Sociology of Music | General Resources | Academic Departments
Sociomusicology - Sociology of Music is a theoretical sub-field of sociology that connects with music, and also a sub-field of musicology that focuses on the social dimensions of melodic activity and the part of music in society.
- Adorno, Theodor W.: Some writings of Adorno
It includes On popular music (1941), The culture industry. Enlightment as mass deception (1947), and Culture industry reconsidered (1975).
- All Music Guide
A gateway to the huge databases of All Media Guide that offers access to various popular styles of music and links to classical music and movies.
- Archives of African American Music & Culture (AAAMC)
A collection of useful links, presented by the Indiana University (USA).
BBC: The Global Music Machine
A history of rock music from Elvis to cyber music in the digital age.
Dmoz: Styles of Music
Links to specific styles of music: from African to Zydeco.
Online tools for teachers and students of basic music theory, everywhere.
Frith, Simon  Popular music policy and the articulation of regional identities. The case of Scotland and Ireland
Great Empire of China, The
A large collection of Chinese music under the headings: Traditional Music, Children Songs, Modern Music, Popular Music, Ceremonial Music, Anthology.
Internet Resources for Music Scholars
Maintained by Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library of the Harvard College Library, Harvard University, USA.
- Scheff, Thomas J.  Words of love and isolation. Individualism and alienation in popular love songs, 1930-1999.
In: Soundscapes, vol. 4.
- Sociology and Culture of Music
An annotated listing of books on the sociology and culture of music, presented by The Bomp Bookshelf.
- Sociology of Music
A course presented by Peter Weeks (St. Thomas University, Canada)
- Sociology of Rock Music - Deena Weinstein
- University of Glasgow - Scotland
Specializes in historical and cultural musicology, Scottish Music and Musicians, Music Technology, and Composition.
- University of Auckland
- Indiana University
- Morehouse College
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of Chicago
Bands and Artists
Professional Associations and Societies
- Center for the History of Muisc and Literature
School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomintong, USA.
- International Computer Music Association (ICMA)
- International Society for Music Education (ISME)
- Society for Music Theory (SMT)
Promoting music theory as both a scholarly and a pedagogical discipline.
|"Cybermusic may actually be something that hasn't been conceived of yet. The marriage of technology and music may be as unpredictable now as rock and roll was at the turn of the previous century" [H.P. Newquist].|
- CyberMusic: a new music category?
Is the internet nurturing a new category of music: a universal, borderless one, merging mind, spirit & machine?
- CyberMusic World
An international project on interactive music making. Editor: Mike Ceasar (Composer/Conductor/Teacher in Canberra, Australia).
- Software for CyberMusic
Editor: Jarle Aase.
Journals and Magazines
Directories - Indices - Guides
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