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USEFUL RESOURCES IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS

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USEFUL RESOURCES IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS

    NARIP’s

    Useful Record Industry Resources

    Compiled by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals

    Last updated: February 2006

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    No part of this resource list may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,

    recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in advance in writing from NARIP.

    Table of Contents

    Books ............................................................................................................................................................ 6 Conferences ............................................................................................................................................... 16 Directories .................................................................................................................................................. 18 Educational Institutions .............................................................................................................................. 19 E-Zines ....................................................................................................................................................... 22 Independent U.S. Distributors: The Players* (As of July 2005) ................................................................. 24 Indie Music Sites ........................................................................................................................................ 25 Key Non-Commercial Radio Station Music Directors ................................................................................ 26 Miscellaneous ............................................................................................................................................. 26 Music Conventions with Showcasing Opportunities .................................................................................. 28 Music Licensing .......................................................................................................................................... 28 News, Magazines, etc. ............................................................................................................................... 28 Online Radio ............................................................................................................................................... 31 Pitch / Tip Sheets ....................................................................................................................................... 31 Radio .......................................................................................................................................................... 32 Reference ................................................................................................................................................... 33 Resources for Unsigned Bands ................................................................................................................. 34 Reviews ...................................................................................................................................................... 36 Trade Publications ...................................................................................................................................... 37

    NOTE: Many of the resources listed herein are available to NARIP members at significant discounts such as

    Billboard subscriptions and directories, Billboard conference registrations and much more.

    For more information, please inquire info@narip.com.

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    Associations

    Name Contact Location Academy of Country Music (ACM) +1-213-462-2351 LA Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC) www.riaa.com/aarc.htm Washington D.C. American Bar Association / Forum on Entertainment & Sports www.abanet.org/forums/entsports/home.html Chicago / Industries Washington D.C. American Federation of Musicians www.afm.org LA American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) www.aftra.com/home/html; +1-212-532-2800 LA / NY American Guild of Music Artists (AGMA) www.musicalartists.org; +1-212-265-3687 NY American Mechanical Rights Agency (AMRA) www.amermechrights.com; 310-440-8778 LA American Music Conference (AMC) www.amc-music.com; +1-800-767-6266 LA American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) www.ascap.com; +1-212-621-6000 LA / NY /

    Nashville /

    London Association for Independent Music www.afim.org Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) www.aimp.org; +1-818-771-7301 or +1-212-391-2532 LA / NY Association of Performing Arts Presenters www.artspresenters.org; +1-202-833-2787 Washington D.C. Beverly Hills Bar Association www.bhba.org +1-310-601-BHBA LA Black Entertainment Sports Lawyers Association www.besla.org; +1-301-248-1818 Maryland British Phonographic Institute www.bpi.co.uk; +44 (0)20 7803 1300 London Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) www.bmi.com; +1-212-586-2000 LA / NY /

    Nashville etc. Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) www.bcainc.org; +1-718-482-9900 NY California Copyright Conference (CCC) http://www.theccc.org/index.php; +1-818-379-3312 LA Chamber Music America www.chamber-music.org; +1-212-242-2022 NY Circle of Songs www.circleofsongs.com; +1-310-452-4163 LA College Music Society (CMS) www.music.org; +1-406-721-9616 Missoula, MT Country Music Association (CMA) http://www.cmaworld.com/; +1-615-244-2840 Creative Musicians Coalition www.aimcmc.com; +1-309-685-4843 Peoria, IL Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) www.dcia.info; +1-888-864-DCIA Arlington, VA Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS) http://www.eppsonline.org/; +1-888-399-EPPS LA Film Artists Network http://www.filmartistsnetwork.com/; +1-818-344-0569 LA Film Music Channel - Industry Webcasts, News, Music and www.filmmusicchannel.com; +1-866-559-5627 LA Information

