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Web Links

Audacity. Offers free download of the digital sound editing program Audacity. Can be used with PC or Mac.
http://www.audacity.sourceforge.net

Australian Broadcasting Company. Music programming and interesting commentaries.
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/music/default.htm

BBC music resources. Includes news, concerts, and interviews with popular music artists.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/

Billboard. Popular music news and popularity charts.
http://www.billboard.com

Brown University collection of African American sheet music.
http://dl.lib.brown.edu/sheetmusic/afam

Carbon/Silicon. Free MP3 downloads from the band Carbon/Silicon, which includes punk legends Mick Jones and Tony James.
http://www.carbonsiliconinc.com

Carter Family Memorial Music Center. A nonprofit organization. Contains information about the Carter Family and early American popular music.
http://www.carterfamilyfold.org

Covers Project. A searchable database of popular cover songs.
http://www.coversproject.com

Country Music Hall of Fame. Includes video and audio clips of famous country music artists.
http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com

Duke University collection of nineteenth-century broadsides.
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/songsheets

Dummies.com. The music section has several useful articles about the structure of music.
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/music-creative-arts.html

Elvis Presley's Graceland. Information about Presley and his former home, Graceland.
http://www.elvis.com

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum. Educational resources about popular music are available.
http://www.empsfm.org

Federal Communications Commission, Obscenity, Indecency & Profanity. Information about what can and can't be said on the radio.
http://www.fcc.gov/eb/oip/Actions.html

Grand Old Opry archives. Audio files of older Grand Old Opry broadcasts.
http://www.archive.org/details/otr_grandoldopry

Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage. A searchable database of live performances from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/schedule.html

Ill Doctrine. Jay Smooth's video blog about hip-hop culture.
http://www.illdoctrine.com/

Last.fm. Free music service with an impressively broad collection. Will recommend and play songs based on other songs you like.
http://www.last.fm

Merlot Educational Resources. Includes music-related educational material.
http://www.merlot.org

Microsoft. Downloadable freeware programs including Photostory3 and video editors are available.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads.

Motown Rocords. Contains biographies of current and former Motown artists
http://www.motown.com/

MTV. Contains a searchable database of music videos and news about artists.
http://www.mtv.com/videos/prince/47236/u-got-the-look.jhtml#artist=14481

The Musicology Show. Offers videos that explain concepts related to popular music.
http://blog.pandora.com/podcast/

MySpace. Audio files and information about artists are available.
http://www.myspace.com/

National Public Radio music resources. Includes concerts and interviews with artists.
http://www.npr.org/music/

New York Times. Commentary and media features about music.
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/music

Pandora blog. Artist interviews and concerts as part of Pandora Internet radio.
http://blog.pandora.com/pandora/

Pandora Internet radio and the Music Genome Project.
http://www.pandora.com/

Public Broascasting Service. A earchable database includes interviews and commentary about popular music.
http://www.pbs.org

Punk News. Information about punk music and artists.
http://www.punknews.org

Red hot jazz. early Jazz media files, essays, and musician information.
http://www.redhotjazz.com

Rock and  Roll Hall of Fame. Educational resources and artist information.
http://www.rockhall.com

RollingStone magazine. News, commentary, and "best of" lists.
http://www.rollingstone.com

Smithsonian Folkways. Part of the Smithsonian Institute, this site offers educational resources free of charge.
http://www.folkways.si.edu

University of Houston. Examples of digital storytelling.
http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu

Virtual Theremin
http://www.instructables.com/community/The-Virtual-Theremin/

Woody Guthrie's official website. Contains artwork, pictures, and lyrics related to Woody Guthrie's music.
http://www.woodyguthrie.org

WSM. Listen to live broadcasts of the legendary country music radio station. Live broadcasts of the Grand Old Opry are available.
http://wsmnews.com

Youtube. Contains a searchable database that includes  popular music performances and commentary. Also, tutorials for using programs like audacity and photostory are available.
http://www.youtube.com

Zunal. A searchable collection of webquests, including some related to music.
www.zunal.com

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