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Music Resources: Music Business
Music Industry Newswire
Provides a wide variety of original content related to the music business and recording industry, both from the creation and business side and the retail and consumer side.
International music and entertainment news
Archived issues of Jet Magazine
Archived issues of Vibe Magazine
Market Watch from Billboard
Weekly sales report from Billboard magazine
Recording Industry Association of America - Facts & Research
Annual surveys conducted by the RIAA on information such as consumer trends, industry economy, piracy impact, and sales & revenue.
Artist Revenue Streams
A research project conducted by the Future of Music Coalition with reports and presentations from 2012 to 2014.
Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI)
BMI is the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is a bridge between songwriters and the businesses and organizations that want to play their music publicly.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
ASCAP is a professional organization of 690,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, owned and run by its members, and the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators. Application fee required.
Bandcamp’s mission is to create the best possible service for artists and labels to share and earn money from their music, and for fans to discover and enjoy it.
Sonicbids provide a suite of tools and resources that connect you with promoters, venue owners, and great music opportunities all over the world. Free basic plan available to look at platform.
Copyright and Music
MTNA Copyright Guidelines for Music Teachers
Q&A on copyright as it relates to fair use, copyrighted material, educational use, recitals and recordings, etc.
Sample Legal and Business Documents
Artist Recording Contract - Sample
Provided by the American Bar Association
Artist Management Agreement
Provided by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Creative Commons Licenses
Putting music out on the internet? Get to know Creative Commons licenses so you can legally share your work to be used by others
Exclusive Management Agreement
Example exclusive agreement with comments. From the New York State Bar Association.
US Copyright Law
Full text of the US Copyright Law. Articles of note include: Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Appendix B, Appendix C.
Business Source Premier
Includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
Business Market Research Collection
Contains detailed records of both private and public companies.
Searches worldwide business periodicals for coverage of business and economic conditions, trade and industry focus, economics, etc.
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