New Music Seminar Partners

Want to learn more about NMS sponsorship opportunities for your brand? View our 2015 Sponsorship & Partnership Opportunities page here.

 Featured Partner: SoundExchange


SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit performance rights organization representing the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties on behalf of recording artists and master rights owners for the use of their content from satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the only entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties from more than 2,000 services. SoundExchange has paid out nearly $2 billion in royalties since its inception.

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2015 Platinum Partners


iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America with 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 500 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 60 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.

Music Xray uses quant metrics, crowd-sourcing of industry professionals, and music analysis software to draw industry attention to the highest potential songs and bands.


Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is the story of The Heathens, a New York band from the early 90’s who became legendary for having the shortest career in the history of rock and roll – because they broke up on the same day their first and only album was released. They redefined the word dysfunctional. Lead singer Johnny Rock (Denis Leary) partied so hard that Keith Richards once warned him to “slow it down a bit, mate.”  25 years later, the only thing bigger than Johnny’s ego is his prostate.  And the the booze, weed and cocaine he lived on have have been replaced by Avodart, Zoloft and Crestor. Plus he has to beg The Heathens to reform when a massively talented young singer named Gigi (Liz Gillies) shows up in NY with a ton of cash and a fondness for the old Heathens sound. Only this time, Gigi is in the spotlight and Johnny is stuck behind the scenes writing the songs that will hopefully make her famous. And him rich.


Pandora (NYSE:P) gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single “seed” – a favorite artist, song, or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological “DNA” and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of more than one million tracks. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every day to hear music they love.


Spotify brings you the right music for every moment – on your computer, your mobile, your tablet, your home entertainment system and more. If you know what you want, just search and hit play. Or discover new music by browsing the collections of friends, artists and celebrities from any of the 56 countries Spotify is available in globally. Or sit back and enjoy Spotify radio. And because music is social, so is Spotify. Share music on Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, your blog and via email. You can also follow other cool people – so when they discover music, you do too. Soundtrack your life with Spotify.

showpitch is a revolutionary “connect the dots” solution for the next generation of digital entertainment discovery, connectivity and collaboration.

Aspiring Musicians, Talents, and Content Creators on will be able to Connect and Collaborate with each other, create and showcase their talent and works, build an audience, pitch their products, create and fund projects, as well as get discovered by Fans, Labels, Networks, Talent Agencies and all Talent Seekers. In the age of crowd driven content, the convergence of Entertainers, Fans, the Industry and Corporate Brands on a single platform will shepherd in the Showpitch era of infinite creative and digital distribution opportunities. The world is your audience and Showpitch is your stage.

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Sour Patch Kids created The Patch to support musicians by immersing them in a community of like minded creatives, amplifying their voice, and giving them a place to stay that fuels inspiration. They took over houses in Brooklyn and Austin for all of 2015 and filled them with custom visual art, recording studios, local artisanal amenities, and standout decor installations. Authentically, artists use the campaign hashtags to tell the story of The Patch to their fans, making it a shared experience.

MixRadio is perfect for people who love music and want a bit of help or inspiration to listen to something fresh and new. Pick the genres and artists you love, then push the pink MyMix button to start a mix of music made just for you from over 34 million tracks. If it plays a song that you love or hate, you can let it know so it will keep on learning about you.

MixRadio is freedom from having to hunt for something to listen to, and from getting stuck listening to the same music over and over again. It’s just a constant stream of brilliant music that your ears want to hear.


Border City Media is a New York-based music technology company that is in development of a unique set of services that will revolutionize the way businesses analyze entertainment consumption and related trends. BuzzAngle Music, the first in a series of Border City Media services that will also include BuzzAngle Movies and BuzzAngle Books, provides a state-of-the-art music consumption service that analyzes the daily sales, streaming and airplay activity of albums, songs and artists. BuzzAngle Music is currently in a limited beta test and has a planned public release in the fall of 2015.

