Music Collecting in the Best of the Web Directory

Music Collecting

  • Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

    Nonprofit organization created to foster the preservation and study of sound recordings in all genres and formats, and from all periods. Site presents publications and information on activities, committees, and chapters.

  • Audio & Music Bulletin

    Hobbyists resource offering articles, insights, information, and advice on audio and music, analog and digital reproduction, record cleaning, audiophile recordings, and vintage equipment.

  • Avant Garde Project: Mechanical Musical Instruments

    Offers free downloads of mechanical musical instrument recordings for non-commercial and educational use.

  • Classic Record Collector

    Site run by classical record enthusiasts offering articles on artists from the past, interviews, stories of rare recordings, and histories of record companies.

  • Discogs

    Community-built database of music information that includes discographies of various labels and artists.

  • The Endless Grove

    Electronic magazine for record collectors and enthusiasts. Includes listings of vinyl LPs for sale and record price guides.


    Online gallery of collectible concert advertisements.

  • Nationaal Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement

    National museum of street organs, musical clocks and mechanical instruments in the Netherlands. Collections, news, free ringtones and visiting information. In Dutch and English.

  • PNP Records

    Collector of Russian rock shares his knowledge with a history of rock in Russia and discographies.

  • Record Collectors Anonymous

    Group of hobbyists involved in the collecting of records from the early years of the music industry.

  • Record Collectors Guild

    Features classified ads, forums, appraisal information, and links to other sites.

  • Recording History

    Chronicling the history of sound recording technology, industry, and culture through machines, recorders, records, and other items of interest to collectors.

  • Rock Record Collector's Association (RRCA)

    Serves as a free resource for rock music enthusiasts. Aims to collect and preserve rock music in all its forms and to document and foster the history and legacy of the genre.

  • Teánola

    Introduction to Teánola mechanical music boxes and barrel organs with history, articles, video clips, products and where to buy. Includes self build kits, perforated music and wood carvings.

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