American Popular Music
Online publication contains stories that illustrate how Americans, borrowing from diverse musical traditions, have contributed to humanity’s universal language.
DataDragon: Music Genre Sampler
Children's site with simple definitions of a few genres including rock, Celtic, and classical with artist and site links.
Ectophiles Guide by Genre
Self-described "Guide to Good Music" from a group founded in 1991 to support the music of singer Happy Rhodes. Links to artists, almost entirely female vocalists, sorted by genre such as pop, blues, experimental, performance art, beautiful and fierce, and traditional.
Music Classification by Genre: System Performance
Research project completed in 2003 by Mitali Banerjee at Rice University used automatic process to determine musical genre of audio samples.
Music Web Hunter: Styles & Genres
Ken Davies has grouped resources in five categories: classical, folk/ethnic/world, jazz, musicals/operas/theater, and pop/rock/country.
The Mudcat Cafe
Community collection of information on folk and blues music. Searchable database of song lyrics, research, conversations, and kids stuff.
Wikipedia: Musical Genre
Brief explanation of the way styles can be defined by region, chronology, technical requirements, marketing trends, or the ideas of critics. Extensively linked to sub-genres and examples of significant artists.