Acoustic Music Awards - (IAMA) International Acoustic Music Awards, promoting excellence in music performance and artistry in the Acoustic genre (Folk, AAA, Americana, etc). 

Acoustical Alternative

Access Music - free music promotion service for artist, bands, producers, singers and songwriters. We have weekly featured artist and discounts on music you can't get in stores, even buy albums before they are released! 

All Access Music Group

Artistopia - offers music artists and songwriters with the ultimate platform to collaborate on musical projects and with industry professionals.

The Audio Production Suite - the audio production suite, covering all area's from music production, audio technology, sound engineering, course's, links and more

Band Domain - Get you band featured, check music industry resources and web hosting for bands. - Site for unsigned artists & bands - music video sharing website designed to highlight indie music videos of bands and solo artists.

Band Register - The authoritative international band and artist name register providing contact info, music links, trademark and legal advice. Highly recommended. 

Band Booking Genius - streamlines booking live music for Concerts, Festivals, Corporate, Special & Private Events. Search by Event Date, Budget, Genre, Band Name, Location, & and other search filters for over 80,000 bands. Photos,MP3's & descriptions provided for each band

Black Mountain Productions - has been in the Entertainment Industry since 1987. We have many divisions and some include: A Record Label, Music Publishing (BMI), Management, Filmworks (Music Videos), Merchandising, Distribution, Promotion and Marketing Departments.

Boost Independent Music

Country Karaoke Music - Our informative online catalog features a huge selection of top-names in guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, amplifiers, signal processors, recording equipment, and a wide range of essential gear for the stage and studio all at guaranteed best prices. - Music News, Reviews, Videos and More.

Cooltracks Backing Tracks - MP3 backing tracks available without vocals, guitar, drums, bass or piano. Immediate download. Buy online. Perfect for singers, guitarists, drummers, bass players, bands, music students, teachers or even songwriters who do not play an instrument.

Country Music Showcase International - Organization for Songwriters, Musicians, Entertainers Who Want to learn more about The Business Of Country Music And It's History.

Cybergrass - The Internet Bluegrass Music Magazine

The CD Seller - The CD Seller, Bands and Musicians - Sell More CDs At Every Gig! The CD Seller is a CD display and sales tool that holds 12 CDs, has locking cashbox, sign holder and mounts to any microphone stand. - CD & DVD Counter Displays

CD Recycling Center

Classical Sheet Music Downloads®

Cover Songs - Free video blog featuring songwriters that do acoustic rock music videos, original music, cover songs, and music reviews. Major and indie music. - Production Music, Cut to the Beat is a royalty free music resource for Film, TV & web media producers

Diaspora Worldbeat - Australia's dedicated portal for world, Latin, African, Caribbean, Reggae, Eastern, Brazilian, Blues, Indigenous and Local independent musical culture.

Dualtone - Independent Record Label based out of Nashville, TN. Artists include Grammy Awards winning artists such as Jim Lauderdale, Guy Clark and Bobby Bare. - The best kept secret on the internet: on demand manufacturing. Sell your CDs without breaking the bank as you only manufacture CD when the CD is sold. Thus, no wastage. Imagine if you have pressed 1,000 CDs only to have sold just 89 in the past? You won't make this same mistake of wasting money with MP3 downloads can also be purchased.

EZ-Tracks - offers free MP3 music downloads that are 100% legal. Search from over 30,000 free MP3's or browse song downloads by category. - is the ultimate site for online Karaoke. - Supporting Jazz Music and Musicians

FATTRAKS.COM - Buy Rap Instrumentals, Rap Beats,Hip Hop Beats, Club Beats,Hip Hop Instrumentals and R&B Beats online.

Folk U.S.A.

Guild of International Songwriters and Composers

Guitar Tricks - the pioneer of online guitar lessons. Their core learning system has everything you need to get started. Thousands of guitar lessons in all styles, techniques, artist studies, and even learn your favorite songs.


High Tide Music

Home Made Hit Show - web show/podcast playing home made music, by home based musicians, made in their homes

Indiana University's Music Resources

Independent Internet Musician's Association - Dedicated to providing musicians with the resources they need to improve their online presence and enhance their music careers. Members receive substantial discounts from online retailers. - The Number One Of Music Zone - Bands, sell your music as a living box set and make lifelong fans

MusicMasteringOnline (MMOL) - Precision audio mastering facility online and CD/DVD manufacturing in New York City.

Music News Nashville - For fans and industry folks alike, MNN is a leading resource of music industry information, with interesting songwriting articles.

