Birmingham City Council

Rock, Dance and Pop Music Web Sites

artist direct

This site, formerly known as the Ultimate Band List, contains encyclopaedic information and links on rock and pop artists past and present. Well presented and organised.

click music

Indie music website including news features and interviews as well as reviews, videos and downloads.

Electric banana

Electric Banana

The latest UK indie music news, reviews and entertainment.

euro vision song contest

Eurovision Song Contest
Relive the whole experience on the BBC website.


A site collating music reviews from magazines and websites to provide an average rating for recent popular music releases.

ministry of sound

Ministry of Sound
On-line site for the UK club scene, includes the Ministry of Sound radio station, webcasts from Ministry clubs around the world, articles on clubbing in Ibiza plus album reviews. With free music downloads.

music television

This recently launched site gives a uniquely British perspective to MTV's content. News, interviews, and video clips concentrate on the pop end of the music spectrum.

Claims to be "The Internet's largest rock music resource". A comprehensive site with frequent updates.


New Musical Express
This site covers all genres of music, rather than confining itself to the rock and dance focus of its sister publication. News and views on everything from the latest teen sensations to obscure US indie acts. Lots of multimedia elements.

q the music

This excellent site is the online version of Q magazine. Besides news and articles, hundreds of buyers guides lead you through music of all styles, and there's also access to 18,000 album reviews. RealPlayer music clips allow you to sample many of the album tracks


Claims to be 'the internet's largest rock music resource'.
A comprehensive site with frequent updates.

rolling stone

Rolling Stone
Official website of the music magazine. Features news, photos, reviews, interviews and videos.

sputnik music

Sputnik Music
Site featuring contemporary music news and reviews submitted by users of the site. Also included are music forums and interviews.

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