SoundExchange is the non-profit digital performance rights organization that represents the entire digital music industry. SoundExchange collects digital performance royalties from satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and pays that money to recording artists and master copyright owners. With a mission to support, protect and propel the music industry forward, SoundExchange aims to preserve the long-term value of music. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization stands behind the creative community, and the interests of all signed and unsigned recording artists, along with the small, medium and large record companies.
Since inception, SoundExchange has paid more than $1.5 billion directly to the creators of music, who in turn fuel artistic growth and the future of digital music.
With more than 2,000 digital service licenses, 24,000 plus registered copyright holders and over 70,000 registered performer accounts, SoundExchange ensures artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio. SoundExchange also has global agreements with counterpart organizations in countries around the world allowing us to collect and pay artists and copyright holders’ royalties when their music is played overseas. For more information, visit www.SoundExchange.com.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) collects license fees on behalf of the more than 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers it represents and distributes those fees as royalties to members whose works have been publicly performed. BMI currently represents some more than 7.5 million compositions — a number that is constantly growing. As a result, BMI has, over the years, implemented a number of technological innovations in its continuing effort to gather the most accurate information available about where, when and how its members’ compositions are played or performed, as well as ensuring that royalty payments are made in as precise and timely a manner as possible.
Jakprints, Inc. is a creatively driven, full-service printing company specializing in offset printing, apparel screen-printing, embroidery, large format printing and sticker production. By investing in state of the art equipment, ecologically sustainable practices and an unfaltering commitment to customer service, Jakprints serves more than 90,000 customers worldwide—from musicians, artists and designers to corporations or individuals—with a wide range of projects customized to bring the best attention to your brand, company or event.
SESAC, Inc. is a performing rights organization, designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
Founded in 1930, SESAC is the second oldest and fastest growing of the nation’s performing rights organizations and is headquartered in Nashville with additional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. SESAC covers the United States in virtually every genre of music with reciprocal agreements with over 80 foreign societies.
SESAC today stands as the clear technological leader among the nation’s performing rights organizations, utilizing cutting-edge technologies to provide accurate service on behalf of our affiliates successfully licensing music use across all platforms. SESAC is the only PRO offering songwriters and publishers monthly royalty payments in the fastest and most accurate method in the business.
Artists who have performed SESAC-affiliated compositions include Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Reba McEntire, Pussycat Dolls, Nelly Furtado, U2, Christina Aguilera among many others.
SESAC also represents such musical icons as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Mumford & Sons, MGMT, Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square, RUSH, Cassandra Wilson, Bryan-Michael Cox, Nate “Danja” Hills and Swizz Beatz as well as many others. (www.sesac.com).
Active in the industry’s most prominent organizations – including the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences – we leverage our networks to make the connections that matter most for our clients.
Because our entertainment lawyers are backed by the resources of a national firm with more than 550 attorneys and 18 offices nationwide, we offer complete legal resources to our clients under one roof. Our entrepreneurial approach – as a firm that works in the trenches with clients, helping them to achieve their goals – is a characteristic that differentiates us.
Hands That Rock will be providing chair massages at the New Music Seminar for $1/minute.Proceeds benefit Little Kids Rock, an organization that provides music education to underserved children. Find out more at www.handsthatrock.org. Read more about how Hands That Rock raises funds for charity: www.handsthatrock.org
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7digital is the world’s leading open music platform, and provides open access to the broadest catalogue of fully licensed, high quality digital music. The company powers comprehensive digital music services for consumers, developers and a wide range of partners around the world.
Through 7digital’s website (www.7digital.com), mobile applications and cloud locker technology, consumers can access over 23 million legal, high quality tracks and listen to their music on the device of their choosing. 7digital provides the complete music experience; discovery, organization and purchase.
Musichelp is a service company for the music industry in Scandinavia. We have both physical distribution and digital distribution, PR, graphic design, CD printing and much more. We are also a record label, publishing company and a management. We have a long knowledge of working with brands to break music into the market. Musichelp has worked with brands like Intel, Coca Cola, GAP, BMW, Hilton Hotel, Conduit, Huawei and many more. www.musichelp.se
Labels and Distribution Partners
RCA Records is a Division of Sony Music Entertainment. RCA includes a diverse roster of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music including Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Kings Of Leon, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Ke$ha, R. Kelly, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, D’Angelo, Fantasia, Monica, Buddy Guy, Brandy, The Strokes, Daughtry, Three Days Grace, Dido, Tool, Santana, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, and Whitney Houston, among others; critically acclaimed and chart topping artists including Miguel, Ray LaMontagne, Anthony Hamilton, Jimmy Eat World, Marsha Ambrosius, Adam Lambert, Mike Posner, Gavin DeGraw, Hot Chelle Rae, Cage The Elephant and Jordin Sparks; burgeoning artists A$AP Rocky, Mikky Ekko, Walk The Moon, Elle Varner, Tom Odell, Becky G., Sammy Adams, 2AM Club, Elle King, K. Flay, Jacob Latimore and many more…
RED, an award-winning division of Sony Music Entertainment, headquartered in New York City, is widely recognized as the industry leader in music distribution and artist development. RED specializes in digital and physical sales, marketing, DTC, radio promotion and product development for more than 60 independent record labels, as well as select artists from Sony owned labels. RED’s marketing outreach is unsurpassed in generating consumer awareness for artists, labels and brand partners. In 2009, RED launched ‘stache media, a full service marketing agency specialized in music. ‘stache media’s expert staff provides marketing services in online marketing & publicity, college lifestyle marketing, advertising & consumer research, brand & partnership marketing, radio, video promotion and creative production. Sony Music Entertainment’s merger/acquisition of The Orchard has expanded RED’s reach into international as well as domestic markets.
