Web Resources: The ASCAP Music Connections

Professional Sites | United States Government | Music Organizations | Foreign Connections

A. Professional Sites


AllHipHop.com
www.allhiphop.com


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All Music Guide
www.allmusic.com
The all music guide can boast of a more comprehensive database of bands than the ultimate band list itself, (www.ubl.com), which is no small feat. With loads of information on each artist, including bios, discographies and comparative analyses, all music truly lives up to its name.


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American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers
www.asmac.org
Founded In 1938, the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC) promotes the general interests of its hundreds of arranger/composer members. In the early days, ASMAC concentrated on securing screen credits, better working conditions and improved union scales. ASMAC's goals have continued to expand, and its membership now includes members who are, or have been, active in the preparation of music for movies, theatre, recording, television and live performances. Through monthly luncheons, seminars, master classes and workshops, and "Honor our Own" events, ASMAC strives to bring the long-term members into contact with students and young professionals seeking to become composers or arrangers in an unofficial mentorship program. ASMAC offers annual scholarships in both arranging and composing, and recognizes leaders in its field by presenting The Golden Score Award, The President's Award and the Irwin Kostal Award.


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American Songwriter Magazine
www.americansongwriter.com


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Artist Direct
www.artistdirect.com
Any and everything you may need to know about the record industry. This site includes over 100,000 artist profiles, videos, message boards, concert information and shopping opportunities.


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Broadjam
www.broadjam.com
Broadjam Inc. provides web-based technology, software and services for the music industry and independent musicians around the world. The company operates one of the world's largest web communities for musicians and hosts a massive online database of searchable independent music. Broadjam.com also offers artist services such as turnkey website hosting, download sales and desktop promotional tools.

 

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California Copyright Conference (CCC)
www.theccc.org
The California Copyright Conference (CCC) was established in 1953 as a non-profit organization for the discussion of copyright-related areas pertaining to music and entertainment. The CCC invites you to join its
members as they continue to serve the industry by promoting dialogue about the issues of concern to all of us.


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Get Signed
www.getsigned.com
Part of the garageband.com family. Getsigned.com offers A&R contact info, artist and record executive interviews, home recording tips, legal information, booking advice, gear and cd reviews.


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Institute of Financial Wellness for the Arts
www.theifwa.com
The Institute of Financial Wellness for the Arts (IFWA) provides financial education and planning solutions to the arts and entertainment industry. Created in 2018 by Darren and Erik Sussman, the IFWA helps artists and arts professionals achieve and maintain financial success through high-quality curriculum, coaching and services. Its goal is to ensure that every artist and arts professional nationwide has the chance to make informed choices and decisions that result in financial well-being.



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Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
www.mplc.com
The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) is an independent copyright licensing service exclusively authorized by major Hollywood motion picture studios and independent producers to grant Umbrella Licenses® to non-profit groups, businesses and government organizations for the public performances of home videocassettes and DVDs ("Videos").


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Music Nomad
www.musicnomad.com
MusicNomad is a musicians advocate organization that tries to make sense of the vast and fragmented music industry through researching, interviewing, reviewing and ranking thousands of companies in the music industry and filtering the ones that can really help musicians. The Website is free to use and focuses on fighting for the underdog, independent musicians!


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Musicpage.com
www.musicpage.com
Musicpage.com provides artists music industry access and promotion via our international network of thousands of music industry profiles from over 40 categories. Free to join and use, Musicpage includes detailed production specs, unlisted phone numbers, call preferences, and other hard to find information that cannot be found anywhere else. Our band profiles make it easy for music pros to find and connect with your band.

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Pollstar
www.pollstar.com
The supporting site for the long time live music print publication of the same name. Search engine will find anyone on tour at the present and display full schedule with occasional links to club/venue sites and ticketing info.

 

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Song Catalog
www.songcatalog.com
SongCatalog.com connects music publishers, labels, independent artists and producers with companies looking to license music for commercial use. The company provides these record labels, music publishers and artists with the services and resources to help maximize exposure and licensing opportunities, and provides ad agencies and music supervisors with innovative services designed to offer a more convenient way to access more music options than ever before.


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Songlink
www.songlink.com
SongLink provides the most up-to-date and accurate "who's looking" information to music publishers and songwriters.


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TAXI
www.taxi.com
The leading independent A&R company helping unsigned bands, artists and songwriters get record deals, publishing deals and placement in films and TV shows.


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B. United States Government


STRATEGY TARGETING ORGANIZED PIRACY (STOP!)
www.StopFakes.gov

THE UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT OFFICE
www.copyright.gov


C. Music Organizations


American Composers Forum (ACF)
www.composersforum.org

Country Music Association (CMA)
www.countrymusic.org

Global Songwriters Connection
www.globalsongwriters.com

Gospel Music Association (GMA)
www.gospelmusic.org

Harry Fox Agency (HFA)
www.harryfox.com

Music Educators National Conference (MENC)
www.menc.org

Music Publishers' Association (MPA)
www.mpa.org

The National Academy of Recording Arts And Sciences (NARAS)
grammy.com

The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA)
www.nmpa.org

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
www.nashvillesongwriters.com

New Music USA (Formerly American Music Center and Meet the Composer)
www.newmusicusa.org

The Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
www.songwritersguild.com


D. Foreign Connections


Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)
www.alcs.co.uk

Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA AMCOS)
apraamcos.com.au

Bureau International des Societes Gerant Les Droits d'Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique (BIEM)
www.biem.org

The Netherlands Copyright Organizations (BUMA / STEMRA / CEDAR)
www.bumastemra.nl

The International Confederation Of Societies Of Authors And Composers (CISAC)
www.cisac.org

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA)
www.cmrra.ca

The German Society For Musical Performing Rights And Mechanical Reproduction Rights (GEMA)
www.gema.de

The Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO)
www.imro.ie

PRS for Music (formerly The MCPS-PRS Alliance)
www.prsformusic.com

Nordisk Copyright Bureau (NCB)
www.ncb.dk

The Belgian Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers (SABAM)
www.sabam.be

The Society of Authors and Composers of Dramatic Works in France (SACD)
www.sacd.fr

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
www.socan.ca

The Norwegian Performing Right Society (TONO)
www.tono.no