Please see below some excellent links for songwriters and music fans in general. We will be adding many more links to this list, and you are welcome to email us your suggestions.
Read all the latest news regarding artists and the music business. In addition, here is the link to the main page of Billboard’s Charts section.
AMG All Music Guide
This website provides great information and discographies about almost all professional artists, songwriters, producers and musicians. If you want to look up someone’s music credits, this is a good place to start.
HITS is a very popular magazine about the music industry. Check out the “Rumor Mill” column for the latest news about the movers & shakers in the industry. The site is free, but you will need to register before reading its content.
Sonicbids is well known for its Electronic Press Kit (EPK) that enables music industry pros to send and receive press kits online. Used by thousands of musicians, EPK is easy to use, and provides all the info of a standard press kit, including music, photos and videos.
Broadjam is a very prominent music site which provides extensive promotional tools and services for independent artists and musicians, such as professional web hosting, film/TV placement, video and audio streaming, digital download store, and online press kits.
This is the online version of Pollstar magazine, which is the leading publication covering concert touring and bookings. There are new articles posted daily about artists on tour, and on the latest news in this industry.
This is the popular website of the renowned, music industry magazine, Music Connection. This magazine & website has many articles and columns covering new artist & songwriter talent, record labels, publishers, managers, clubs, agents and more.
GREAT LINKS (By Category)
Sponsors & Associates:
MasterWriter (excellent software containing writing tools for songwriters) The Indie Bible (comprehensive indie music resources) The Singer’s Workshop (news, information, products and classifieds for pop singers)
Songwriter & Music Resource Sites:
The Muse’s Muse (a popular songwriting resource) International Songwriters Association (a popular songwriting resource) Nashville Muse News (newsletter for songwriter & music events in Nashville) CopyrightGuru.com (informative, resource site by Nashville attorney, David Moser) Music News Nashville (good information source for what’s happening in Nashville) Addicted To Songwriting (good tips on how to write songs, plus interviews with hit songwriters and other articles) SessionPlayers.com (renowned studio musicians are now available to record on your music via internet at this site) Artistopia (innovative online music artist resource tools for connection to the music industry) RobinFrederick.com (Tips and Inspiration for songwriters plus a step-by-step guide to songwriting) Pure Music (wide-ranging indie music site) ALLMusicianWeb (web directory which offers products, services and resources for musicians, songwriters & artists) Reelmusician.com (Offers song demos and jingle demos by TV and Radio pros, plus website design) Pure Vocals (provides producers and vocalists for your recording projects at affordable prices) Studio Aid (online recording studio offering guitar tracks, drum tracks, and bass tracks) Nashville Drum Tracks (provides studio drum tracks for demos and masters) CQK Music (multi-faceted resource site for songwriters) ezFolk.com (music instructional site & large link directory) GreatSongwriting.com (good songwriting tips, advice and resources)
New Talent Discovery & Online Radio Stations:
Unsigned Talents (showcases new talent & provides their contact info) The Music Broker Network (takes its members music to A&R and helps them get a Record Deal, Publishing Deal and Film/TV placement)
CD Duplication, Manufacturing & Graphic Design:
Community Musician (a leading provider of CD replication, duplication, and DVD manufacturing) Aleven (full service graphic design, CD replication and printing for independent musicians) Nova Disc (CD replication, CD business cards, DVD replication and more) Lazy Cats Records (CD duplication, replication, distributor, producer services) ACME CD Duplication (CD & DVD duplication, replication, production & packaging) Disc Logic (CD/DVD duplication and replication services)