Music information resources: Additional resources

Associations and organizations

Alliance for Arts and Culture
Represents the interests of artists across the disciplines in B.C. Access to professional development and employment opportunities.

Canadian Association for Sound Ecology (CASE).
Affiliate organization of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology an international association of individuals and institutions concerned with the social, cultural and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.

Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC):
Canada's national electroacoustic/computer-music association. Its project SONUS is an online listening library of electroacoustics in mp3.

Canadian Music Centre
Promotes the works of its Associate Composers. The CMC makes available scores of Canadian contemporary music composers through its lending library, and sells CDs of its Associate Composers and other Canadian independent producers.

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency 
Issues licenses and collects royalties for the use of music on CDs and other products on behalf of music copyright holders doing business in Canada.

CEC Links Page
Canadian and international resources, associations and organizations related to electroacoustic activities.

Electronic Music Foundation:
"... dedicated to increasing public understanding of the role that electronic music...plays in our world."

SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada)

Vancouver New Music

Government information

British Columbia Arts Council
Provides support for arts and culture in British Columbia, through public education, research and advocacy. Awards funds to organizations and individuals.

The Canada Council for the Arts
Provides support for the development of individuals, groups, small ensembles, orchestras and other professionals working in the Canadian music community. Funds tours, concert production, sound recordings, festival programming, residencies and the commissioning of Canadian compositions. Maintains a performing arts directory, with information on presenters, festivals and contacts.

Culture Canada: Music
Goverment-wide programs, services and funding.

Guide to Canadian arts grants (book)
Guide to government and private sources of financial assistance.



  • Canadian orchestras, small ensembles, music organizations directory [print]
  • Directory of the arts [print]
  • Film composers directory [print]
  • Music directory Canada [print]


All Music Guide
The world's largest and most comprehensive entertainment information database for music.

Classical Net
Features reviews of more than 2000 CDs, as well as 5300 files and over 3800 links to other classical music web sites.

Columbia Jazz Home
"...information regarding performers, composers, charts, history and suggestions for further study." 

Recorded Sound Reference Center
"...provides access to the commercial and archival audio holdings of the Library of Congress." including collections of online music from the American Memory Project.

Women and Music: a List of Annotated Links
From the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Worldwide Internet Music Resources
This comprehensive music resource list offered as a service of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University, Bloomington.

General websites

American Mavericks
From Minnesota Public Radio, focusing on unorthodox classical composers.

CBC Archives
Over 5,000 radio and TV clips, updated weekly.

Digital Mozart Edition
All things Mozart for study and performance.

Good Ear
Ear training.

The Just Intonation Network
For "composers and performers of electronic and acoustic music in every imaginable style."

Other Minds
New and unusual music in all its forms.

Study and practice of music theory.