The following resources will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis.
FOR INDUSTRY CONTACTS
RECORDING INDUSTRY SOURCEBOOK
More than 10,000 listings in 55 categories. Listings include names, titles, phone, fax, styles of music and whether unsolicited material is accepted. Producer listings include rates, credits and specialties.
These comprehensive Billboard directories of business-to-business listings include Billboard International Buyers Guide, Billboard International Talent & Touring Directory, Billboard Record Retailing Directory, Billboard Tape/Disc Directory, The Radio Power Book, Billboard International Latin Music Buyer’s Guide, The Nashville 615/Country Music Sourcebook, Music & Media/Billboard EUROFILE, Musicians Guide to Touring & Promotion. For many of these, specialized mailing labels and data extracts are also available.
MUSIC BUSINESS REGISTRY
This company, headed by former Arista Records A&R rep, Ritch Esra, publishes the A&R Registry, a comprehensive listing of record company A&R reps including their stylistic focus, direct phone and fax #s and the names of their assistants. The only directory pdated every two months. They also publish an annual Music Publisher Registry and Film and TV Music Supervisors Directory.
(559) 271-7900 Fax: (559) 271-7979
For many years, Pollstar has provided music business professionals with a reliable and accurate source of worldwide concert tour schedules, ticket sales results, music industry contact directories, trade news and unique specialized data services. In addition to publishing the concert industry’s leading weekly trade publication, Pollstar also maintains the world’s largest database of international concert tour information. Their Contact directories include: a bi-annual Agency Roster for over 10,000 artists and their booking agencies; bi-annual Record Company Rosters including a list of major label executives; bi-annual Talent Buyer Directory listing concert promoters, clubs, fairs, colleges, festivals and theme parks; also Concert Venue Directory, Concert Support Services Directory, and ConneXions, an annual directory of 10,000 music industry company listings. They also publish a semi-annual Manager Directory of artists and their managers.
THE MUSICIAN’S ATLAS
A comprehensive guide to clubs, studios, showcases, tape/disc manufacturers, record stores, record distributors, major and indie label A&R, producers, film/TV music supervisors, publishers, music journalists, managers, agents and attorneys, commercial & college radio, national and regional press, conferences, creative services, promotion companies, publicists, Web sites, schools.
FILM AND TV MAGAZINES, BOOKS AND WEBSITES
These are the resources to use if you want to research films in pre-production or production that may be looking for songs/composers or just reading about the field.
MAGAZINES AND WEBSITES
Mostly for performers/actors etc. but some film music coverage.
FILM MUSIC MAGAZINE
The Professional Voice of Music for Film and Television. Great magazine. Their organization, the Film Music Network is also excellent with monthly meetings in New York, L.A. and San Francisco for professional networking, guest speakers and panel discussions. They also have an online Film Music Directory and a Film Music Store offering some outstanding books, CDs and resources to help you do business.
Their online subscription services are $9.95 per month with additional fees of .25 per news story and .75 per archived stories & production listings after the first five free full text news stories, archived stories and production listings per month (to read, print and/or download).
“The Art of Film and Television Music.” Great online source of research, interviews, stats, resources, reviews, current news.
Complete Guide to Film Scoring : The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV
Richard Davis Berklee Press Publications (2000)
Film and Television Composer’s Resource Guide : The Complete Guide to Organizaing and Building Your Business
by Lisa Anne Miller, Mark Northam, Plastic Comb (1998) Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
How to Make Money: Scoring Soundtracks and Jingles
by Jeffrey P. Fisher Mix Bookshelf/ Mix Books (1997)
How to Write, Produce and Sell Commercial Music Jingles
Al Stone, Writer¹s Digest Books
The Indie Guidebook to Music Supervision for Films
by Sharal Churchill, Filmic Press (2000)
The Reel World: Scoring For Pictures
Jeff Rona, Miller/Freeman Books, (2000)
Scoring for Films (book and CD edition )
Earle Hagen, Alfred Publishing Co.