    Film Music Institute - Education for the Digital Age www.filmmusicinstitute.com; +1-866-559-5627 LA ? NARIP 2006, All rights reserved. Get connected. Stay connected. www.narip.com, info@narip.com 3

    Film Music Magazine - The Professional Voice of Music for Film and www.filmmusicmag.com; +1-866-559-5627 LA Television

    Film Music Network - Bringing the Film Music Community Together www.filmmusic.net; +1-866-559-5627 LA Global Alliance of Performers www.gap.org; +1-206-264-5072 Seattle,

    Washington Gospel Music Association (GMA) http://www.gospelmusic.org/; +1-615-242-0303 Nashville H.E.A.R. Hearing Education & Awareness for Rockers www.hearnet.com; +1-415-409-3277 San Francisco,

    CA Harry Fox Agency (HFA) www.nmpa.org/hfa.html; +1-212-370-5330 NY Harvestworks, Inc. www.harvestworks.org; +1-212-431-1130 NY Indie News Live www.indienewslive.com International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers www.cisac.org; + 33 (0)1 55 62 08 50 France (CISAC)

    International Entertainment Multimedia and Intellectual Property Law www.medialawyer.com; +1-310-914-7979 LA & Business Network, International Entertainment Buyers Association

    International Fan Club Organization www.ifco.org; +1-615-371-9596 Nashville International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) www.ifpi.org International Recording Media Association www.recordingmedia.org; +1-609-279-1700 Princeton, NJ Just Plain Folks www.jpfolks.com Nationwide Latin American Federation of Phonographic Industry (ISPI) www.ispi.org; +1-301-587-8570 Silver Spring,

    Maryland Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) www.lamn.com; +1-818-769-6095 LA Los Angeles Women in Music LA www.lawim.com

    Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) www.mpaa.org ; +1-818-995-6600 LA Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) www.meiea.org; +1-615-460-6946 Nashville Music Distributors Association (MDA) +1-212-924-7175 Music Manager‟s Forum www.ukmmf.net; +44 (0) 161 228 3993 UK, Australia Music Performance Fund, the Recording Industries www.musicpf.org; +1-212-391-3950 NY Music Video Production association (MVPA) www.mvpa.com; +1-213-387-1590 LA MusicForYourFilm Music Resources for Filmmakers www.musicforyourfilm.com; +1-866-559-5627 LA Musician‟s Assistance Site www.musicianassist.com National Academy of Popular Music (NAPM) +1-212-957-9230 National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) www.grammy.com, www.grammy.com/academy; +1-310-LA

    392-3777

    National Academy of Songwriters (NAS) +1-213-463-7178 National Association for Campus Activities www.naca.org +1-803-732-6222 Nationwide ? NARIP 2006, All rights reserved. Get connected. Stay connected. www.narip.com, info@narip.com 4

    nation‟s largest collegiate org for campus activities

    National Association Of Music Merchants www.namm.com; +1-760-438-8001 LA National Association Of Performing Arts Managers & Agents www.napama.org NY National Association of Record Industry Professionals www.narip.com LA, NY, Las

    Vegas, San

    Francisco National Association of Recording Merchandisers www.narm.com; +1-856-596-2221 New Jersey National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) arts.endow.gov; +1-202-682-5400 Washington D.C. National Music Council www.musiccouncil.org; Montclair, New

    Jersey National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) www.nmpa.org; +1-212-834-0100 NY, Washington

    D.C. Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Funds http://www.musicpf.org/; +1-212-391-3950 NY Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) www.riaa.com; +1-202-775-0101 Recording Musicians Association (RMA) www.rmaweb.org; +1-310-462-4762 LA, NY, Florida,

    Nashville, San

    Francisco, Japan Rock and Roll Hall of Fame www.rockhall.com; +1-216-781-ROCK Cleveland, Ohio Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) www.filmscore.org; +1-310-281-2812 LA Society of European Authors and Composers (SESAC) www.sesac.com; +1-212-586-3450 LA, NY,

