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Sam Ash Music
Sam Ash

Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, and is the largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the United States. Sam Ash sells musical instruments, recording equipment, DJ and lighting equipment, and professional sound equipment. The parent company, Sam Ash Music Corporation, also owns several major long-standing brands in the music industry, including Groove Percussion (drums and percussion), the Brownsville NY (guitars and amps), Carlo Robelli (stringed instruments, guitars, and accordions), and Jean Baptiste (brass and woodwinds). Some of Sam Ash's products, such as the Sam Ash Fuzzz Boxx and Sam Ash Guitar Amps, have become collector's items. www.samash.com



City National Bank
City National Bank

Whether you are a songwriter, composer, musician or music publisher working in the music industry or in an entertainment-related field, City National Bank provides discreet, uncompromising service and a wide variety of financial services tailored to your needs. Our entertainment teams have extensive experience working with all types of intellectual property associated with music, film and television, as well as licensing. We serve all industry segments, including music publishers, business managers, entertainment law firms, talent agencies and production companies, as well as industry service firms, either on behalf of the end talent or with the companies directly. For nearly 60 years, the entertainment industry has looked to City National for a full range of financial, wealth management and credit solutions. With entertainment professionals in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and Atlanta, few other banks can match City National's expertise, capabilities and track record. For a relationship you can bank on, please contact City National's Entertainment Division at 310-888-6639. Member FDIC. www.cnb.com



Kaotica
Kaotica

Kaotica looked beyond the traditional methods of acoustically controlling the space around where artists record and shifted our focus toward the two most important elements in the vocal recording process; capturing the pure tonality of your voice and the nuance of the microphone recording it. Think of it as a vocal booth that fits right over your microphone, sets up in seconds and instantly transforms any space into a recording studio. We developed the Eyeball as a solution for artists, eliminating the need to treat their recording space with expensive acoustic materials in order to achieve professional results. By greatly reducing unwanted room reflections and ambient noise, now musicians, voice over talent, engineers and producers can capture studio quality recordings working in their own space. kaoticaeyeball.com



GigTown
GigTown

GigTown is a mobile app connecting local musicians, venues and fans like nothing else out there. Users (fans or venues) are able to discover local artists' original songs on GigTown Radio, see where they are playing tonight, and even book them for gigs. We're creating a true win-win-win between artists, venues and fans, with the firm belief that we can change the music industry for the better by doing so. We really are a pro-artist brand and we're putting our money where our mouth is. Whenever someone "Checks In" at a show on the GigTown app, we tip the artist $5. We love spending our marketing budget this way... $10,000+ in tips are being paid to artists each month, and our fan base continues to grow. Download the app, sign up free and keep the good vibes flowing! www.gigtown.com



LANDR
LANDR

What do songwriters need more than anything? Fast, competitive sound. There is more demand for commercially viable sound than ever. But deadlines are increasingly tighter for lucrative placements and syncs. That’s why LANDR is the secret weapon for music creators working in commercial music. LANDR is an online mastering software. Drag and drop a track to get a free instant preview and a full blown master in your inbox within minutes. It gives songwriters the edge they need to stand out in any situation. Whether it’s demos, pitches, or final masters, LANDR gives creatives the confidence that their sound will be present in any playback situation; And at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional mastering. Try LANDR today and elevate your songs to the competitive level. landr.com



Prism Sound
Prism Media

Prism Sound, manufacturers of very high-quality professional digital and analog audio equipment, also make the SADiE range of DAW hardware and software which are found in many mastering studios and broadcast stations. The company's product range includes the legendary ADA-8XR precision 8-channel AD/DA converter unit, which is regularly used for music and film soundtrack projects by clients such as EMI Abbey Road, BBC, Sony, Rob Arbitier, Sting, Lucasfilm, Supa Dups, Airshow Mastering, and Walt Disney. There’s also the Lyra 1 & 2, Titan and Atlas USB soundcard interfaces which will be on display. All these can be found in top mastering facilities and all the way discerning garage studio owners. Featuring 192k performance and, depending on model, up to 8 mic/line inputs or 2 instrument inputs, up to 8 balanced line outputs, digital I/O, app with zero-latency foldback monitoring and hassle free USB host interface, these competitively priced best sounding interfaces bring Prism Sound to a new audience. www.prismsound.com



