Americana Music Association - The Americana Music Festival & Conference brings together artists and industry professionals for four days of music and education. The event takes place September 20-26, 2016, in Nashville, TN. The conference features numerous panels, seminars and more, proudly providing Nashville's most educational music industry forum and covering the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives, merchandisers and new media professionals. By night, AmericanaFest features over 180 evening showcases held at multiple downtown music venues and a ticket to the critically acclaimed Honors and Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium. For more information visit americanamusic.org.
APRA AMCOS - APRA AMCOS work to ensure that composers, songwriters and publishers are rewarded whenever, and wherever, their musical works are played, performed or reproduced. We administer the performing and communication of works for 80,000 members, and provide support and education services including events, newsletters, grants and advocacy. We also provide Australian & New Zealand music consumers with access to the world’s musical repertoire, through reciprocal agreements with collecting societies worldwide.
Bands For Hire - Bands For Hire bring you only the highest quality bands in London and the UK. From jazz, rock ’n’ roll, Motown and soul right through to contemporary indie, pop and rock, you’ll find the perfect band for your event. We provide bands and musicians for every type of event including festivals, corporate events, award ceremonies, weddings and parties; whether it’s laid back solo guitar in the afternoon or a 12-piece swing band to get the party on it’s feet, Bands For Hire have a range of options to choose from.
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.
Blues Festival Guide - For all your blues festival information, visit BluesFestivalGuide.com. This popular website is published by Blues Festival Guide magazine, and 100,000 copies of our award-winning publication are distributed free each April to blues fans throughout US and Canada. Check with your local blues society to get yours. Or you can read the magazine in digital format by simply clicking the link on our website. While you are there, be sure to subscribe to our free weekly e-newsletter. Again, that’s BluesFestivalGuide.com – for all your blues news, music and festivals. And don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook!
Brooklyn Roads - Brooklyn Roads is an all music digital magazine that features editorial on artists, businesses or individuals who are from or connected to Brooklyn and have made a positive contribution to the art of music culture and the quality of life. 2016 promises to be a landmark year, as Brooklyn Roads continues to enhance our innovative digital multi-device platform, with exclusive artist features and promotions.
CBFWebRadio.com - An "English speaking" real Web Radio that only broadcasts traditional, folk and world music 24 hours per day, with linear content (like a "normal" radio), made with editorial quality content. CBFwebRADIO is contributing to build a better future for Traditional and World Music, showing new issues and proposals, promoting the music which cannot usually reach the "traditional media" contributing to promote the access to lots of musical treasures. CBFwebRADIO has the advantage of 3 great features: quality of sound (very good mp3 sound, all archived on wave format), stability (large bandwidth), and compatibility with all players (including smart phones). Featuring Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Roots on - cbfwebradio.com
Colorado Blues Society - The Colorado Blues Society is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness & appreciation for the Blues as a uniquely American Art form. Now in our 20th year, we support Blues in a number of ways and work to strengthen the awareness and appreciation of Blues music. CBS has an impressive Blues in the School program, in which we have presented blues history & music to over 20,000 Colorado kids. CBS supports the Blues Foundation programs-KBA and IBC, and Blues Hall of Fame. CBS sponsors and promote over 10 Blues Festivals a year and works with non-profits such as the Blues Foundation, Blue Star Connection, and local disaster relief efforts. www.coblues.org
DC Jazz - DC Jazz has been serving the DC area jazz community since 2001. Services offered by DC Jazz to musicians include website hosting, social media and networking, calendar listings and gig promotions. With close to 50,000 subscribers, DC Jazz gets the word out promoting concerts and events for clubs, musicians, schools and organizations. There is no better way to discover jazz in the MD, DC and VA area.
DownBeat - There are many roads to jazz, as any collection of fans will demonstrate. But for many of those fans, whose age today can fall anywhere between 10 and 80, that road has been paved with issues of DownBeat magazine. Over the past 80 years it has instructed, recommended, criticized, praised, condemned, advocated and, in the aggregate, honored the most dynamic American music of the twentieth century. Each issue of DownBeat includes interviews with the greatest musicians on the planet – Everyone from Wynton Marsalis to Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock to Wayne Shorter, Robert Glasper to Esperanza Spalding. Millions have been led to records and artists on the strength of a DownBeat review, news tip, or profile. It has shaped young tastes in need of guidance and challenged older ones in need of a wake-up call. Visit: www.downbeat.com
East Coast Music Association - Since 1989, it has been the East Coast Music Association’s mission to foster, develop, promote, and celebrate East Coast Canadian music and its artists locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. We strive to succeed in our mission through the execution of our annual event (East Coast Music Week), educational sessions, trade missions, and our International Export Program. We also partner with special industry organizations to offer additional opportunities to our artists.