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2015 Gold Partners

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The Orchard is a global music, film and video distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network. Founded in 1997, The Orchard combines a holistic approach to sales and marketing with industry-leading technology and operations, amplifying clients’ reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Hulu, Netflix, Xbox, Muve, Best Buy, Walmart, and many more. Its intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support empowers businesses and creators in the full scope of the entertainment industry.

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Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008, grew from a one-room operation into one of the most preeminent and enduring companies in music history. Atlantic has had a profound impact on the course of modern culture, its rich catalog including such icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Group today includes such high-profile artists as James Blunt, B.o.B, Death Cab for Cutie, Lupe Fiasco, Flo Rida, Cee Lo Green, Kid Rock, Bruno Mars, Matchbox Twenty, Janelle Monae, Jason Mraz, Paramore, Shinedown, Skrillex, Trey Songz, T.I., Zac Brown Band, and many more.

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Columbia Records

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RCA Records

RCA Records is a Division of Sony Music Entertainment. RCA includes a diverse roster of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music including Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Kings Of Leon, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Shakira, Ke$ha, R. Kelly, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, D’Angelo, Daughtry, Fantasia, Monica, Buddy Guy, Three Days Grace, Dido, Tool, Santana, Kirk Franklin, and Fred Hammond, among others; critically acclaimed and chart topping artists including Miguel, Ray LaMontagne, A$AP Rocky, Anthony Hamilton, Sia, Marsha Ambrosius, Mike Posner, Gavin DeGraw, Hot Chelle Rae and Cage The Elephant; burgeoning artists G-Eazy, Bleachers, Betty Who, Brooke Candy, Kodaline, Kid Ink, Mikky Ekko, Walk The Moon, Elle Varner, Tom Odell, Becky G, Elle King and many more.[/wpcol_1half_end] [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]

Hip-hop – and its most definitive voice, Def Jam – has been an astonishingly tireless engine of change in American and global culture.  For 30 years, the greatest names in the history of hip-hop – from LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys to Rihanna and Kanye West, from Public Enemy to Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Ludacris, The Roots, Nas, 2 Chainz and dozens more – have made Def Jam Recordings the ultimate destination for urban artists around the world.  Today’s stellar Def Jam roster includes an even wider range of artists from Afrojack to August Alsina to Iggy Azalea, Jhene Aiko and YG. To find out more, please visit [/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

Caroline Distribution

Caroline Distribution has a 30+ year history as the premiere independent distribution company breaking numerous acts and developing many labels throughout its existence. Many of today’s most significant independent labels and artists have been nurtured through the Caroline system. Caroline offers a wide range of services to the independent label and artist community including radio promotion, on line marketing, product management, catalog development, commercial services, as well as sync and branding. Caroline has a global reach with staff spread around the world offering commercial support and marketing service options to optimize exposure. At Caroline, we define the essence of the independent culture and spirit while bringing all of the leverage of a major service company to the marketplace.[/wpcol_1half_end] [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]


With music consumption moving further towards the subscription model, artists are yet again forced to lean on other income sources in order to make a living doing what they love.  Merch Cat is the one stop solution to merch sales and inventory management, allowing artists every opportunity to turn stagefront into storefront.  Simply upload inventory, set prices and immediately connect fans to your latest goods, all before sound check.  Intuitive, functional and affordable, Merch Cat makes it easy to handle the business end of being on the road, while helping to maximize your merch revenue.  Merch better with Merch Cat. [/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

INgrooves Music Group

INgrooves Music Group is a leader in the independent music distribution & marketing industry and is comprised of INgrooves Distribution Services, INresidence Artist Services, and INgrooves Publishing & Rights Services. INgrooves provides clients with global digital & physical distribution, customized marketing, dedicated regional sales teams, promotion, sync licensing, rights administration and more to help maximize the earnings potential of specific releases in today’s dynamic music marketplace.

Utilizing the Client Console, INgrooves clients have total visibility on the status of their releases – how, when and where they are distributed, and review and export monthly sales reports for retailers. The INgrooves platform optimizes the consumer reach for label & artist partners.