Bandzoogle
bandzoogle

Bandzoogle is the most effective platform for musicians to build their website and manage their direct-to-fan marketing and sales. Independent and DIY musicians can create a pro and fully functional website without having to code anything or hire expensive designers. They can add features like mailing list management and e-mail blasts, centralized Facebook/Twitter updates, blogging and detailed fan analytics. With Bandzoogle, artists can also quickly build an online store to sell their digital and physical goods, at no commission. Bandzoogle is free to try, and offers affordable monthly subscriptions plans, with the best support in the industry. www.bandzoogle.com



Ole
OLE

ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $500M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 50,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole’s control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, Cavendish Music, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue. ole is committed to the creative development of its 120+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Current ole writers include Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Jeremy Stover, Phil O’Donnell, Jordan Davis, and Ian Thornley. ole has ongoing ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-Bluestone Publishing, ole’s venture with global hitmaker Timbaland. ole also operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label services. The division includes Anthem Entertainment Group, the label home of Rush as well as Big Wreck, Ian Thornley, Steven Page, The Tea Party, Anthem Legacy; Max Webster, Ian Thomas, and artist development label red dot, which has developed and upstreamed artists including Charlie Worsham, Haley Reinhart, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, and Jordan Davis. www.majorlyindie.com



Berklee Online
Berkleemusic.com

Berklee Online is the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online's award-winning courses, multi-course certificate programs, and degree programs are accredited and taught by the college’s world-renowned faculty. As the business of music continues to move online, Berklee Online is taking a leadership role in educating the next generation of producers, performers, and entrepreneurs on this evolving industry landscape. Berklee Online's courses help students transform their skill set and find their inspiration in all areas of music, from songwriting and music production, to music theory, orchestration, music business, and everything in between. The interactive online community facilitates lifelong relationships between like-minded students, regardless of geographic constraints. Berklee Online's students come from over 130 countries around the world, and include Grammy award winners, managers, artists, publishers, music business entrepreneurs, and major international touring acts. online.berklee.edu



Section 101
Section 101

Looking for an amazing new website? Section 101 is the answer! We work with hundreds of established and emerging artists, including singer-songwriters, performing artists and producers, on what we think is the best online solution for your brand. With music specific website layouts and easy-to-use tools that allow for quick uploading of photos, streaming of music, e-commerce, social media integration and more, Section 101’s websites are pre-loaded with all the features a music artist needs. In addition, there's freedom and flexibility to add webpages, change design elements or anything else you may need as you grow your career - and our amazing customer support is always available to help! With both Premier and Do-It-Yourself services, there's no budget we can't fit. Section 101 clients include Pentatonix, Duran Duran, Aimee Mann, BUSH, Kina Grannis, Joe Jackson, Jonatha Brooke, Rachael Yamagata, Laurie Anderson, Caroline Distribution and many more. Find out how we can help you create the perfect online presence by visiting us at ASCAP EXPO or at Section101.com.



CD Baby
CD Baby

CD Baby helps you make the most money from your music. For a one-time setup fee, your music will be available everywhere that matters - on popular download sites like iTunes; through streaming sites such as Spotify; in over 15k record stores around the world; and on your very own cdbaby.com page (where you can sell MP3s, CD, and vinyl). CD Baby works with ASCAP and hundreds of other collection societies internationally to make sure you get paid all the publishing royalties you're owed. Through CD Baby's Sync-Licensing Program, you'll earn money for the usage of your music in films/TV, commercials, video games, and on YouTube, too. For over a decade, CD Baby has been one of the most trusted brands in the new music business. Their expert artist support team can actually be reached by phone and they're happy to chat. Imagine that: real humans helping humans! members.cdbaby.com



Shutterstock Music
Shutterstock

Shutterstock Music is an industry leader in high-quality music licensing for creative projects. We work with professional composers from all over the world to cultivate a constantly expanding library of hand-picked, exclusive music across multiple brands, including boutique collection PremiumBeat. An innovative e-commerce company, Shutterstock powers one of the world’s largest marketplaces for images, footage and music. Our music has been licensed for videos, films, apps, games, and television programming by the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google, BMW, and Molson. Our relationship with our artists is important to us. As a leading source of revenue for composers, we strive to invest in their success. Members of our music team will be at the ASCAP EXPO to meet producers and composers interested in joining our artist roster. Catch us at one of sessions or come meet us at our table to find out more! www.shutterstock.com/music



