Essential Music and Audio Websites

Internet Radio


Last.FM is the world’s largest social music platform. It leverages each user’s musical profile to make personalised recommendations, connect users who share similar tastes, provide custom radio streams, and much more.

Slacker is a music company. It delivers personal radio that is customized for every listener. Slacker is effortless to use and the music is accessible at home, in the car, or on the go.

ShoutCast Radio, the home of free Internet Radio. Tune-in to thousands of free online radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world. Start enjoying online radio with SHOUTcast Radio now in just three easy steps.

Live365 gives individuals and organizations a “voice” to be able to reach a global audience, while offering radio listeners an unparalleled choice in music and other audio content. Through easy-to-use tools and services, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can create his or her own Internet radio station.

Yahoo! Music – listen to Internet radio and watch music videos on Yahoo’s music portal. It provides access to over 2 million songs.

AOL Music offers 200+ free online radio stations featuring XM Satellite Radio. AOL or AIM users can get AOL Radio free on your Mac with this simple download utility.

Yottamusic -is instant access to over 3.4 million songs right from your web browser — playable anywhere you have Internet access.

Music Discovery Tools


Musicovery – discover new music with this cool take on Internet radio.

MusicMesh offers to browse through artists based on their similarities; find tracklists and reviews for albums.

Deezer is the first juke box on demand totally free. Its concept is simple. It gives consumers a full and free access to all their favourite songs. -Pay artists and their producers through a revenue share based on our advertising revenues. Help discovering new artists through a wide audience.

Music Search Engines


Audiobaba is a next generation music search engine that allows you to find songs by acoustic similarity. Until now, there was no easy to way to browse for new music.

FindSounds is a free site for finding sound effects and musical instrument samples on the Web. It is a Web search engine, like Google and AltaVista, but with a focus on sounds. It provides powerful features, yet is simple and easy to use, and suitable for all ages.

eSpew is a popular directly linked mp3 search engine. It’s a free place to download great music.

Mp3Realm is an evolving search engine focused distinctively on audio in Mp3 format. Mp3Realm allows you to search for your favorite songs and clips, and filter them out by file duration. Your searches can be based on artist, title, genre or album.

Musipedia a searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes. Every entry can be edited by anybody. An entry can contain a bit of sheet music, a MIDI file, textual information about the work and the composer, and last but not least the Parsons Code, a rough description of the melodic contour.

SkreemR is a search engine for locating audio files on the web. It doesn’t host any files, but indexes what exists on the publicly accessible reaches of the Internet. Its goal is to make this content as searchable and useable to the Internet community as possible.

Social Networks


iLike – a community that lets you share iTunes playlists with friends, get music picks and free MP3s to match your tastes, get notified when your favorite artists are playing near you.

PureVolume is a “MySpace for music”

ProjectPlaylist helps you find and enjoy music legally throughout the web in the same way that other search engines help you find web pages, images, and other media, but Project Playlist also adds a social /community twist. It makes it easy for you to create playlists, share your playlists with friends, and browse playlists of others.

Imeem is an online community where artists, fans & friends can promote their content, share their tastes, and discover new blogs, photos, music and video. On imeem you can: create audio, video, and photo playlists from your own content and your own favourite stuff on the network. Recommend stuff to your friends or add it to your “Favorites” list. Enjoy the latest videos, music, photos, or blogs.

iJigg is a great site for both listeners and artists. Listeners can discover new music, rate music, download free MP3s, share music with friends. Artists can post all their music tracks, easily share the music, make new fans and become more popular.

MOG is your personalized gateway for music discovery. With MOG, you can find, share, and talk about the music you’re into, from Abba to Zappa. Whether you’re a die-hard music junkie, or just looking for inspiration for your latest party playlist, MOG is your essential online music source. Created by a passionate community of music lovers and powered by cutting edge music discovery technology, MOG makes it ridiculously easy to find new music, watch music videos, and read news and reviews that match your personal taste in music.

Fuzz is a music-focused community – designed by musicians for real bands and real fans. Fuzz is founded on and guided by artist-friendly values. It is for independent-minded fans & artists who support a revolution in the music industry. It empowers artists to take control of and manage their music careers as a business.

eListeningPost offers musicians tools and resources to promote and sell their music directly to their fans without needing to go through a middleman. eListeningPost allows the musicians to keep all the money generated directly from download sales, providing the musicians a return of as much as 94% of the sale price as well as giving them the lions share of advertising revenues associated directly to their music.