The Music Business Registry

Music Industry Search Index - Thousands of organized resources to help the independent musician sell, produce and support their music. - new Internet Radio station, We play lounge, trip hop, downtempo and ambient music. - The best independent music website since sliced bread, ready to review and interview the hottest bands

Online Piano Lessons - Want to Learn Piano? Our Music Teachers Rate the Top Online Piano Courses. We also provide free online lesson videos to get you started.

The Network - provides musicians with reliable, local open mic information. You'll also find great music/songwriting related articles. You can join your local Open Mic Club and receive a FREE subscription to the Ezine, "Play Out". Members get access to exclusive events and sponsor giveaways.

Open Mic Podcast - DJ Gear, speakers CD & MP3 players and DJ mixer - A place to put your music profile

Radio & Records, Inc. - For Sales of Original Music

Red Starr, Inc. - a marketing and promotions company

Rock And Roll Report - news and blog for music

Sheet Music Man - An excellent source for sheet music arrangements for working bands and vocalists

SongMovies - Free Music Message Board. Collaborations, Songwriters, Singers, Musicians, Record Labels. All Music Venues Welcome.

Sound Effects Online - your one stop store for all your Sound Effects needs. Premier site for High quality Sound Effects, Royalty Free Music and Production Elements from largest publishers

Sound Effects CD - Sound effects libraries, sound effects CDs and feature film collections of sound effects offered by the Sound Effects Shop, the premier site for professional sound effects and royalty free music. - House Party of the Blues

Talentstar - an online digital distribution web engine that focuses on creating exposure for emerging independent artists.

Tell Them Gospel Music - For music students and teachers

Upper Level Studio - Music Soundtracks & You

UARADIO.NET - streaming radio station that promotes unsigned and indie artists of all genres

World Rhythm Webzine


Music Conferences, Expos and Festivals

Athfest - held in Athens, GA

Canadian Music Week

CMJ Music Marathon - held in New York City

Connexion International Music Festival

Dewey Beach Music Conference and Festival

Frankfurt Musikmesse - World's Largest Music Gear Expo in Frankfurt, Germany


Kauai Music Festival - Learn from Grammy winning songwriters, perform for top industry execs, network with producers, attorneys, and more. 

Midwest Music Conference

Midwest Music Summit 

Millenium Music Conference 

MIDEM - Held in Cannes, France. 

Midpoint Music Festival - a music conference and music festival

NAMM - USA's Leading Music Gear Expo

Nashville Songwriters Festival


New Music West (Canada)

PopKomm - World's Largest Music Showcase/Expo in Cologne, Germany


Songsalive! Expo

South Florida Folk Festival

Winter Music Conference - Leading Dance & Electronica Music Conference held in ultra chic South Beach (Miami Beach), FL. Ultra Electronic Music Festival will also be held at the same time. 

Songwriting Interest

A&R Online

The Bandit A&R Newsletter - direct line to the international Music Business

Beaird Music Group, Inc. - Demos for Songwriters

Jeff Mallet's Songwriter Page - A great songwriting resource site with no ads.

Li'l Hank's Guide for Songwriters In LA

Muse's Muse - One of the most resourceful songwriting website ever. Highly recommended.

Music Publishers' Association - Music publishing, copyright laws, editorial standards, and the correct use of printed music.

Nashville Muse - Doak Turner's newsletter sent to over 10,000 songwriters and music industry professionals every week. The site is a great resource for songwriters.

Open Mikes - A great site with updated Open Mikes listings all across the United States.

Original Songwriters Showcase - London's longest-running weekly live songwriter showcase, featuring up and coming performers and some major names.

PA Singer Songwriter Festival

Singer/Songwriter - A songwriter/song development service performed by seasoned professionals

The Songwriting Hub - providing free and exclusive songwriting ebooks, articles, tips, downloads, music, discussions, and news for songwriters.

TAXI - A good way to get your songs and demos critiqued and put through the music industry pros.