AdRev
AdRev

AdRev is a YouTube music administration service, micro sync licensing platform, and a multi-channel network that currently represents four million music copyrights and monetizes over 30 million YouTube videos. AdRev is a 2013, 2014 and 2015 Inc. 500 Honoree Ranked #2 (2013/2014) and #5 (2015) Fastest Growing Media Company. AdRev optimizes placement and revenue opportunities through its technology, dedicated team, and sync licensing partnerships with other YouTube networks including Maker Studios and Fullscreen. adrev.net



Casio America, Inc.
Casio

Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd.,Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc titles and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. Throughout its 30+ year history, Casio Electronic Musical Instruments (EMI) has committed to providing musical instruments with features which help foster music education, music-making and professional performances. The line of EMI products are designed to inspire people of all ages and abilities. www.casiomusicgear.com



EastWest
EastWest

EastWest is the #1 developer of virtual instruments in the world. With clientele that spans the who's who of the music, film, television, games, multimedia and performing arts, EastWest has led the industry for more than 28 years and provides professionals with the very best music creation tools available. Last year, EastWest launched ComposerCloud, the first subscription service that gives composers, musicians, producers, and songwriters instant access to their catalog of over 9,000 award-winning virtual instruments, anytime, anywhere, for less than a dollar a day. Some of our clients include James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games), Danny Elfman (American Hustle, Alice in Wonderland), John Powell (Rio, Kung Fu Panda), Brian Tyler (Thor, Iron Man 3) Jeff Beal (House of Cards), Thomas Newman (Skyfall, Wall-E), David Newman (Ice Age), ZEDD (EDM superstar) J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Mark "Spike" Stent (Coldplay, Lady Gaga) and countless others. soundsonline.com



The Recording Academy
The Recording Academy

Celebrating music through the GRAMMY® Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy is the premier organization for honoring achievements in the recording arts, and supporting the music community. Each year, our Voting members decide who receives a GRAMMY, the most prestigious and respected award in music. The Recording Academy invites active recording and music professionals to join a diverse membership that supports, promotes, and honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences and advocates for the well-being of its community. www.grammy.com



Crē•8 Music Academy
Cre8

Crē•8 Music Academy offers four expansive individual music production courses through a unique partnership with Westlake Recording Studios (Rihanna, The Weeknd, Michael Jackson, Adele, Imagine Dragons). These courses provide the essential aspects of music production used each day by industry professionals. Access to the Academy's recording studio and new production workstations, hands-on assignments, 15 hours of in-depth classroom instruction and written materials are included in each course. Crē•8 Music Academy teaches techniques that will make your music stand out from the rest. Successful artists, producers and writers who work at Westlake Recording Studios all know that a well-produced song can make or break an opportunity to monetize their music (song placement, license or recording contract). www.cre8musicacademy.com



SoundExchange
SoundExchange

SoundExchange helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital age. SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit performance rights organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders. We represent recording artists – from unsigned a cappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. It’s our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio. www.soundexchange.com



Billboard
Billboard

Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. www.Billboard.com



Collabmix.com
Collabmix

Collabmix is your way to organize collabs with your friends or by joining public collabs in the Collabmix community. Collabmix helps you have more organized collaborations, with project management features for improving workflow. Your workspaces have dedicated space for your project files, project specific inboxes, assigned tasks and you can easily track the progress of each project, just by viewing the progress bar for each one. Adding friends to collab with is very simple, and so is finding new collabs, that are shared publicly. You can easily track what others are doing to a project that you make publicly available, as well. Feel free to manage your own solo projects here too. We hope you enjoy all of these great tools, for managing more and more new music, which you and the entire community of music lovers can make with one another! Collabmix.com



Ditto Music
ditto music

Ditto Music founded in 2005, offering award winning promotion and distribution services to independent artists and labels. Recently launched service 'Record Label In A Box' has redefined the music industry. It is the entire infrastructure to run a record label as a business, with everything in place to succeed on your own terms. RLIAB gives you the tools to sign a band in minutes, attend events worldwide, have mentors in place and the support to grow your business to the size you want. With endorsements from The Times, Wired, DJ Mag, Music Week and many many more, RLIAB has changed the face of independent music. www.dittomusic.com



iZotope
iZotope

iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®. www.izotope.com



MusicPro Insurance
MUSICPRO INSURANCE

Your whole world revolves around music. That's why there's MusicPro.

