You'll love these weblinks chosen by our expert librarians.

  • HIP HOP (Rap) LYRICS ARCHIVE - A must-know web advisory site for librarians working with teens in African-American communities. Full-text rap and hip hop lyrics archive.
  • - Songs from over 50,000 artists available free over the Internet. Includes audio files for Alternative Music, Classical, Comedy, Electronic, Hip Hop/Rap, Jazz, Latin, Metal, Rock, Funk, Gospel and Folk.
  • Pollstar - A frequently updated concert search, by artist, city, or venue. Includes an alphabetical "Tours du Jour" feature, so teens can quickly find this week's/month's events nationwide. Includes tour cancellations.
  • Rock On the Net - Music news, a musician's birthday search, and notice of newly released CDs (with music clips of each new song so teens can listen before they buy.)

Online Music
Websites and resources for accessing and listening to music online.

  • BandCamp – Upload, advertise, and sell music you've created online.
  • Grooveshark – Stream music for free and create playlists.
  • – A music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you listen to.
  • Pandora – An online radio station that you can design to suit your taste.
  • Soundation – An online music studio with recording effects, virtual instruments and free loops and sounds.
  • Soundcloud – Post your own music online and share it with other people.
  • Spotify – Listen to a large selection of music on-demand and browse themed playlists.