We are the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), a membership association of more than 565,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, we also represent hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. We are the only US performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from our membership.


Bajaao is India’s largest direct online retailer for musical instruments and pro audio equipment, offering a wide range of services to the music entertainment industry. BAJAAO maintains relationships with India’s top artists, bands and music producers and vows to deliver the same service to all musicians in India. The company’s vision is to service all aspects of the music industry including music creation, production, education, consumption, artist relations, curation and culture. BAJAAO has worked with many reputable brands including Walt Disney Studio, Sony Music, Vishesh Films, Pepsi MTV Indies, Harman Professional India, and Gibson. In 2012, Music Trades Magazine, USA, ranked among the world’s top 20 music retailers. Their entertainment division conceptualized and executed India’s first full-scale two-day heavy metal festival ‘BIG69’ in Mumbai (January 2015), and included several headliners from international and Indian bands that performed on three stages.


Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. Their step-by-step system will get you online in minutes. Choose from hundreds of mobile-friendly themes, then customize them with Bandzoogle’s easy point & click editor. The all-in-one platform features a commission-free music & merch store, mailing list tool, detailed fan analytics, integration with social networks, and more.

Friends of The Independent Music Awards receive a 30-day free trial, plus 15% off the first year of any Bandzoogle subscription. Plans start at only $8.29/month, including free registration of your own .COM domain.

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With Billboard, we’re transforming the conventional storytelling landscape from passive amusement to engaging entertainment. Billboard is a cross platform story told from multiple perspectives about Casey Lindeweiler, a sudden entrepreneur who inherits the WTYT 960 radio station from his father.

To pull the station out of the ratings basement, Casey decides to pull out one of the oldest tricks in radio, the wacky contest. Casey’s idea is to host a billboard sitting contest where four people will on a catwalk in front of a billboard. Whoever lives up there the longest will win a mobile home and “nine-sixty” thousand dollars. Unprepared for the spotlight, Casey attempts to rise to the challenge of running a business but his anxieties rise the longer the contest goes on.

Billboard includes a feature film, web series, live events and a virtual alternative rock AM station. The project stars John Robinson (Lords of Dogtown), Leo Fitzpatrick (Kids), Independent Spirit Award winners Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse) and Eric Roberts (Dark Knight) in this truly independent movie, directed by Zeke Zelker.

BMI was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.


In business since 1946, Disc Makers is the nation’s leading independent CD & DVD manufacturer, offering a wide variety of products and services, including state-of-the-art automated printers and duplication systems as well as complete CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD replication, custom disc packaging, and vinyl record pressing for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses for the last 70 years. Disc Makers also offers a variety of additional services including download cards, posters, custom USB Flash drives, music distribution, in-house audio mastering and post production, DVD and CD-ROM multimedia authoring, award-winning graphic design, and their Disc Makers’ Blog, which offers free tools and professional advice from industry experts. Disc Makers’ main office and plant is located near Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and Nashville.


Since 1989, Folk Alliance International has served as the headquarters for Folk Music and Dance. With over 2800 members worldwide and an annual conference that is one of the five largest music conferences in North America, Folk Alliance continues to grow and mature while providing a unique range of member services to our community.

Over the years, our community has grown to include record companies, publishers, presenters, agents, managers, music support services, manufacturers and artists that work in the folk world. Folk Alliance International has five regional affiliates that provide the grass roots efforts in their respective markets.


Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 260 stores across the U.S. 2014 marks the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Brand as we continue to help people make music from coast to coast. In addition, the Music & Arts division operates more than 120 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. With an unrivaled in-store experience and passionate commitment to making gear easy-to-buy, Guitar Center is all about enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable joy that comes from playing an instrument. All we sell is the greatest feeling on earth.



Hello Music is a large online community of engaged musicians, artists & pro audio professionals from around the globe, 500K strong.

IOTM is the music industry’s destination for show & tour booking. From music venues, festivals, and college contacts lists to show availabilities, gig swaps, and radio/press directories, IOTM is THE hub for artists, venues, agents, labels, promoters, & managers to find relevant, up-to-date booking info. Simply put, is show/tour booking made easy.

The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is a national organisation that administers the performing right in copyright music in Ireland on behalf of its members (who are songwriters, composers and music publishers) and on behalf of the songwriters, composers and music publishers of the international overseas societies that are affiliated to it. IMRO´s function is to collect and distribute royalties arising from the public performance of copyright works. IMRO is a not-for-profit organisation.

Each year, the Sussex County Fair Grounds in northwest New Jersey happily becomes home to a long weekend’s worth of Louisiana culture with Baton Rouge native Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival. The music, the atmosphere, the food and the setting have found complete harmony, providing fans with an unforgettable experience. The festival has been compared to a mini Jazz Fest, combining the best of Louisiana music acts with a smorgasbord of mouthwatering Louisiana food. Dishes like catfish or shrimp and oyster Po Boys, boiled crawfish, crawfish étouffée and grilled alligator sausage are not easy to come by in one place in the northeast. But at this festival they are featured in booth after booth at this annual gathering of fans of Louisiana culture. There are 4 stages that hosts 24 bands throughout the weekend bringing many genres of music from Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, R&B, Rock, Americana and more.  Free Dance lessons are provided Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Check out the lineup and food menu at or find us on Facebook.