Protecting your passion for music has never been easier or more affordable. Thousands of music professionals, including many high-profile performers and studios, rely on MusicPro. We offer the advantage of one-stop shopping with low rates, flexible options, and excellent service. With coverage for your instruments and equipment, your studio, your health and your tour, MusicPro has you covered so you can concentrate on your music.

Endorsed and supported by virtually every professional music organization, MusicPro is the fastest growing source of convenient and affordable choice for music creators.

Our website lets you effortlessly:

  • Get a quote
  • Enter equipment lists
  • Upload or download your equipment list

Manage all of your MusicPro policy and account information in one convenient place. Pay online for most insurance types. Get an affordable quote in seconds by calling 1.800.MUSICPRO or at: www.musicproinsurance.com



Pare Booking
Pare Booking

Pare Booking is the only booking agency that allows artists to independently and professionally manage every aspect of the booking process through a clean and simple iOS application. Join on the iTunes app store or at parebooking.com today. parebooking.com



Sennheiser
Sennheiser

Sennheiser delivers the ultimate audio experience for people who crave true-to-life sound and put the same high demand on their gear as they do on themselves. With an array of premium audio products for casual listening, recording and even gaming, Sennheiser allows discerning listeners to "own" their personal listening experiences. And it doesn't stop there: Sennheiser is also the microphone brand of choice for many high-profile recording artists and live sound engineers. A leader in audio technology for over 70 years, Sennheiser understands the desires and demands of audio professionals and enthusiasts. www.sennheiser.com



Songtradr
Songtradr

Songtradr is a disruptive new music platform that allows music creators such as songwriters, bands and artists the ability to license or sell their music directly to movies, TV, advertisers, gaming and other buyers such as music publishers and record labels. Songtradr empowers these creators by providing them unique tools such as free unlimited cloud storage for all their music files and the ability to name their price, while maintaining control. Creators can even upload music they co-own with others by providing any co-writer details as well as master and publishing details. www.songtradr.com



ILIO
ILIO

ILIO is the distributor for great Virtual Instrument brands such as Spectrasonics (Omnisphere, Trilian), Synthogy (Ivory II-Grand Pianos), Applied Acoustics Systems (Lounge Lizard, Tassman), and the Vienna Symphonic Library. Our customers include a long list of industry legends, so whether you're making killer demos, recording an album, or taking our instruments on the road, you'll be in good company with ILIO. Spectrasonics is a leading innovator of world-class, award-winning virtual instrument software plug-ins. They’ve just released Omnisphere 2, the feature-packed follow up to their best-selling Omnisphere. The top recording artists, producers, remixers, and film composers on the planet use Omnisphere every day. The Vienna Symphonic Library Company helped redefine the modern sample library. By inventing new sampling techniques and tools, their team has created what have become the most widely used orchestral software instruments in the industry. Synthogy is the famed producer of the Ivory II series of world-class virtual pianos. All four of their products have won numerous awards and critical acclaim from all over the world. Keyboard Magazine recently raved, "Ivory II is the platinum standard. Long live the king!" Their current products include Ivory II-Grand Pianos, Ivory II-Italian Grand, Ivory II-American Concert D, and Ivory II-Upright Pianos. www.ilio.com



Joe Solo’s Music Success Workshop
Joe Solo’s Music Success Workshop

Founded and led by Joe Solo, the Record Producer who developed Macy Gray and many others, The Music Success Workshop’s mission is to arm aspiring songwriters, artists, and composers & anyone interested in having a meaningful career in the industry with insider information so they can leverage their individual talents to achieve the music career success they deserve. Through live workshops, instructional videos, hands-on career coaching, and of course... songwriting & producing, Joe has informed, inspired and helped thousands of people to pursue their music dream. Plans for the future include a book, TV show, a supportive membership community and another of his hands-on Malibu Beach House Music Success Retreats. His website includes Joe Solo’s Free Music Success Video Nuggets Series. www.musiccareersuccess.com/