    Nashville, London SongNet www.songnet.com; +1-706-653-1492 Columbus,

    Georgia SongNet www.songnet.org LA SongsAlive www.songsalive.org; +1-310-238-0359 LA, Australia Songwriter‟s Guild of America www.songwriters.com; +1-212-768-7902 The Blues Foundation www.blues.org; +1-901-527-2583 Memphis, TN The Film Music Network www.filmmusic.net; +1-866-559-5627 LA U.S. Copyright Office lcweb.loc.gov/copyright; +1-202-707-3000 Washington D.C. West Coast Songwriters www.westcoastsongwriters.org; +1-650-654-3966 LA Women in Music www.womeninmusic.com; +1-510-232-3897 LA Women in Technology International witi.org/center/regionalchapter/la; +1-818-788-9484 LA

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    Books

    (Tess’s favorites are in boldface type)

    Title Author(s) Comments 101 Ways to Make Money Right Now in the Music Business Bob Baker General Business 6 steps to Songwriting Success: The Comprehensive Guide Jason Blume Songwriting to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs

    88 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them: Concrete Pat Luboff and Pete Songwriting Ways to Improve Your Songwriting and Make Your Songs Luboff

    More Marketable

    A Jazz Education Primer Karen R. Nelson Miscellaneous A Musician's Guide To Increasing Performance Willard V. Jenkins Jr. General Business Opportunities

    A Musician's Guide to Making a Recording Karen R. Nelson Recording All Area Access: Personal Management for Unsigned Marc Davison Management Musicians.

    All You Need to Know About the Music Business Donald Passman General Business thAmerican Popular Music Business in the 20 Century Sanjek/Sanjek General Business An International History of the Recording Industry Gronow/Saunio History Anyone's Songwriting Guide to Copyright Protection and Sue Friddle Songwriting Song-pitching by Mail

    Anything written by Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Miscellaneous Arts Administration and Management: A Guide for Arts Harvey Shore Management Administrators and Their Staffs

    Arts and the Internet V.A. Shiva Miscellaneous Arts Management in the „90s. Nikki Whittingham Management The Essential Annotated Bibliography

    Attention: A&R Muench/Pomerantz A&R A Step-by-Step Guide Into the Recording Industry

    Audio in Advertising: A Practical Guide to Producing and Ron Lockhart and Dick Recording Recording Music, Voiceovers, and Sound Effects Weissman

    Audio Programming for Interactive Games Martin Wilde Miscellaneous Audio Recording for Profit: The Sound of Money Chris Stone Recording Beginning Songwriter's Answer Book Paul Zollo Songwriting Behind the Glass: Howard Massey Recording Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits

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    Billboard Guide to Music Publicity Jim Pettigrew Publicity Book Your Own Tour Liz Garo Touring Booking and Tour Management for the Performing Arts Rena Shagan Touring Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry Clinton Heylin History Breakin‟ in to the Music Business Alan H. Siegel General Business Career Opportunities in the Music Industry Shelly Field Careers: Music Careers for Music Lovers Jeff Johnson Careers: Music Careers in Television & Radio Julia Allen Careers: TV & Radio Cash In! Funding & Promoting The Arts Alvin Reiss Promotion Choosing and Using Audio and Music Software Mike Collins Recording / Songwriting Clive: Inside the Record Business Clive Davis with James K. General Business

    Willwerth

    Club Date Musicians: Playing the New York Party Circuit Bruce MacLeod Miscellaneous Collective Administration of Copyrights and Neighboring David Sinacore-Guinn Music and Entertainment Law Rights: International Practices, Procedures, and

    Organizations

    Complete Music Business Office, The Greg Forest General Business Concert Tour Production Management: How to Take Your John Vasey Touring Show on the Road

    Confessions of a Record Producer: How to Survive the Moses Avalon Miscellaneous Scams and Shams of the Music Business

