Music Copyright, Record Companies, And Performance Rights Org's
Music Publishers, Performance Rights Organizations, And
Band Resources, Songwriter
Resources, and Music Industry 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 Licensing -
How to license your band's
How to sell music
online through digital distribution
How to promote a band -
Social media band
Music Yellow Pages - Yellow page lists of just about
anything related to music, songwriting, and the music
Business Bureau - BBB -
Check out a record company before you sign any
Songscope - Online songwriting pitch tools for the
Songwriters Resource Network - ~ News & Information
for songwriters~Free songwriter billboards ~ Songwriting
and music industry contacts ~ sponsors of the Great
American Song Contest!
Master Writer - Songwriter software - Serious tools
for songwriters as easy to use as your word processor.
National Endowment for the Arts - Music Resources -
Includes Funding, Service Organizations, and Online
Online Internet Music Resources List - Performing Arts
Reading Room - Library of Congress - Find film music
sites, music organizations, music industry sites, sheet
music sites, for the songwriter, indie music band and
Artistopia - The Ultimate Music and Artist Resource
Artistopia is the first company that delivers a clear,
potent, and qualified strategy for indie music artists
and music industry professionals to come together under
one roof and speak one language - potential success!
Gigasonic Musical Instruments Store - Pro Audio
Recording Equipment, Musical Instruments online store
supplies recording equipment, music audio interfaces for
computer audio recording.
Base - Indie music act info and show dates
Addicted-to-Songwriting - Complete info on
songwriting: Articles, Interviews, Tips & More.
Signed - Indie music resources and songwriting
Pro Tour Online.com - The Professional Online
Partners in Rhyme - Your audio resource for
Multimedia Projects. Royalty free music, sound effects,
production music library, audio software, and sound
E-Studio-Drummer.com - 25 Yr. Pro offering
interactive environment to provide you with full
customized drum, percussion, and integrated loop
performances for your home studio recordings and
professional production houses.
My Record Label - My Record Label is Your Record
Label! A free music distribution site where fans buy
music and merchandise directly from the artist!
MyMusicSite.com - is an online music community helping
independent artists sell and promote their music via
downloads and ringtones
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
Licensing works in general.
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.