Acoustic Music Scene
News & Commentary for the Folk, Roots & Singer-Songwriter Communities.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 120,000 U.S. composers, songwriters and publishers of every kind of music and hundreds of thousands worldwide. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works.
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)
BMI is an American performing rights organization that represents approximately 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music. The non-profit-making company, founded in 1940, collects license fees on behalf of those American creators it represents, as well as thousands of creators from around the world who chose BMI for representation in the United States.
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Dallas Songwriters Association
Founded to help the songwriter in the business and craft of songwriting. News, articles, calendar, pictures, and many resources.
Diverse Emerging Music Organization (DEMO)
DEMO is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that seeks to support, educate and promote emerging musicians and enrich communities eager for diverse, multi-cultural, musical experiences.
The Indie Bible
The Indie Bible is over 330 pages and contains: 4000 publications from around the world that will REVIEW your CD, 3200 radio stations from around the world that will PLAY your songs, 500 vendors and services that will help you to SELL your music, 200 sites where you can UPLOAD your band's music files, 500 useful resources to help PROMOTE your band, Over 50 articles that will help your career to MOVE forward rapidly.
Institute of Production and Recording
A school dedicated to providing students with the dynamic skills they need to forge a rewarding career in the music business.
Just Plain Folks
A community of over 50,000 Songwriters, Recording Artists, Music Publishers, Record Labels, Performing Arts Societies, Educational Institutions, Recording Studios and Engineers, Producers, Legal Professionals, Publicists and Journalists, Publications, Music Manufacturers and Retailers and about every other type of member of the Music Industry.
McNally Smith College
McNally Smith Music College (formerly MusicTech) is a leader in contemporary music education, drawing the finest students and faculty both nationally and internationally for 17 years. The college has developed one of the most advanced recording and production programs in the country alongside a respected school for professional musicians and future leaders in the music business.
Minnesota Music Coalition
The MInnesota Music Coalition is a statewide network for independent musicians who care about creating and sustaining a vibrant, popular-music community. Through education, communication and advocacy, we creat access to resources and professional development services.
Jodi Krangle is a Canadian songwriter who has created this site for and about songwriting and songwriters. You can subscribe to a free monthly newsletter, get your songs reviewed and have them played on the site's own Internet radio station! MAS members are consistent contributors to this site.
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)
The founding members of the Recording Academy wanted to recognize and celebrate the artistic achievement of not only talented musicians and singers but also important, behind-the-scenes contributors such as producers and engineers.
National Music Publishers Association/Harry Fox Agency
Currently representing more than 600 American music publishers, NMPA has worked to interpret copyright law, educate the public about licensing, and safeguard the interests of its members.
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Portland Songwriters Association
Portland Songwriters Association was established to provide educational and networking opportunities for its membership, to develop the songwriting talents of its members, and to support them in their quest to become great songwriters! Visit their site for more information about the group, their contests, meetings and more!
SESAC, Inc. (Society of European Stage Authors and Composers)
SESAC was founded in 1930, making it the second-oldest performing rights organization in the United States. Membership by invitation only.
A source of information, inspiration and income for songwriters, including a free list of music libraries, another list of music supervisors, a glossary of licensing terminology, a list of local, state, regional and national songwriting organizations, and a forum, where songwriters can converse about any topic of interest.
1200+ places to market your songs-Includes articles on music publishing, songwriting collaborations, studio recording sessions and internet opportunities. Great resource for beginning your marketing research on your target audience.
Songwriters of Wisconsin (SOWI)
Songwriters organization where people can better their songwriting skills through critique sessions and showcases and gather to exchange and discuss music industry information.
Songwriters Guild of America
The Guild takes a stand on every issue of importance to songwriters and the music industry in general, including home taping, source licensing, derivative rights, author's moral rights, the deductibility of business expenses, compulsory license, and copyright registration fees.
Springboard For the Arts
Springboard for the Arts is a non-profit organization located in St. Paul, MN, dedicated to helping all artists (not just musicians) learn more about their craft and business.
TAXI not only offers the songwriter articles, tips, resources and writing techniques, but is also the leading Independent Artist & Repertoire Company. Since 1992, TAXI has specialized in giving artists, bands, and songwriters real access to the people in the music business who have the power to sign deals. Record companies, publishers and music supervisors call them directly to find new artists, bands, hit songs, instrumentals and tracks for TV and film placements.
Women in Music Minnesota
Education, networking and a database for women to learn and become more involved in the music business of Minnesota.