INDUSTRY SHORTCUTS

Music Industry How To – 

Music Industry How To is an advice website for musicians. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, there’s something for you. Not sure where to start? How about their songwriting guide for beginners. You’ll also find guides on music marketing, as well as tools to help you do more in your music career faster. 

AirGigs – AirGigs is a global platform for hiring top session musicians, vocalists and audio engineers. Songwriters and producers can take their song ideas from concept to completion online, or, can order specific services to enhance their production. Members can browse services, read reviews, listen to sample tracks, and reach out to artists to discuss their projects. Talent on AirGigs ranges from grammy award winners, to musicians with major label credits, to top rated independent talent. Explore new creative possibilities at www.AirGigs.com

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.

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.  Join us for the 2018 ECMAs in Halifax,

Music Monthly – 

MusicMonthly.com is an online global music magazine. It is the go-to guide for what’s happening with new and favorite artists, new releases and ongoing selections of great songs and new videos to play. The Music Monthly team has unique experience in the industry including: record label and A&R executives, award winning engineers, producers, journalists and other industry professionals. Listen to the music of your choice, read news, and articles of your favorite artist, with additional informative industry resources available.  We showcase the artists.    

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.

IndiePulse Music Magazine – IndiePulse Music Magazine, The News, Interviews and Reviews of the Indie Music Scene. Entertainment News, Fashion and Lifestyle Features.”The Best Music Your Eyes Have Yet To Hear.  


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.


Bandfinder
 – Bandfinder.com 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.

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BMI

SACEM

BANDCAMP

SOUNDCLOUD

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.


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.

CCM Magazine – GET YOUR CHRISTIAN ALBUM REVIEWED! Are you are a Christian artist? CCM Magazine wants to review your album!  You’ll receive your very own URL on CCMmagazine.com, get mentioned in our eNewsletter and even have the option to be showcased on our social media outlets. Click here request a review.  

Music Business Association – Calling all business-minded songwriters, musicians, bands, and creatives! Music Biz 2019, powered by the Music Business Association, will return to Nashville, May 5 – 8 at the brand new JW Marriott and continue to bring together global power players within the music industry for four days of innovation and productivity. The event will feature 100+ panels and programs including keynote conversations with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Def Jam’s CEO Paul Rosenberg; the Indie Artist & Songwriter Forum powered by Songtrust; awards presentations to Bebe Rexha, Kane Brown, and Sony Nashville’s CEO Randy Goodman; Digital Service Workshops for creatives w/ Amazon, Apple, Soundcloud, Spotify, Pandora and YouTube; endless networking and private meeting opportunities with 2,500+ attendees, 800+ industry entities and so much more!  

Folk Alliance International – Folk Alliance International – Celebrating 30 years of community and song. Register now for Folk Alliance International’s Conference, the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community. Discounted “Fall Rate” is available until November 30.  FAI’s 30th annual event (February 14-18, 2018) draws 2,700 registrants from 27 countries and is known for its community atmosphere, business-networking opportunities with emerging talent, touring legends, festivals, venue bookers, agents, managers, media, and music industry reps who attend the conference. Join FAI in honoring the past three decades of growth and activity, as well as the broader story of folk music during that time. It will feature special presentations from Richard Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter (who will also headline the Kansas City Folk Festival). Contact fai@folk.org for more information. www.folkconference.org

Indie Is Not A Genre – 

A Music Blog that doesn’t trust the hype. “Indie” has become nothing but an overused prefix. What began as a statement soon evolved into one of the largest independent UK music blogs. Covering news, reviews, live events, interviews and an up to date list of new album releases, we offer a platform for signed and unsigned bands to get noticed. We cover a broad range of musical styles, ranging from indie rock to electronica to folk to singer songwriter and even to punk – because: indie is not a genre.  

Jamendo – Jamendo provides artists with more exposure thanks to Jamendo Music, a music platform where any music lover can discover music for free.  They also offer new streams of revenue thanks to Jamendo Licensing, a licensing platform where musicians can make money by selling music for commercial use (for in-store background music or to be used in multimedia projects).

KC Cafe Radio – Since 2008, KC Café Radio has been playing The World’s Finest Original Music to fans of independent music 24 hours-a-day, via its website, kccaferadio.com.  Similar in nature to the music that might be heard in your local coffee shop, music presented on KC Cafe Radio range in style from Folk, Americana and Country, to Rock, Blues, Jazz and International styles.


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 Reviews Are In – thereviewsarein.com is a Toronto-based music blog. Its primary content focus includes new music, album and live show reviews, artist interviews, festival previews and coverage, and creative content including artists. Joshua and Trish have backgrounds in social media, public relations, advertising, marketing, branding, writing, photography, and content management. Add those qualities to an appreciation of music and live entertainment, and it only makes sense that they dedicate time, effort and love to the industry, artists and fans. thereviewsarein.com is committed to creating and sharing news, original content, and a love of music.

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