Music Industry Resources
New to Music City and trying to break into the music scene? Don't be a one-hit wonder. Our member businesses can help you get started on the right note.
ASCAP is a professional organization of 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, owned and run by its members, and a leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators.
Global Songwriters Connection
GSC’s personalized Career Mentoring services provide singers, songwriters and artists in all genres and at every level, with industry connections and an individualized plan to help the artist reach the next step. Whether it is song crafting, career or artist development, GSC’s mentoring services focus on personal songwriter development first.
Helping Our Music Evolve (H.O.M.E.)
H.O.M.E. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a supportive community for artist development and music production. The organization offers recording studios, rehearsal space, event venues, networking and educational opportunities, a member app, and more. H.O.M.E. gives music creators and aspiring music professionals the space and resources needed to build teams, work on their projects, and grow successful careers.
Indie Connect provides artist management and consulting for serious independent artists, helping them effectively navigate the music industry. They work with artists and bands in genres ranging from country to pop, rock to R&B and instrumental music to Broadway composers.
MusicStartsHere.org is Nashville's community, city and industry sponsored initiative designed to help artists, songwriters, musicians, technicians and industry professionals simplify and streamline the craft and business of making music. They're online platform gives you a starting point into all of the relevant resources and key information. A user-friendly place to help accelerate your Nashville music learning curve.
Nashville Is Not Just Country Music
Nashville Is Not Just Country Music is a community initiative that seeks to provide music business education, support to local creatives and provide opportunities for career advancement for the Nashville urban music community.
Nashville Songwriters Association International
The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and professional members spans the United States and foreign countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.
SESAC is a performing rights organization with an international reach and a vast repertory that spans virtually every genre of music. SESAC is an innovative and technologically adept performing rights organization.
Songpreneurs is an online resource for songwriter entrepreneurs. Songpreneurs.com provides high quality educational materials, including innovative workbooks, classes, and video course modules from songwriter Amanda Colleen Williams.
Sound Royalties is specialty finance firm that helps music industry professionals fund personal and professional projects without losing ownership of their copyrights and allowing for overflow income. Sound Royalties offers royalty advances between $5,000 and $10 million by advancing artist, producer and songwriter royalties paid through music labels, distributors, publishers and PROs. They have worked with a wide range of music industry professionals including GRAMMY Award winners, platinum and gold recording artists, and music industry executives in every genre.
TSAI - Tennessee Songwriters Association International
TSAI (Tennessee Songwriters Association International) is a hands-on not-for-profit international membership organization for all songwriters. Annual membership is only $120 and opens the door to a wealth of services that will specifically address your needs as a songwriter. WRITE-CREATE-NETWORK-PITCH-GROW AT TSAI. TSAI is committed to the education, development and recognition of its members in the advancement and enjoyment of the craft of songwriting. "Say It With Music"
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