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If it isn't noted, the site is written in English.
Sources for writing credits and the like
You can look up songwriters and composers via these online databases.
These databases are not always a 100% match for what's printed on a
release; they show the names of people who are currently designated to
collect royalties. When searching, you may have better luck searching
for partial matches, and experiment with omitting punctuation.
- hotdiscomix: Remix
selected services like Disconet, Hot Tracks, Ultimix, etc.
- Wangdangdula - Selective but very
comprehensive 7" artists and labels discographies in blues, R&B, and
- Color Radio - Database for music
from the 50's/60's (doo wop, 60's rock, rhythm & blues, soul, ...)
Country and Western
Electronic genres and styles
- NetHymnal - A very comprehensive database
linking hymn writers to their hymns along with thousands of
biographies and images.
- Hymnary - A comprehensive database
detailing hymn writers, hymns and more. Many thousands of entries
- Jazz Discography Project - Discography
and complete sessionographies for selected major jazz artists and
labels, 1950's til present.
- Jazz Standards - lyrics and music
credits, limited to the standards (a standard is a composition
that is held in continuing esteem and is commonly used in musical
repertoires, e.g., as the basis of jazz arrangements and
- Redhotjazz - 78 RPM Jazz
discographies, searchable by label and bands.
Reggae, Dance Hall, Soca and associated styles
- The Holy Hip Hop Database - A database
focusing on Hip Hop and Rap in the Christian market (as of 2014,
over 3,000 releases and almost 1,000 artists have been cataloged)
- Soulfulkindamusic - Mainly 7"
records discographies for major, classic era soul & R&B artists,
groups and labels.
- Danpop - Danish releases. Comprehensive
discography for national labels as well as Danish versions of
international labels releases, 1950's and 1960's only.
- ANORMUS A Nordic Music Guide
(SE/EN) - by Popöga, Swedish
music zine since 1990, covering music from Denmark, Finland,
Iceland, Norway, Sweden or the Faeroes
- Progg.se (SE) Alternativ Musik I Sverige
- Punktipset (SE) Svensk Punk, Powerpop,
Ska, NY Vag Och Rock 1977-1986
- Svensk Mediedatabas -
The Swedish Media Database (SMDB) - search service for the
audiovisual collections at the National Library of Sweden (KB)
- Marmalade Skies - British
psychedelia of the 60s. Also occasional Prog Rock, Folk-Rock,
Glam-Rock and Australasian psych.
Label-specific discographies and info
- Lazlo's Discography
Machine - ABC, The
Beloved, Colourbox and M/A/R/R/S, Michael Cretu, Enigma, Sandra,
Trance Atlantic Air Waves, and Hubert KaH...
- The Music Discographies of
bjbear71.com - Kai Winding, Claudio Slon,
Walter Wanderley, Henry Mancini, João Donato, Antonio Carlos
- Hank Williams
Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Carter Family, Kitty Wells
- Archive.org - home to the
Wayback Machine, moderately useful for finding additional
information on slightly older submissions, from websites that are
now defunct or have removed useful pages.
- Free Translation - including the
major European languages, Russian, Japanese, and both Simplified and
- Google language tools
- Babelfish by Altavista; like
google's, but better
- Word Reference - good for trying to
figure out odd words, if automagic translation systems don't do
well, or English isn't your native tongue
- Dictionary.Reference.com -
helpful for figuring out some odd credits
- Merriam-Webster Online - another dictionary
- Reddit/translator -
translation help at Reddit
- Online OCR - Free optical character
- TypeIt - Type accent marks, diacritics and
- Windows Alt Key
- Shapecatcher - Unicode character
- Jing - Allows screen grabs
with diagrams and publishes content with one click to either a
public or private folder, automatically adding the hyperlink to your
- PhotoFiltre - Free
easy to use image editor
- URL Clean - Extract a direct link from a
Google result URL.