Helpful Links and Resources

Our team has put together some links that you may find helpful.

Government:

Copyright Office – www.copyright.gov
Patent and Trademark Office – www.uspto.gov
World Intellectual Property Association – www.wipo.int

Performing Rights Organizations:

BMI – www.bmi.com
ASCAP – www.ascap.com
SESAC – www.sesac.com
SoundExchange – www.soundexchange.com

Professional Organizations / Associations:

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – www.countrymusichalloffame.org
Country Music Association – www.cmaworld.com
International Bluegrass Music Association – www.ibma.org
Academy of Country Music – www.acmcountry.com
Americana Music Association – www.americanamusic.org
National Music Publishers’ Association – www.nmpa.org
Nashville Songwriters Association International – www.nashvillesongwriters.com
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences – www.grammy.com
Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts (VLPA) – https://www.abcnashville.org/volunteer-lawyers-professionals-for-the-arts-vlpa/
Arts and Business Counsel of Greater Nashville – https://www.abcnashville.org/

Unions:

AFTRA – www.aftra.com
AFM – www.afm.org

Legal Referrals:

Nashville Bar Association / Lawyers Referral Service – www.nashbar.org
Tennessee Bar Association – www.tbna.org
Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – www.tnvla.org