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The Institute of Audio Research is dedicated to the art, business, and technology of audio in all its forms. As such, IAR serves the music, motion picture, multi-media, communications, consumer electronics, and entertainment industries, as well as other employment sectors that demand highly trained audio technicians and entertainment producers.

IAR seeks to develop graduates who are creative/technical problem solvers, effective collaborators, and life-long learners. They possess the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to join the audio and entertainment communities in entry-level capacities immediately following graduation or after further post-secondary study at IAR or another institution of higher education.[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

Alternative Distribution Alliance

Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA)is a worldwide service organization committed to independent artist and label development. As part of Warner Music Group, ADA gives the indie community access to an unparalleled global distribution system and a dedicated team that provides a complete spectrum of marketing, merchandising, promotion, and music licensing services. ADA was created in 1993 to focus on the independent music business, where some of the most successful artists and record labels have built their initial followings. ADA marries the effectiveness and convenience of a major label with the marketing sensibilities of an independent. ADA’s partners include Alligator, Bar None, Beggars Group, Comedy Central, Domino, Dualtone, Epitaph, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Matador, Merge, Mute, Nettwerk, Partisan, Polyvinyl, New West, Real World, Rise, Secretly Canadian, Smithsonian Folkways, Sumerian, Sub Pop, Tommy Boy, Vice, and many others. [/wpcol_1half_end] [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]


Warner Bros. Records is one of the most successful recording companies in music history and home to some of the most influential and innovative artists of our time. Its reputation and extraordinary roster of new and established recording artists is unparalleled, and its collective influence on pop culture is without precedent. With a visionary approach toward discovering and nurturing musical talent, the Warner Bros. Records family of labels is currently home to an impressive generation of major artists. The Warner Bros. roster includes Avenged Sevenfold, The Black Keys, Biffy Clyro, Michael Bublé, Deftones, Jason Derulo, Disturbed, Foals, The Flaming Lips, Goo Goo Dolls, Josh Groban, Iron and Wine, Linkin Park, Mastadon, Muse, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Regina Spektor, Seal, Tegan and Sara, and many others. Up-and-coming artists include Atlas Genius, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., JEFF The Brotherhood, Gary Clark Jr., Kimbra, Lianne La Havas, LP, Nico & Vinz, Surfer Blood, and Wavves. The rich and diversified catalog on the Warner Bros. family of labels includes recordings by Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, Dire Straits, the Grateful Dead, the Kinks, Madonna, Randy Newman, Prince, the Ramones, Talking Heads, James Taylor, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Van Halen and others.[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]


Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With offices in more than 40 countries, Warner/Chappell provides deep expertise across a range of creative services and the most innovative opportunities for songwriters and copyright holders. Warner/Chappell, which has a history dating back more than 200 years, currently publishes and administers music from Barry Gibb, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun., Gamble & Huff, Green Day, Jay Z, Katy Perry, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Miramax Films, Muse, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M, Roc Nation, Stephen Sondheim, T.I., Timbaland, Wayne Hector, and Kacey Musgraves, among many others. [/wpcol_1half_end] [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]

Providing support to the Children in Foster Care.

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A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Amy Winehouse, Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake, Of Monsters and Men, and Owl City, among many others.

It is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures including Brushfire (Jack Johnson, G. Love), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Loma Vista (Soundgarden, Damian Marley, St. Vincent), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Tïesto, Martin Garrix), NBC’s The Voice (Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery), Republic Nashville (The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band), XO (The Weeknd), among others.

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Now is the time for you to make your dreams a reality! If you are serious about Music, Media, Education, Business or the Performing Arts then Five Towns College is the right choice for you!

Call the Admissions Office at (631) 656-2110 or email us at to schedule a tour, request more information or to speak with an Admissions Representative. You may also visit our website at www.ftc.edufor more information.

Five Towns College
305 North Service Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
(631) 656-2110

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Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 650,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. The musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year.

