Resources

RESOURCES

MUSIC BUSINESS

MANY MOODS PRODUCTIONS – http://www.manymoods.com

Many Moods Productions Is A Company Committed to assisting aspiring singers, songwriters, managers, musicians, producers, and other entrepreneurs in the music industry.  We offer free contracts, tools and resources as well as CD and Demo packages, Radio Campaigns, music promotions.

SONGWRITERS LINKS

Indie Connect, Inc.—the new “Chamber of Commerce for Independent Singers,

Songwriters, and Music Professionals”— Opens in Nashville

Contact: Vinny Ribas, CEO – vinny@indieconnect.com – Indie Connect, Inc.

http://www.indieconnect.com

LyricFind – http://www.lyricfind.com

Songwriters Sessions – http://www.risingsoulproductions/songwriter_sessions_.html

Songwriters Directory – http://www.SongwritersDirectory.com

MUSIC PUBLISHING

AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishing) – http://www.aimp.orghttp://www.linkedin.com/groups/aimp

NMPA (The national Music Publishers Association) http://www.nmpa.org

International Confedration of Music Publishers – http://www.www.icmp-ciem.org

Eric Beall – http://www.ericbeall.berkleemusicblogs.comhttp://www.ericbeall.com – Author of Making Music Making Money (an inside guide to becoming your own music Publisher)

COPYRIGHT OFFICE (212) 707-9100  (24/hrs a day)

Library Of Congress – 101 Independence Avenue – S.E. Washington, D.C. 20559-6000 http://www.copyright.gov/forms

Copyright Clearance Center – http://www.copyright.comhttp://www.songclearance.comhttp://www.twitter.com/coversonghttp://www.musicianwages.com

Limelight – michael@songclearance.com – (646) 461-6391 – support@songclearance.com – (646) 863-6375

United States Patent & Trademark Office – http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/process/index.jsp

UK Trademark Registration – http://www.uktrademarkregistration.com/trademark_faq.html

ORGANIZATIONS

BMI  (Broadcast Music Incorporation) – New York Headquarters –  (212) 220-3000 – 7 World Trade Center – 250 Greenwich Street – New York, NY 10007-0030 http://www.bmi.com

ASCAP (Association – http://www.ascap.com

SESAC – http://www.sesac.com

SOCAN (Canada Only) – http://www.socan.com  The Canadian musical Reproduction rights Agency LTD (CMRRA) Collection & distribution of mechanical royalties is largely handled by CMRRA. Most publishers ulitize CMRRA for their collection of Canadian royalties.

The Harry Fox Agency – http://www.harryfox.com/index.jsp 

Nielsen Soundscan – http://www.nielsensoundscan.com

BDS (Nielsen Broadcast Data System) Airplay tracking free to submit your msuic to BDS for tracking.

SoundExchange – http://www.soundexchange.com

The Grammys – http://www.grammy.comhttp://www.youtube.com/user/thegrammys

MUSIC CHARTS

Billboard Music Charts – http://www.billboard.com/charts  (Billboard, Soundscan, Nielsen Soundscan. (Created by Mike Fine & Mike Shalett) Track sales of music and music video products.

Big Champagne _ http://bcdash.bigchampagne.com – 1.800.990.2810 – help@bigChampagne.com – 450 North Roxburg Drive 6th Fl. – Beverly Hills, California 90210 – The worlds most successful entertainment brands use Big Champagne’s BC Dash platform to track key business measure in real time.

Ultimate Chart – http://www.ultimatechart.com (is a ranked list of the weeks most popular artists and song).

Indie Music Charts – http://www.indiecharts.com (The best indie unsigned artists. Get free radio airplay).

Song Cast – http://www.songcastmusic.com

SBA Loans – http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov

TechCrunch = http://www.techcrunch.com

DiscMakers – http://www.discmakers.com

Future Of Music Coalition (non-profit group) – http://www.futureofmusic.org

RADIO

XPOrAdio – http://www.xporadio.com

UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC

SOUNDCLOUD – http://www.soundcloud.com

SOUNDCLICK – http://www.soundclick.com

ARTICLES

Whats A Recording Deal All About? – http://www.musicbizacademy.com/knab/articles/recorddeal.htm

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