Frequency.fm - FrequencyFM, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence in Christian artistic endeavors. We accomplish this by encouraging artists, providing them a platform on which to share their work and engage with other artists, and by speaking truth in kindness and love in areas where we can do better. Join us at www.frequency.fm for insightful artist interviews, objective and honest music and book reviews, and thoughtful commentary on art across all mediums from a distinctly Christian perspective.
Frettie - Hundreds of songwriters use Frettie every day to learn, showcase, share their music, get feedback, find opportunities and connect with other songwriters from around the globe. Frettie is a valuable songwriting community made up of students, industry professionals and hit songwriters who are all dedicated to helping each other take their careers to the next level! Want to join Frettie? Visit frettie.com to learn how and read some of our success stories.
Harry Fox Agency - HFA is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 48,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats. HFA also serves the D.I.Y. market with Songfile®, the company’s online licensing tool. Slingshot™, HFA’s rights management service offering, includes a suite of information management and technology solutions designed to simplify and facilitate the administration of intellectual property rights. As an industry leader in establishing global data standards, HFA is a founding member of Digital Data Exchange (DDEX).
Howie Rosen Promotion - An independent radio promotion company specializing in radio promotion for up and coming artists, unsigned, small label, as well as developing major label artists at radio for over 30 years. We cover many formats of radio as well as Social Media, artist placement and more. Please take a look at our website for more information (www.howiewood.com) and to submit your music to us!
Illinois Entertainer - Illinois Entertainer - Smashing Pumpkins. Kanye West. Common. Twister. Hawthorne Heights. Fall Out Boy. Chicago's legendary Illinois Entertainer (IE) was one of the first magazine's in Chi-Town to cover and offer critical insight on these Windy City homegrown acts. Bottom line, IE has reviewed over 17,000 local demos and local bands since our inception in 1975. No other regional music magazine covers regional music like IE.
melboss - Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Melboss can be compared to Uber & Linkedin for creative professionals and enables artists to make profit from their work. It is the perfect platform for artists and music influencers to network, collaborate and access different services to develop their talent and brand. Through the Track Review APP, artists can send their music to certified mentors (Grammy award winning producers, engineers, senior A&R music executives and celebrities) to receive precise feedback on their songs and invaluable career advice.
Merch Cat - Merch Cat is a one stop solution to merch sales and inventory management. Designed for the live performing artist, the app enables users to turn their stagefront into a successful storefront. Merch Cat was designed with a sleek look and intuitive user experience that would appeal to artists. The app offers ways to organize inventory, execute payments, and get real-time analytical reports, all with musician friendly pricing. With Merch Cat, artists can spend more time on their music and less on spreadsheets. Merch better with Merch Cat! Try it FREE for 60 days! Go to www.merchcat.com/promo and enter Code MCAT60.
Music Connection - Music Connection magazine is a veteran trade magazine that has been referenced as "The Musician's Bible." In the scene for over 34 years, MC provides key support for up-and-coming musicians that are looking for guidance, industry contacts, songwriting tips, promotion and more. From its unique vantage point, Music Connection sets its sights on every aspect of the business, from decision-making in corporate towers to performing in small clubs. Whether offering expert tips on raw survival or the factors contributing to breakthrough success, MC examines and defines the realities of music making.
MusicGorilla - MusicGorilla is a leading commercial marketplace for independent musicians and their work. We combine our passion for music, commitment to the independent movement and deep roots in the entertainment industry to help hundreds of artists get their songs heard and licensed by labels, music publishers and players in the television, film, advertising and Web/gaming industries. Unlike other licensing marketplace sites, MG doesn't take any part of your deal. Artists take advantage of unlimited free submissions for music and songwriting placement opportunities, and receive the opportunity to play live in our frequent major label showcases and get feedback on their performances.