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The Hands That Rock is a 501c3 with a mission to bring the magic of music to under served communities throughout the world. Founded by Darcy Lynch, a resident Rhode Islander, and owner of Stage Hands Massage Therapy, the organization provides “chair massage” for audiences at major concerts and events WORLDWIDE. Patrons pay a small fee for this service and a portion of the net proceeds are donated to music programs in cooperation with local music outreach organizations. But the giving doesn’t stop there… The Hands That Rock supports other non-profits and their causes. Chair massage creates an additional revenue stream and added value to any fundraising event. Corporations can also hire The Hands That Rock and identify the charity they wish to support. The Hands That Rock’s worldwide network of massage practitioners are passionate about giving back, not only through the power of touch, but by supporting and spreading awareness about those in need. [/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

ASCAPThe American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. With 525,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.

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What’s your Music IQ? At IQzic, compare, compete, and discover new music with friends, influencers, and followers. Find emerging tunes in over 40 genres. Let the world know you discovered it first, and watch your IQ climb. Create playlists from the best of the best, or be the one leaders that others follow. IQzic is free, fun, and the future of music discovery.
The IQzic mission is to enable more artists to create great music with those that believe in them most. Come visit us at

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Founded in 2006, Neutron Innovation (BVI) Ltd. has been the forerunner of trends. Several business divisions are under the umbrella of Neutron Innovation (BVI) Ltd.. At the core is, a cradle for up and coming musical talents. Life/Live is a division for lifestyle promotion, containing Simple Life Festival, Legacy Live House and Good Cho’s, a dining and comprehensive channel. With an eye for specific lifestyle in the market, Neutron Innovation (BVI) Ltd. pushes forward singer-songwriters/bands and design products, creating an economics of popular culture that effectually helps the creators and their brands grow.[/wpcol_1half_end][wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]

Starting from a single live house in Taipei, THE WALL MUSIC has grown to become a leader and major tastemaker in Taiwan’s music scene. THE WALL first opened it’s doors in 2003 with a die-hard commitment to promote indie music in Taiwan and grow together with the scene. Thanks to the manager Orbis Fu (now CEO of THE WALL MUSIC), fans now see it as an emblem of a music lifestyle, and the club regularly hosts a full range of musical styles. Musicians and fans alike consider THE WALL to be Taiwan’s foremost performance venue, both for its professionalism and its programming. The dedication to advancing music culture comes through in the way it works closely with local and international acts, showcasing local talent on one hand, while also organizing big concerts and music festivals that have put Taiwan’s name on the international map.[/wpcol_1half] [wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

U LOUD MUSIC has assembled more than 10 years experience organizing concerts and working with international artists, labels and agencies through it’s parent company, THE WALL MUSIC. We are continually introducing the freshest music into the Taiwanese scene, and among Taiwan’s indie labels, we are by far the most internationally oriented. In 2010, U LOUD MUSIC linked up with over 200 digital music services, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and others. Through this deal, we are now able to bring the latest music to Taiwanese fans as it is released anywhere in the world, without time difference and without boundaries.

Booking agent services
Artists Management
Licensing of international music for digital distribution in Taiwan
Event organization and promotion
Music licensing sales
Overseeing music production and music consulting
Records release

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The Taipei Cultural Center of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TCC of TECO in New York) plays a significant role in enhancing Taiwan’s image through promoting international cultural exchanges. To cope with the new trend of global cultural competition, the Taipei Cultural Center has been actively bringing Taiwan’s cultures to the east coast of USA.
The Taipei Cultural Center is primarily responsible for planning, promoting, and implementing a variety of cultural and artistic activities from Taiwan; its head office is the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.
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Manhead Merch is a worldwide, full-service merchandise company, catering to the music and entertainment industry. We offer superior design capabilities with uncompromised boutique-level service.

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ShoutOmatic offers social tools that helps Artists to sell more Music, Merchandise and Concert/Festival Tickets, while gaining exposure and critical Fan Data. Please email Norm Levy (, founder of the company, so he can share with you the power and simplicity of his platform.
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Powering organizations and individuals to turn their innovative projects into multimedia entertainment successes.

