Americana Music Association - The Americana Music Association® is a professional trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world. Our membership supports our efforts to enhance awareness of the Americana community, with the ultimate goal of connecting artists to an audience. If you’re a professional musician or work in the Americana genre, you’re eligible to become a member. Membership benefits include voting for the Americana Honors & Awards and Board of Directors, access to our Member Directory, a discounted rate for AMERICANAFEST®, invitations to member-exclusive events and more. Learn more and join here.


Americana Rhythm Magazine - Americana Rhythm Magazine ( bridges the genre's with it's broad Americana themed Indie/Roots/Bluegrass/Folk coverage - offering print and digital coverage to fans and musicians. Founded in 2005, their loyal reader base of over 15,000 reaches regional, national, and international music lovers. Their Integrated Music Media package ( is a fantastic and affordable way for artists to reach our niche' specific audience in a multifaceted approach that highlights not just their music, but also the stories behind the music.


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.


Arturia - Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specializes in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians. Arturia is a team of passionate people dedicated to musicians. Arturia dares to create original and different instruments, imagine new experiences and reinvent products. Operating in 55 countries, Arturia has offices in France, in the USA and since 2014 in Mexico. Focusing on innovation, Arturia strives to integrate the latest advances in computer music research and technology into our products. Arturia's instruments have gone on to be used in making many hit records and soundtracks.  


Bandfinder - believes more music makes the world a better place. Our mission is to connect musicians to each other and the bands who need them. We match you based on location, instrument, music style, recording experience, music theory, practice or gig frequency and more by searching or automatic matching. Join a band or start your next band today. The world is waiting for you.


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.



BreakOutWest - Western Canada's largest music industry event! This is your chance to discover your next favourite band. Featuring an emersive industry and artist development conference, 50+ highlight artists. The WCMA head office is located in Winnipeg, MB. They recognize the ancestral lands, from Treaty One Territory, the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. BreakOut West is an annual music event that includes an immersive, music development conference, music festival hosted by the Western Canadian Music Alliance. 


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.


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.  


Different PC - Musicians Need a Different PC. None of the big-name computer companies focus on the unique needs of audio pros and musicians, forcing you to find the best solutions on your own. So much care goes into picking the best studio gear, audio interfaces, and music software. Why should the computer at the heart of your studio be left to an afterthought? Different PC builds the best audio workstations for recording, producing, and mixing music. Find out how they're helping Mac users make the switch, too! ISC participants save $100 off a new system with discount code ISC100.


Florida Songwriters Association - Florida Songwriters Association is dedicated to motivating and educating both aspiring and professional songwriters throughout the State of Florida and beyond. Their team consists of talented songwriters from every genre of music and range from novice amateurs to established professionals in the industry. Together, they work with writers who are committed to protecting the rights and the future of the songwriting profession. Members have access to one-on-one mentoring sessions with industry professionals, free sync licensing pitches and publishing opportunities, free song evaluations, and exclusive access to educational materials focused on the songwriting industry.


Folk Roots Radio - Folk Roots Radio is a weekly syndicated radio show hosted and produced by award-winning broadcaster Jan Hall. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. For more information, playlists, interviews and show notes, visit


Guitar Girl Magazine - Guitar Girl Magazine is the most trusted, relevant, and inspiring female magazine in the market today, focused on encouraging, inspiring, and empowering female guitarists and bassists. On their website and in their print editions, the goal is to promote artists, provide relevant music industry news, guitar gear reviews, fun rock lifestyle finds, insider tips and advice, lessons, and special features that will engage and inspire our readers. They have assembled a great team of knowledgeable journalists across the US, of which 80% are female with a combined 50+ years of experience in the music industry. They have featured some of the best female guitarists and bass players in the world.


Hookist - Hookist is a collaborative songwriting platform where fans, music lovers and aspiring songwriters write original songs with their favorite artists, one line at a time. Part masterclass in songwriting, part music social network, Hookist gives you unprecedented insight into the creative process of music’s most respected artists and the chance to hone your skills and get feedback from legendary songwriters like Paul Williams & Jack Tempchin, while promoting your own music at the same time. And if your lyric gets chosen and the song is a hit, you get paid!


