Partners

ASCAP

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.

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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 BAJAAO.com 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.

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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.

Click here to start your risk-free trial.

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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.

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Disc Makers has been helping musicians succeed since 1946. We are the world’s largest CD, DVD, and Blu-ray manufacturer for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses, offering everything you need to make your release successful, including: duplication, replication, printing, graphic design, audio mastering, DVD authoring, worldwide distribution, and so much more. We make over 25 million CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays a year and 97% of that is from independent artists. Our goal is to help independents compete head-to-head with larger companies. That’s why we make the industry’s best CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and why we offer all the creative, distribution, and fulfillment services our customers need to succeed.

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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.

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

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IndieOnTheMove.com 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, IndieOnTheMove.com is show/tour booking made easy.

IndiePulse

IndiePulse Music Magazine is an innovative publication dedicated to the Independent music scene on a global level, bringing our readers insightful news, music reviews, interviews and more. Our website translates into over 100 languages and features artists from all over the world. IndiePulse Music Magazine has news on the Music Industry Celebrities, Movers and Shakers, Professional Performing Equipment and Home Audio Entertainment and Tech, Food, Lifestyle…everything you could want and more.

Visit IndiePulse Music Magazine Online at our Website http://www.indiepulsemusic.com, our Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/indiepulsemusic and all Online Social Media, just Search IndiePulse Music Magazine!

IndiePulse Music Magazine: The best Music Your Eyes Have Ever Heard!

Invasion

Invasion Group, Ltd is a boutique management company serving the career artist. Founded by industry veterans Peter Casperson and Steven Saporta in 1983, Invasion is a collective of artist managers whose ranks also include Steve Dalmer, Jana Fisher, and Greg DeVito. Each individual manager’s unique background and specialized areas of expertise informs the group, and – supported by resourceful and dedicated staff – provides a comprehensive perspective on the business of art that serves the entire Invasion Group client roster. Invasion’s sister company United For Opportunity provides artists with marketing services and distribution for music and books.

Website: www.invasiongroup.com

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 www.crawfishfest.com 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 (www.musictrendsbrasil.com). 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.

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Get Your Songs Played to Millions of Internet Radio Listeners!

RadioAirplay.com plays your music to a very large and real audience on sites like Jango.com, 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 is a rights management organization that connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. More than 160,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers, and visual artists are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data, as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of rights management, with wholly-owned companies Audiam, Dataclef, and MediaNet, and co-owners with RE:SOUND of music licensing organization Entandem, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music and visual arts have value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.com

Solid-Merch is a full service online store for independent artists and record labels. With everything from vinyl to CDs, T-shirts, and other custom merch, we have everything you need to engage your fans and stand out at the merch table. With our parent company A to Z Media, we are bringing industry-leading bespoke media and packaging production to you with the ease and convenience of online project building and ordering.

Build your vinyl, apparel, or merch project in our online assembler and instantly view pricing and shipping costs. Upload your artwork and/or content, and place your order online. We have vinyl starter packages starting at 100 units, delivered in 5-6 weeks at some of the lowest prices in the industry to go along with premium cotton and blended T-shirts, embroidered patches, enamel pins and more.

Have a question or need assistance? Our dedicated service team is ready to jump in via phone or email. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Between Solid-Merch and A to Z, we have 20+ years of experience working with artists to bring their vision to life.

Solid-Merch is designed for independent artists to easily connect with their audience and build their image on any budget.​ ​Whether you’re looking for vinyl, CDs, T-shirts, or other merch such as patches and pins, we are your one-stop shop for your next album release, gig, or tour!

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.