ProjectOpus is an online music community designed to support artists, fans and local music. It is a single point of contact for discovery of new music. It has two goals: make it easy for bands to self-publish music, find their audience and then get paid for the sale and licensing of their music, and make it easy for fans to find music they love and support the artists that make it. is the world’s first and only broadband hangout for the global hiphop community. Whether you have rhymes to record, beats to drop, lyrics to blog or just want to check out the latest hot indie rapper, is the digital voice for all things hiphop.

Musocity is a music oriented online community. It currently provides accounts designed for music fans, artists, musicians, music retailers and music venues.

Haystack is a social networking, where you can discover new music by browsing playlists from friends, artists and tastemakers. Add songs you like to your own playlist and listen to full songs. Send songs – or your entire playlist! – to your friends.

Bandbuzz is a social community for both music fans and artists. If you are a music fan, you can share your favorite music, hear what your friends are listening to and vote on new and obscure music to generate a buzz. Help bands discover new fans while helping your friends discover new music.
Band or Artist? Build your profile and become one of the pioneering bands as you upload music that will be reviewed, rated and ultimately heard by thousands.

Midomi is the ultimate music search tool because it is powered by your voice. It is a comprehensive database of searchable music. You can contribute to the database by singing in midomi’s online recording studio in any language or genre.

Buzznet is a vibrant social media destination representing the next evolution of social networking. Buzznet distinguishes itself from traditional media sites and social networks that are focused on profile pages and communication tools by enabling Web users to program dynamic multimedia communities around the music and pop culture topics they are most passionate about. Buzznet allows its users to network like never before with leading bands, trendsetters and their peers through self-created content, videos, photos and journals.

At JukeboxAlive you can use a multitude of music services. Upload music, listen to music, share music with your friends, and even make new friends. Most of the services are available with a free musician account and advanced features are available for less than 20 cents a day. If you have music you want to share with the world, JBA is the perfect music promotion website for music marketing and exposure. You can sell CDs online, write a blog for your fans, and keep them up to date with your own online calendar.

MusicHawk – track bands and see band-related news and reviews, as well as information on gigs and new releases.

Grooveshark is a revolutionary music community that rewards users for sharing their music.

Dopetracks is a free music collaboration network where vocalists and producers meet and
compete for respect.

Funk Player is a personal music sharing community where authors can create an account to upload their songs. Everybody can bookmark, select, listen and comment works from the community library via the online player. A way for artists to broadcast their works, and for the world to discover new talents!

Soundflavor is the easiest way to find music that you like, make and share great playlists, and meet people with similar musical tastes along the way. It provides a powerful music search engine that allows you to find links to songs available elsewhere on the web. With Soundflavor’s advanced music recommendation technology, making playlists is a snap. Share your playlists with other people on, or post them on MySpace, other social networks and websites, or your blog. Recommend songs, artists, playlists, or other members that you discover to your friends. Invite your friends to become your “fan,” and they’ll be notified whenever you create a new playlist on Soundflavor.

FineTune is a community where you can create your own playlist! Explore the finetune community – browse artists, users, playlists and more. Listen to professionally managed playlists spanning todays most popular terrestrial radio formats. Embed your playlist in your blog or MySpace page.

Music Sharing Applications and Widgets

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DotTunes enables you to share your iTunes music securely with friends, family and clients across the interne via any browser.

uPlayMe is free software that works with your media player like windows media player, iTunes, Winamp, (and many more in the future) and then tells you by sending an alert message to your desktop that someone else is playing the same song or video you just played. Then you can speak with each other through anonymous e-mails, instant messages or social network sites like

BooMP3 – upload and share your MP3s. Free unlimited audio hosting. No registration required.

Goombah is a meaningful music community by providing an easy way for music lovers to discover new music and rediscover old favorites, and for artists to find their audience. Its source of music recommendations is its member libraries with currently more than 6 million unique tracks, and there is no limit.

Maestro allows remotely access, manage, and interact with your entire music library stored at home through any web browser. To start streaming music, you need to download the “Maestro Connector” and tell it where you stash your music. Manage your playlists through any browser, create new ones, listen anywhere, share with your friends, and add them to online social profiles including Facebook and MySpace!



