Resources on Music and Choreography

The following resources are for finding and securing music for choreography, compiled as part of a special 2018 program, Music and The Choreographer, funded by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. Dance/USA would like to give special thanks to Corey Field for his assistance with this program.

How and where choreographers find music is as wide and varied as the endless kinds of dance genres in creation. If you have a resource for finding music that you would like to see included here, please email Dance/USA.

Here are some resources for finding music:
Webinar recordings
Resources for Finding Music

Webinar Recordings

Webinar #1:  Finding Music for Choreography

Webinar #2:  Navigating Music Rights 101

Webinar #3: Stories from the Field

Resources To Find Music

INNOVA RECORDINGS Innova Recordings home page: 600+ albums of contemporary music. AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM American Composers Forum site; you are welcome to post Opportunities for composers to respond to and send you their work for consideration. NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY (Note:  If you are a professor or adjunct at a university, you may already have access to the Naxos Music Library) NEW MUSIC USA CENTER FOR BLACK MUSIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR IBERIAN MUSIC  INTERNATIONAL MUSIC NETWORKS  In additional some international music information centres have easy-to-use web resources, including: RADIO, BLOGS, AND MORE