Music Biz Resources

Events & Workshops

Millennium Music Conference – Annually (Mid February)

Sherri Mullen / RDSD Publishing will serve as a panelist on the publishing panel for MMC! Check out this annual 3 day event packed with panels and resources that will help you to jump start your music career!

Singer/Songwriter Cape May – Annuall (Mid March)

Sherri Mullen / RDSD Publishing will serve as a panelist for this one of a kind regional music conference geared specifically to singer/songwriters! SS Cape May features two afternoons of music business keynotes, panels, songwriting workshops, musician clinics, mentoring & demo listening sessions, exhibits and performance critiques at the historic Congress Hall Hotel & the Harrison Conference Center.

Performing Rights Management

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers)

Collects and distributes performance royalties on behalf of songwriter and publisher members.

BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.)

Collects and distributes performance royalties on behalf of songwriter and publisher members.)

SESAC

Collects and distributes performance royalties on behalf of songwriter and publisher members.

Sound Exchange

Collects & distribute DIGITAL PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES FOR THE MASTER SOUND RECORDING on behalf of featured recording artists, master rights owners, and independent artists who record and own their masters.

Foreign Performing Rights Organizations

Here is a list of some of the organizations that handle performance rights and mechanical rights in foreign countries.

Media Guide

Mediaguide uses proprietary digital fingerprinting and watermarking technology to monitor and measure music and advertisement airplay on more than 2500 commercial, non-commercial and college radio stations in over 150 US markets, real time, 24/7.

Neilson Soundscan / Broadcast Data System

Neilson Sound Scan tracks music and music-video product sales as well as radio-station music plays. Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems is the world’s leading provider of performance monitoring for the entertainment industry. Employing a patented, digital-pattern-recognition technology, Nielsen BDS captures in excess of 100 million song performances occurring on more than 2,000 radio, satellite radio, network radio, and music video channels across Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States.

Competitrax

Provides tracking of music used in advertisements by monitoring 18 media: network, cable, spot, syndicated and local cable television; national, local, and trade magazines; newspaper distributed magazines; national and local newspapers; online; radio; outdoor; viral advertising; cinema; alternative media; and inserts and retail circulars.

Copyright, Licensing, & Songwriters Rights

The US Copyright Office

Register your song copyrights here with the United States Library Of Congress!

The Harry Fox Agency

Issues mechanical licenses on behalf of the Publishers it represents.

Rights Flow

Issues mechanical licenses on behalf of Labels & Distributors, Artists, and Music Services it represents.