JAVAA is an organization dedicated to the preservation of Jamaica’s musical heritage through the protection of the professional and social well-being of our vintage artistes and musicians; adherence to high, creative standards; and support of efforts toward ensuring national understanding of the value and importance of Jamaica’s music industry.
The    Harry Fox Agency The Harry Fox Agency
The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. represents almost 35,000 music publishers for their licensing needs in the United States, issuing licenses and collecting and distributing the associated royalties. In addition to being the premier mechanical licensing agent in the U.S., which includes CDs, ringtones, digital downloads, interactive streams, limited downloads and more, HFA is dedicated to finding new ways for its affiliates publishers to recognize value for their catalogs, including lyrics and tablature. Further, HFA provides collection and monitoring services to its publisher clients for music distributed and sold in over 95 territories around the world.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI)
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for over 65 years. The non-profit-making U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.
TAXI
TAXI
As a TAXI member, you’ll get an updated list of what people in the industry are looking for every two weeks. We have the people in the music industry tell us what they’re looking for, then we tell you. You’ll get hundreds of great opportunities to pitch your music throughout your year-long membership.
CD    Baby
CDBaby.com
CDBaby.com is the music industry’s hippest and fastest growing online record store. They sell thousands of CDs by independent musicians every month through their Web site. Once you sign up for your free CD Baby membership, you just send them your CDs and CD Baby will sell them to anyone with a credit card, anywhere in the world. Best of all, unlike other online distributors, most of the money from the sale goes directly to the musicians and you’ll get paid every week for CDs you’ve sold!
Nielsen SoundScan Nielsen SoundScan
Nielsen SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts. SoundScan can only track sales on CDs that have a UPC bar code. Disc Makers includes free SoundScan registration with the purchase of a $20 UPC bar code.
MySpace.com
MySpace
Join for free, and view profiles, connect with others, blog, rank music, and much more! Tell us about yourself, upload your pictures, and start adding friends to your network! Read through millions of profiles on MySpace! See pix, read blogs, and more! Invite your friends, and as they invite their friends your network will grow even larger!
John    Lennon Songwriting Contest
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions — with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 Maxell Song of the Year.
The Musician's Atlas
The Musician’s Atlas
The Musician’s Atlas puts the music industry in your hands. This 368-page directory provides more than 15,000 music business contacts in over 25 categories. The Atlas puts you inside the music business and delivers information that was once available only to industry insiders.
ArtistData
ArtistData
ArtistData is a free service that allows artists and managers the ability to post information only once and have it updated across many online destinations simultaneously, including Eventful, Jambase, MySpace, Pollstar, PureVolume, ShowClix, VIRB, Last.fm, Mojam and Musi-cal. ArtistData’s synchronization network continues to expand and will soon include AmieStreet, Buzznet, Beta Records, Famecast, indie911 and Hoooka, and many more!
StudioFinder.com
StudioFinder.com
With over 6,000 recording studios, StudioFinder.com is the most comprehensive online recording studio search engine.
MajorContacts.com
MajorContacts.com
Get Connected with hundreds of music industry contacts,including, Major Record Labels,A&Rs, Music Managers,Agents, Music Producers, Publishers, & Distribution Companies & much more!! Join Now to get connected with music industry contacts!!
Digital    Music Doctor
Digital Music Doctor
Pro Audio video tutorials for DigiDesign Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar, Sony Acid, Sony Sound Forge, Apple GarageBand, Audio Mixing & Mastering.
Unisong
Unisong
Presenting the new and improved 2005 Unisong International Song Contest. Since 1997, Unisong was the first international song contest created “by songwriters….for songwriters.”
Jai Josefs
Jai Josefs
Let renowned songwriter and songwriting coach, Jai Josefs help you take your songwriting to a new level. It is a popular myth that songwriting comes purely from inspiration. In the words of multi-platinum hit songwriter Tom Snow, “Songwriting is really 10% inspiration and 90% craft… and Jai Josefs is one of this country’s most respected teachers of that craft.”
The Indie Bible
The Indie Bible
The Indie Bible lists over 2,200 zines that will review your CD, 1,700 radio stations that will play your music, 250 vendors that will sell your CD, and 300 sites where you can upload your MP3s.
IAR Join Institute of Audio Research
IAR’s rolling admissions places students in classes that begin throughout the year, so you don’t have to wait long to start training for your future. The program can be completed in approximately nine months by a full-time student and in approximately a year by a part-time student at night.Check out audioschool.com for more info, and call 212-777-8550 to reserve.
NSAI Contest The Annual NSAI CMT Song Contest
Throw on your thinking cap, strum a few chords on the old guitar and write the best darned song ever, then enter the CMT/NSAI Song Contest! The CMT/NSAI Song Contest boasts new, exciting prizes that offer networking, mentoring and professional opportunities to help you connect with Music Row. Prizes include: a single-song contract from a major Music Row publisher, a three-day trip to Nashville including a professional demo of your song at the Parlor Studio, mentoring sessions plus prizes from Gibson, SHURE, MasterWriter, Elixir Strings, and more! SIGN UP TODAY!
