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The International Songwriting Competition
The International Songwriting Competition
is the largest and most reputable songwriter contest in the world. Judges include Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel, Kelly Clarkson, John Scofield and many other music stars. Held annually, the ISC delivers prizes to 66 winners across multiple genres.

VibeDeck
VibeDeck
Free direct-to-fan platform for creative artists and discerning fans

Jango Airplay
Jango Airplay
is a promotional service for artists to get their music promoted on Jango.com, a top-10 music site where 7 million listeners create custom radio stations that play the artists they select plus similar artists Jango recommends – artists like you!

Michael J. Media
Michael J. Media
is an awesome PR firm servicing indie artists and music business professionals

YouLicense
YouLicense
is an online music licensing marketplace, enabling artists and content consumers to conduct business directly with one another through a swift and user-friendly platform. The site's unique search engine and standardized contracts make proprietary content easy for anyone to license for personal and commercial use through a price bidding system.

SoundOut
SoundOut
is an online track testing and consumer insight and analytics service for artists, record companies and music industry professionals. SoundOut provides detailed and accurate reports generated directly from consumer feedback on new tracks.

Music Career Masters
Music Career Masters
publish free tutorial videos, newsletters, and webinars to help independent artists succeed in the new music business. From easy and cost-effective gig booking to rapid fan acquisition, Music Career Masters will help you avoid the pitfalls and guide you toward a financially sustainable career in music.

Drum Tracks
Drum Tracks
offers full-length drum beats played by some of Los Angeles' top drummers. Full of interesting fills, breaks and ideas, they are guaranteed to inspire you to write better songs.

MadMimi
MadMimi
writes the new book on email marketing and e-newsletter design, offering powerful tools, customization, free image hosting, live chat support, and comprehensive tracking in a gorgeous and sensible web-based working environment.

Animoto
Animoto
is a web application that creates MTV-style videos with the click of a button. Users simply upload their song and images and Animoto automatically generates a unique video for them. No two videos are ever the same.

Sonicbids
Sonicbids
is a simple alternative to the endless clutter of physical press kits that is exchanged daily between musicians and the people who promote music. Sonicbids has become the leading online submission platform for some of the world's best-known music professionals.

Godin
Godin
started building guitars over twenty years ago in a village in Quebec Canada called La Patrie. The man that started it all is Robert Godin who still owns the company and continues to design the vast majority of its exquisite guitars.

Audiolife
Audiolife
is a free online music store service for independent artists. With Audiolife, you can create and customize your online store, embed it on your social network pages, sell all of your digital music directly to your fans, and design physical products like CDs and T-shirts which Audiolife will manufacture for you on-demand, at no up-front costs.

ReverbNation
ReverbNation
provides FREE world-class marketing and promotion solutions to over 325,000 indie musicians, managers, record labels, venues and clubs. Go to ReverbNation.com to get music players and other widgets, get your music on Facebook, send out free band newsletters, and distribute your music to iTunes.

Grooveshark
Grooveshark
is a revolutionary music community that rewards users for sharing their music. Grooveshark was founded by three University of Florida students hell-bent on changing the music industry, and the world, forever. Its goal is to compensate everyone in the value chain – from users to rights holders. With an audience quickly approaching 500,000 users, Grooveshark is well on its way to accomplishing these goals.

Nimbit
Nimbit
is the #1 direct-to-fan commerce platform for the music industry, powering over 10,000 unique storefronts across the web, and providing thousands of successful artists and labels with the most effective solutions available for merchandising, selling and distributing their entire catalog to fans world-wide.

Groove House Records
Groove House Records
offers audiophile class CD & DVD replication, short-run CD & DVD duplication, CD & DVD manufacturing, eco-friendly printing and packaging, Digipaks, vinyl pressing, download cards, posters and more. CDs, DVDs, and vinyl records for the music, film, and software industries.

Tinderbox Music
Tinderbox Music
is a music promotion and distribtuion company servicing unsigned, indie label and major label artists across th US by obtaining press and radio airplay in appropriate markets and formats.

The Chapel Studios
The Chapel Studios
is a unique recording studio situated in Wimbledon Park, South London, UK. Fantastic equipment, joined with vast expertise and experience in music and voice recording, means that this London recording studio is perfect for a whole host of applications.

BandCentral
BandCentral
is a web tool that helps bands manage themselves online. BandCentral gives bands their very own online 'Band Hub' with all the tools they need to communicate with each other, store files, manage gigs, merch, music, money, tasks, fans, contacts and everything else associated with their band in one central, secure and instantly accessible place.

Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music
is the world's largest independent music college and the premier institution for the study of contemporary music. The college's 3,800 students and 460 faculty members interact in an environment designed to provide the most complete learning experience possible, including all of the opportunities and challenges presented by a career in the contemporary music industry.

The National Association for Campus Activities
The National Association for Campus Activities
links the higher education and entertainment communities in a business and learning partnership, creating educational and business opportunities for student and professional members.

The Muse's Muse Songwriting Resource
The Muse's Muse Songwriting Resource
has been providing songwriters in all stages of their development with resources, tips and tools since 1995. The site includes song and lyric writing articles, interviews with professional songwriters, and a platform for independent artists to connect with one another.

The New York Songwriters Circle
The New York Songwriters Circle
has been at the forefront of discovering top new songwriting talent since 1990. Dedicated to discovering, promoting and supporting great original songs, the circle currently hosts live music showcases in New York, Philadelphia and Boston, a worldwide annual songwriting contest, The Halftime stadium concert series, an online songwriting community and much more.

The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers
The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers
(GISC) is an international music industry organisation based in England. Guild members are songwriters, composers, lyricists, poets, performing songwriters, musicians, publishers, studio owners, managers and record companies.

WOMEX
WOMEX
is the world's biggest professional music Conference, Trade Fair and Showcase for world, roots, folk, ethnic, traditional, alternative world, local and diaspora music.

Songlines
Songlines
magazine covers the world's most exciting music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, featuring artists from all around the globe.