Below a list of great online resources used by our editing staff on a regular basis. Non-English resources are marked by their language code.
For hard copy resources please check out our listing of quality reference books.


The majority of these sources are Performance rights organisations.

Name Description Country
ABRAMUS Associação Brasileira de Música e Artes (pt)- Login and password Brazil
ACUM Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers in Israel Israel
APRA Australasian Performing Right Association Australia
ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers USA
AustroMechana The Austrian copyright society Austria
BMI Broadcast Music Incorporated USA
BUMA/STEMRA Dutch music copyright catalogue (nl) Netherlands
CA Carlin America USA
CASH Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Hong Kong
CMRRA Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Canada
Enkelklarering Copyright clearing society Norway
GEMA Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte (de/en) Germany
HFA Harry Fox Agency USA
Have a Sync
IMSLP Catalogs of Copyright Entries USA
ISWC International Standard Musical Work Code Worldwide
JASRAC Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (jp) Japan
KOMCA Korea Music Copyright Association South Korea
MACP Music Authors Copyright Protection Malaysia
MPL McCartney Productions World
Musikverket A state run song catalogue of vintage local releases
MÜST Music Copyright Society of Chinese Taipei (cn) Taiwan
OSA Ochranný svaz autorský pro práva k dílům hudebním, o.s. (cs/en) Czech Republic
SABAM Société Belge des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs/Belgische Vereniging van Auteurs, Componisten en Uitgevers (nl/fr/en) Belgium
SACEM Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (fr/en) France
SACM Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Mexico (es) Mexico
SADAIC Sociedad argentina de autores y compositores de musica (es) Argentina
SAZAS Združenje skladateljev in avtorjev za zaščito avtorske pravice Slovenije (sl) Slovenia
SESAC Society of European Stage Authors & Composers USA
SGAE Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (es) Spain
SIAE Società italiana degli autori ed editori (en) Italy
SMDB The 'Royal' Swedish media database and audio-visual library (Swedish) Sweden
SODRAC Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Canada Inc. Canada
SOCAN the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada Canada
Suomen Äänitearkisto The Finnish Institute of Recorded Sounds; Instructions Aanitearkisto Finland
SUISA Suisse Auteurs Switzerland
UMPG Universal Music Publishing Group World
WC Warner Chappell World
ZAiKS Stowarzyszenie Autorów (pl) Poland
ZAMP Zaštita autorskih muzičkih prava (hr) Croatia

Blogs on Cover Music



Discographies: Per Artist

Market Places

  • CD and LP
  • eBay
  • EIL
  • MusicStack
  • Popsike - A database of auction results from eBay, specializing in rare vinyl records
  • Roots Vinyl Guide - Another database of auction results from eBay, supposedly specializing in reggae, dub and ska records but in practice many others are also included

Musicals & Soundtracks

Other Cover Indexing Sites - Our 'Brothers in Arms'

SecondHandSongs Members' Music Sites & Blogs

As token of our appreciation for their great work both on the internet and on SecondHandSongs