Music Jobs & Music Industry Resources

Band And Songwriter Resources

Music Copyright, Record Companies, And PRO's

 

Music Copyright, Record Companies, And Performance Rights Org's

Music Publishers, Performance Rights Organizations, And Band Resources

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Band Resources, Songwriter Resources, and Music Industry Resources - Resources including the government copyright website, band promotion sites, publishing companies, record company web sites, and more.  We have included Lists of Record Companies, Music Publishers, Music Promotion Sites, Record Producers, and Music Organizations. Please visit the company sites and either call or e-mail the company to find out the companies needs.  Great resources for submitting your music to record companies are the Songwriters Market Books.  These books are a must have for bands with professionally recorded original music looking to get to the next stage of their career.  Another great resource for music contracts, band issues, and legal issues are the Music Law: Run Your Band's Business (Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business) books.  Be aware that some Record Companies are more open to demo submissions than others.  Also, we can not guarantee any success in using the following websites for soliciting your music and do not endorse the sites. We hope that some of the information will eventually help you grow your indie music career.  Some music solicitation or A&R sites do charge a fee, so be aware.  It's a good rule of thumb to avoid paying fees to submit your music.  If the record company was really interested, they would work with your band without you having to pay up front fees. 

Band And Songwriter Resources

How To Copyright Music, Record Company Listings, Performance Rights Organizations (PRO), Music Publishers, and Songwriting Resources

Music Publishers

Copyright

Band Resources & Songwriter Resources:

Record Company Website Listings:

Performance Rights Organizations (PRO): 

A Performance Rights Organization basically collects license fees for musicians who are members.  They would pay royalties when a songwriter's material is performed publicly.  Songwriters and composers would join a PRO if their copyrighted material is performed publicly (Live Performance, TV, radio, commercials, websites etc).  Click on the 3 major PRO's below to find out more information on music licensing and royalties in general.  One note:  You can only join one Performance Rights Organization (PRO).  Research all three below and find the one the best fits your band.  Click here If you need more information on how Music Licensing works in general. 

Music Organizations

Any of the resources above should be of great significance to the indie music artist, garage band, or songwriter.  We do not endorse all of the sites, but are simply giving you some different resources to check out on your own.