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Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million musical works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for more than 70 years. The company provides licenses for businesses that perform music, and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents. Find out more at www.bmi.com, follow @BMI on Twitter and stay connected through Facebook.
The Berklee Music Network is an online music community of the world's most talented, Berklee-trained musicians, songwriters, music producers and music industry professionals who are actively moving the business of music forward, both creatively and entrepreneurially. The Berklee Music Network offers extensive deals on music products and services; provides members with exclusive music industry jobs, gigs, and music career opportunities; and is a one-of-a-kind music collaboration engine that fosters creativity between our members.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. 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.
When you finish recording, you trust Disc Makers to provide you with top-quality discs and printing. But who do you turn to when you need instruments and music gear you can count on? When you want the best gear, the best service, and the best deals, find out for yourself why the hottest names in the music industry shop at Sweetwater.
eSoundz is the e-commerce and retail sales division of Sonic Reality, Inc. located in Sunrise, Florida. In 1996 Sonic Reality created sample libraries for popular hardware samplers and by 2001 partnered with companies like IK Multimedia to bring the first ever virtual instrument workstation plug-ins to market such as SampleTank and Sonik Synth. Over the years Sonic Reality has created popular products such as the Sonic Refill series for Propellerheads Reason, the R.A.W. loop series which offers thousands of Rex, Apple Loops and Acidized Waves, IK plug-ins such as Miroslav Philharmonik, SampleMoog and SampleTron and high-end ground-breaking plug-ins such as EpiK DrumS — A Ken Scott Collection, Neil Peart Drums, Ocean Way Drums, and other top-of-the-line virtual drum instruments.
Earning an Independent Music Award is more than just a badge of distinction. The IMAs leverage its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to place winners & nominees in front of Talent Buyers, Film & TV Music Supervisors, Media outlets, and 1 Billion music fans. That's why artists previously on major labels, as well as notable indie label and self-released talent from 70 countries around the globe submit their best work in 86 Song, Album, EP, Music Video & Design categories every year.
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions — with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 "Song of the Year."
School of Rock is the leader in performance-based music education for kids. Through our performance-based approach to music lessons, School of Rock students are more inspired to learn, more motivated to excel and more confident as a result.
We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.
School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, and drums. We combine weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.
School of Rock. Inspiring kids to rock on stage and in life.
Now is your chance to enter what the NY Times calls "the songwriting competition to take note of," and for a chance to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $25,000 in prizes. Renowned for having the most prestigious judges of any music competition in the world, ISC's judging panel is comprised of high-profile recording artists and influential music industry professionals. Judges for this year include: Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Nas, Martina McBride, Robert Smith (The Cure), Derek Trucks, Janelle Monae, Monte Lipman (President of Universal Republic Records), and many more. For entry information and a complete list of judges, please visit: www.songwritingcompetition.com
Deering Banjo Company was founded in 1975 and has grown to become the largest manufacturer of American made banjos in the world. Deering is located in Spring Valley, CA and produces quality 4-string, 5-string, 6-string, and 12-string banjos. Deering is proud to have artists such as Bela Fleck, Mumford & Sons, Steve Martin, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, the Avett Brothers, Dropkick Murphys, and many more play their banjos. To learn more about Deering Banjos, go to www.deeringbanjos.com.
iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are in use by millions of people in over fifty countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. Some of the diverse clients include musical giants like BT, Depeche Mode, and RZA of WuTang Clan; radio stations like Boston’s iconic WGBH; and TV programming like CBS's Survivor, the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the World Cup broadcast, and the GRAMMY awards. Through an extensive licensing program, iZotope technology is also directly integrated into products made by industry-leaders such as Adobe, Avid, and Sony; video games from companies like Harmonix and Ubisoft; as well as a growing number of mobile phone applications. For more information on iZotope products, visit www.izotope.com
PledgeMusic is a direct-to-fan marketing platform that provides artists with the tools needed to take control of their career. With an arsenal of features including our website, preordering system, iPhone app, email marketing, social media dashboard, data collection widgets, and more, we provide artists with everything they need to help fans become partners in the creative process. We invite fans to go behind the scenes with one of a kind perks and exclusive content — everything from vinyl to autographed lyric sheets to unique one-on-one experiences or tickets. Artists retain 100% of all ownership rights, so PledgeMusic is able to operate as a standalone platform or work in conjunction with traditional record deals and marketing. Additionally, artists can decide to donate a portion of their presale funds to a charity of their choosing to support a worthy and personal cause. To sign up for PledgeMusic go to www.pledgemusic.com.
For over 35 years, Aphex has been at the heart of professional audio, recording, broadcast, M.I., live and installed sound. Whether you’re performing, recording, broadcasting or using sound for communications and safety applications, Aphex is committed to providing the cleanest, clearest and most effective signal and dynamics processing technologies available. www.aphex.com.
Whether you’re selling out arenas or still rocking out in your bedroom, Artist Growth can help you manage every aspect of your career with award-winning tools designed for a digital music world. AG is used by world-class artist management companies like Vector Management (Ke$ha, Kings of Leon, Emmylou Harris), as well as independent artists the world over. Free 30 day trial for Disc Makers customers.
Tom Jackson’s Onstage Success goes beyond the usual Artist Development program and focuses on the Live Show to build your fan base, create a demand for your music, and to develop and communicate your unique style! We help you take what you want to say and put it in a language your audience will understand.
Artists at every level can benefit from:
Part Time Musician, Full Time Income is an online program that teaches independent artists new and creative ways to make great full time income with their music while getting massive exposure. Whether you’re a musician, singer, songwriter, or lyricist, you’ll discover the biggest secrets to a full time music career that even 6-figure musicians don’t want you to know about! To get your free e-book, just visit: www.musiciansmoneymakingsecrets.com.
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