Lommen Abdo Law Firm
Lommen Abdo Law Firm

Lommen Abdo Law Firm provides entertainment & media law services to artists, content creators and businesses, including general legal and litigation services nationally - with over 40 lawyers and offices in Minneapolis; New York; Hudson, Wisconsin; and an affiliated office in Washington, D.C. We practice law with a passion for creativity and a commitment to our clients' successes. Our clients include Grammy Award®-winning songwriters, recording and performing artists, producers, publishers, record companies, and studios in the music industry; authors and publishers in the literary and electronic publishing industry; Academy Award®, Emmy Award®, and Peabody Award-winning independent producers, writers and television stations in the film and television industries. www.lommen.com



The Village
The Village

The Village Recorder is a state-of-the-art, full-service recording complex housed in a vintage Masonic Temple in West LA. Famous for landmark sessions by music’s legends, its doors opened in 1968. In every decade since its founding, The Village has produced the favorite songs of all time. As the look and sound of music changes, so does The Village. From legends like Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Bob Dylan to current artists like Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and John Mayer you would be hard pressed to find an artist who hasn’t recorded here. In addition to creating chart topping albums, The Village is well known for its impressive list of movie soundtracks including The Revenant, Shawshank Redemption, Walk the Line and The Help. Jeff Greenberg is the current CEO and owner of The Village. villagestudios.com



AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund
AFM and SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund

The AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund is a 501c(6) not-for-profit organization initially formed by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), subsequently merged with the Screen Actors Guild to form SAG-AFTRA. The Fund is an independent entity whose purpose is to collect and distribute royalties from various foreign territories and royalties established by government statute under U.S. Copyright Law The U.S. Copyright Act, which originally covered performance rights only for publishers and authors, had some significant changes in the 1990’s including The Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 (AHRA), The Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of 1995 (DPRA) and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). These acts amended the original Copyright Act to provide performance royalties in digital media (subscription services, webcasting, home taping) to copyright holders, featured performers and non-featured performers (session musicians and vocalists). www.afmsagaftrafund.org



Auddly
Auddly

Auddly is a music rights management hub used and co-owned by hitmakers Max Martin, Björn Ulvaeus of Abba and Avicii manager Ash Pournouri. It allows songwriters and producers to keep track of all their projects from inception to release, including versions, lyrics and stems. Using Auddly, you can effortlessly collect all information connected to a song, including who wrote it, the splits, publisher affiliations – as well as who played on the recordings – everything necessary for music creators to get paid and credited correctly by streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora. With lack of transparency and accuracy in the music business hitting the headlines on an almost daily basis, Auddly is a solution designed to make it easy for music makers to take charge of their rights, so they can focus on making music – and still receive the royalties they are due. www.auddly.com



The Music Business Registry, Inc.
THE MUSIC BUSINESS REGISTRY, INC.

Our customers are a veritable who's who within the Industry. Top Label Executives, Record Producers, Publishers, Attorney's and top Recording Artists and Songwriters throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia have all come to rely on the accuracy and thoroughness of our publications. Whether you need something as simple as a name and direct dial telephone or fax number, an assistant's name, an individual's e-mail address, or a project as large as a mass-mailing campaign throughout the industry, we are the source for the information you need. No other directories keep you on top of all of the continuous executive changes at the labels, publishing companies, law firms, Film Studio & Television Network Music Depts., as well as document all of the new labels and imprints that are continually emerging. Available in print and online. www.musicregistry.com/



The Women's International Music Network
The Women's International Music Network

Founded in 2012, the Women's International Music Network connects women who work within all facets of the music industry. With theWiMN.com as its hub, the WiMN provides a community for women within the industry while enriching their careers and musical experiences through networking and sharing. The Women's International Music Network produces events such as the annual Women's Music Summit, the WiMN Breakfast and She Rocks Awards, and is founded by music industry veteran Laura B. Whitmore. www.TheWiMN.com



