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Affiliations:

Jamgood Mastering
Analog stereo mastering for CD, DVD, SACD, digital download, and vinyl. eMastering. Stem mixing. Fresh ears, the best gear, and long gray hairs of experience in every music genre. Jamgood Mastering caters to up and coming independent artists, seasoned producers, major labels and indie labels.

Coe Cloud Designs


IODA
the industry leading digital distribution company for the global independent music community.

THINK INDIE
is a consortium of independent record retailers determined to bring true music lovers back to the stores that make a difference. Besides sharing the avid fan's passion and enthusiasm for music, THINK INDIE stores are equipped with a unique catalogue of exclusive releases, live shows and limited-edition goodies from a variety of well-known artists - the kind of stuff that makes cool record stores even cooler. So take a look around, find a store near you, and remember what it's like to shop in a store where the only appliances are in the break room.

Sonicbids
Musicians. Promoters. ONE Way To Connect. Sonicbids has become one of the fastest-growing music communities on the web trusted by over 70,000 artists and over 6,000 festivals, music conferences, and clubs from over 100 countries. Sonicbids makes it super-easy for musicians and promoters to connect online using Electronic Press Kits (EPK™).

Indie-Music.com
connects musicians, music industry, & music fans. Indie-Music facilitates connections between the major players in the music business - musicians, music industry professionals, and music fans. Their cumulative 100+ years experience in the media and music industries is leveraged for members and clients through specialized website content, including artist EPKs (electronic press kits); underground music news, reviews, & interviews; charts; radio stations; marketplace; and massive music industry search engine.

Atlanta Manufacturing Group
is a full service CD and DVD manufacturer offering major label quality and affordable pricing with boutique type service. We cater to all of our clients, whether you are the first time independent artist or the label with dozens of artists. Check out the website for pricing, past and present clients and much more.

CD Baby
is a little online record store that sells CDs by independent musicians.In a regular record deal or distribution deal, musicians only make $1-$2 per CD, if they ever get paid by their label. When selling through CD Baby, musicians make $6-$12 per CD, and get paid weekly.


Copyright Matters and Licensing:

NMPA National Music Publishers' Association
Currently representing over 800 American music publishers, NMPA has worked to interpret copyright law, educate the public about licensing, and safeguard the interests of its members. To insure a fair and orderly market for everyone involved in music publishing, NMPA is dedicated to the protection of music copyright across all media and across all national boundaries.

Harry Fox Agency, Inc.
The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. was established in 1927 as a musical copyright information source and licensing agency for the music industry. HFA currently represents more than 27,000 music publishers, and is the premier licensing resource for the mechanical use of music reproduced in all formats and media. HFA specializes in the following licensing and monitoring services: Mechanical Licensing, Digital Licensing and International Monitoring.


Royalty Compliance:

Royalty Collections & Distributions:

Downloadable forms to register copyrights.
www.copyright.gov/forms
Form PA with instructions - for published or unpublished works of the performing arts.
www.copyright.gov/forms/formpai.pdf
Form SR with instructions - for published or unpublished sound recordings.
www.copyright.gov/forms/formsri.pdf


Performance Rights:

ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
ASCAP is a membership association of over 145,000 U.S. composers, songwriters and publishers of every kind of music and hundreds of thousands worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP's licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. ASCAP makes giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and users of music.

BMI Broadcast Music incorporated
BMI is an American performing rights organization that represents approximately 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music. The non-profit-making company, founded in 1940, collects license fees on behalf of those American creators it represents, as well as thousands of creators from around the world who chose BMI for representation in the United States. The license fees BMI collects for the "public performances" of its repertoire of approximately 4.5 million compositions - including radio airplay, broadcast and cable television carriage, Internet and live and recorded performances by all other users of music - are then distributed as royalties to the writers, composers and copyright holders it represents.

SESAC Society of European Stage Authors and Composers
SESAC, Inc., is a performing rights organization, with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles and London. "When a songwriter or publisher affiliates with SESAC, SESAC then represents the right for that music to be played in public. As the technological leader among the nation's performing rights organizations, SESAC was the first p.r.o. to employ state-of-the-art Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) performance detection. SESAC pioneered the use of Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) to provide SESAC's writer and publisher affiliates with the fastest, most accurate royalty payment available anywhere. The system required to compute compensation is based on many factors, including music trade publication chart activity, broadcast logs, computer database information, and state-of-the-art monitoring.

SGA Songwriters Guild of America
Organized in 1931, the SGA is the nation's largest and oldest songwriters organization, serving its members with the vital information and programs to further their careers and understanding of the music industry.

Look Up Songs and Artists:

Gracenote CD Data Base
Online music CD database: over 1500000 titles, searchable by artist, title, and song.

AMG All Music Guide
Search by artists, albums, songs, styles, labels.

Music Magazines and Directories:
Electronic Musician
EQ Magazinev
Georgia Music Magazine
MIX Magazine
MusicDish, Industry e-Journal
Recording
Rolling Stone
Tape Op


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