NERFA - NERFA is the Northeast Regional affiliate of Folk Alliance International. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our members to network regionally and advance the overall mission of Folk Alliance International through education, advocacy, field development and professional development. To help accomplish these goals, NERFA holds an annual four-day conference where, artists, agents, booking agents, venue and festival promoters,recording industry professionals, graphic artists, folk DJs, journalists, photographers, publicists and production professionals get together to exchange ideas, learn by attending workshops, panel discussions and seminars, participate in an exhibit hall, attend formal showcases of juried performers, and go to private showcases hosted by performers, agents and promoters. NERFA has recently expanded its outreach by holding more local one-day conferences and concerts within its region. NERFA is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in the State of Pennsylvania.
NewReleaseToday - NewReleaseToday [NRT] launched in August 2002 and has become the largest Christian music and media site online, offering the most complete and up-to-date info on faith-based arts and entertainment. From album release dates to exclusive interviews to world premieres and Christian music news, NRT has become the go-to place for what's new in Christian music, and boasts more than 120,000 registered users as part of its NRTeam Community. NRT also has spawned the NRT Radio Network with five unique stations featuring dance/electronic, worship, rap/urban and more.
ONErpm - ONErpm is a full-service music distribution company representing over 22,000 artists and labels worldwide. In addition, the company is also a YouTube Certified Multi-Channel Network with 1,300+ creators generating over 800 million views per month. As music consumption continues to migrate away from number of units sold towards audience growth and engagement on streaming platforms, YouTube, and social media, ONErpm leverages technology to develop scalable tools and solutions that – combined with personalized marketing support – help artists succeed in the new music economy.
Ozarka Blues Society - The Ozark Blues Society was formed in May 2001 and incorporated as the Ozark Blues Society of NW Arkansas, Inc., a non-profit organization, on 1/15/2002. The Society was approved as a 501(c)(3) public charity on 5/6/2002. The Ozark Blues Society is staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers. The purpose of the Ozark Blues Society is to foster the development in the community of an appreciation of all types of blues music by promoting and producing meetings, lectures, seminars, concerts, musical productions and entertainment involving the blues; to promote public knowledge of local, national, and international blues music; and to promote historical research into blues music in order to perpetuate the memory, spirit, and music of blues artists who have not received just popular recognition.
Pause&Play - You've just recorded an album; now tell the world about it. That's where Pause & Play comes in. Since 1997, P&P has been the definitive place for music fans to find out when a new album is coming out. Also stay up on the latest reissues and music-related DVD/Blu-rays and books. Entertainment Weekly has included Pauseandplay.com on its list of "The 100 Greatest Web Sites" (one of only 17 music sites to be selected). So, that album you've just recorded...get it listed at Pauseandplay.com!
Radio Airplay - Get Your Songs Played to Millions of Internet Radio Listeners! RadioAirplay.com plays your music to a very large and real audience on sites like Jango.com, and you get to decide exactly who hears it. If your music is similar to Eminem, your songs are played to listeners of stations playing Eminem. If you sound more like Rihanna, you can target those stations instead. Once your music starts playing for the listeners you have targeted, Radio Airplay gives you detailed, daily reports on the things you care about: plays, likes, fans, and more. Basically, we play your music to the people most likely to become your fans.
SOCAN - SOCAN is a member-based organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of more than three-million Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 120,000 Canadian members, and the Canadian music industry overall. SOCAN licenses more than 125,000 businesses in Canada, and distributes royalties to its members and music rights organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of their music internationally in collaboration with its peer societies. www.socan.ca
Songfacts - Online since 1999, Songfacts tells the stories behind the songs. If you've ever wondered what's going on in "Hotel California" or what Bryan Adams was really singing about in "Summer of '69," you'll find it here. Our in-depth interviews explore the craft of songwriting and delve into the song meanings. Among the hundreds of songwriters we've interviewed are Bill Withers, Justin Hayward, Lisa Loeb, Adam Duritz, Jennifer Nettles, Joe Jackson and Jimmy Webb.
Songsalive! - Songsalive!® is the largest international non-profit membership organization and social community for songwriters and composers, since 1997. Songsalive! is run by volunteer songwriters for songwriters and is dedicated to nurturing, support, education and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Through Songsalive!, songs and songwriters can be accessed by the whole world and when the hunt is on, Songsalive! is a one-stop song shop! www.songsalive.org
Songwriters Association of Canada - Songwriters Association of Canada - The Songwriters Association of Canada (S.A.C.) provides a wealth of resources, services and networking opportunities to help songwriters develop their craft and expand their impact. Members can take advantage of "The Song Vault," a song registration service, as well as, Song Assessments by industry pros, 1-on-1 Mentoring opportunities, Regional Writers Groups, Bluebird North showcases, and webinar presentations that happen online and across the country. In addition, the S.A.C. plays an active role in advocating for the rights of songwriters. Make an investment towards the development of your craft and career as a songwriter, visit www.songwriters.ca - we look forward to hearing your songs!
