Favourite Links

"An Internet site without links is like a bicycle without a chain!"
~ Jim Lesses

Songwriting Sites
Allegheny Music Works - Publisher of The Leads Sheet, monthly songwriter tipsheet listing artists and companies looking for songs to record. Also offers books on songwriting, music business, and career development.
American Songwriter Magazine - Covering all styles of music and the craft and business of songwriting since 1984. Interviews, songwriting tips, news, reviews and lyric contest.

Craft of Song Writing
The Independant Songwriter's Group
Independant Songwriter Magazine
International Songwriters Assoc'n

Jeff Mallett's Songwriter Site - Includes a list of songwriters on the web and other resources.
Lyrical Line - Lyrical Line is a resource for lyricists & songwriters. Have your songs critiqued by your peers or showcase them. Free newsletter.

LyricsReview.com - Forum for songwriters lyrics. View the lyrics and reviews of your peers. The site stimulates writers with a workshop and writing tips.
The Muse's Muse
Nashville Songwriters
Pick and Pen Music Forum - Forum for songwriters to share input. Helps with audio and Mp3. Advise on copyright and publishing. A completely free site.
S.C.A.L.A. Songwriters Composers and Lyricists Association
Singing and Songwriting - Online magazine for singing and songwriting with lessons, articles, message board, classifieds, links and daily news
SongLink International - Tipsheet/magazine for music publishers and songwriters: Artists and companies looking for songs, industry news.
Songwriter Universe - Magazine and resource for songwriters offering articles, links and demo evaluations.
Songwriter's Notebook - Resource with a message board, links to articles and listings of clubs and organizations.

Write Songs
- Extensive songwriting site. Advice, resources, classified ads, links. Includes a "coffee house" featuring different songwriters.

Lyric Sites
- American Sheet Music, 1870-1885
- Australian Folk Songs
- Bluegrass Song Book
- The Digital Tradition
- Banjo Tablatures & Bluegrass Info

- New Zealand Folksong
- Woody Guthrie
- Irish Folk Songs
- Murphy's Massive Irish MIDI Page
- Banjo Tablatures
- Joe Hill's Songs
- Tam Lin
- Harry's Blues Lyrics Online
- Union Songs
- Music in the Public Domain
- Richard Robinson's Tunebook

- Taylor's Traditional Tunebook
- OLGA (On-Line Guitar Archive)
- Ultimate Lyrics Archive

- Grateful Dead Songlist
- Guitar Song Lyrics
- Music in the Public Domain
- Neil Young Lyrics
- International Lyrics Server
- COWPIE Bunkhouse


Favourite Songwriters
Bob Dylan's
Bruce Cockburn
Buddy Mondlock
Christine Lavin
Christy Moore
Dan Bern
Dar Williams
Dick Gaughan
Dougie Maclean
Ellis Paul
Eric Anderson

Eric Bogle
Gordon Lightfoot
Jack Hardy

Jackie Leven
James Keelaghan
Jean Ritchie
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Jimmy LaFave 
John Hartford
John Prine

Judy Small
Leon Rosselson
Loreena Mckennitt
Loudon Wainwright III
Luka Bloom
Lyle Lovett

Neil Young [
- Neil Young [
fan site]
Nick Drake [
fan site]

Paul Kelly 

Peggy Seeger 
Peter, Paul & Mary 
Pete Seeger
Phil Ochs
Priscilla Herdman
Richard Shindell
Rory McLeod
Sammy Walker
Stan Rogers
Steve Earle
- Steve Earle
Steve Forbert
Steve Goodman
Tom Rush
Townes Van Zandt
Utah Phillips
Vin Garbutt
Woody Guthrie 

Music Related Websites
Acoustic Guitar
Digi Design 
Digital Sound Planet 
Future of Music  
Get Signed  
Harriet Schock 
Irene Jackson 
Jason Blume 
John Braheny  
Just Plain Folks
Music Connection 
Music Dish 
Musicians Atlas 
Musicians Friend 
Musicians Network 
Music Row 
Radio Free Virgin 
Song Shop Scoop 
Star Polish 
Taylor Guitars 

Places to Sell Your CD On-Line
CD Street 
Digital Cuts 
Ear Buzz 
Folk Web
Folk Trax
Indie Space
Music Rebellion


Books on Song Writing
6 Steps to Songwriting Success by Jason Blume
88 Songwriter Wrongs and How To Write Them by Pat and Pete Luboff
All Area Access by Marc Davison
All You Need To Know About The Music Industry by Donald Passman
Becoming Remarkable by Harriet Schock
Beginning Songwriter's Answer Book by Paul Zollo
Billboard Guide To Music Publicity by Jim Pettigrew
Breaking into the Music Business by Alan H. Siegel
Confessions or a Record Producer by Moses Avalon
Everything You'd Better Know About the Record Industry by Kashif
Hit Men by Fredric Dannen
How To Be Your Own Booking Agent by Jeri Goldstein
How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording by D. Rapaport, L. McKennitt
Music Copyright by David J. Moser
Music Publishing: A Songwriters Guide by Randy Poe
Music, Money and Success by Jeff & Todd Brabec
Secrets of Negotiating a Record Contract by Moses Avalon
Song Sheets to Software by Elizabeth Axford
Songwriter's Survival Kit by Arena, Light, Moran and Fett
Songwriters on Songwriting by Paul Zollo
Songwriting and the Creative Process by Steve Gillette
Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure by Pat Pattison
Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming by Pat Pattison
Stage Performance by Livingston Taylor
The 2002 Musicians Atlas by Music Resource Group
The 2002 Songwriters Market by Ian C. Bessler
The Artists Way by Julia Cameron
The Craft and Business of Songwriting by John Braheny
The Craft of Lyric Writing by Sheila Davis
The Indie Contact Bible by David Wimble
The Musicians Business and Legal Guide by Mark Halloran
The Nashville Number System by Chas. Williams
This Business of Music by M. William Krasilovsky & Sidney Shemel
Tunesmith by Jimmy Webb
Writing Better Lyrics by Pat Pattison
Writing Music For Hit Songs by Jai Josefs

APRA- Australian Performing Rights Assoc
A.S.C.A.P (American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers)
Performing Right Society (UK) 

Rhyming Dictionary
Songlink International

Directory of Singer-Songwriter's

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