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Singer Organisations, associations, unions, trade bodies, charitable groups and non profit groups for singers and musicians are provided here for your convenience. The international links will be expanded as and when we find the relevent information. If you work for a singing or music related association or organisation that you think would be suitable for free inclusion in this section, please contact us with the relevent details.

Many of the listings below are also provided in the relevant section or article within the sites. Check out the UK Grant Aided Music - list of companies, non-profit groups, charities etc., currently receiving funding to promote, educate or present music. Please Note: Although we make every endeavour to supply addresses/links that are accurate at the time of addition, we are not responsible for changes that these external sites may make. If you find incorrect information or broken/changed links, please inform us.

United States of America

American Federation of Musicians
1501 Broadway
Suite 600
New York
NY 10036
Over 250 local unions organized in the United States and Canada. Packed with information on getting gigs, musical instrument travel tips, news, abitration announcements and audition ads.

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
National labor union affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Its headquarters are in New York City and there are 36 local offices throughout the country. AFTRA represents its members in four major areas: 1) news and broadcasting; 2) entertainment programming; 3) the recording business; and, 4) commercials and non-broadcast, industrial, educational media. AFTRA's 80,000 members are seen or heard on television, radio and sound recordings and include actors, announcers, news broadcasters, singers (including royalty artists and background singers), dancers, sportscasters, disc jockeys, talk show hosts and others. Talent payments under AFTRA contracts are over $1 billion a year.

American Choral Directors Association

American Guild of Organists

American Music Centre
Information centre devoted to contemporary American music.

The American Society of Composers, authors, and publishers
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, New York 10023
(212) 612-6000
US based but Worldwide organisation created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers to protect the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP's licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly by giving and obtaining permission to perform musical works by ASCAP composer, lyricist and music publisher members and members of foreign performing rights organisations. Also has a free Collaborating Service where you can post or search for collaborative projects and reply to the poster. Members can use their online works registration.

American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers
P.O. Box 17840
Encino, CA 91416

Band Name (USA)
The world wide band name registry is the definitive music industry directory for band name verification. Apart from helping to protect your bands name, it promotes your official website through its official URL search engine. Access the databases, including contact details of Venues, Record Labels, Management & PR companies.

Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA)
promotes public awareness of cabaret and provides advocacy and support to cabaret artists and audiences in the greater Boston area. Site contains a handy list of open mic nights available in the Boston area.

Cabaret West
Founded in 1995, our mission is to promote the awareness and advancement of cabaret performance as an art form on the West Coast. Our organization has set about to develop new audiences, and constantly encourage the press to cover cabaret via reviews and articles

Center for the Promotion of Contemporary Composers USA
US based information centre and membership association

Chicago Cabaret
Association of cabaret artists.

International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers

Chorus America
National service organisation promoting high artistic quality, development and growth of vocal ensembles, fair renumeration for members providing professional services and appreciation of choral music throughout North America.

Contemporary A-cappella Society of America
Lovers of unaccompanied singing will appreciate this resource which provide arrangements of standard songs in a cappella form (for various combinations of singers) and inform singers of a cappella competitions and performances worldwide.

Country Music Association, Inc
One Music Circle South
TN 37203
Tel: (615) 244-2840

Episcopal Actors Guild of America Inc.

Gaudeamus Foundation
International promoters of contemporary music events.

International Alliance for Women in Music
Administrative Office
Department of Music
422 S. 11th St., Room 209
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
PA 15705-1070
Email: iawm-info@grove.iup.edu
Tel: 724 357 7918
Fax: 724 357 9570
IAWM - International Alliance of Women in Music, celebrates the contributions and encourages the activities of all women musicians. It is a coalition of professional composers, conductors, performers, musicologists, educators, librarians and lovers of music

International Federation for Choral Music
Facilitates communication and exchange between choral musicians worldwide through world and regional symposia conduction master classes and other projects.

Los Angeles Women in Music
P.O. Box 1817
Burbank, CA 91507

Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs. MACC's mission is to advance the art and business of live entertainment. They produce an annual songwriters showcase in association with ASCAP.

Music Libraries and Library Associations
An index of library associations and music libraries arranged alphabetically and by location provided by the School of Music, Indiana University

Music Publishers Association of the United States
The best place to find addresses of music publishers.

Music Teachers National Association
Since 1876, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has existed to support music teaching and the art of music. Founded by Theodore Presser and sixty-two colleagues, MTNA is America's oldest professional music association.

Musician's Foundation
875 Sixth Avenue
Suite 2303
New York
Serving musicians by providing financial assistance to those who need help in meeting current living, medical and allied expenses.

National Association of Mobile Entertainers is dedicated to meet the needs of professional mobile entertainers. The site contains a database of members, contracting tips and other resources.

