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Murphy's Laws of Songwriting www.ascap.com/nashville/murphy/

Some really good tips on songwriting from a pro.

ALL MUSIC GUIDE www.allmusic.com

The all music guide can boast of a more comprehensive database of bands than the ultimate band list itself, (www.ubl.com), which is no small feat. With loads of information on each artist, including bios, discographies and comparative analyses, all music truly lives up to its name.

ARTIST DIRECT www.artistdirect.com

Any and everything you may need to know about the record industry. This site includes over 100,000 artist profiles, videos, message boards, concert information and shopping opportunities.

GET SIGNED www.getsigned.com/

Part of the garageband.com family. Getsigned.com offers A&R contact info, artist and record executive interviews, home recording tips, legal information, booking advice, gear and cd reviews.


This site features numerous links and resources for songwriters. Browsers are able to access links for songwriting advice, resources, organizations, contests, products and services. Songwriters can also find out songwriting and showcase opportunities, participate in chat sessions and register their own sites and email address on the site for free.

MUSICIANS" INTELLECTUAL LAW & RESOURCES LINKS www.aracnet.com/~schornj/index.shtml

A wealth of information regarding copyright law and intellectual property.

THE MUSE'S MUSE www.musesmuse.com

Offers The Muse's News, a free monthly newsletter for songwriters with exclusive interviews, articles, copyright & publishing advice, music reviews, web site reviews, a chance to win prizes & more. Site also includes chat rooms, contest information, resource guides and regular columnists.

SONG CATALOG www.songcatalog.com

Connects professional music buyers with songwriters and publishers.

SONGLINK www.songlink.com

SongLink provides the most up-to-date and accurate "who's looking" information to music publishers and songwriters.

SONGWRITERS UNIVERSE www.songwritersuniverse.com

An educational/resource center and music magazine established to help all songwriters and writer/artists. This site features collaboration chat boards, resource articles and links.

STARPOLISH www.starpolish.com

This young site is dedicated to educating and empowering musicians, with an emphasis on artist advocacy and artist development. It includes a comprehensive reference library of articles on every facet of the music industry written by A&R reps, managers, musicians, and other industry notables. They also have a band competition and give out a few cash awards to deserving applicants.

TAXI www.taxi.com

The leading independent A&R company helping unsigned bands, artists and songwriters get record deals, publishing deals and placement in films and TV shows.

ULTIMATE BAND LIST http://ubl.artistdirect.com

  • The United States Copyright Office
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/    copyright forms

  • ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)

  • CMA (Country Music Association)

  • HFA (Harry Fox Agency)

  • NSAI (The Nashville Songwriters Association International)

  • SGA (The Songwriters Guild of America)

  • Songwriter's workshops and camps

    Summersongs www.summersongs.com

    A week-long camp held in Ulster County every summer. There is also a winter camp. I've heard nother but good things from several friends who have done this camp one or more times.

    Rhymers and Thesauruses Online

    Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary www.m-w.com/home.htm

    A regular online dictionary

    Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus www.visualthesaurus.com/online/index.html

    A really neat visual thesaurus