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Amnesty International
The Human Right Thing To Do. One of the world's largest international voluntary organizations dealing with human rights. This site provides daily updates and huge archives covering Amnesty International's activities, goals and campaigns, with dozens of ways to get involved.

ASCAP
Up-to-date information on many ASCAP activities including membership issues, interviews and articles as well as areas of general musical interest.

Australian Songwriters' Association (ASA)
Founded in 1979, ASA is a non-profit organisation, for the purpose of advancing the opportunities, recognition and quality of Australian Songwriters. The Association encompasses all forms of songwriting, attracting members from across Australia and welcomes new members to be as involved as they wish in their own states. Their motto is: "Get Inspired! Passion, Creativity, Soul = Songwriting."

Baltimore Songwriters Association
The Baltimore Songwriters Association encourages songwriters of all levels to join. Their aim is to bring together area songwriters to present songs and receive constructive criticism in a supporting atmosphere.

BMI
The song titles, writers and publishers of BMI repertoire in a searchable database of 7.5 million items, updated weekly. BMI represents more than 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers.

The British Academy
The nation's three composer organisations - the Association of Professional Composers (APC), the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA) and the Composers' Guild of Great Britain (CGGB) - have joined together in the creation of a single new membership organisation representing the interests of composers and songwriters across all genres. The British Academy embraces all creators of music.

British Music Rights
Promoting the interests of Britain's composers, songwriters and music publishers.

Bucks County Folk Song Society
Membership includes novice, amateur, and professional performers and singer/songwriters as well as listening members of all ages and from all walks of life. Several excellent performing groups have resulted from associations that began at their meetings. With membership, you also get 12 issues of The Buckhorn Newsletter.

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA)
The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) is a non-profit music licensing agency, which represents the vast majority of music copyright owners (usually called music publishers) doing business in Canada.

Chicago Songwriters Collective
The Chicago Songwriters Collective is an organization that promotes songwriting in Chicago. The Collective provides support and information, in addition to creating opportunities for performance and networking. The membership includes writers, composers and lyricists at every level of ability and experience...aspiring, as well as professional.

Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA)
Founded more than 17 years ago, DSA is a non-profit educational organization with one purpose: to help the songwriter. You'll find educational information concerning the business and craft of songwriting, as well as membership information.

FIDOF
FIDOF coordinates information about festivals and cultural events and stimulates organizers to continue being an integral part of world's communication between people by providing stages for professionals and amateurs.

The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers
The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers is an international organisation based in the United Kingdom. Membership is comprised of songwriters, composers, lyricists, poets, musicians, artists, publishers, singer-songwriters, managers, record company owners, studio owners, producers and anyone who is working in and associated with the music industry. Members of the Guild come from many countries throughout the world and the aim of The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers is to help, advise and assist with the needs of its members with regard to the many different aspects of the music industry. They also publish Songwriting and Composing magazine, which is issued free to Guild members.

International Songwriters Association (ISA)
Representing songwriters, lyric writers, composers and music publishers since 1967. The ISA has members in more than sixty countries world-wide. They offer a wide range of services to its members, including advisory, song copyright and song assessment services, as well as maintaining one of the largest musical industry databases in the world. The ISA also provides a number of specialist publications.

International Songwriters Guild (ISG) of Orlando Florida
The Orlando Chapter of the ISG was founded in 1977, with another chapter subsequently founded in London, England. The Orlando ISG has a diversified group of members consisting of publishers, accomplished songwriters, musicians, vocalists, lyricists and those who have the desire and passion to write songs.

Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO)
IMRO was created in 1989 in response to growing demand from composers, authors and publishers of music in Ireland for a national society to administer the performing rights in music on their behalf.

Just Plain Folks
This Songwriting & Music Industry Organization is a worldwide group of over 25,000 songwriters, recording artists, record labels, publishers, entertainment attorneys, educators and every other music industry profession. Their primary goal is to use the power of the Internet to advance members in their musical efforts, while restoring the missing human and interpersonal interaction that is so often neglected. Their website offers lots of resources and their newsletter, "Just Plain Notes," which is sent via e-mail.

MCPS
Licenses the recording of its composer, author and music publisher members' copyright works. It collects and distributes the mechanical royalties which are due whenever music is recorded. A subsidiary company of the Music Publishers' Association (UK).

Minnesota Association of Songwriters (MAS)
A nonprofit, member supported community of songwriters from the Midwest. The MAS mission is to inspire, educate and promote the art and craft of songwriting.

Music Publishers' Association (USA)
The officers and board of directors of MPA represent a cross section of the music publishing industry. MPA Music Publishers Sales Agency List Copyright Resource Center. The Paul Revere Awards.

Musicians Benevolent Fund / MBF Songwriting Awards 2008
The Musicians Benevolent Fund is the music business' own charity; the largest in the UK, funded entirely by donations and bequests from music lovers and musicians.

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