Music
  • a2b  : Helped by partnerships with artistes like Tori Amos and Lenny Kravitz, and developed by AT&T labs, a2b is an online digital music distribution system that's fast gaining popularity. Its site reflects this, providing visitors with exclusive samplers from artistes like Willie Nelson, Busta Rhymes, tabla wizard Talvin Singh, Queen, Aerosmith and Kiss. You can also download the a2b Player version 1.03, get the 'player how-to' list, Frequently Asked Questions, and technical support. The site is well designed with great graphics, chic looks et al.
  • Art India  : A web site lauched and maintained by the performing arts community of India, this one has info on the various art forms of the country, covering dance, muisc, painting, puppetry, etc. Also has a magazine called Artscape.
  • Billboard Online  : A veritable goldmine of information, this site showcases weekly albums, singles and video charts. Check out the Billboard 200, Hot 100 singles, top R&B, country and Latin American charts, among others. You can also find music clips in real audio, WAV and MPEG formats.
  • Bollymp3.com  : This web site is a treasure trove of Bollywood MP3s. Enjoy the music
  • Carnatic Home Page  : Great performances discussed, and the equivalence of notes in Western and Indian classical music.
  • CDBazaar  : A massive collection of CDs for categories as diverse as education, games, DTP and more.
  • Channel V  : Well designed and uncluttered, the Channel V web site is split up into three sections for the North, South Asia and Australia. It has a lot of links that give you VJ profiles, the latest music related info, upcoming events, video requests, competitions, programmes, charts and, obviously, a link to the parent channel -- Star TV. The only downside is that the good graphics take a while to load.
  • Dhadkan  : A well-designed site dedicated to all forms of Indian music, Dhadkan has feature articles, interviews, reviews, audio clips, artiste profiles... The site Is neatly divided into four comprehensive sections Film Music, IndiPop, Classical and Ghazals. You can search for reviews (using a number of parameters) or browse alphabetically. To round up the fare, there are discussion forums, opinion polls and contests.
  • EMI  : Called EMInation, this page is a world in itself. Also linked to Abbey Road International, it gives you regular updates, audio files, competitions, FAQ lists and still more links to keep you occupied. Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Vanessa Mae and Roxette are some of the stars featured .
  • E-Music  : News, views and the latest updates on music is what one gets here. Download tracks, search for a favourite artiste or just browse genres.
  • Folk Book  : Folk Book is a source for folk and acoustic music resources on the WWW. There are frequently updated and topical resources, with the collection of folk and acoustic music resources arranged by categories. There's news, lots of features, the latest happenings and a constantly changing listener poll. You can also find out what has or will be released, while other links document anything that may be of interest to the folk and acoustic music communities.
  • Global Music Network  : Interested in getting access to complete live performances of classical, opera, and jazz? Log in and get more than your fill.
  • Indian Musicians and Dancers  : A directory with links to numerous Indian classical musicians and dancers.
  • Indiatime  : The site contains information on India like recipes, travel destinations, business, news, music, films, religion, sports, history, culture, humor, travel, health, food, women, wildlife, internet, education, immigration, kids, literature, chat, events, matrimony, classifieds, emails and forums.
  • IndoWaves  : A portal with info on Indian business, sports, news, portals, tourism, humor, culture, shopping, government, showbiz, research, maps, music, matrimonial and health.
  • Lessons Plan  : Choose from over 300 excellent lesson plans for Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Language Arts, Music, PE. If your browser is Java-enabled, the Java-enhanced version is your best bet. A FAQ provides answers and fixes for problems.
  • Mehfil  : A Hindi movie song lyric database and newsletter round up the offerings.
  • Michael Jackson  : When you happen to be one of the biggest entertainers on the planet, the number of sites dedicated to you is obviously huge. Still, this page, for fans obsessed with Michael Joseph Jackson, is far from disappointing. It has old and new pictures of the King of Pop, album lyrics, other links, pictures from his days with the Jackson Five and lots more. So what if the interface is a bit rudimentary?
  • MTV  : And as for those now-familiar graphics, they are still as zany and loveable as ever.
  • Music India Online  : An amazing collection of over 10,000 audio clips in all the major Indian languages.
  • MusiCurry  : An Indian web radio station, with round-the-clock music.
  • PauseRecord  : CD reviews the most happening MP3 links around, and more.
  • Rediff Music  : Here's where you can pick up the best and latest titles. Log in, head straight for the search facility, key in the name of the artist or the title, hit the search button and bingo! It boasts of the best collection of titles, including Bengali, Carnatic, folk music, devotional, Indipop and international blockbusters. Reviews are available for the latest stuff, and so are loads of discounts.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine  : No music lover worth his or her salt can feign ignorance when it comes to this magazine. Big, bold and popular, its site reflects the same attitude, with sounds and graphics thrown in as well. The highlight is its amazing list with features almost every popular and quite a few not-so-popular artistes and bands. You can get brief artiste summaries and past editorial and photographic content from its archives. There's the latest music news, a lot of prizes to be won, performance listings, a competent search facility, audio-video galleries, and a buyer link to CD Now. Need anything more? It's probably here already.
  • Santoor  : Santoor, which means a hundred strains, is the oldest known string instrument of India. This site deals with the history of the instrument, a biography of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, performance reviews, concert calendar and booking information and teaching instructions.
  • Showbiz India  : A great portal site on the Indian entertainment industry. Covers Bollywood, television, theatre, events, music and even Hollywood quite comprehensively.
  • The International Lyrics Server  : Those who like listening to what they are hearing will definitely give this site the thumbs up. Yes, it has lyrics to over a lakh songs. There's a site map, help section, and even a Lyrics Utilities download page that lets you copy CD-audio tracks to disk, and retrieve CD information or lyrics while playing your own CDs. The search facility remains the highlight, letting you choose artistes, albums or song titles, with a buy / listen option for most, courtesy CD Now.
  • The Music Magazine  : An excellent online magazine for the serious buff of Indian music. Features all genres of music, with superb coverage of both classical and Bollywood music. Has news, reviews and well-written feature articles. Updated every two days. This one is worth tuning into.
  • The Ravi Shankar Foundation   Features an article written by him on appreciation of Indian music.
  • Tunes  : It's huge. With its package of news, reviews, profiles of artistes and groups and live and archived Netcasts, Tunes, from the Rolling Stone stable, will have you humming along. Also gorge on song clips from over 350,000 albums and 1000 music videos.
  • MP3 Newswire MP3 News wire latest news on MP3
  • NewMediaMusic.com Music News Online
  • NY Times: Online Music Online MP3 music from the New York Times.
  • ZDNet Music Best of MP3 music online