Trade Organizations and Music Associations

American Composers Alliance
(212) 925-0458;
Represents approximately 300 modern classical music composers by providing public relations and lobbying support
Americans for the Arts
(212) 371-2830;
Promotes American cultural activities through interaction between arts groups and leaders of the public and private sectors
American Guild of Organists
(212) 870-2310;
Works to advance the causes of organ and choral music, and to promote appreciation and enjoyment
Archive of Contemporary Music
(212) 226-6967;
Non ?profit music library and research center. Collects, preserves and provides information about popular music of all cultures and races
Audio Engineering Society
(212) 661-8528;
Membership includes engineers, technicians, administrators and educators from broadcasting, film, and recording
Chamber Music America
(212) 242-2022; www.chamber?
National association that promotes economic stability for 4,300 professional chamber music ensembles, presenters and training institutions
Conductors Guild, Inc
(804) 533-1378;
Devoted to the advancement of the art of conducting and to the artistic and professional needs of conductors
Country Music Association
(615) 244-2840;
Trade association that promotes and develops country music worldwide. Approximately 8,000 members. Hosts annual CMA awards, and co?sponsors FanFair
Country Music Foundation
(615) 416-2001;
Educational organization administered by scholars, curators and librarians. Oversees Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and resource center
Early Music America, Inc.
(206) 720-6270;
Works to foster and promote the performance, enjoyment, and understanding of music composed before our time
Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.NG)
Gospel Music Association
(615) 242-0303;
Service organization with approx. 3,000 members. Promotes gospel music
League of American Orchestras
(212) 262-5161;
Serves America’s orchestras by enhancing artistic and administrative development
Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA)
(615) 460-6946;
Brings together educators and leaders of the music and entertainment industry to successfully prepare students for careers in these fields
Nashville Songwriters Association International
(615) 256-3354;
Dedicated to the advancement of musical composition and the protection of rights of its 2,600 members.
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS)
(800) 555-3822, (310) 392-3777 (Los Angeles),
Sponsor of annual Grammy Awards. Eight thousand members include artists, musicians, songwriters, composers, engineers and industry professionals. Programs include Grammy in the Schools & MusiCares
National Association of Broadcasters
(202) 429-5300;
Trade association: Represents approximately 5,000 radio stations, 950 TV stations and 1,500 members. Provides legislative, regulatory & judicial representation
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
(703) 860-4000;
Dedicated exclusively to the advancement of music education
National Association of Music Merchants
(760) 438-8001;
Trade association representing approx. 4,000 retailers, manufacturers, distributors of musical instruments
The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc (NANM)
(773) 568-3818;
Works to develop worldwide love and appreciation of traditional and contemporary music of African? Americans
National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)
(856) 596-2221;
Trade association representing interests of sales force of 850 member recording industry companies
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc (NATS)
(904) 744-9022;
Encourages the highest standards of the vocal art
National Federation of Music Clubs
(317) 882-4803;
Promotes American music, composers and performers
National Guild of Community School of the Arts
(212) 268-3337;
Works to foster, nurture and encourage high-quality arts education
National Opera Association, Inc.
(806) 651-2857;
Works to stimulate the appreciation, production, and composition of opera, exclusively through educational means
Opera America
(212) 796-8620;
Service organization representing 121 professional opera companies, 669 members
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
(202) 775-0101;
Trade association whose members create, produce, and market 95% of all legitimate recordings sold in the U.S. Promotes the mutual interests of recording companies and the betterment of the music industry. Certification agency for Gold, Platinum and Multi?Platinum Awards
Rhythm and Blues Foundation
(215) 772-1514;
Non-profit organization fosters wider recognition, financial support, and historic and cultural preservation of rhythm and blues through various grants and programs
Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
(416) 445-8700;
Performing rights society representing the worlds music repertoire in Canada. Licenses the public and broadcast performance of music and distributes royalties on behalf of its members.
Society of Composers and Lyricists
(310) 281-2812;
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
(212) 768-7902;
Works to provide songwriters with the protection, services and activities they need to succeed in the business of music