Founded in 1977 on the principle of bridging the gap between “the street and the elite,” Music Connection has grown from a popular print publication into a spectrum of products and services that address the wants and needs of musicians, the music tech community and industry support services.Music Connection’s broad appeal encompasses the songwriter, producer, studio manager, home recordist, agent, attorney, publicist, label executive and, of course, the musician who’s looking for the informational edge that MC’s products and services deliver.

Music Connection’s award-winning print magazine is chock-full of inside information, expert advice and exclusive directories (Managers, Producer, Engineers, Attorneys, Publicists, and much more) that can help anyone connect with industry professionals. The magazine also features reviews of new gear, unsigned artists, exclusive interviews with superstars and behind-the-scenes talent (producers, engineers, vocal coaches, songwriters).

Music Gateway is a global online platform with a goal to empower creatives and companies all over the world to be the best they can be at what they do. The platform allows people to build their network and get more opportunities through the creative marketplace, get represented for TV & Film music licensing projects as well as song placements for major artists and on top of this present and organise their music professionally with their own catalogue management system. All of these tools together in one space allows the industry to better their music, represent their music and manage their music leading to a bigger, better and fairer industry.

Music Trends Brasil is the branch for education of LPE Productions, a company founded in 2003 by Luciana Pegorer a former flute player, holder of degrees in Bachelor of Social Communications and a Masters of Marketing, experienced on live concert production and on all areas of the phonographic industry. LPE Productions also holds the brand Delira Musica, a label and publisher company dedicated to high quality Brazilian music distribution and promotion. Music Trends Brasil was created in 2016 to name a music business International Conference ( Music Trends Brasil International Conference is the meeting point of the most influential music professionals from the Brazilian music scene, representing the perfect marketplace for foreign companies to learn about the Brazilian market, expose their brand and/or to find business partners. The Conference gathers 500+ professionals from the most different areas of the music business. From musicians and performers to DSPs and PROs, distributers, publishers, producers and record companies. Debates, key notes, workshops, one-on-one meetings and showcases. The best marketplace in Brazil to increment your network, learn and do business. Music Trends Brasil takes place in the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s cultural center in the warm month of October (Spring time).


NoiseTrade is a platform for artists to share music with new fans in exchange for email addresses and postal codes. Since its launch, NoiseTrade has helped over 35,000 artists connect with new fans; playing an early, pivotal role for artists ranging from Vance Joy and The Lumineers to newer artists such as Joseph and Judah and the Lion.


PledgeMusic is a global next-generation music company and direct-to-fan e-commerce platform dedicated to enabling artists to build communities, fund and pre-sell recordings, and provide unique experiences and exclusives throughout the entire music production and promotion lifecycle. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Nashville.


Get Your Songs Played to Millions of Internet Radio Listeners! plays your music to a very large and real audience on sites like, and you get to decide exactly who hears it. If your music is similar to Eminem, your songs are played to listeners of stations playing Eminem. If you sound more like Rihanna, you can target those stations instead. Once your music starts playing for the listeners you have targeted, Radio Airplay gives you detailed, daily reports on the things you care about: plays, likes, fans, and more. Basically, we play your music to the people most likely to become your fans.

The S.A.C. is a friendly community of songwriters here to support each other in the creative journey.  We also advocate on behalf of songwriters to protect the value of our work.  Being a member has many privileges including opportunities to network, get your music heard, as well as honing the craft.  Why not join today and start connecting with others through our on-line community.  You can also protect your work through the Canadian Song Vault, or have your music assessed through the Song Assessment Service.  We look forward to hearing your songs, and meeting you in person at one of our many upcoming events!

SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 135,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry. Through licences, SOCAN gives businesses that use music the freedom to use any music they want, legally and ethically. SOCAN licenses more than 130,000 businesses coast to coast and distributes royalties to its members and peer organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of Canadian music around the world in collaboration with its peer societies. In addition, SOCAN plays a leadership role in mentoring emerging creators on various aspects of the craft and business of music. We also advocate on behalf of our members to ensure that copyright is respected and that creators are appropriately remunerated for the use of their work.

Songtradr is comprised of a passionate group of musicians, thinkers, builders, coders, business professionals and artist advocates with a simple mission; to revolutionize the process of exchanging music rights and provide unparalleled value for the creative classes. Our world class content management system arms music makers with a comprehensive set of tools and services to professionally manage their careers, while our automated marketplace and talented music supervisors streamline the music discovery and licensing process.

Sync Summit is designed to be a different kind of conference – not a mere pitfchfest where the connections made are soon forgotten or not followed up, or a general glossing over of the music in media market.  Rather, Sync Summit is organized around fostering real, productive networking opportunities, presenting case studies of how music is discovered and used, evolving business models in the music in media market as well as creative and promotional considerations.