A trimmed down version of the General Bookmarks with only the most important bookmarks used by our editors in their research. Any editor should be fully aware of this sources on this list.
PRO databases cross-referenced with SecondhandSongs
Priority in terms of source for credits.
- ACUM: Israel
- ASCAP: USA
- BMI: USA
- GEMA: Germany
- ISWC: Worldwide - Centralizes data from other PROs.
- JASRAC: Japan
- OSA: Czech Republic
- PRS: United Kingdom - Login and password
- SACM: Mexico
- SACEM: France
- SESAC: USA
- ZAiKS: Poland
PRO databases with searchable databases
If you can't find it in the above category, perhaps you'll find it in the following databases:
- ABRAMUS: Brazil - [Login and password] see ABRAMUS
- AKUM/AUME: Austria
- APRA: Australia
- BUMA/STEMRA: Netherlands
- EnkelKlarering: Norway (not a PRO but TONO is only searchable for members)
- CMRRA: Canada
- HFA: USA
- MESAM: Turkey
- MÜST: Taiwan
- SABAM: Belgium
- SADAIC: Argentina
- SGAE: Spain - Instructions
- SIAE: Italy
- SUISA: Switzerland
- SMDB: Sweden
- SOCAN: Canada
- ZAMP: Croatia
- Library of Congress Catalog of Copyright Entries - Source for credits and copyright dates for mostly US works, but not exclusively.
- Discogs - The large discography database in the world, user-generated
- 45cat - Archive of 7" vinyl singles, user-generated
- Mills Record Company: Database for digital releases featuring visuals, bar codes and release dates.
- WhoSampled - Database of sampled music
- Pixlr: Free image editing software.
- 78rpm Discographical Project - Note: all dates here are recording dates, not release dates.
- Bluegrass Discography
- Both Sides Now Publications
- Discography of American Historical Recordings - Formerly Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings
- Encyclopaedia Metallum - Archive of metal music, user-generated
- Encyclopédisque (fr) - Archive of French 7'' singles
- Jazz Discography Project - Chronological lists by artist and label, but difficult to search for specifics
- LP Discography - Some information is only available for paying members
- Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies - Country and crossover music discographies from the 1920s on
- Rate Your Music - Large and mostly accurate music database, user-generated
- Red Hot Jazz Archive - A History of Jazz Before 1930 - Alternative link
- Rockin' Country Style - Discography of country rock & roll and related records, 1951-1964
- Soulful Kinda Music - Soul music discographies
Musicals & Soundtracks
- Class Act
- Internet Movie Database - IMDb is an authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.
- Internet Broadway Database
- Soundtrack Collector
- Soundtrack Net
Other Cover Indexing Sites
- Check Digit Calculation - Generates EAN check digit
- ISRC: International Standard Recording Code. Unique identifier for performances. Also features EAN/UPC codes for digital releases.
- IMSLP: International Music Score Library Project. Hundreds of thousands of public-domain sheet music titles available for viewing and downloading.