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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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.
CD Baby is an online music store specializing in the sale of CDs, vinyl records and music downloads from independent musicians to consumers. The company is also a digital aggregator of independent music recordings, distributing content to several online music retailers.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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