Music Industry News and Information Sites
These websites provide brief, daily updates on the music, touring and radio businesses of various formats. It is easy to see who’s signing, who’s cut from the roster, who’s fired, and who’s hired. Various sites also include airplay charts, as well as the latest Nielsen Audio’s ratings for radio markets. The sites are especially helpful if you don’t have regular access to the major trade magazines. Register at each site with your email address to receive free news updates.
Performing Rights Organizations (U.S.)
Artist Management Trade Organizations
Promoters, Presenters, Talent Buyers
Entertainment Industry Labor Unions
Music Industry Conferences and Organizations
College Music Journal
CMJ Music Marathon
Coalition Music Canada
Music and Entertainment Industry Blogs
Music Funding Resources
Additional Useful Sites and Management Tools
Artist Growth Artist Growth helps musicians and managers streamline touring, finances, merchandise, royalties and more, all in one place.
www.starpolish.com This site offers a wide range of information about the music business. Click on “resources.”
https://www.cccssf.org/forms.aspx This site offers a money management planner that serves as an excellent tool for setting an artist’s budget and helping the artist understand the flow of money during the average month.
Artist House Music is a great resource for interviews with music industry professionals.
Pro Music The international alliance of musicians, performers, managers, artists, major and independent record companies and retailers across the music industry work together to promote the myriad of different ways in which people can enjoy music safely and legitimately online.
Law Talk Blog offers a close look at key considerations when an artist is offered a type of recording contact which is often referred to as a “360 deal,” or “all-in” agreement. This two-pager is an excellent analysis of things an artist and their manager should consider.
Jeff Leeds, formerly of the New York Times writes an excellent article on the 360 deal and the success of an indie band.
Rumblefish: a market leader in music micro-licensing, YouTube monetization and license verification.
Sonicbids: resources for the DIY musician.
Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
Suggested Reading for More Information on the Music and Entertainment Business
www.focalpress.com One of the top publishers of books for the music industry professional
Understanding and Negotiating 360° Ancillary Rights Deals, by Kendall Minter Esq.