Located in the heart of New York City and in the historic Manhattan Center, Manhattan Center Productions (MCP) specializes in providing production services to clients with high expectations. MCP offers two HD televisions studios, two acclaimed recording studios, a sound stage for film scores and all of the production support needed to fulfill its clients’ visions. MCP has full connectivity to the Hammerstein Ballroom, allowing for large televised concerts, award shows, and speciality entertainment events to be produced and broadcast with expertise and with great ease. Utilizing this uncommon array of assets, MCP is also engaged in artist development, music publishing and the creation of branded quality entertainment content. Whatever the need, MCP can meet it, and more.

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Founded in 1894, Gibson is a global music and lifestyle-oriented company based in Nashville, Tennessee, creating products that enrich the lives of musicians, fans, and consumers alike. Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. Run by technology visionary, Henry Juszkiewicz, the company has been at the forefront of innovation since its inception, the latest of which is the LPX guitar and the Min-ETune™ tuning system. Through the Gibson Foundation, Gibson has become equally known for its philanthropic efforts on behalf of music, education, health and human services. Gibson’s family of brands encompasses some of the most widely known and respected brands in the history of music and entertainment, including: Epiphone, KRK Systems, TEAC, Cakewalk, Royal Philips’ Woox Innovations, Cerwin-Vega!, Stanton, Onkyo, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer.

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SABIAN is globally renowned as the world’s leading designer and maker of cymbals, offering instruments and sounds for every musical application, playing level and price point. Endorsers include Jojo Mayer, Chad Smith, Dave Weckl, Billy Cobham and Jack DeJohnette, as well as renowned percussionists from the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Symphony, Royal Opera House – Covent Garden and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Situated in New Brunswick, Canada, with offices in the US, UK and Europe, SABIAN is the world’s most innovative cymbal maker. For more information about SABIAN and its products, please visit the company online at

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Threshold Recording Studios NYC has been crafting high quality, radio ready songs with artists for over 18+ years. We have produced and recorded countless up and coming and established musicians of every genre- and this year we will be recording our 1000th band. Our client list ranges from The Strokes to Foreigner and hundreds of independent artists and bands from NYC, across the country, and around the world. Threshold Studios is the perfect fit for Singers, Songwriters and Bands looking to take their music to the next level. Lets connect! Facebook ( & Twitter (@thresholdnyc).

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Tommy Boy

Legendary Hip Hop & Electronic label founded in NYC in 1981. The label is credited with launching the careers of notable Hip Hop legends Afrika Bambaataa, Queen Latifah, House of Pain, De La Soul, and Naughty By Nature. Currently Tommy Boy is home to Pants Velour, the AM:Racket label, Laura Lee Bishop, Linnea, Jamar Rogers, OCAD, ANGI3, BS, Guinevere, Plushgun, Gamu, Richie Campbell, Marcos Carnaval, Chachi, Zeke Thomas, Po Johnson, and Todd Terry. In the late 80’s Tommy Boy introduced EDM to mainstream audiences with releases from LFO, Coldcut, and 808 State and is credited with opening the door at Top 40 radio in America again for DJ’s with the success of Bob Sinclar’s “World Hold On” in 2006.

Known for fusing Electronic music with Hip Hop since its early days, Tommy Boy helped to establish Latin Freestyle and Latin Hip Hop genres with the release of multiple singles and albums from TKA, K7, and Information Society. In 1989, the label became the first label to market its own merch line to mainstream consumers via its Tommy Boy Gear line, partnering with brands like Stussy and Carhartt. Tommy Boy continues to license its logo to designers and retailers worldwide including Maharishi and Urban Outfitters.