Songwriting Organizations (International)

Australian Songwriters' Association (ASA)

British Academy of Composers & Songwriters

Guild of International Songwriters and Composers

International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)

I.S.A (International Songwriters Association)

Pacific Songwriters Association - Canada

Songwriters Association of Canada

Saskatchewan Recording Industry Association (SRIA) - Canada

SCALA (Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association Inc.) - Australia

SongsAlive! - Australia and now in Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Songwriters Association of Nova Scotia (SANS) - Canada

Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists Association


Songwriting Organizations (USA)

Bucks County Folk Song Society

Christian Songwriters Network

Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA)

Folk Alliance

International Songwriters Guild (I.S.G.) of Orlando, FL

Island Songwriters Showcase (ISS)

Minnesota Association of Songwriters (MAS)

Songwriting Organizations(General)

Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)

Pittsburgh Songwriters Association

(VOCAL) Virginia Organization of Composers And Lyricists


Performing Rights Organizations (Worldwide)

Australasian Performing Right Association (Australia)



CASH (Hong Kong)

GEMA (Germany) - German Society for Musical Performing Rights and Mechanical Reproductions Rights

Irish Musical Rights Organization (IMRO) (Ireland)

KODA (Denmark)

Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) (UK)

Norwegian Performing Right Society (Norway)

Performing Right Society (UK)

Performing Rights Society of Iceland (STEF) (Iceland)


SOCAN (Canada)

Society of Italian Authors and Composers (SIAE) (Italy)

SoundExchange (US) 


Songwriting Instruction (USA) - - Online music school for the continuing education and music career network from Berklee College of Music.

Berklee College of Music : Songwriting Major and Faculty - Boston, MA (actual school)

Dick Grove - Distance Learning Music School

Harriet Schock - Notable songwriting teacher in the Los Angeles area providing songwriting instruction and critiques worldwide.

Harrison School of Music - Music School in Los Angeles, CA - Want to Learn Piano? Our Music Teachers Rate the Top Online Piano Courses. We also provide free online lesson videos to get you started.

Musicians Institute - Music School in Hollywood, CA

Songwriting Consultants, Ltd - Songwriting instruction & more by Songwriting author, Molly Ann Leikin - Songwriting instruction & more by Pat & Pete Luboff


Songwriting Messageboards & Chatrooms


Songwriting Tips

Charles' Songwriting Notes

Love To Sing  - Resources for the Singer-Songwriter



Musicians Hotline

Performing Songwriter


Indie (Independent) Musicians Resource

AIM - Association of Independent Music (UK)

AOIRA - Association of Independent Recording Artists (USA)

A&R Online

Unsigned Band Keyword Search

Band Register - The authoritative international band and artist name register providing contact info, music links, trademark and legal advice. Highly recommended.

Darwin Music Canada - Independant record label dedicated to promoting Canadian talent.

Gajoob - A major DIY music resource

Homemade Music - created by artists in DIY (do-it-yourself) recording studios throughout the world. Homemade Music is special because it's completely personal. Check out the new Homemade Music Show, featuring classic and brand new homemade recordings, interviews, and more.

Indie Bible - Resources for the Indie Music Act

IndieMusicReview.NET - a community website that publishes, in addition to listings and reviews by our own editorial board, user supplied listings and reviews.

Love To Sing  - Resources for the Vocalist/Artist

MOJAM - largest listing of live music

Musician's Atlas

North American Band Name Registry

Outersound - For the indie music community

Original Music Net - Based in Canada and Asia - Growing every day, a Rock Radio Show - Indie Artist Resources

1st Love Records - the Future of Hip Hop


Recording Interest

Cooltracks Backing Tracks - MP3 backing tracks available without vocals, guitar, drums, bass or piano. Immediate download. Buy online. Perfect for singers, guitarists, drummers, bass players, bands, music students and teachers.

GC Music - Recording Professional Songwriter Demos with Nashville studio musicians, singers, engineers and producers - Good resource for recording music at home, DIY style. 

My Sonic Temple - a  ProTools recording studio in San Francisco, CA. Engineering, mixing, production, and tracking at an affordable price.

MusicMasteringOnline (MMOL) - Precision audio mastering facility online and CD/DVD manufacturing in New York City. - upgrade your current song demo to professional standards

YG Acoustics - Synergistic Research Acoustic Systems, synergistic research cabels, YG Acoustics and more at Scott Walker Audio.


Music Business

Music Business Bible

Entertainment Lawyer - Ruben Salazar


Music Retail

Sam Ash Music Online

Sam Ash Music Stores Lists

CD Baby - where anyone can sell their own self released CDs on the internet

Djembe African Drum Factory - Djembe African Hand Drums, manufactured in Bali - Ika Mardianti

Musician's Friend

Music Books Plus - the one-stop source music related books, instructional video, DVDs, CD-ROMs. Thousands of titles covering the area of Song & Lyric writing, Publishing, Promotion, Recording, Live Performance and more. A great resource for all musicians. 

Music Gear Review

Music Hotbid

NetBeat Magazine - Europe's On-Line Indie Music Store

Planet CD - on-line source for independent music