    Contemporary Radio Programming Strategies David MacFarland Radio Copyright and Public Performance of Music Stanley Rothenberg Law Copyright and Song Protection Steve Moroniak Music and Entertainment Law Copyright, the Complete Guide for Music Educators Jay Althouse Music and Entertainment Law Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Paul Goldstein Music and Entertainment Law Jukebox

    Copyrights: A Guide for The Music Industry Rhonda Fera and Vito Music and Entertainment Law

    Fera

    Crank It Up: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers Clive Young Recording Discord: Conflict and the Making of Music Norman Lebrecht

    Elements of Style Strunk & White Grammar Entertainment 101: An Industry Primer Roger W. Claire Miscellaneous Entertainment Industry Economics Harold L. Vogel General Business Everything You‟d Better Know About the Record Industry Kashif General Business Expensive Habits: The Dark Side of the Music Industry Simon Garfield Miscellaneous Exploding: The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers Stan Cornyn and Paul History ? NARIP 2006, All rights reserved. Get connected. Stay connected. www.narip.com, info@narip.com 7

of the Warner Music Group Scanlon

    Facing the Music: A Pantheon Guide to Popular Culture Simon Frith History Feedback: Echoes From My Life in Radio Charles F. Payne Radio Financial Management for Musicians Gaines/McCormack Management For Musicians Only Claudia Suzanne, Thomas Miscellaneous

    Stein and Michael

    Niehaus

    Funding and Marketing the Arts Alvin H. Reiss Marketing Get it in Writing: Brian McPherson General Business The Musician‟s Guide to the Music Business

    Getting Gigs: The Musicians & Singers Survival Guide to Mark W. Curran General Business Booking Better Paying Jobs- With Or Without An Agent

    Getting Noticed: James R. Gibson Promotion A Musician's Guide to Publicity and Self-Promotion

    Getting Radio Airplay Gary Hustwit Radio Gigging: The Musician's Underground Touring Directory Michael Ethan Dorf and Touring

    Robert Appel

    Going Digital: The Musician‟s Guide to Technology Brad Hill Technology Grow Your Band's Audience: Six Steps to Success for Joe Taylor Promotion / Marketing Independent Musicians

    Guerilla Music Marketing Handbook Bob Baker Marketing Guide to Internet Promotion for Musicians, Artists, and Tim Sweeney Promotion Songwriters

    Guide to Releasing Independent Records Tim Sweeney Promotion & Marketing Handbook of Radio Publicity and Promotion Jack McDonald Radio Hell on Wheels: The Tour Stories Compilation Greg Jacobs Touring Hit Men Fredric Dannen Miscellaneous How I Make $100,000 a Year in the Music Business David Hooper Miscellaneous (Without a Record Label, Manager or Booking Agent)

    How to be a Music Publisher Walter Hurst Music Publishing How to Be a Working Musician: A Practical Guide to Earning Mike Levine General Business Money in the Music Business.

    How to be Your Own Booking Agent and Save Thousands of Jeri Goldstein General Business Dollars

    How to Get a Job in the Music and Recording Industry Keith Hatschek, Kristen Miscellaneous

    Schilo and Susan Gedutis How To Get Started In Christian Music Chris Christian Miscellaneous ? NARIP 2006, All rights reserved. Get connected. Stay connected. www.narip.com, info@narip.com 8

    How to Have Your Hit Song Published Jay Warner Music Publishing How to Make a Living as a Musician So You Never Have to Marty Buttwinick General Business Have a Day Job Again!