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SESAC is the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization representing the exclusive songwriters, composers and music publishers in every genre of music. Established in 1930, SESAC is the ONLY PRO to pay monthly royalties and was the FIRST among the PROs to pay songwriters and publishers for live performances. SESAC is known for its diversified repertory which includes genres ranging from Adult Contemporary, Urban, Jazz, Rock, Americana, Contemporary Christian, Latin, Country, Gospel, Dance, Classical and New Age. SESAC represents an impressive gallery of artist catalogs including Alice in Chains, Jerry Cantrell, Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads,” Paul Shaffer, RUSH, the Avett Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square, Omarion, Swizz Beatz and Tommy Lee. SESAC also represents iconic songsmiths Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond. Additionally, SESAC has long represented the music on some of TV’s biggest shows including Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Parenthood, Dateline NBC, Dr. Phil, Seinfeld, The Doctors, Late Show With Craig Ferguson & Two And A Half Men to name a few. Headquartered in Nashville, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. (

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Vevo is the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 5.5 billion monthly views globally. Vevo brings a library of 100,000 HD music videos, exclusive original programming and live concert performances to everyone on the planet who loves music. Viewers can watch on-demand through, the mobile web and apps for mobile/tablets and TVs, or through Vevo TV, the always-on broadcast-style linear music channels built by expert human programmers. Additionally, Vevo syndicates its catalogue to dozens of sites across the web giving music fans the option to view their favorite programming anywhere, anytime. It is Vevo’s massive scale and reach that has attracted more than 900 brand marketers around the globe since its launch in 2009.

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ONErpm is a full-service music distribution company representing 22,000 artists and labels worldwide. As music consumption continues to migrate away from number of units sold towards audience growth and engagement on streaming platforms, YouTube, and social media, ONErpm leverages technology to develop scalable tools and solutions that – combined with personalized marketing support – help artists succeed in the new music economy.

ONErpm is also a YouTube Certified Multi-Channel Network with 1300+ creators generating over 700 million views per month. In June 2015, the company launched ONErpm Studios, a professional video production facility in Brooklyn, NYC that features a range of high-end HD camera systems and lighting for all studio and on-location production needs. Use of the studio is free of charge for members of ONErpm’s Network and highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to support musicians and content creators.

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eOne Distribution

Entertainment One Distribution US is the largest physical and digital independent music and video distributor in North America. Holding the highest market share of any independent in the US, the company manages physical and digital distribution of CD, Blu-ray and DVD inventories, and is the leading Internet fulfillment wholesaler of home entertainment products through partnerships with the world’s largest on-line retailers. The company boasts an unparalleled roster of independent artists’ product, and is the leading distributor in Pop, Rock, Heavy Metal, Christian, Gospel, World Music, Rap, Hip-Hop, Kids, Independent Jazz, Bluegrass and Classical.

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Founded in 1997 by Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar; The Lodge is a state-of-the-art mastering facility located in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
Paying homage to the studios of the past, The Lodge is one of New York’s most sought after mastering studios; catering to artists that seek a creative and more personalized approach to mastering. The Lodge is equipped with a slew of vintage outboard gear and has attracted a wide spectrum of artists, including: Sia, Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, Vampire Weekend, Morgan Page, Haim, Linkin Park, Moby, Hamilton Leithauser, BT, The Bird and The Bee and Garbage.

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Rumblefish is the world leader in music micro-licensing and online video monetization. Its micro-licensing platform allows social video networks, video applications and marketplaces to offer music functionality on web, tablet and mobile offerings, providing access to the world’s largest copyright-cleared music catalog of over 5 million copyrights. The company makes music for online social video easy and legal, and has had over 75 million videos use its music tracks, resulting in 1.5 billion YouTube views per month and millions of dollars in royalties for its artists. Rumblefish clients include YouTube, Shutterstock, Google, Tango, Vimeo, SocialCam, Vizify, and WeVideo; and partners include CD Baby and APM. The company headquarters are in Portland OR with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver and New York City.

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The Agency Group – the world’s leading independent talent booking agency – represents over 2,000 musicians, speakers and authors, including, The Black Keys, Guns N’ Roses, RUSH, Muse, Paramore, Nickelback, X Ambassadors, The Kills, Action Bronson, G-Eazy, Bill Nye, and Eddie Huang. The company operates from seven international offices – in London, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Malmo, Nashville, and Miami.

