Music Resource Links

Associations/Resources

ASCAP  is the American Society of Composers, Authorsand Publishers, a membership association of over 100,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. ASCAP's function is to protect the rights of its members by licensing and paying royalties for the public performances of their copyrighted works.

Audio Engineering Society  (AES) The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Its membership of leading engineers, scientists and other authorities serves its members, the industry and the public by stimulating and facilitating advances in the constantly changing field of audio. It encourages and disseminates new developments through annual technical meetings and exhibitions of professional equipment, and through the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, the professional archival publication in the audio industry.

BMI  is a music performing rights organization. It was formed to provide a competitive source of music licensing in the United States. In 1940, at the time of BMI's formation, the works of less than 150 publishers and slightly more than 1,000 writers were the only U.S. works available through the existing performing rights organizations. The repertoire available almost entirely excluded certain forms of music that were beginning to grow in popularity, such as r&b and country, which became the roots of rock & roll.

HEARNET - An organization to spread information about hearing loss and how to prevent it  

MIDI Manufacturers Association -The MIDI Manufacturers Association (also known as "MMA") is where companies work together to create the standards that assure compatibility among MIDI products. Since 1985 the MMA has produced 11 new specifications and adopted 38 sets of enhancements to MIDI.

MusicBase - Record Labels and Other Music Resources.

National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)  NAMM's mission is to "unify, lead and strengthen the global music products industry and to increase active participation in music making." This mission is supported by over 7,000 music products retailers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and publishers located in the United States and in more than 100 other countries. NAMM is dedicated to promoting the future of the music products industry.

SAC- Songwriters Association of Canada

SESAC- Songwriter / Publisher Organization

SOCAN - Songwriter / Publisher Organization

The Composers' Corner - A gathering place and resource for young composers of contemporary serious music.

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

 

Magazines

 

Bassplayer Magazine  The online edition of Bassplayer magazine

Guitar Player Magazine- The online edition of the popular Guitar Player Magazine.

Keyboard Magazine (US)  The online edition of the popular Keyboard Magazine.

 

MIDI Pages

Classical MIDI Archives- The Classical Archives is the largest classical music site on the web: 35,290 full length classical music files by 1,963 composers.

Harmony Central - Harmony-central.com is a Internet resource for musicians, supplying valuable information from news and product reviews, to classified ads and chat rooms.

Music by Request  -They offer and compose Original Music for artists, film and television

Web Music Guide - the web's most comprehensive music directory. Unlike many other directories that cater to only one aspect of the industry, they try to cover as much as possible - everything from artists to the key players in the industry. If you're an artist, a small label, a producer or publishing company, please feel free to add your name and website to our directory. Your services or portfolio will be accesible to thousands of surfers worldwide.

Misc

International Piano Supply - piano accessories, benches, books, digital software, parts, supplies and tools.

Keyboard Systems - source for keyboard and organ parts, software, MIDI retro kits, Top-Octave IC's, vacuum tubes, Lowrey organ parts, service and owners manuals.

Piano on the Net - Free on-line course uses Apple's QuickTime software to teach Piano and Music Lessons, including Jazz, on the Internet.

TAXI: The Independent A&R Vehicle connecting unsigned artists, bands and songwriters with major record labels, publishers, and film & TV music supervisors.






Music Publishers

EMI Music Publishing   A leading music publisher web site.

Schools

D3 Music Learning Network - Online music education featuringstreaming video, sound, notation and tab Fast, fun, and easy.

MI's Musicians Institute - Music School located in Hollywood, specializes in pop music styles for Guitar, Bass, Keyboards & Voice.

www.TeachList.com

TeachList.com - Large international database of music teachers. For all instruments, locations, ages, styles and skill levels.