Resources for Musicians

This mindmap is an attempt to catalog the best resources online for Musicians. At the same time, it lets you see in a nutshell all the various aspects of being a musician from beginner through professional.

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1. Site hosting

1.1. Dreamhost

1.2. Hostbaby

2. Plugins

2.1. Free

2.1.1. Song Fight! forum topic

2.2. Paid

2.2.1. Izotope Ozone

3. Distribution

3.1. Physical Distribution

3.1.1. CD Baby

3.1.2. Amazon

3.1.3. Best Buy

3.1.4. Barnes and Noble

3.1.5. Borders

3.2. Digital

3.2.1. Distributors

3.2.1.1. TuneCore

3.2.1.2. CD Baby

3.2.2. Pay-per-song

3.2.2.1. iTunes

3.2.2.2. eMusic

3.2.2.3. LaLa

3.2.2.4. Amazon

3.2.3. Subscription

3.2.3.1. Rhapsody

3.2.3.2. Napster

3.2.3.3. Classicalarchives.com

3.2.4. Streaming

3.2.4.1. Pandora

3.2.4.2. Live365

3.2.5. New-school

3.2.5.1. MagnaTune

3.3. Labels

3.3.1. Independent Collectives

3.3.1.1. Jeshimoth

3.3.1.2. United Musicians

3.3.2. Majors

3.3.2.1. Sony

3.3.2.1.1. Columbia

3.3.2.1.2. BMG

3.3.2.2. Time Warner

3.3.3. Indies

3.3.3.1. SubPop

3.3.3.2. Minty Fresh

3.3.4. Boutique

3.3.4.1. SuperEgo

3.3.4.2. Verve

4. Recording/Composition

4.1. Client DAW Software

4.1.1. Cakewalk/Sonar

4.1.2. Cubase/Nuendo

4.1.3. FL Studio

4.1.4. Reason

4.1.5. Reaper

4.1.6. Logic

4.1.7. Audacity

4.2. Web-Based

4.2.1. Myna

4.2.2. SoundStation

4.2.3. Tone Matrix

4.2.4. Keyboard Museum's V Drum Machines

4.2.5. JamGlue

4.2.6. Hobnox Audiotool

4.2.7. Noteflight

4.2.8. Tune Rooms

5. Fake Books

5.1. Ukulele Tabs

5.2. Ultimate Guitar Tabs Archive

5.3. Sheet Music

5.3.1. 8notes.com

5.3.2. Sheet Music Plus

6. Promotion

6.1. Contests

6.1.1. Free

6.1.1.1. Voted

6.1.1.1.1. Song Fight!

6.1.1.1.2. The Sixty One

6.1.1.1.3. somesongs

6.1.1.1.4. Jamglue Remix Contests

6.1.1.2. Judged

6.1.1.2.1. Song Fu

6.1.1.3. Everyone's a Winner

6.1.1.3.1. Album-A-Day

6.1.1.3.2. February Album-Writing Month

6.1.2. Paid

6.1.2.1. International Songwriting Competition

6.1.2.2. John Lennon Songwriting Contest

6.1.3. Bullshit

6.1.3.1. TuneFlow

6.1.3.2. American Idol Songwriting Contest

6.2. News and Media

6.2.1. Old Media

6.2.1.1. pastemagazine.com

6.2.1.2. rollingstone.com

6.2.1.3. Billboard.com

6.2.1.4. mtv.com

6.2.2. New Media

6.2.2.1. Blogs

6.2.2.1.1. The Hype Machine

6.2.2.1.2. Stereogum

6.2.2.2. Sputnik Music

6.2.2.3. Sonic Garden

6.3. Taxi

6.4. ReverbNation

6.5. MySpace

6.6. Bandcamp

6.7. Facebook

6.8. Soundclick

7. Equipment

7.1. For Sale

7.1.1. Sweetwater

7.1.2. Musician's Friend

7.1.3. Guitar Center

7.1.4. Sam Ash

7.1.5. BPMmusic.com

7.1.6. zzounds

7.1.7. Craigslist

7.2. Information

7.2.1. Harmony Central

7.2.2. The Guitar Rig Database

7.2.3. KeyboardMuseum.org

7.3. Manufacturers

7.3.1. Recording

7.3.1.1. Computer Interfaces

7.3.1.1.1. M-Audio

7.3.1.1.2. Mackie

7.3.1.1.3. Mark of the Unicorn

7.3.1.1.4. PreSonus

7.3.1.1.5. Tascam

7.3.1.1.6. Tapco

7.3.1.2. Microphones

7.3.1.2.1. Rode

7.3.1.2.2. Shure

7.3.1.2.3. Blue

7.3.1.2.4. MXL

7.3.1.3. Signal Processing

7.3.1.3.1. Behringer

7.3.2. Instruments

7.3.2.1. Moog

7.3.2.2. Roland

7.3.2.3. Gibson

7.3.2.4. Yamaha

7.3.2.5. Martin

7.3.2.6. Korg

7.3.2.7. Epiphone

8. Organization/Collaboration

8.1. Musician Linkup

8.1.1. BandMix

8.1.2. bandmaking.com

8.1.3. jamconnect

8.1.4. themusicianfinder

8.1.5. Ralph World

8.1.6. Music Mates

8.1.7. ccMixter

8.2. Online Music Making

8.2.1. Cocompose

8.2.2. Ninjam

8.2.3. Indaba

8.2.4. Kompoz

8.2.5. Songwriting Fever

8.2.6. Musistic

9. Instruction

9.1. Piano

9.1.1. Pianotricks.com

9.2. Guitar

9.2.1. GuitarMasterclass.com

9.3. General

9.3.1. YouTube

9.3.2. iTunes

9.4. Songwriting

9.4.1. UltimateSongwriting.com

9.4.2. The Muse's Muse

9.5. Schools

9.5.1. Full Sail

9.5.2. Berklee

9.5.3. Eastman

9.5.4. Julliard

9.6. Theory

9.6.1. method-behind-the-music.com

9.6.2. MusicTheory.net

9.6.3. Wikipedia

9.6.4. Teoria

10. Communities

10.1. The Song Fight Forums

10.2. HomeRecording.com

10.3. The Collective Family

10.4. Musolist

11. Information

11.1. All Music Guide

11.2. classical.net

12. Production Services

12.1. Mixing

12.2. Mastering

12.3. CD Replication

12.3.1. Discmakers

12.3.2. OasisCD

12.3.3. DiskFaktory

12.3.4. CreateSpace

12.4. Recording

13. Live Performance

13.1. Lighting

13.2. Sound

13.3. Booking

14. Business

14.1. Management

14.2. Taxes

14.3. Payroll

14.4. Employees

15. Web Presence

15.1. Content management

15.1.1. Movable Type

15.1.2. Wordpress

15.1.3. Spud's Amazing Website Generator

15.2. File hosting

15.2.1. SoundCloud

15.3. Widgets

15.3.1. Yahoo! Media Player

15.3.2. del.icio.us playtagger

15.3.3. XSPF Web Music Player