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Music on CD
- All music CDs are cataloged within one of thirteen genres (see below).
- Music CDs are shelved alphabetically by genre.
- Each genre is further alphabetized by band name or artist's/composer's last name (World Music is arranged first by country of origin, then by artist).
|Garage Rock||Live Recordings||Noise Music||Zydeco|
Search Classical Music
|Cantatas||Concertos||Hyperion Records||Minimal Music||Sacred|
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Music by Decade
Books about Music and Musicians
Magazines and Journals at the Library
- The library owns literally thousands of magazines and newspapers in print, microfiche, microfilm, and electronic formats. These magazines are located in the Reading Room, our Youth Services Department, the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department, and our Retrieval Desk at the Main library, as well as at each of our branches.
- Search our catalog for specific titles.
- Search our databases for full-text articles and citations from thousands more magazines and newspapers. Check MeL (the Michigan eLibrary) to find out if a magazine's full-text articles are included in a database.
- A to Z Lyrics Universe - Comprehensive source of lyrics to popular songs and artists.
- ChoralWiki - One of the world's largest free sheet music sites.
- Last.fm - A UK-based internet radio and music community website.
- Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection - Collected by Johns Hopkins University, this collection contains over 29,000 pieces of music, primarily American.
- Metacritic - A website that collates reviews of music albums, as well as other media.
- mixcloud - Listen to the best radio presenters & DJs in the world.
- Myspace Music - A social networking site that hosts pages of virtually every band.
- Operabase - This site features information on over 500 opera houses and festivals.
- Opus 1 Classical - This site provides information on classical music concerts, festivals and opera world wide.
- Pandora - An automated music recommendation and Internet radio service created by the Music Genome Project.
- Pitchfork Media - A Chicago-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews.
- Playlist - A social music community website where you can create a playlist from an extensive database to share with other users.
- PureVolume - A website where bands and musical artists can promote and advertise themselves.
- SoundCloud - A social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.
- In case you're wondering, the written music at the top of the page comes from Bach's Goldberg Variations (BWV 988).