Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC) - distribution of royalties from home taping and rentals
American Songwriter Magazine
ASCAP vs. BMI (also SESAC) - which one to join?
Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA) - Wikipedia article, includes royalty breakdown
BlankSheetMusic.net - choose your clef, time signature, standard or TAB, etc., and print it out
Copyrights in Bankruptcy: When Seven Is Not Your Lucky Number
Durango Songwriter's Expo
EMI Music Publishing
Harry Fox Agency (HFA) - for distribution of mechanical royalties
kissthisguy.com - The Archive of Misheard Lyrics
Kohn On Music Licensing - answers questions about copyright law, with info about licensing music for Websites, the MP3/Rio controversy, includes lots of relevant links
Kurzweil CyberArt Technologies - Ray Kurzweil's Cybernetic Poet, a computer program that helps you write song lyrics
Li'l Hank's Guide For Songwriters In L.A. [Hal Cohen]
Louie, Louie - story of the song, including the original lyrics
Lyric Rat: Naming that tune in 140 characters or less - type in the lyrics you remember and this page tells you the name of the song
Move to Electronic System Means Long Waits at U.S. Copyright Office - 2009 Washington Post article
MPL Music Publishing
The Muse's Muse - Songwriting Tips & Tools
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1820-1860 [Library of Congress]
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 [Library of Congress]
Music Licensing For Dummies, Smarties, and The Rest of Us
Music Publishers' Association:
National Music Publishers Association
OpenMikes.org - open mike nights in US and Canada, searchable by ZIP code
Peer Music
Doc Pomus [writer of "Little Sister" & other Elvis hits]
RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus
Sheet Music Direct - buy and print out sheet music online
Sheet Music Plus
Songs in movies, TV shows, and ads: How the licenses work
Songwriters Guild of America
SoundExchange - sign up to get royalties for digital sound performances
U.S. Copyright Office:
Warner/Chappell Music
When U.S. Works Pass Into the Public Domain - chart lists the term of copyright, depending on when the work was created or published
Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Song Indexes
Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Song Lyrics; Libretti


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