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WATH – The Official Cover Song Video Network.

Where artists and songwriters get paid for their cover videos. Legally. We’ve paid out millions of dollars to thousands of artists and songwriters. Millions of songs to choose from. All major music publishers, many of the independents. Join at

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Muzicol is a music social network focused on providing a virtual stage for independent artists worldwide. In 2015, Muzicol launched attractive new features providing artists access to crowdfunding, live streaming, concert and ticket sales management, automatic IP rights distribution and the opportunity to sell their work on their own terms and conditions. In addition, fans have access to music, videos, merchandise, and concert tickets whether they are “banked” or “unbanked”, using PayToo, as their preferred payment platform.

The goal of Muzicol it to bring the artists and their audience closer, regardless of style, location, culture or income.

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Who We Are

The genesis of Nations can be tracked back to Manhead Merchandising, a worldwide leader in music and entertainment merchandising production and sales.

In 2013 Manhead identified the need to create Nations with a core competency focused on a subset of products suitable for long-term corporate branding, but with same level of innovation and excitement found in the music and entertainment sector.

Leveraging resources with its sister company when it makes sense, and remaining boldly independent when it doesn’t, Nations is a turnkey solution for all corporate clients — from start-ups to existing global scale operations.

Why We’re Different

We get deadlines.

Whether it’s a last minute item for a trade show or a campaign that we work on over several months, we’ve been trained to work under fire.

We get pricing.

Everyone wants the most awesome stuff out there, but no one wants to pay for it (including us). We have spent years cultivating close and trusting relationships with our primary vendors that work  with us to give competitive pricing and volume discounts, no matter the quantity.

We also get custom.

Coffee mugs are cool, but antigravity astro pens that write upside down and calculate exact distances between stars will distinguish you from your competition … and if the astro-pens aren’t your thing, we’ll follow up with fifty more options. We like challenges.

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TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers.

Music Distribution helps artists sell their music through iTunes, Spotify and other major download and streaming sites while retaining 100% of their sales revenue. Music Publishing Administration assists songwriters by administering their compositions through licensing, registration and worldwide royalty collection.

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cür music will be a music experience like you’ve never seen! a social, mobile, and web streaming music application that is being designed to enable users to go beyond the limitations of traditional music streaming services.  Upon its release, cür music will unlock the true expressive nature of an individual’s connection with their music by fostering personalization, sharing and creativity.  With cür music it’s not just about streaming, it’s about what the music means to you and how you want to express that to the world. More information:


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MediaNet is the premier one-stop solution for digital music, providing the complete spectrum of services from content hosting and delivery to licensing and rights administration. MediaNet works with a broad range of the world’s best loved digital music applications, services, and devices to design, build, launch and scale their offerings with ease, affordability and reliability. Our full-service platform delivers comprehensive music catalog, streaming and subscription services, and compulsory and voluntary mechanical license administration. MediaNet powers music delivery for brands and labels of all sizes, and our content partners include major and independent labels and publishers in the US and around the world.


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Sam Ash has been supplying Musicians of the world for over 90 years. We have by far the best selection of any instrument you can play or and device you can record it on. While you are in NYC please stop by our Flagship store at 333 W 34th St. between 8th and 9th. Or stop into any of our 46 locations around the Country. Don’t have a Sam Ash near you then go to for an even wider selection but with the same great service.


