Music Career Resources

Accelerate your music career through any of these resources

Get your music online and

Register for Digital Royalties

CD Baby

Cd Baby is a digital music aggregator that gets your music onto platforms like Spotify and Apple Music


Distrokid is an aggregator like CD Baby. You should review both and see which works best for your music.

Spotify for Artists

Once you’ve submitted to an aggregator, you can manage your Spotify profile with their Artists tools. Edit your bio, add pictures and most importantly pitch songs for playlists!


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.

Harry Fox Agency

HFA is the leading provider of rights administration, licensing, and royalty services for the U.S. music industry. Register with them to collect mechanical royalties.

Performance Rights Organizations


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


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.


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


Digital Licensing

Epidemic Sound

Every time a song is played on TV or in a movie, the owner is getting paid a royalty. Using a digital licensing company like Epidemic Sound can help productions find your music and pay you to use it.


Performing doesn’t have to be your only source of income as a musician. Artlist is another music licensing company you can submit your music to for use in film, television, video games and podcasts.

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.

Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI)

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

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.