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as 3 Doors Down, Amy Winehouse, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Owl City, The Voice (NBC-TV), Gotye, Of Monsters & Men, Mayer Hawthorne, among many others. It is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures including Republic Nashville (The Band Perry), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Indie Pop (The Cataracs), Lava Records (Jessie J, Black Veil Brides), Brushfire (Jack Johnson, G. Love), XO (The Weeknd), Loma Vista (Soundgarden, Damian Marley) among others.
Formed in 1993 Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) is a New York based music & film distribution and services company working with a wide variety of genres. Building upon our 20-year history, ADA’s mission is to support the development of independent artists and labels.
ADA offers physical & digital distribution services including Account Management, Sales Analytics, Production & Inventory Management along with Radio & Video Promotion, Publicity, Online Marketing, Synch & Licensing, Strategic Marketing & Brand Partnerships, Merchandise Services and College Marketing.
With offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Atlanta, ADA is a global organization powered by an experienced group of employees who are exceptionally passionate about music, entertainment and independent culture.
Good music will prevail. These are the words that we at Filter live by. In an ever-evolving musical landscape, we’re here to help. Through Filter’s various outlets—our informative website, our irreverent blog, the good music guide, our local listening parties and the jewel in our music-loving crown, the magazine—we want to help you discover your new favorite band.
The Aquarian Weekly has been the filter for original music in the tri-state area since 1969. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s Library and Archives in April 2012, this alternative weekly has grown from a grass roots pop-culture political rant to an award winning publication.
Billboard is the world’s most influential music media brand, reaching key executives and tastemakers in and around the music business through Billboard Magazine, Billboard.biz, Billboard Conferences, Billboard Bulletin and other targeted newsletters, along with millions of music fans through Billboard.com and Billboard Events. The Billboard brand is built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest news, issues and trends across all genres of music. Billboard receives hundreds of millions of brand impressions daily through strategic relationships with major companies across various industries. These relationships leverage Billboard’s brand recognition, proprietary chart data and information resources to develop products, live events and print, television, radio, digital and mobile platforms. In addition to North America, Billboard operates businesses in Brazil, Greece, Japan, Korea and Russia. Billboard is owned by Prometheus Global Media, a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including music (Billboard and its related conferences and events, including The Billboard Latin Music Awards), entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, ShowEast, Cineasia, and CineEurope)…advertising & marketing (Adweek, Adweek Conferences and The CLIO Awards).
The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s ongoing mission is to preserve, honor and celebrate the legacy of the great songwriters whose work has enriched the world’s culture, while developing new writing talent through professional education, Master Sessions, workshops, showcases, scholarships and digital initiatives. http://songhall.org
SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit: http://www.sagaftra.org
Guilford Sound is an energy efficient recording facility located on 300 acres of private woodlands in Southern Vermont. Designed by Francis Manzella and featuring spacious live and control rooms, spring floated isolation booths, a 64-input API Legacy console with Flying Faders and a 12-channel Neve Melbourne sidecar, as well as a long list of equipment including drawers of vintage microphones, Guilford Sound is a true recording destination. Housing is in a restored three-season historic 1790’s farmhouse that sleeps 6. A modern, five-bedroom, passive solar housing facility is under construction and will be ready for occupancy in Spring 2014.
Representing the needs of the independent music community, A2IM is the sector’s preeminent advocacy group and trade organization. The organization counts over 225 music label members and 100 associate members A2IM is a not-for-profit trade organization serving the Independent music community as a unified voice representing a sector that comprises over 30% of the music industry’s market share in the U.S..
Digital Media Wire, Inc. launched in early 2000 with a simple yet compelling proposition to provide busy executives with a daily briefing of the most important news stories about the business of digital media. On July 20, 2000, we published the first issue of Digital Media Wire Daily — our daily email newsletter dedicated to objective coverage of news stories about the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. Today, we are a full scale media company that owns and produces major conferences, publishes daily newsletters, and operates the popular www.dmwmedia.com news portal.
Hypebot is Skyline Music’s music industry blog. Named to cNet News.com’s Top Blog 100, Hypebot covers the music industry and how technology is changing the way music is made, promoted and monetized.
Music Connection magazine is a monthly music trade publication and daily website catering to musicians, songwriters, managers, agents, producers, and assorted industry pros and support services. Music Connection exists to offer connections to the unconnected and to provide exclusive information that can help our readers take their music to the next level. MC examines and defines the realities of music making today.
The Music Business Registry has been publishing contact directories for the Music Industry since 1992 to make sure you have the best contact information available for the people you need to reach in the Music Industry.
Dubbed as “TED meets SXSW” by Jason Mraz, the award winning Digital & Music Matters is the only event in Asia Pacific that brings the entire entertainment ecosystem under one roof – three days of interactive workshops, panels and keynote sessions, a one day music academy and five days of entertainment. Digital & Music Matters is fully endorsed by the Singaporean Government, and has become the industry’s yearly gathering for key global thought leaders, showcasing innovation and collaboration with new partners for new business models.
Tijuana Gift Shop is an entertainment company specializing in PR, Artist Development and Creative. We raise awareness of our clients through unique press campaigns to print media, online outlets, syndicated radio and TV. TGS represents artists we’re passionate about. We don’t limit our client list to a certain genre or industry status. Each campaign is different and focused around the specific needs of the project. If you’re a developing artist, we’ll help quarterback your campaign and walk you through the important steps of putting together a team and mapping out your promotional timeline. At the end of the day, Tijuana Gift Shop opens up a whole new world for the artist to share their vision, idea, sound and story.