Bandcamp - a place where you can put your music, interact with your fans and get new ones.

Numu - a safe community for young people to showcase their music; collaborate, compete and develop their talent. Website run by Musical Futures, the organisation pioneering new approaches to teaching and learning music.

Awards for Young Musicians – financial support for musicians and their families

Help for Bands blog – useful tips and advice for bands

And if you’re interested in working in music:

Creative Choices - info, networks, tools, guides - the newest advice website to help people to get into the creative industries - including music.

Generator - popular music development agency for the north east - but with lots of useful information wherever you're based.

Youth Music Network - The online community connecting anyone interested in music making with children and young people. Blogs, music education resources, and more.

Sound Sense - advice and information for people working in, or wanting to work in, community music.

BrightSparks - A level music resources from the LPO

Surrey Arts Interactive

Surrey Arts Interactive links well with the core national curriculum and is aimed at primary schools with lots of fun for beginners and supporting material including backing tracks, music games and activities to help with theory. Talk to your school about Music World and how to obtain a password and username.