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Below is a list of some of the best music resources — the leading names in music services, retail, distribution... each organized by category. Do note that this is not an officially endorsed list. We hope to eventually build a list of recommended, tried-and-true resources with our members help, but that is still on the horizon.

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We eventually hope to develop relationships and partnerships with the very best resources — or in some cases even launch a service to serve our membership in cases where a resource is not readily available. Watch for BOLD resources which are already current JPF Community Partners.

Musician and Songwriter Services / Tools

(Listed in alphabetical order by category and resource names)

Booking Assistance

Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitors
International Entertainment Buyers Association
National Association of Campus Activities
Sonic Bids
The Folk Alliance
OurStage

CD Distribution

Amazon
Bathtub Music
CD Baby
Comp10
Independent Artists Company
Indie Rhythm

CD/DVD Manufactures

Disc Makers
DiskFaktory
Kunaki
Oasis CD Duplication

Composer & Songwriter Associations

Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists
Asian Composers League
Association of Independant Music Publishers
Christian Songwriters
Composers Association of New Zealand
National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA)
Songwriters Directory
The Society of Composers and Lyricists

Copyrights & Legal Resources

Canadian Song Depository c/o Songwriters Association of Canada
Copyright – U.S. Copyright Office
Go Copyright -
Online – U.S. Copyright Office
Public Domain Music
The Musicians Guide Through The Legal Jungle
Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts

Digital Distribution

CDBaby
Independent Online Digital Alliance
TuneCore
Watunes

Education & Information Resources

Berklee College of Music
Billboard
Columbia University Music & Arts
Harvard Library for music scholars
Home Recording
Irving S. Gilmore Music Library
Mix Online
Music Biz Academy
Muses Muse
SongU
Songwriter101
Sound On Sound
The National Association for Music Education

Entertainment Attorneys

Penn State - The Dickinson School of Law

Independent A&R

Independent Artist Registry
Taxi

Internet Radio/Streaming Broadcast

LastFM
Live 365
Pandora

Musical Instruments & Supply Retailers

Folk Of The Wood
Guitar Center
Lark In The Morning
McCabe's Guitar Shop
Musicians Friend
Sam Ash
ZZ Sounds

Music Licensing Sites

Harry Fox
PumpAudio
Song Catalog
Versus Media - Placing music in film
You License

Music Marketing Resources

Bob Baker
Film Music World
Nashville Music Business Directory
Music Marketing
Music Phonebook
Music Publisher’s Association
Musician's Atlas
The Music Business Registry

Music News and Press

Beat Wire
Media Futurist Gerd Leonhard
Music Industry News Network
Music Dish
PR Web Press Release Newswire

Music Organizations

Filmgravity
Film Music Network
Just Plain Folks
NAMM -
MI7
NARAS
Nashville Songwriters Association International

Music Promotion Sites

Amie Street
Artist Launch
Music Submit
Pure Volume
Sonific
The Tub Magazine

Music Storage, Downloads and Sales

Broadjam
Musicane
SongRamp
Soundclick
Website Music Player

Musician Website Hosting

Bandzoogle
Broadjam
Hostbaby
Indie Kazoo

Performance Rights Organizations

ASCAP
Australian Recording Industry Assocation
Australian Independent Records Labels Association
Australasian Performing Right Association
BMI
SESAC
MPA

Political Representation

Future of Music Coalition
The American Federation of Musicians

Publications (books, newsletters, magazines, etc.)

Amazon
Bandit A & R Newsletter
Cashbox Magazine
Kohn on Music Licensing
KVR Audio
Making Music Make Money by Eric Beall
Rhymezone
Songwriter's Hall Of Fame
Songwriter's Market
Billboard

Public Networking Sites

FaceBook
LinkedIN
MySpace

Recording & Demo Services

ColabNation
Session Players
StudioTraxx
Sub Studio Music
The Recording Project
Voices123

Recording Software (recording, editing, production, etc.)

Adobe Auditon
Adobe Soundbooth
Apple Logic
Audacity
Sony Creative Software
Steinberg Cubase
Digidesign Protools
Peace Love Productions
Real Studio Drums
Real World Records
Smartsoft Audio Format Converter

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