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Music Resource Links

 

We meet with up and coming artists all the time that have a need for information in the Music Industry. Many are at a stand-still because they do not know which steps to take in order to reach the next level.

We hope some of these links will help you with your goals in this tough business. So you wrote your song lyrics, now you are ready to copyright but don't know how.

You will need copyright registration forms from the U.S. Library of Congress.  Go to www.copyright.gov  for complete information on Sound Recordings and other informational circulars. For Work of Performing Arts you need copyright Form PA & Form SR. You can download these forms along with the instructions on how to fill them out at their website.

For protection of your band name and logo in the United States, go through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Web address: www.uspto.gov .

Other questions we are asked like...Where do I get a barcode? U.C.C. - Uniform Code Council. Their website is www.uc-council.org .

Also if you are in need for parental advisory labels for your CD, it can be obtained through the RIAA.  Website address: www.riaa.com  .

For CD sales tracked and credit contact: SoundScan Client Services. Their website address is www.soundscan.com  .

 

Organizations For Composers And Songwriters PRO (Performing Rights Organizations)

ASCAP-American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Web address: www.ascap.com .

BMI-Broadcast Music, Inc.  Web address: www.bmi.com .

SESAC- Web address: www.sesac.com .

 

 

Protect Yourself In The Music Business

In the music business you need to protect yourself at an early stage in the game. Learn and read up on the business as much as time will permit.

Make sure you own and control your copyrights, your music publishing, the rights, name, and likeness to your stage name and image. Meaning your trademark and servicemark of your stage name. Also own and control your domain name for your website. Have a music entertainment attorney to review and draft your contracts. Do not attempt to sign long-term exclusive contracts; if you do, have your attorney to review all paperwork.

 

  • COPYRIGHT For more information about how to protect yourself click here. 

 

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Musician's Friend, the World’s Largest Music Gear Company offers over 40,000 products on its website. Products offered include guitars, basses, keyboards, percussion, amps, as well as recording, mixing, lighting, and DJ gear.

 

 

 

 

Royalty Free Music

Is one of the largest providers of royalty-free music content in the world. 

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Get your Music Business Questions Answered.

 

JaWar, Author of the Music Industry Connection Book

Series answers 18 FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) about the Music Business in the groundbreaking ebook...
18 FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) about the Music Business
Do you need to know How To...
Get put on in the music business
Who should get your music?
Get paid to perform as a garage band or recording artist
Find a music manager in the music industry
Find a music producer, composer or songwriter.
Find platinum players in the music business.
Find more talent shows, music showcases and open mics to perform in.
Get signed by a major or independent record label.
Get music distribution.
Find an entertainment attorney or lawyer.
Build music business relationships
Get money to fund your recording project
Get your paperwork tight and right
Get to the right people in the music business
Protect your music production, lyrics, song and music business
Get to the next level in the music industry
 

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