Jazz Monthly - is an online publication of interviews, new releases, reviews, news and entertainment covering all genres of Jazz and Blues. Our “Features" provide an insight into the experiences, efforts and opportunities of Artists and their rise to recognition in the field of Jazz/Blues. Also featured, are industry professionals that have made major contributions in shaping and re-shaping the music world as we see it today.


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 and enter Code MCAT60.


MixButton - MixButton are an online mixing and mastering service who work with artists all over the world ensuring they can achieve the professional sound quality for their music they are proud of releasing. They listen and communicate with you to make sure they know your musical direction and your desired sound as an artist before beginning work on the mixing and mastering process. The initial mixing stage brings together the individual instruments of your arrangement resulting in a flawless mix. You then have the option of making any changes before moving to the mastering stage which prepares the fine details of the audio ready for your big release.


Music BC - Music BC Industry Association is a not for profit association serving the for profit and non-profit music industry, including artists from all genres, industry professionals, service providers, studios, promoters, venues, festivals, producers, agents, managers and educational institutions.


Music Connection Magazine - Music Connection is a United States-based monthly music-trade magazine, which began publication in 1977. It caters to career-minded musicians, songwriters, recording artists and assorted music-industry support personnel. The magazine began by focusing on the Southern California music scene, but now has a national focus and national distribution. The publication and its website offer inside information about the music business, including specialized directories of contact information about music professionals and Free Classifieds for musicians. Music Connection also publishes reviews of unsigned and independent live performers and recording artists. A number of acclaimed artists achieved their first music-magazine-cover status from Music Connection. Those artists and groups include Guns N' Roses, Madonna, Jane's Addiction, Alanis Morissette, White Stripes and Adele.


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. - Designed by musicians, for musicians, was created with one goal: make it easy for musicians to find other musicians for their bands, recording projects, casual jams, and more. Create a FREE profile and our advanced search capabilities will help you find the right kinds of musicians for your project—or connect you to theirs. Producers & engineers can also create profiles, making it easy for musicians to find them, too! Brought to you by, the premiere online magazine for serious musicians. Register today—FOR FREE—and prepare to Get Your Jam On!


Neon Music - Neon Music is a London based online music discovery publication promoting global emerging and established talent of all genres. They focus on the latest music news, new music videos, events and exclusive interviews as well as thought provoking blog posts. There is something for all music lovers on Neon Music.


New Zealand Music Foundation - The New Zealand Music Foundation was established in the belief that music has the power to make our world a better place. What makes the charity unique is that it is dedicated to developing and sustaining exciting projects that all have one thing in common: they change lives through music. The charity supports and develops projects around the country that use music to help people who are facing serious health challenges or who are at-risk & vulnerable. It also provides emergency assistance to kiwi songwriters & music people suffering illness and hardship, as well as giving professional counselling support to people in the NZ music community who are unable to access support themselves. The NZ Music Foundation can only carry out its vital work with your support. Visit their website now to get involved.


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.


North Central Florida Blues Society - The North Central Florida Blues Society, Inc. is a is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve, cultivate, nurture, and promote the Blues, and to support the Blues in North Central Florida. We do so by increasing awareness of and appreciation for the Blues through Society-sanctioned educational efforts, and providing a network of association for area Blues lovers. We bring national and international touring acts to our area through our quarterly concerts and annual downtown concert.  Join us as we keep the Blues alive in the North Central Florida area! Visit:


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. Elton John says he uses to keep track of new music, and Entertainment Weekly has included it 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!


Quadio - Quadio is the only social streaming platform for college students. Sign up with a .edu email to discover the newest artists at schools around the country and find producers, vocalists, songwriters, and more to collaborate with on your next project. Check out and @quadiomedia on Instagram to learn more.


Radio Airplay - Get Your Songs Played to Millions of Internet Radio Listeners! plays your music to a very large and real audience on sites like, 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.


SAMRO - SAMRO is a leading Southern African copyright administration organisation that deals primarily with the administration of Performing Rights. Established in 1961, SAMRO represents more than 15 000 music authors, composers, and publishers in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. SAMRO works to ensure that music authors, composers, and publishers are rewarded whenever, and wherever their musical works are played and performed. SAMRO also provides South African, Lesotho and Swaziland music consumers with access to the world's musical repertoire, through its membership of CISAC, as well as reciprocal agreements with CMOs worldwide.