Sound On Sound - SOUND ON SOUND has consistently remained at the forefront of music recording technology since it was launched in 1985 on the UK's Channel 4 TV top music show The Tube by the visionary SOS Publications Group, championing the convergence of MIDI, computer technology and recording equipment that continues to revolutionise the music production industry today, 30 years later.
StarNow.com - Kick-start your music career with StarNow! StarNow is the world’s leading auditions and jobs website for musicians. As a member, you can apply to auditions and jobs on the site, be scouted in our Talent Directory, and work with some of the biggest names in the industry. Check out the jobs available now at www.starnow.com and get discovered!
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival - Music festivals abound, but one stands out for its innovative and adventurous programming. The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival has been called “North America’s most comprehensive and consistently rewarding jazz showcase” and “has set the standard for excellence, creativity, and positive energy.” Produced by Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, the Jazz Festival is a colossal event that draws well over half a million people to its 35 indoor and outdoor stages. The Society also produces concerts for the annual Winterruption Festival, numerous year-round concerts and education and outreach programs like TD High School Jazz Intensive and musician workshops. Coastal Jazz supports so much diverse music in the city that it is the foundation of music in Vancouver, inspiring the city’s soundtrack.
The Blues Foundation - The Blues Foundation is THE organization that serves, represents, and fosters the global blues community. Their mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Founded in 1980, The Blues Foundation networks close to 50,000 fans and professionals around the world with signature events such as the Blues Music Awards and International Blues Challenge, honors such as the Blues Hall of Fame and Keeping the Blues Alive Awards, and programs such as the HART Fund, Generation Blues, and Blues in the Schools.
The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers - The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers is an international songwriting organization which assists its members, being new and established songwriters, composers, lyricists, producers, performers, musicians, singers, djs, poets, publishers, managers, record labels, studios, etc., to all those working in the music industry, Publishers of Songwriting and Composing Magazine since 1986 and working in association with the Panama Music Group of Companies: www.panamamusic.co.uk and Digimix Records Ltd: www.digimixrecords.com.
The JAM Advanced Music Camp - The JAM Advanced Music Camp has become the most sought after summer music camp in Nashville attracting students from across the United States and Europe. Students flock to this camp because of its reputation for giving a heaping helping of real life music industry experience. The JAM is for experienced teenage and young college musicians/vocalists ages 13-21. JAM students participate in the “eye opener” (master class) and are members of 2 bands each week and perform in two showcases each week. Students are also exposed to over 40 genres of music, music education forums from Industry professionals and songwriting. The JAM is for young people who are serious and passionate about their music. Students must have at least 2 years of experience on their instrument and an audition is required. For more information please visit www.thejamcamp.com Network* Advance* Perform.
The Orchard - The Orchard is a global music, film and video distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network. Founded in 1997, The Orchard combines a holistic approach to sales and marketing with industry-leading technology and operations, amplifying clients’ reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Hulu, Netflix, Xbox, Muve, Best Buy, Walmart, and many more. Its intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support empowers businesses and creators in the full scope of the entertainment industry.
WJKO Radio - WJKORadio.org was designed by musicians for musicians. We promote only unsigned artists by providing them with global airplay, advertising them on our web site and links to the band websites and product vendors. WJKO is the Sound Of Independents!
Zedd Records - Zedd Records is a full service music production company collaborating with artists including Grammy winners Betty Carter & Wynton Marsalis, and multi-platinum songwriters Rob Wells (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert) and Greig Nori (Hedley, Sum41). With the songs we produce for our artists, we have landed over 80 song licenses for TV and film including Entertainment Tonight, Degrassi, Coca-Cola, Discovery Channel and Dunkin’ Donuts, as well as over $500,000 in grant funding and the Grand Prizes of multiple high-profile songwriting contests. Visit www.zeddrecords.com for publishing, licensing and collaboration inquiries - we would love to hear from you!