music and are always looking for more information about the music you love. Perhaps your music collection needs a few new additions and you’re ready to start thoroughly investigating music you might like. Maybe you need to do research for a school project on music, or you're simply looking to take your Trivial Pursuit game to the next level. Use the sites below to fine-tune your expertise.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Researching the artists you already know and like is a great way to get guidance on the other performers you'd enjoy. Take full advantage of sites that provide information about an artist's influences or collaborators. Often an established artist will produce an album of a lesser-known band. Identifying the producer of an album may be another good way to tell if it's a type of music you might enjoy.
  • Beware: song lyric sites don’t always have the correct lyrics. Double check before you make any high-stakes bets.
  • You may also find information about classical and jazz music on the Web sites of university libraries.

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