2015 Media Partners

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Indie Band Guru is a Public Relations/Artist Development Company focused on helping independent bands build their careers and get the exposure they deserve. Every band needs a little help. We offer many different services to help independent bands get noticed and expand their fanbase. We are constantly developing and improving these services as the music industry continues to change. We have the knowledge to get you known.[/wpcol_1half][wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

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Hypebot is the daily chronicle of the new music business. From music tech to innovative marketing and d.i.y. to the major labels, we filter out the noise to give you the answers you need to move your career and business forward. Also visit our sister site It’s where the music business goes to think.[/wpcol_1half][wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]


Founded in 1977 on the principle of bridging the gap between “the street and the elite,” Music Connection has grown from a popular print publication into a spectrum of products and services that address the wants and needs of musicians, the music tech community and industry support services. Music Connection’s broad appeal encompasses the songwriter, producer, studio manager, home recordist, agent, attorney, publicist, label executive and, of course, the musician who’s looking for the informational edge that MC’s products and services deliver.[/wpcol_1half_end][wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]


Entertainment Talk Shop is a networking event planning company whose mission is to introduce like-minded entertainment industry professionals to one another in the hopes of forming mutually beneficial professional relationships. The networking events are held throughout New York City and admittance is always free. Learn more at[/wpcol_1half][wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]


The Aquarian Weekly has been the best source for original music in the tri-state since 1969. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame’s Archives Library in 2012, this alternative weekly has grown from a grass roots political mag to a must-read music staple. Featuring legendary international artists, national and local musicians and the best of who to see and where to go – on newsstands throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Partner company AWMedia offers savvy music marketing, graphic design work, street teams and event partnerships.[/wpcol_1half_end] [wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]


Canadian Music Week (CMW) is Canada’s largest and most influential music and media conference and festival. Attracting artists and industry executives from around the world, CMW puts you face-to-face with those shaping the entertainment industries.[/wpcol_1half][wpcol_1half_end id=”” class=”” style=””]

Every year, 200+ movers and shakers, industry heavyweights, music aficionados and tastemakers from 20+ countries descend in Montreal, for 4 days overflowing with incredible music in over 20 venues across the city, business opportunities, tons of new contacts, fun and so much more.

Mark your calendar! M for Montreal 2015 – Nov.18-21st.

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MusicDishChinaMusicDish*China serves as a bridge between East & West, presenting events featuring award-winning Chinese and Taiwanese acts as well as developing and touring foreign acts for the Greater China market. We’ve booked bands to several festivals such as OCT-LOFT, Tahui Music, and SOTX as well as Beijing Music Day, Shanghai Formula 1 and HitFM Live Series. In addition to organizing cultural missions for Taiwan at MIDEM, CMJ and CMW, MusicDish*China has signed Second Hand Rose, one of the mainland’s biggest rock bands, as well as veteran Beijing rock band Iron Kite.
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Music Gateway is a unique music business platform designed to pull together the best creative aspects of the industry into one place. With remote working tools and the Private Network product, the first Creative Project Management solution developed for the needs of the Music Industry, they continue to impress.

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Since 2007, Colisium unites professionals from the music business across the world in Russia. Traditionally it brings together international promoters, concert agencies, festivals and event organizers, booking agents, artist managers, musicians, rental companies, music magazines, educational institutes, FM, TV, online media, record labels and video production studios, concert and event venues, security agencies and insurance companies – all major key participants of today’s music industry. International professionals from CIS, Europe, Asia, and USA also take part in Colisium to open new markets and areas for their companies.

It is the right place to meet your colleagues, find new partners, make presentations, discuss new marketing technologies and future plans in the music world of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Baltics and Kazakhstan.

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SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit:


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Women in Music is a nationally recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 1985 to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts and industry through education, networking resources, support, empowerment, and recognition. For more information about Women in Music, go to

Celebrating 30 years! #WIM30.

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Music Times Network is a global digital media brand home to, and Headquartered in New York City, MStars News, Music Times and Classicalite are premiere multimedia platforms for breaking celebrity news, entertainment and pop culture coverage.

Each month millions of fans recognize Mstars News, Music Times and Classicalite as the go-to destination for up to the minute coverage on the hottest trends in the arts, television, film,music, fashion, beauty, sports, comics, comedy, theater, charity, fitness, food, and much, much more.

Music Times Network strives daily to not only break the news but make the news with exclusive interviews, red carpet coverage and on-camera performances in our own studio and on location. Since it’s establishment in 2013, the Music Times Network has become ranked among the top 50 entertainment websites in the world according to