Ejamming enables musicians to play together in real time as if in the same room even if they’re far away from each other . It expands the community of musicians through a new meeting ground.

Kompoz is a social workspace for musicians. Use it to compose new music with other artists around the world. Got an idea for a song? Record a track. Upload it. Then invite others to add drums, bass, vocals or anything else.

Indaba is an international community of musicians, music professionals, and fans exploring the creative possibilities of making music with people in different places. It makes finding other people, and working on recording, mixing, or mastering projects easier. For fans, Indaba provides unprecedented access to artists and to the creative process.



Jamglue is a thriving online community for creating and personalizing audio. It lets you upload and record music, remix it online, and share your hot mixes with everyone. On Jamglue, it’s simple and fun for fans to get involved with the music they love.

Splice is a place where you can find musicians from all around the globe. Make music with the world’s most advanced online sequencer, complete with real-time synths and DSP sound effects. Add your sounds to the common library. Get rated. Get remixed.

YourSpins allows to remix music from your favourite artists, share your mixes & meet other mixers, put your mix on your home page or blog, get ringtones from your own mixes.

Music Charts


Billboard is the Internet arm of Billboard magazine, the world’s premier music publication.

MTV’s music charts – MTV charts and videos. Videos playable only in the US.

ChartU focuses purely on the music. The main point is artists /bands/ groups get to ‘show off’ their work to other people. Here you can vote on tracks to boost them up the chart.

Artist Databases

Allmusic is a place for music fans to indulge their passion. Visit allmusic to look up an out-of-print recording, to find out about a new release, or simply to explore the world of music and see where it may lead, you’ve come to the right spot.

Pandora Backstage contains artist profiles and discographies from the personalized streaming service. You can create a custom radio station straight from an artist’s page.

Lyric Databases

AbsoluteLyrics isagreat database of lyrics for all major artists.

Hot Lyrics – huge alphabetized lyrics database. Hard to navigate, but lots of content.

SING365 is the largest Internet music community website, where you can find lots of lyrics.

Audio Conversion Tools

Zamzar is dedicated to helping you transform your songs, videos, images and documents into different formats. Its mission is to provide high quality file conversion for as many file formats as possible.

Media Convert is 100% free. No software is needed, and you don’t have to register. You only need your favorite Internet browser. Your files are ready 7/7 days 24/24 hours. It supports a lot of formats.

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14 Responses to “Essential Music and Audio Websites”

  1. You should also consider checking out The Filter which you can get for free from for PC and Mac, it works on both iTunes and WMP.

  2. you’ve got pretty nice list here. Very informative and interesting. You might want to consider adding on your list. the WikiMusicGuide-The Free Music Guide. It is a free online source of music information of artists and albums that can be edited by anyone. just check it out, thanks!

  3. Good collection. Thanks.

  4. The above resource is a pretty sweet tool in terms of finding live music…just saying. :)

  5. Wow. Nice post. Thanks! There is a lot of stuff on there I didn’t know about. You left off my favorite one though! Ive been addicted to hypemachine for the past few months.

  6. I think you should consider and for inclusion in your music search engine list.

    Great list btw!

  7. You should also consider adding music blogs to your list. Music blogs are a great resource for finding new music, especially in niches not always popular on some of those other sites. For example, my music blog concentrates on 1980’s College Radio/Underground scene, so a lot of the music there you might not find easily elsewhere.

    Great list though! Thanks.

  8. a nice Free Internet Radio Stations collection maybe worth to become an item in your Internet Radio list.
    i love your blog with many useful information.

  9. Hi!
    I found on of the largest mp3 music collection online it’s a
    Really Great site!!!

  10. If you want to see what I feel is the best music collaboration (Jamming) site on the net, you have to check out
    They offer 100% free membership 260MB of storage, no limit on number of projects, bandwidth, or anything. It was created by musicians who where fed up with all the restrictions and BS on the other jamming sites.

  11. Worldwide TV & Radio Guide >

  12. For high bit rate mp3, AIFF & FLAC codecs, all DRM-free, and with complete liner notes, there is that you might want to include on where to find and purchase music. Currently focuses on niche and indie label releases.

  13. Thanks for this great list!!! : )

  14. Thanks for this great list!!! : )