SCENES - SCENES™ is a community of passionate music fans. Through Scenes Live Sessions they feature live concerts from emerging musicians in all genres, especially American roots music, country, pop, R&B, rock n' roll, alternative, rap and more. These can originate anywhere from the United States to Australia. Their Daily Digest enables you to scan each day’s top music news, watch an original video from our Featured Artist of the Day, and fill out your entertainment menu through features on Hollywood productions.  From the Daily Digest you can click on links to the SCENES website and experience the whole range of our music offerings. You’ll find both established artists and meet today’s best emerging talents. Ultimately, their goal is to elevate super-talented individuals and groups in the music Scene, the Hollywood Scene, and other forms of entertainment.  What’s your Scene? Find yours, here.


SmashHaus - SmashHaus bypasses middlemen in the music business and instantly connects musicians to leading media companies worldwide seeking music. On SmashHaus, you earn 100% of all income and work directly with leading media entertainment company in Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond. Companies post music licensing, work and exposure opportunities and creators can build their own client network. Our premium members also enjoy VIP Meet and Greets with leading music industry executives, talent and Trail Blazers to grow valuable relationships. SmashHaus can only support content creators at the highest quality and thus is very selective. Founded by Soundcloud Radio Talk Show Host and award winning music producers Dylan Berry. 


SOCAN - SOCAN connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. Nearly 150,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers are its direct members, and more than 130,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and a commitment to lead the global transformation of music rights, with wholly-owned companies Audiam and MediaNet, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music has value and music creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information:


SONG ANGEL - When you share your music with anyone, there are three things you want to know: Did they OPEN it? LISTEN to it? LIKE it? They have over 20 notification types that tell you INSTANTLY when someone opens your email, listens to your song, likes your artwork, lyrics, video and a bunch of other things. With in-app messaging, people can contact you instantly, so if that radio station wants an interview, or a promoter wants to book you for a gig, they can do it right there! No more waiting and wondering! It’s time to change the way your music moves!


Songbay - Songbay is a unique marketplace for the sale of original Music and Lyrics. They bring Buyers and Sellers together. Every day original Songs and Lyrics are traded at Songbay-from licensing deals to entire copyright purchases. Every day users collaborate on songwriting projects arranged through Songbay. It's a great place to make contacts and network. Songwriters, Lyricists, Producers and Music Industry professionals are talking to each other at Songbay. They also offer a comprehensive Copyright registration service to all their artists. Go and say 'Hi' and Join free today at: Songbay


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 - we look forward to hearing your songs! - 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 and get discovered!


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 Christian Beat - At, their mission is to point you to music that connects the human heart with Jesus in all seasons of life. They are committed to connecting you with your favorite Christian and Gospel artists like never before with unparalleled coverage of new music, an expansive video gallery, and exclusive interviews, album reviews and special event coverage


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.


The Indie Bible - Through our flagship Indie Bible, our Ultimate Indie Bundle and our NEW Booking Agents Directory, we provide Independent Musicians with all the tools they need to succeed in their music career. Over 19+ years, we have helped countless thousands of Musicians get MORE Exposure, SELL MORE Music, and achieve their full potential!


Trends Brasil Conference - TRENDS BRASIL CONFERENCE is the meeting of the global Brazilian music business. TRENDS gathers all music industry players in Brazil, from musicians and performers to DSPs and PROs, distributers, publishers, producers, rights managements, indie and major labels, ... you name it. At TRENDS you meet the global Brazilian music business in one place and explore the many opportunities for your music or company in this continental country. Virtual conference May 2021. In person conference October 2021.


WOMEX - WOMEX – Worldwide Music Expo – is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and showcase concerts. Over 2,500 professionals (including 260 performing artists) come together every October from 90 countries, making WOMEX not only the number one networking platform for the world music industry, but also the most diverse music meeting worldwide. Its musical spectrum is unparalleled in the international showcase festival scene, ranging from the most traditional to the new global local underground, embracing folk, roots, local and diaspora cultures and urban and electronic sounds from all over the globe as well as all musical juxtapositions of these. Jazz and classical are explicitly welcome! 7 stages, around 700 exhibiting companies, 100+ speakers, films, an opening concert and an award ceremony across five packed networking days and rather short nights.


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