This is a database of community-led music archives and preservation initiatives for musical performances and venues. The database depends on the contributions of its users. If you’d like to add something, please submit a new entry.

Name of community archive/initiativeLocation representedURLComments
Manchester Digital Music ArchiveManchester, UK
Club TogetherWorldwide personal recolections, memories, photos of club and rave culture around the world.
Birmingham Music ArchiveBirmingham, UK
East Anglian Music ArchiveEast Anglia
Lancashire Blues ArchiveLancashire
Upstairs at the MermaidBirmingham, UK group crowdsourcing memories of gigs and events at The Mermaid venue in Birmingham.
The British Country Music ArchiveUK
Detroit Sound ConservacyDetroit, Michigan, USA "nonprofit community-based music archive documenting Detroit’s collective history through preservation, education, performance, and placekeeping"
Excavating the RenoManchester, UK
Sheffield Music ArchiveSheffeld, UK
The Edinburgh Gig ArchiveEdinburgh, UK
The Wints Gig ArchivePenzance, Cornwall, UK archive of gigs performed at the Winter Gardens, Penzance from 1966 until 1987. The venue went through several name changes, The Winter Garden, The Garden and Demelzas but was affectionately known by the locals as The Wints
Leeds Music SceneLeeds, UK Music Scene was the primary music resource for bands and musicians based in Leeds and West Yorkshire between 1998-2017. This is an archive of the website.
Hull Music ArchiveHull, UK
Cornish National Music ArchivesCornwall, UK Cornish National Music Archive aims to collect together information about musical cultures in Cornwall and its diasporic communities
Southern African Music Archive - Pictorial, Audio & Research Based HistorySouth Africa facebook group dedicated to all musicians, composers, arrangers, producers, engineers, radio stations, record labels
40 YEARS OF… THE 1IN12 CLUBBradfordhttps://40yearsof.wordpress.comDIY social club in Bradford collecting material and memories from the community to form a digital archive.
Fibbers - live pics/vids from shows past/presentYork of York's longest standing live music venues
The 100 Club online galleryLondon gallery (dating back to 2014) of the oldest independent venue world wide.
The Wilton’s Music Hall digital archiveLondon online archive of the Wilton's music hall on google arts and culture
Jazz in South Africa (JISA)South Africa page for the JISA project, which aims to develop an understanding of jazz music in South Africa
Mixtape MuseumWorldwide Mixtape Museum (MXM) is an archive project established to collect, preserve, and share knowledge related to mixtape history. The project currently prioritises research on the hip hop genre.