Society of Composers and Lyricists
Society of Composers of Lyricists

The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) is the non-profit and primary organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theatre composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and allied professions, with a distinguished 65-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the foremost professionals in their fields whose experience, expertise and advocacy is focused on the many artistic, technological, legislative, legal, newsworthy and other issues as they relate to media music creators. www.TheSCL.com



Merch Cat
Merch Cat

Merch Cat is the one stop solution to merch sales and inventory management, allowing artists every opportunity to turn stage-front into storefront. Intuitive, functional and affordable, Merch Cat makes it easy to handle the business end of being on the road, while helping to maximize your merch revenue stream. Merch better with Merch Cat. www.merchcat.com



Music Connection
Music Connection

Published since 1977, Music Connection magazine is a monthly music trade publication catering to musicians, industry professionals, and support services. Commonly referred to as "the musicians bible," Music Connection bridges the gap between "the street and the elite." This national magazine and its affiliated Weekly Bulletin and AMP network ("for musicians only") exist to serve artists and music people, to offer connections to the unconnected and to provide exclusive, expert information that can help our readers take their music to the next level. From its unique vantage point, Music Connection magazine has its sights set on every aspect of the music business, from decision-making in corporate towers to performing in small clubs. Whether offering cutting-edge tips on raw survival or the factors contributing to breakthrough success, Music Connection examines and defines the realities of music making for the songwriter, publisher, producer, studio manager, agent, attorney, publicist, label executive and, of course, the professional and semi-pro musician. Music Connection never charges a fee for reviewing a band or its music. www.musicconnection.com



Tinhorn Flats
Tinhorn Flats

Tinhorn Flats is located in the heart of Hollywood, just across from the Loews Hotel with a 60 car free validated parking lot. It's a southwestern themed saloon and grill with 2 separate bars and 5 separate areas to enjoy the authentic art throughout the venue. The food is all made from scratch. Fresh seafood, quality steaks, ribs and gourmet burgers are just some of the house specialties. It's open 7 days a week until 2am with the best Double Happy Hour in Hollywood and the kitchen stays open until 1am every night. www.tinhornflatshollywood.com



Noisehive
Tinhorn Flats

Noisehive is a unique platform for independent bands & artists to gain access to the premium distribution normally only offered to established record companies. We deliver your music to the world's best music stores, allowing you to monetize your releases without ongoing costs. We provide you with your own label manager (based in Melbourne) to offer advice, update and maintain your releases, and help you strategize a plan to suit your release. If you want to maximize your potential while retaining ownership of your music, Noisehive is a powerful way to get #YourMusicOnline. www.noisehive.com



The Palm Springs International Song Festival and Contest
Tinhorn Flats

The Palm Springs International Song Festival and Contest includes a competition open to all songwriters. A panel of six professional music industry representatives will judge entries until narrowed to 24. Those 24 will be narrowed to 5 and reviewed by celebrity judges at a gala on September 17, 2016. The winning song will be presented by a celebrity singer. First place wins cash and prizes valued at $35,000. Submit your song online. www.palmspringssongfest.com



Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWiM)
Los Angeles Women in Music

Established in 1986, Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering equal opportunity for women and men in the music industry and to promoting the advancement of women through empowerment, support, education, encouragement and recognition of their achievements. We provide forums and opportunities for emerging talents; pay tribute to women who have made distinctive or significant contributions to our musical culture; recognize those who have contributed to the betterment of women in music; provide educational programs and events at large; and give rise to social and civic issues in our local community through musical endeavors. www.lawim.com



USA Songwriting
USA SONGWRITING

Entries are currently being accepted for the annual USA Songwriting Competition. Entrants stand to win a grand prize of over $50,000 in cash and music gear from sponsors, making this the largest prize package for any annual songwriting competition. Many USA Songwriting Competition winners in the past have received recording and publishing contracts, have their songs placed on the charts as well as having their songs placed on film and television. Our latest winner was signed to Universal Records. Judges include A&R managers from record labels such as Warner, Capitol Records, Universal and Sony. www.songwriting.net



