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Sound EFX/Post-Production

Through our affiliation with The Tape Gallery and The Sound Effects Library, you will have access directly from our site into their data base of over 200,000 sounds/EFX ready for immediate download in either broadcast quality WAV or AIFF. They also recently became associated with the BBC, offering for the first time ever to the public, their entire catalog of 165CD’s of sounds/EFX as well.

Performing Rights Organizations

ASCAP is a membership association of over 160,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music; through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP's licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. ASCAP makes giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and users of music.

BMI is an American performing rights organization that represents approximately 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music. The non-profit-making company, founded in 1940, collects license fees on behalf of those American creators it represents, as well as thousands of creators from around the world who chose BMI for representation in the United States. The license fees BMI collects for the "public performances" of its repertoire of approximately 4.5 million compositions - including radio airplay, broadcast and cable television carriage, Internet and live and recorded performances by all other users of music - are then distributed as royalties to the writers, composers and copyright holders it represents.

SESAC was founded in 1930, making it the second oldest performing rights organization in the United States. SESAC's repertory, once limited to European and gospel music, has diversified to include today's most popular music, including dance hits, rock classics, the best of Latina music, the hottest jazz, the hippest country and the coolest contemporary Christian music. SESAC's corporate headquarters in Nashville houses all of the company's divisions, from creative to licensing to administration. The company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London.

SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective for the public performance of musical works. We administer the performing rights of our members (composers, lyricists, songwriters and their publishers) and those of affiliated international societies by licensing the use of their music in Canada.

Our mission at the Songwriters Association of Canada is to protect and develop the creative and business environments for songwriters in Canada and around the world. We are an association led by active professional and amateur songwriters, committed to the development and recognition of Canadian composers, lyricists and songwriters by pursuing:

Some Useful Solutions

Film Music magazine offers a complete suite of online services designed especially for the film, television and multimedia music industry.

Our homepage has been created with the desire to serve the copyright community of creators and users, as well as the general public. Here you will find all our key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what the Office is doing, including business-process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony and press releases; our latest regulations; a link to our online copyright records cataloged since 1978; and much more.

The Association for Independent Music is the professional trade organization dedicated to insuring the vitality of the independent music industry. AFIM provides business opportunities for its members through an annual convention, ongoing information services and educational resource materials. AFIM is also an advocacy group addressing the issues most relevant to the independent music industry.

Hollywood Creative Directory The premiere source for contact information for the film, television and new media industries. This is a service of IFILMpro, the end to end resource for industry professionals. HCD is Hollywood's leading source of information on everyone who's anyone in the entertainment industry.

The site's organization now reflects the horizontal nature of the Reporter's coverage, with separate home pages dedicated to major beats such as Film, Television, International and Music. News, data and features are integrated, making it easier for users to access the materials they want.

Published every other Thursday since 1977, Music Connection magazine is a bi-weekly music trade publication catering to the music industry, its loyal fans, and support services. From its unique vantage point, Music Connection magazine has, for more than two decades, set its sights on every aspect of the music business, from decision-making in corporate towers to performing in local clubs.

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