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concert-music-professional-organizations Commissioning Music: A Basic Guide
New York: Meet the Composer, 2009.

This pamphlet guides composers toward negotiating equitable commissions. It helps to answer frequent inquiries relating to commissioning from ASCAP members and music users. To obtain a copy call (212) 645-6949 or email mtc@meetthecomposer.org.


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This Business of Music: The Definitive Guide to the Music Industryconcert-music-professional-organizations
M. William Krasilovsky, Sidney Shemel, John M Gross,
and Jonathan Feinstein. Billboard Books, 2007 (10th edition).

Now in its tenth edition, This Business of Music has been revised and completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the ever-evolving music business. Every chapter has been revised. An entirely new chapter has been added, asking and answering the question "Are there borders in cyberspace?" The answer is yes, and the book clearly and concisely explains what they are and how to maintain them. Commentary on recent legislation, a reader-friendly summary of the laws on copyright duration, and much more insightful analysis--plus fully updated lists of music organizations and important websites--make This Business of Music indispensable for musicians, agents, managers, marketers, music publishers and groups, colleges and universities, and everyone who wants to make music and make money.
See also More About This Business Of Music (below).
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More About This Business of Musicconcert-music-professional-organizations
M. William Krasilovsky, Sidney Shemel. Watson-Guptill Publications; 5th edition, 1994.

A companion to This Business of Music, this volume focuses on six areas of music not covered in detail in the larger edition: serious music, religious music, jazz, the production and sale of printed music, background music and transcriptions, and live performances. See also This Business Of Music (above).
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International Directory of the Performing Arts 2007concert-music-professional-organizations
Musical America Publications, 2006.

Introduced in 1920, this annual directory covers the world ofperforming arts used by concert facilities, classical performers, artists'managers, and musicfestivals. It is comprised of narrative reviews of the past year in musicanddance along with over 700 pages of listings and tables, and it also offersaprestigious annual awards program for Musician of the Year, and others. For subscription information, call (800) 221-5488, ext. 7783.
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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musiciansconcert-music-professional-organizations
H. Wiley Hitchock, Stanley Sadie, editors. Oxford University Press, 1986.

The most comprehensive academic reference work on American music inprint today, this dictionary covers the spectrum of American music as wellas the full range of popular music (including musical theater and popular song, rock, camp meeting, jazz, country and dance music).
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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musiciansconcert-music-professional-organizations
Stanley Sadie, editor. Washington, DC: Grove's Dictionaries of Music Inc., 1996.

This is the standard, fully international, multi-volume musical reference work for the English-speaking world. Of particular interest willbe the biographical entries for composers, which include lists of works. There are also articles on the music history of many countries, traditional and folk music, bibliography, and a wide range of other topics.
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CONCERT MUSIC | Periodicals, Directories, Newsletters, etc.


concert-music-professional-organizations Copyright Primer for Orchestra Managers and Librarians

Richard G. Green. Washington, DC: American Symphony Orchestra League, 1990.
This booklet defines copyright issues in very succinct terms and offers guidelines for those who handle music licensing matters in the orchestral field.


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CONCERT MUSIC | Professional Organizations

ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (ASA)
500 Sunnyside Blvd.
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 576-2360
http://asa.aip.org

AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM (ACF)
332 Minnesota St., Suite E-145
St. Paul, MN 55101-1300
(651) 228-1407
www.composersforum.org

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
Suite 600, Paramount Building
1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
(212) 869-1330; toll free (800) 762-3444
www.afm.org
The AFM is a trade union that represents professional U.S. and Canadian musicians in collective bargaining and contract negotiations inall aspects of the entertainment industry. It also publishes The International Musician.

AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS (AGMA)
1727 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(212) 265-3687
http://www.musicalartists.org

AMERICAN MUSIC CENTER (AMC)
30 West 26th Street, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10010-2011
(212) 366-5260/Fax: (212) 366-5265
www.amc.net
A national service organization which fosters and encourages thecreation, performance, publication and recognition of contemporary American music. The Center maintains an active circulating library of 30,000 scores and recordings of published and unpublished works ofcontemporary composers. AMC also offers copying grants to those composers whose works have been commissioned, and administers grants from the AaronCopland Foundation for new recordings of contemporary music. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, professional opportunity updates, and eligibility for group health insurance.

AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE (ASOL)
1156 15th St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 776-0212 / Fax: (202)776-0224
Email: league@symphony.org
www.symphony.org
www.newmusicnow.org(Contemporary American orchestral music)
www.playmusic.org (Site for children)
Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the American Symphony Orchestra League provides leadership and service to American orchestras while communicating to the American public the value and importance oforchestras and the music they perform. The League links orchestras througha national communications network; provides publications (like SYMPHONY magazine), conducts comprehensive research and analysis on industry trends;engages in government advocacy and public awareness campaigns; and offers a comprehensive range of professional development and placement programs.

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS
1000 Vermont Ave., 12th Fl.
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 371-2830
www.artsusa.org

ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTERS (APAP)
1112 16th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-2787
www.artspresenters.org

CENTER FOR BLACK MUSIC RESEARCH (CBMR)
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 344-7559
www.cbmr.org

CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA
305 7th Ave., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 242-2022/Fax: (212) 242-7955
www.chamber-music.org
This organization promotes the welfare of chamber music by advocating and coordinating funding for the field. It also serves in an advisory,informational, consulting, and referral capacity to professionals in thefield and the interested public. Its publication is Chamber Music magazine.

CHORUS AMERICA: ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL VOCAL ENSEMBLES
1156 15th Street, NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20005
202.331.7577
www.chorusamerica.org

THE COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY
202 W. Spruce St.
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 721-9616
www.music.org
This organization provides a forum for the exchange of ideas within the academic music profession. Its most relevant publication (to ASCAP) is the Directory of Music Faculties in Colleges and Universities.

CONDUCTORS GUILD INC.
5300 Glenside Dr., Suite 2207
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 553-1378 (office)
www.conductorsguild.org

HARRY FOX AGENCY, INC.
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 834-0100 / Fax: (212) 953-2384
www.harryfox.com
The Harry Fox Agency handles mechanical and synchronization licensing for copyrighted musical compositions, and the distribution of royalties based on those licenses. Harry Fox Agency is a subsidiary of the National Music Publishers' Association, which addresses legislative and other issues about copyright, and regularly schedules meetings on topics of interest to the music community.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (ISPA)
2920 Fuller Ave. NE, Suite 205
Grand Rapids, MI 49505-3458
(616) 364- 3000
www.ispa.org

INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MUSIC (IAWM)
Administrative Office: Sasha Kennison
Department of Music
George Washington University
The Academic Center B144
Washington, D.C. 20052 USA
(202) 994-6338 or (305) 385-9517
www.iawm.org

LEAGUE OF COMPOSERS/ISCM
c/o Farrin & Zubieta
875 West 181st St. #4D
New York, NY 10033
www.leagueofcomposers.org/

MEET THE COMPOSER (MTC)
2112 Broadway, Suite 505
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787-3601
www.meetthecomposer.org
This organization fosters the creation, performance and recording of music by American composers and develops new audiences for contemporary music. Through its network of affiliates, MTC distributes composer grant funds and resource information nationwide.

MUSIC PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES (MPA)
711 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
(212) 370-5330
www.mpa.org

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF STATE ARTS AGENCIES (NASAA)
1010 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 920
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-6352
www.nasaa-arts.org

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMPOSERS,USA (NACUSA)
PO Box 49256, Barrington Sta.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 541-8213
www.music-usa.org/nacusa

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)
1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington,DC 20506
(202) 682-5599
http://arts.endow.gov

THE NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL
Dr. David Sanders, director
425 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07043
Email: sandersd@mail.montclair.edu
www.musiccouncil.org

NATIONAL MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 370-5330
www.nmpa.org
The National Music Publishers' Association addresses legislative andother issues about copyright and regularly schedules meetings on topics ofinterest to the music community.

NEW WORLD RECORDS
75 Broad Street
Suite 2400
New York, NY 10004
(212) 302-0460
www.newworldrecords.org

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT LINCOLN CENTER
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10023-7498
Phone: (212) 870-1630
www.nypl.org/research/lpa/lpa.html
This library houses one of the largest and most comprehensive music research collections in the United States, particularly noted for its soundrecording archives.

OPERA AMERICA
330 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-796-8620
www.operaamerica.org

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS INC. (SCI)
PO Box 450
New York City, NY 10113-0450
www.societyofcomposers.org

SOCIETY FOR ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC IN THE UNITED STATES (SEAMUS)
www.seamusonline.org

VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS
1 East 53rd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 319-2787 / 319-2910
www.vlany.org
The organization provides free legal representation, comprehensivelegal education and literature to the arts community. Services includerepresentation and counseling on copyright, contract, labor, real estate, non-profit corporations, and tax exemption.