Playing for Change Foundation
Playing for Change Foundation

Playing For Change arose from the belief that music can connect people despite their differences. In 2002, a small group of filmmakers set out with a mobile recording studio, in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the streets. Their first song, "Stand By Me", combined 35 musicians from 10 countries who had never met in person. It’s been viewed 100+ million times. Since then, hundreds of musicians including Bono, Adam Levine, Ziggy Marley, Keith Richards, Jimmy Buffett and Sara Bareilles have participated in PFC video recordings. In 2007, the Playing For Change Foundation was established to give back to the people the crew met on their journey. PFCF provides music education in areas that are culturally rich but often economically poor. More than 1,200 children attend free classes in music, dance and languages, all taught by local teachers. Artists and supporters are invited to join the movement. playingforchange.org



Apogee
Apogee

Apogee’s mission is to build products that offer ultimate sound quality, innovative design and unparalleled value to all music creators from the aspiring artist to the discerning audio professional. Products such as Symphony I/O, Big Ben, Ensemble and Duet all have set the benchmark by which digital audio recording hardware is judged. Now with its latest products JAM and MiC, designed especially for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and GarageBand software, Apogee continues to be at the forefront of recording technology. www.apogeedigital.com



Cubase
cubase

Spacious orchestral arrangements, experimental indie pop, floor-filling electronic music or enthralling metal — Cubase offers dedicated tools for all of these musical genres and many more. The world's most popular DAW lets you record, edit and mix your songs like a musician, while providing you a professional, studio-grade audio quality at all stages of the creative process. www.steinberg.net/en/products/cubase



Etymotic
etymotic

Etymotic Research, Inc. is an engineering-driven research, development and manufacturing company. The name "Etymotic" (pronounced "et-im-oh-tik.") means "true to the ear." Mead Killion, Ph.D. founded Etymotic Research in 1983 to design products that accurately assess hearing, improve the lives of those with hearing loss, protect hearing, and enhance the listening experience of musicians and music lovers everywhere. Etymotic invented insert earphones in 1984. Etymotic's original earphone design used balanced armature receivers, which established these speakers as the gold standard for high definition in-ear earphones. Etymotic produced the first noise-isolating high-fidelity in-ear earphone, the ER-4 (1991), which became the basis of all subsequent in-ear earphones and in-ear monitors worldwide, and created an entire category of consumer electronics. The ER-4 earphones are still produced and channel-balanced to within 1 dB in Etymotic's labs in the US. www.etymotic.com



KAT Percussion
kat

Founded in 1985, KAT Percussion is one of the original American electronic percussion companies. Legacy products include the DrumKAT, TrapKAT and the MalletKAT. Today, KAT produces a wide range of complete electronic drumsets as well as amplification tailored for the electronic percussionist. Drum Workshop (also known as DW Drums or simply DW) is a drum kit and hardware manufacturing company based in Oxnard, California and founded in 1972 as a teaching studio by Don Lombardi. www.katpercussion.com



Namba Gear
Namba

Founded in Southern California in 2007, Namba Gear is a Portland, Oregon based bag and accessories company that designs and produces premium, high performance solutions for the working musician. Namba Gear is both a musician/DJ and lifestyle brand. The essence of the brand is defined by the working musicians and DJs at Namba Gear who are dedicated to creating and delivering exceptional, high performance based carrying solutions that will stand up to the unique and rigorous workload of professional musicians. www.nambagear.com



Ovation Guitars
ovation

At Ovation Guitars, our mission is to help visionary artists make real music. We don't yield to standards — we create them. We combine modern and traditional materials to broaden the tonal palette, dynamic range and durability of Ovation instruments. From carbon fiber and Lyrachord® to the finest select woods, the Ovation formula is a perfect harmony of cutting-edge innovation and artful luthiery. True expression is a sonic and visual experience. Our unique shapes and smooth lines are stylistically distinct and produce remarkable tonal clarity so you can "stand out loud." www.ovationguitars.com



Yamaha
Yamaha

Yamaha has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments including pianos, "silent" pianos, drums, guitars, brass instruments, woodwinds, violins, violas, celli, and vibraphones. Yamaha also owns audio software manufacturer Steinberg as well as a range of other businesses that include the manufacture of sporting goods to professional and consumer audio products. Kandō is a Japanese word used by Yamaha to describe its corporate mission. Kandō in translation describes the sensation of profound excitement and gratification derived from experiencing supreme quality and performance. usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments



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