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Selected Websites & Streaming Media
Music India Online
Listen online for free to Indian music of various styles
Turkish Music Portal
Explores Turkish music, composers, genres, and instruments, with sample audio recordings.
Iran Chamber Society
Contains full-text articles about Iranian music and performing arts
The Global Jukebox is a growing space to connect with our deep heritage through the expressive arts of singing, dancing, and conversing from around the world. This interactive resources provides information and musical mapping around the globe.
Reference Books & Guides
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online by
Good for looking up locations and cultures when researching world traditional and folk music
This standard music reference source is organized geographically into ten volumes and also has accompanying sound recordings. Browse content by continent and country.
Oxford Music Online
Look up the name of a country for a good musical overview and bibliography, or look up the name of an instrument
Bloomsbury (Continuum) Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
Good for researching popular music from America and around the world
v.1 Media, Industry, & Society -- Look up social phenomena, such as death, gender, record collecting
v.2 Performance & Production -- Look up names of performance techniques, ensemble types, production roles, equipment, instruments, and harmony, melody, and rhythm terminology
v.3-7 Locations -- Look up names of countries, regions, and cities
v.8-11 Genres -- Look up names of genres/styles