    How to Make and Sell Your Own Recording: Diane S. Rapaport General Business A Complete Guide for Independent Labels

    How to Make Money Scoring Soundtracks and Jingles Jeffrey P. Fisher Miscellaneous How to Make More in Music: A Freelance Guide James R. Gibson Miscellaneous How to Open Doors in the Music Industry: Fara/Parker Miscellaneous The Independent Way

    How to Pitch and Promote Your Songs Fred Koller Miscellaneous How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet: David Nevue Promotion The Musician‟s Guide to Effective Music Promotion on the Internet

    How to Protect Your Creative Work: David A. Weinstein Music and Entertainment Law All You Need to Know About Copyright

    How To Run a Recording Session Jayce De Santis Recording How to Succeed in the Music Business Dunn/Underwood General Business How To Win Friends & Influence People Dale Carnegie Miscellaneous How to Work A Room Susan RoAne Business Etiquette How You Can Make $30,000 A Year As A Musician James R. Gibson Miscellaneous Without A Record Contract

    In Tune with the Music Business Joseph Taubman General Business Indie Power Peter Spellman Mktg, Promotion, Publicity, General Business

    Inside A&R: The Musicians Guide to Pursuing a Major Label Ken Krongard and Evan Promotion Record Deal Sanchez

    Inside the Music Business T. Barrow General Business Inside the Music Business: Music in Contemporary Life Michael Fink General Business Inside the Music Business: The Power Players Eric Kline General Business Inside the Music Industry: Creativity, Process and Business Michael Fink General Business Inside the Music Publishing Business Paula Dranov Music Publishing Inside Tracks: A First-Hand History of Popular Music from Richard Buskin Recording the World's Greatest Record Producers and Engineers

    Jamming the Media: A Citizen's Guide to Reclaiming the Gareth Branwyn Communication Tools of Communication

    KHJ: Inside Boss Radio Ron Jacobs Radio Label Launch: A Guide to Independent Record Recording, Veronika Kalmar General Business Promotion, and Distribution

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    Legal Aspects of the Music Industry:An Insiders View Richard Schulenberg Music and Entertainment Law Life is a Contact Sport Ken Kragen Personal Music Manager’s handbook Lights, Glamour, and BS Inside the Music Business Larry Wacholtz Miscellaneous Little Labels- Big Sound: Small Record Companies and the McNutt/Kennedy Miscellaneous Rise of American Music

    Live Sound Reinforcement Scott Hunter Stark Recording Livingston‟s Complete Music Business Reference Robert Livingston General Business Making a Living in Your Local Music Market Dick Weissman Miscellaneous Making and Marketing Music Jodi Summers General Business Making it in the Music Business James Riordan General Business Making It in the Music Business: A Business and Legal Lee Wilson Music and Entertainment Law Guide for Songwriters and Performers

    Making Money, Making Music James Dearing General Business Making Money, Making Music: No Matter Where You Live James W. Dearing General Business Making Music in Looking Glass Land: A Guide to Business Ellen Highstein Miscellaneous and Survival Skills for the Classical Performer

    Making The Ultimate Demo Michael Molenda Recording Making the Ultimate Demo Gino Robair Recording Making Tracks: Atlantic Records and the Growth of a Multi-Charlie Gillett History Billion-Dollar Industry

    Managers of the Arts: Careers and Opinions of Senior Career Administrators of U.S. Art

    Managers-Entertainer-Agents Book Walter Hurst Management Managing Your Band Dr. Stephen Marcone Management Artist Management: The Ultimate Responsibility

    Market Guide to Song and Demo Submissions Formats Donna Collingwood Miscellaneous Marketing Culture and the Arts François Colbert Marketing Marketing in the Music Industry Hall/Taylor Marketing Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide & David Goodman Miscellaneous Directory

    Moguls and Madmen: The Pursuit of Power in Popular Music Jory Farr History Money For Nothing: Simon Garfield Music and Entertainment Law Greed and Exploitation in the Music Industry

    Moneymaking Music Jeffrey P. Fisher Miscellaneous More About This Business of Music Shemel/Krasilovsky General Business Moving Up in the Music Business Jodi Summers General Business Museums, Symphony Orchestras, Resident Theatres, and Paul DiMaggio Miscellaneous ? NARIP 2006, All rights reserved. Get connected. Stay connected. www.narip.com, info@narip.com 10

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