An excellent resource for searching for policy information, analysis, reports, and the like. This is a curated Google Custom Search that searches the websites of more than 1200 partisan and non-partisan think tanks, advocacy groups, non-governmental organizations, and research centers, among others.
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The following is a collection of Web sites maintained by music industry, artist, and advocacy organizations. Some are designed to be neutral and educational, while others may have a specific bias or agenda.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
ASCAP is a "membership association of more than 300,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership."
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
Like ASCAP, BMI is a performance rights organization that collects music performance royalties on behalf of recording artists, songwriters and performers.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
EFF is a non-profit advocacy group involved in litigation and lobbying for the public interest and civil liberties in the digital world.
Future of Music Coalition
"Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want."
SoundExchange is similar to ASCAP and other performance rights organizations, and collects royalties for digital performances on satellite radio, Internet radio, and cable television.
Music Copyright Infringement Resource (Columbia Law School & USC Gould School of Law)
Cases database contains over 100 judicial opinions on music copyright infringement from the US and Common Law nations, with commentary, related scores, audio and video. Also includes coverage of recent and current disputes (including those that do not go to trial), a glossary of terms commonly used in music law, and a collection of news, music technology discussions, and other features covering topics relating to copyright infringement.