NSAI
NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association Int’l)
NSAI is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization. Established in 1967, our membership of nearly 5,000 spans the United States and 5 other countries. We are dedicated to protecting the rights and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.
The Recording Academy
The Recording Academy
The Recording Academy has regional offices in 12 cities across the United States. Academy Chapters and Branches serve as a direct connection between the national office and the music community and its members. They conduct programs and activities that explore issues and trends in the field of recording. Additional local programs include showcase and networking opportunities, local awards, and mentor and intern programs.
Foley    Entertainment
Foley Entertainment
A music industry consulting firm, proudly representing top Recording Artists, Songwriters, Managers, Record Companies, Music Publishers, Record Producers, Engineers & Music Industry Executives.
intermixx
InterMixx InterNetwork — Indie resource
The InterMixx InterNetwork is one of the oldest indie organizations online, featuring a print magazine, a database of qualified resources, web hosting and design services and much more. The InterMixx IndieGate, www.indiegate.com, provides a FREE gift to your customers for each CD they buy. The IndieGate uses the Flash powered IndiePlayer to protect your high quality MP3 clips from download.
openmic showcase
Open Mic Showcase
Open Mic Showcase (OMS) is a Public Television series of 13 segments of 30 minutes each, plus one 90 minute Pledge Special. Each week we will highlight new songwriters and other original talent from around the US while building audience excitement through weekly exposure on a national TV series. The multi camera productions will be shot with a live audience on location in various Music Venues across the United States.
airplay direct
AirPlay Direct
AirPlay Direct is a web based digital delivery system that will allow artists and record labels to submit their music directly to radio stations around the world. Radio stations can now search by artist name, genre, song title or by record label, preview and then download broadcast quality music to air on their station. Program Directors, Station Managers and media company executives from all over the globe log into AirPlay Direct to find new artists, bands and music for airplay. Special offer: all Disc Makers clients have the opportunity to post 3 tracks and create a mini web site for free!
xingtone
Xingtone Ringtone Maker
Make your own real music true tone ringtones from your favorite audio files and send them to your phone wirelessly over the air without cables or Bluetooth. It supports major US and Canadian carriers. Choose any audio file from your CDs or digital audio, take clips from movies, or soundtracks even record your baby or the family dog. Select the section of the track you want, adjust the volume, fade in and out, preview it and get it just right. XRM moves it to your phone, wirelessly over-the-air via text message. There are no cables to connect, no Bluetooth settings to hassle with. XRM lets you make all the ringtones you want.
Berklee Music
Berkleemusic
Online music school, music career center, and music jobs from Berklee College of Music.
Jezebel Music
Jezebel Music
Jezebel Music is an innovative music and event promotion company capturing the imagination of the New York independent music scene, with a focus on Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They currently produce 12 events a month throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Their events include the Monthly Feature Show, a Monthly Bands Showcase, a monthly Indie Rock Party (Consignment), a weekly Songwriter Showcase, a weekly Open Mic Night, as well as the Annual Williamsburg Songwriter Competition, currently in its fourth year of production.
Know The Music Biz
KnowTheMusicBiz.com
KnowTheMusicBiz.com is an online community for emerging artists, musicians and music executives. KTMB members can find, exchange and contribute valuable information about the business of music plus get advice and insight from industry thought leaders.
www.datamusicata.com
www.datamusicata.com
A fantastic free resource for all artist types. Publishes three times a week and it’s everything anyone would want to know about recording, performing, practicing, buying instruments, booking themselves, selling cd’s from the stage, and even house guesting.
www.datamusicata.com
Learn How to Submit Your Music to Pandora
With Pandora you can explore a vast trove of music to your heart’s content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings — new and old, well known and completely obscure — to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.
Independent Music Sites
Indie-Music.com Build a Buzz at Indie-Music.com
Since 1996, Indie-Music.com has been serving the Independent Music Community with streaming audio, podcast, monthly CD Reviews, a huge industry search directory, success-building resources, and much-needed recognition. The website offers a wealth of information to artists trying to survive & thrive in today’s competitive music industry.
gogirlsmusic
GoGirlsMusic
GoGirlsMusic.com is the oldest online community of independent women artists. Started in 1996, the organization is dedicated to promoting women in music. The web site is run by women musicians, for women musicians. If you are a fan of “women in music,” this is a great place to discover new music.
Miscellaneous
411
411.com
Online since 1995, 411.com is a service and servicemark of 911, Inc. It’s a great way to search the Web for anything.
nadine    condon
NadineCondon.com
From Jefferson Starship to Smashmouth, twenty-year music business veteran Nadine Condon (the Godmother of Rock”) has been instrumental in the success of some of today’s hottest acts. Nadine is an artist development advisor, promotion expert, management consultant and music festival producer.

RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies.


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