Blogs & Information Sites

One of the great (and free!) ways to keep up to date with industry trends and learn tips of the trade is to read blogs.   Below is a list of music blogs that may be of interest.

CATEGORYBLOGDESCRIPTION
Arts About Last Night Terry Teachout on the Arts in New York City
Arts Lies Like Truth Chloe Veltman on how culture will save the world
Arts Life's a Pitch  For immediate release: the atrs are marketable
Arts RogerEvansOnline  Music, humane letter, and media
Arts Straight Up - Jan Herman Arts, Media, & Culture News with 'tude
Arts Management Butts In The Seats Blog Musings on practical solutions for arts management
Brass Bone Zone A web resource for trombonists
Brass Horn Insights  Jeffrey Agrell's horn blog
Brass Horn Notes  Thoughts on playing and teaching the horn
Brass Horndog Blog Random Notes of a French Horn
Brass Hornplaying Thoughts, ideas, and ramblings about hornplaying
Brass ITEA News Blog International Tuba Euphonium Association blog
Brass Matthew Guilford The first bass 'bone blog on the planet
Brass TromboneLessons.com Podcasts by Tom Gibson
Brass Trumpet High Notes Suggestions,products,tips, and tools for today's brass player
Brass Trumpet Lessons A place for helpful trumpet tips
Brass Trumpet Matters Trumpet issues
Brass Tuba Blog Meet my music life
Brass Tuba News Tuba issues
Brass Tuba-Euphonium Blog  Tuba & euphonium issues
Career Musician Wages The website for working musicians
Career My Auditions Career Opportunities within the performing arts industry
Classical music Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise Articles, a blog, and a book by the music critic of The New Yorker
Classical music Café Aman Contributing editor at Gramophone and musical omnivore
Classical music Classical Covert Classical music for non-classical people
Classical music Classical Greg Classical music issues
Classical music Classical Music Wire Tuning In to All Things Classical
Classical music Iron Tongue of Midnight Lisa Hirsch's Classical Music Blog
Classical music Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog  Music and writing, with ginger, in London, UK
Classical music Marcus Maroney - Sounds Like New The world of art music today
Classical music Naxos Direct Classical Music Blog Music for Everyone-Classical, Opera, Jazz, DVD
Classical music On An Overgrown Path  Classical music issues
Classical music Post Classic Kyle Gann on Music After the Fact...
Classical music Soho the Dog Classical music and other entertainments
Classical music Sandow Greg Sandow on the future of classical music
Classical music So I've Heard Words and commentary by Alan Rich
Classical music Sticks and Drones Two conductors, on the beat
Classical music Rosebrook Classical Classical music issues
Classical music The Best Classical Music Videos Videos of classical music performances
Classical music Through These Ears Thoughts and musical issues
Entrepreneurship Artisthouse Music Helping musicians and music entrepreneurs create sustainable careers
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneur the Arts Innovation through artistry
Entrepreneurship Savvy Musician, The Home Base for Music Careers
Guitar Classical Guitar and Philosophy in New York Classical guitar lessons, video posts, observations, recommendations and philosophies by guitarist, Kevin R. Gallagher
Guitar Classical Guitar Blog, The Classical guitar lessons, tips, tricks and interviews
Harp Harp Blog, The All about harps
Harp Laurie Rasmussen - Harpist Harp issues
Jazz Just Jazz Your center for jazz learning
Jazz Bob Griffin's Jazz Piano Project The wonderful world of jazz
Jazz Jazz Beyond Jazz Howard Mandel's freelance Urban Improvisation
Jazz Jazz Lives Jazz -- energized, passionate, swinging -- is what this blog chronicles
Jazz Jazz.com All the latest happenings in the jazz world with opinion and commentary
Jazz JazzSpot Blog about jazz, the history of jazz music and jazz musicians
Jazz Rifftides Doug Ramsey on jazz and other matters...
Jazz Straight Note Chaser A blog covering all things jazz - the music, the artists, the performances - from both yesterday and today.
Jazz  The Jazz Suite A podcast dedicated to jazz
Keyboard Piano Street's Classical Piano Blog Your guide to the classical piano world.
Keyboard Allegro Molto A place for the discussion of life and music
