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ASCAP Digital Expo 3rd Edition
Welcome to 2019 - a new year full of endless possibilities! Another trip around the sun, another candle on your birthday cake and another issue of ASCAP EXPO Digital to curl up with. Our third edition is here to make sure that 2019 is your most creative and successful yet, with the help of some of our favorite creative minds: pop hitmakers like Dan Wilson and LELAND, experienced producers/engineers like Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Marcella Araica, music supervisors like Morgan Rhodes and tons more. by ASCAP
Spirit Music Publishing has new owner, secures $350M recap - David Renzer 
Independent publisher Spirit Music Group has announced a recapitalization, for which it has secured over $350 million, led by its COO Jon Singer. The company is now wholly-owned by the newly formed Lyric Capital Group. Spirit will be spearheaded by seasoned music executive Jon Singer and Spirit’s Ross Cameron. Singer will become Chairman of Spirit Music Group and Managing Partner of Lyric while Cameron will continue in an executive role at Spirit and become a Partner at Lyric. – by Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide
Temp Love Music goes to Sundance 2019
Temp Love provided original composition, music cues from its library, sound design and final mix for new series, Quarter Life Poetry, which has been officially selected by the Sundance Festival 2019, and will be presented as an entry within its “Indie Episodic Series” category. – by Shoot - Publicity Wire
Is Spotify’s model wiping out music’s middle class?
Fans may assume the $10 they pay for a monthly streaming subscription goes to the artists they listen to most. That’s not the case. Now, a growing number of musicians and industry players want change. – by Victor Luckerson / The Ringer
Music industry veteran Don Grierson passes
During his more than 50 year career Grierson worked with a diverse range of artists including Kim Carnes, Sheena Easton, Kate Bush, Cliff Richard, J. Gells Band, Kenny Rogers, Heart, Joe Cocker, Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, Melissa Morgan, Steve Vai, Megadeth, Tina Turner, Bob Seger, and countless others. More recently Grierson served as a music consultant for a wide range of up-and-coming artists, managers and small labels. He also co-authored the book “It All Begins with the Music: Developing Successful Artists and Careers for the New Music Business,” and served as an instructor at the Musicians Institute’s College of Contemporary Music in Los Angeles, California. – by Juliette Jagger / Celebrity Access
Eventric’s Master Tour MT3.0 makes touring logistics and revenue management even easier
Master Tour 3.0 improves on the already wildly popular tour management product. It offers several vital new features. Based on multiple years of feedback from users, the latest version of Master Tour, MT3.0, is more streamlined and powerful in just the right areas. – by Rock Scissors Paper
An interview with Seymour Stein
As the co-founder (with Richard Gottehrer) of Sire Records in 1966, Seymour Stein reshaped the direction of popular music with his signing and tireless support of acts like the Ramones, Talking Heads, the Pretenders, The Smiths, The Cure, Ice-T, Echo & the Bunnymen, the Replacements and Madonna. – by Legs McNeil Please Kill Me/This is What's Cool
International Songwriters Day Song Contest
International Songwriters Day would like to invite you to our premiere “International Songwriters Day Song Contest” as a way of kicking off this grand inaugural event. Got a song about inspiration, well we want to hear it! – by ISD
Independent music publicists grapple with a shrinking media landscape
Like a lot of music publicists, Nathan Walker keeps a spreadsheet of the media outlets he pitches to. Recently, while updating it, he came to a startling realization: "I'd say over a third of the outlets that were there in 2014 have now folded." – by Andy Hermann / Billboard
Konsonant Music scores four new projects
Konsonant is renowned for "Empowering Independent Filmmakers". Two films and two episodic TV series are set to debut during Sundance 2019. – by Shoot Publicity Wire
How to copyright music in 2019
I know some writers who clutch their notebooks to their chests when they meet a fellow artist or who refuse to even play their songs out for fear they'll be stolen. Perhaps they've heard horror stories or had bad experiences themselves. That being said, there's no reason not to protect yourself and your work properly in this day and age. Read on for how to copyright music in 2019. – by Daniel Reifsnyder / Sonicbids
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Film & Television Music Monthly 
12 pdf issues
A must-have resource for anyone looking to place music into films, television, video games, and other visual media.
   With over 23 unique sections, this directory provides all of the direct contact information you need to get your music licensed for film, television, and video games.
   Every issue contains thousands of company listings, with hyperlinks to their websites, and direct phone numbers and email addresses to all of the film and television music professionals.
   Monthly issues include the latest data as well as curated news items relevant to the music licensing community, an extensive calendar of music conferences and conventions, and all the contact information you need to put your music to work.
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A&R Registry
12 pdf issues
The music industry's only contact directory specifically focused on A&R executives at the major and top independent labels in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, Chicago, Atlanta, Vancouver, Toronto, and Sydney.
   With monthly pdf updates, you can have the most complete and current contact data — information not available anywhere else. Each issue contains over 800 listings with basic info about each company, social media and email links for over 1800 record label A&R professionals.
   Issues include informative and insightful interviews with a wide variety of industry professionals, curated A&R-related news, an extensive calendar of music conferences and conventions, and a quick-reference alphabetical personnel index that makes locating any A&R executive fast and easy.
  Available in print, pdf, csv, and "live" online at
Music Publishers Registry
12 pdf issues
A comprehensive list of all the major and independent music publishers in the US, Canada, and the UK. The Publisher Registry lists full contact information including address, direct dial phone, email, assistant's names, website, and the style of music on which they focus.  
  You have the most complete and current contact data — information that is not available anywhere else. 
  Also includes informative and insightful interviews with a wide variety of industry professionals, a calendar of music conferences and conventions, and a quick-reference alphabetical personnel index that makes locating anyone in music publishing fast and easy.
  Available in print, pdf, csv, and "live" online at
Music Attorneys, Legal & Business Affairs Registry
This exclusive directory covers two distinct areas of the music business:
1. Music Attorneys in the US 
and Canada and the services
they provide.
2. Legal and Business Affairs includes the personnel in the legal and business departments at all the record labels, music publishers, film studios and television network music departments.
 You have the most complete and current contact data — information that is not available anywhere else. 
  Also includes a quick-reference alphabetical personnel index that makes locating anyone in the music business legal arena fast and easy.
  Available in print, pdf, csv, and "live" online at
Indie Bible
Indie Bible lists 4,200 publications from around the world that will review your music, 3,400 radio stations from around the world that will play your music, and 600 vendors and services that will help you sell your music. Also included are 350 websites where you can upload your music, 500 helpful resources and websites where you can promote your music, and 52 articles that can move your career forward.
The Looking List
January 2019 Edition

The Looking List is a complete list of every record label's artists who are looking for songs, co-writes or collaborations for their upcoming projects with their contact information.
  What sets the Looking List apart is that you can buy it only when you need it. The Looking List is updated and published on the first day of each month. Save 15% when you subscribe for twelve issues.
The Music Blog Directory
Each new issue lists complete information on over 3,000 of the top music blogs from around the world. Each listing includes the name of the music blog, website address, contacts, email, a full description including what style of music the blog focuses on, location, as well as their Twitter contact info. The Music Blog Directory is available in Excel / database format.
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