Association of Independent Music Publishers

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) was formed in 1977 by a group of Los Angeles music publishers with local chapters in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. The organization’s primary focus is to educate and inform music publishers on the most current industry trends and practices by providing a forum to discuss issues and problems confronting the music publishing industry.

The AIMP provides a unique medium to discuss with their colleagues various points of view from the ever-changing music business. The opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with others on issues of mutual concern is fostered by the informal atmosphere of the AIMP’s monthly meetings, forums, and workshops.

The AIMP includes in its membership not only independent music publishers, but those publishers that are affiliated with record labels or motion picture and television production companies. In addition, individuals from other areas of the entertainment community, such as motion picture, television, multimedia/home video producers, the record industry, music licensing and supervision, songwriters, artist managers and members of the legal and accounting professions are active in the AIMP.

Contact Information

Los Angeles AIMP Office
PO Box 10482 (NEW)
Marina del Rey, CA 90295
Phone: 818-771-7301

New York AIMP Office
485 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 866-594-6705

Nashville AIMP Office
1229 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-828-0709

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community. The GRAMMYs are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.

Contact Information

The GRAMMY Foundation
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310.392.3777
Fax: 310.392.2188

California Copyright Conference

The California Copyright Conference was established in 1953 for the discussion of copyright-related areas pertaining to music and entertainment. The CCC expanded during the next two years, taking its present form in 1955 under the presidency of famed songwriter Harold Spina.

Today, the scope of the CCC has broadened to cover all matters pertaining to music industry issues. The organization has grown to over 300 members from all areas of the music and entertainment industry, including publishers, composers, attorneys, music supervisors, representatives from trade publications, performing rights societies, music libraries, motion pictures, television, multimedia, Internet, and record companies.

The CCC holds monthly dinner meetings on selected Tuesdays, with a hiatus in June, July and August. The December meeting is its annual holiday party. The monthly meetings feature a guest speaker or panel on a broad range of subjects of interest to the members, as well as a “Legal Update” on current litigation and legislation that affects the industry.

Contact Information

California Copyright Conference
P.O. Box 57962
Sherman Oaks CA 91413
Phone: 818-379-3312

Production Music Association

PMA was founded in 1977 and is dedicated to advancing the unique value of production music and working together to ensure a better future for music creators. They are a non-profit organization counting over 670 music publishers and composers. Major labels, independent boutiques, emerging composers and well-known Grammy™ winners are all part of their membership. Together, their members account for over 1,000,000 individual copyrights and PMA music is heard daily in over 65 countries.

Their goal is to continue to provide all their members the education, support and advocacy the community deserves.

Contact Information

Production Music Association
9220 Sunset Blvd., Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90069

National Association of Record Industry Professionals

The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) is the biggest music business network in the world, now reaching over 130,000+ around the world. Formed in 1998, NARIP brings together the brightest minds and leading innovators in the global record and music industries.

NARIP promotes cultural and economic benefits of music and copyright in the US and abroad, and provides a platform to convey insights and perspectives to improve the business.

Contact Information

National Association of Record Industry Professionals
Post Office Box 2446
Los Angeles, CA 91610-2446
Phone US: 818-769-7007
Phone France: 01-72-77-43-61
Phone UK: 0203-002-8247

American Association of Independent Music

The American Association of Independent Music helps Independent music labels improve business by promoting access and parity through advocacy, education and connection-building with one another and affiliated businesses.

A2IM is a not-for-profit trade organization representing a diverse group of over 350 Independently owned American record labels. A2IM’s independent community includes music labels of all sizes and staffing levels across the United States.

A2IM is uniquely positioned to serve as a central voice for a diverse community of Independent labels operating within the United States. The A2IM organization represents Independents’ interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community.

Contact Information

American Association of Independent Music
132 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: 646-692-4877

Academy of Country Music

The Academy was officially founded in 1964 in Los Angeles when performer Tommy Wiggins, songwriter Eddie Miller and club owners Mickey and Chris Christensen teamed up with other performers, radio and record label executives to establish the Country and Western Music Academy. Their vision was to promote country music in the western 13 states and to support artists based on the West Coast.

The Academy’s signature “hat” trophy was created in 1968. During the early 1970s, the organization changed its name to the Academy of Country and Western Music and finally to the Academy of Country Music (ACM).

Contact Information

Academy of Country Music
5500 Balboa Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316
Phone: 818-788-8000
Fax: 818-788-0999

Music Business Association

The Music Business Association is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the global empowerment and education of the music business industry. They develop connections between businesses related to the music industry. They also inform individuals about all emerging ideas and issues facing the music business industry. You can sign up on their website to become a member and receive emails from them informing you on news and information related to the music business industry.

Contact Information

Music Business Association
PO Box 746
Marlton, NJ 08053

Authors: Aaron Davis and Isabella Weaver