Music Career Resources

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Industry Updates

The American Association of Independent Music

The American Association of Independent Music is a leading voice of independent music. Sign up for their newsletter

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Lefsetz Letter

Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself. Sign up for their newsletter.

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Celebrity Access

CelebrityAccess provides detailed information about dates of live bands on tour, Entertainers, Speakers, Celebrities, and their representatives.

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Financial Support

Greater Columbus Arts Council

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC for short) supports and funds the artists and art organizations of Central Ohio.

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Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI)

ECDI’s mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change.

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Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

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Register for Digital Royalties

Sound Exchange

The premier digital performance rights organization in the world, with a mission to support, protect and propel the music industry forward.


International Standard Recording Code

Register your tracks and receive an ISRC to encode in your digital tracks and receive automatic royalties when paid.


Performing Rights Societies


Joining ASCAP as a writer is a great first step in your music career. License your music and get paid each time you perform.

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BMI is a leading performance rights society which advocates for the value of music and collects performance royalties for both writers and publishers. They represent 14 million works of more than 900,000 copyright owners.

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SESAC is an invitation-only Performing Rights Organization that represents the world’s top songwriters, composers and music publishers.

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Equipment Insurance

Nationwide Insurance

Insuring a musical instrument is a good idea if it would be cost-prohibitive to replace. Here is a rundown of how you can get insurance for musical instruments.

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Other Resources


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