Keyboard Piano Teacher's Retreat Relax, share, and laugh
Keyboard PianoMorphosis Bruce Brubaker and all things piano
Keyboard The Collaborative Piano Blog Encounters with classical music, collaboration, chamber music, opera, administration, & technology
Keyboard Well Tempered Blog, The ...The piano, classical music, and more...
Music business Music Business Solutions Helping musicians, songwriters, and industry careerists start & grow successful music businesses
Music business Music Biz Academy For Independent Musicians in the Business of Selling, Promoting, or Doing Music on the Internet
Music-general Baltimore Sun Classical Music Blog Critic Time Smith writes about the sonic art
Music-general Band Weblogs Music reviews, commentary, interviews, band press, new releases, and more
Music-general Culture and the Arts - ArtsBeat Blog The New York Times blog on the arts
Music-general Musical assumptions Music is a mystery...The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume
New Music Sequenza 21 The Contemporary Classical Music Community
New Music NewMusicBox The Web Magazine of the American Music Center
Nonprofits Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media A place to capture and share ideas about nonprofits and social media
Opera Mostly Opera All things opera
Opera Opera Chick Opera and beyond
Opera Parterre Box Present La Cieca Unnatural acts of opera
Opera Prima la Musica A Life Operatic in Sydney, Australia
Opera Trill Florid passages
Orchestra On the Record Exploring America's orchestras...with Henry Fogel
Orchestra Adaptistration Drew McManus on the orchestra business
Orchestra Musical Chairs Orchestra job directory
Orchestra Polyphonic.org The Orchestra Musician Forum
Percussion Percussion Music Online Promoting new music written for percussion.
Psychology Bullet Proof Musician How to beat the crap out of performance anxiety.
Strings Abu Bratsche Musings of a lead viola operator
Strings Cello Geek, The Cello issues; many videos
Strings Jason Heath's Double Bass Blog All things double bass
Strings The Violin Site Resources for Violin Teachers, Students, and Performers
Strings Tuscon Bass Player Blogs, lessons, videos, & more
Strings Viola in music Everything you always wanted to know about the viola and never dared to ask
Strings Violinist.com Violin issues
Teaching Percussion Education Tips on teaching percussion by Kevin Tuck
Teaching Music Matters Blog Creative, practical, and up-to-date resources for the independent music teacher
Teaching Music Teacher's Blog, The Help and resources for music teachers
Teaching PracticeSpot Ideas & resources for great music lessons
Teaching Richer Music Teacher Make your passion your living
Technology Hugh Sung - Music Meets Tech Helping musicians adopt technology to enhance their art and life
Woodwinds Clarinet Cache Clarinet related issues
Woodwinds Bassic Sax Blog, The Just Your Basic Blog About Sax, Music, Life, & How They Come Together
Woodwinds Bassoon Talk All that pertains to bassoons and bassoon music
Woodwinds Bret Pimentel, Woodwinds Saxophone, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, folk and ethnic woodwinds
Woodwinds Buzzing Reed, The Confessions of an Orchestral Clarinetist
Woodwinds Cooper Wright Reeds Oboe issues
Woodwinds Flarp The Oboe Blog for Happy Oboe Players
Woodwinds Jen Cluff's Flute Blog Index Canadian Flutist and Teacher
Woodwinds Larry Krantz Flute Pages Flute issues
Woodwinds oboeinsight Reed on!
Woodwinds Pete Thomas's Blog Saxophones, fundraising, etc.
Woodwinds Saxophone Blog, The All things saxophone
Woodwinds Sherman Friedland's Clarinet Corner The definitive clarinet resource
Woodwinds Urban Flute Project "...one freaking fabulous BLOG!"

Selection Criteria

There are thousands upon thousands of music blogs on the Internet of varying qualities.  For one to be listed here, it should meet the following criteria:

  1. The site should be relevant to musicians.
  2. The content should be fairly extensive.
  3. The content should focus on information of the trade. No blogger diaries.
  4. The writing should be high quality.
  5. No university sites. We don't want to be seen as advertising for a particular school. 

To submit a blog or other helpful website (that meets these conditions) for possible inclusion, please let us know.