International Music Products Association organises annual trade shows.

Nashville Songwriters Association International
1701 West End Ave
3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
America's largest not-for-profit songwriters organization with nearly 100 chapters throughout the United States and overseas.

Northern California Songwriters Association
The NCSA, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an industry leader dedicated to providing the environment, opportunities, and tools to nurture, educate, and promote songwriters.

National Association of Composers, USA
P.O. Box 49256
Barrington Station
Los Angeles
CA 90049
Non-profit organisation devoted to the promotion and performance of American music by sponsoring several concerts each year featuring music by its members.

National Association for Music Education
Mission: To advance music education as a profession and to ensure that every child in America has access to a balanced, sequential, high-quality education that includes music as a core subject of study.

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging excellence in singing.  Although mainly USA & CANADIAN based they also have International Associations.  As part of their program they hold workshops twice a year in every aspect of vocal training and performance with compostition, classical, contemporary and opera vocal repertoire, pedagog, breathing and acoustics among the workshops provided.  They also run annual Voice Competitions, Bi-Annual Conventions and more!  Visit their site for full details and to use their Voice Teacher search facility.

National Endowment for the Arts
This is a US Federal Agency supplying information, funding and resources. Provides national recognition and support to significant projects of artistic excellence.

Opera America
A service organization supporting the creation, presentation and enjoyment of Opera by providing a variety of informational, technical and administrative resources to the greater opera community.

Professional Women Singers Association
non profit networking foundation of professional women singers based in New York USA. The site contains membership info, events, resources and hiring information.

P.O. Box 116
Burkburnett, Tx. 76354-0116
Assists new artists and songwriters. Management services and demo review are just a couple of the services this company offers. They also own their own publishing company registered with BMI and are constantly on the lookout for new talent.

Recording Musicians Association
817 Vine Street
Suite 209
CA 90038

Screen Actors Guild
Performers union providing information, advice and resources including a list of talent agents, articles on dealing with your agent and agent relationship FAQ plus links to related resources.

Performing rights and copyright organisation, licensing, repertory.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists
400 South Beverly Drive
Suite 214
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The Song Writers Guild of America

US barbershop singing organisation.

USA Copyright Office
has information on US copyright law, copyright record search, publications, licensing and registration details, forms, factsheets, fee changes, law, policy, how to register a work, record a document and information on Patents and Trademarks, also the official copyright registry for the USA.

Voice and Speech Trainers Association USA. The website contains an index of worldwide members, guidelines for teachers, plus a range of papers from their conferences available in pdf format or printing (these are large files!) subjects include Breath and Voice Presentation, Breath and the Lungs Presentation and How to use a Vocal Coach which defines what they do and what one might expect from vocal coach. The VASTA VOX listserv is an electronic email discussion group. They are also a Focus Group of ATHE (The Association for Theatre in Higher Education)

Voice Foundation
The world’s oldest and leading organization dedicated to voice medicine, science, and education. The Foundation is involved in research of vocal problems and provides professional and scientific publications plus video teaching materials.

Women In Music National Network
Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement and recognition of women in the music industry. US site provides information, job opportunity sites and other resources.


American Federation of Musicians
Founded in 1896, the AFM is an international union organized in the United States and Canada with its international headquarters in Toronto. The organisation also runs Local1000 website which was set up to help touring musicians, mainly in the acoustic and folk music fields

Artists Against Racism
Association of music artists taking a stand against global racism.

Association of Canadian Choral Conductors
Professional non-profit organization for choral conductors.

Canada Council for the Arts

Canadian Copyright Act

Status of the Artist Act

Canadian Heritage Website
Includes information on arts, culture, citizenship, identity, sport, youth, funding, legislation including online application forms.

Canadian Country Music Association
Furthering the interests of the Canadian country music industry, both domestically and internationally. Events, CCMA Awards archives, Hall of Fame, and links to artists, radio stations, magazines, record labels and organizations.

Canadian Disc Jockey Association
Not for profit trade association for disc jockeys across Canada. News, trade shows, and membership information for DJs. Advice and directory listings for consumers.

Canadian Independent Record Production Association
Trade association supporting independent Canadian music.

Canadian Music Centre
Chalmers House
20 St Joseph Street
Ontario M4Y 1J9
The International Association of Music Information Centres, a world-wide network of organisations promoting new music

Canadian Musical Heritage Society (CMHS)
Primary purpose is to give to Canadians the opportunity to discover the musical works of Canada's early composers.

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd
Non-profit music licensing agency which represents music publishers and copyright owners by collecting and distributing mechanical royalties for licensed songs.

Canadian Online Musicans' Association
Exploring the roots of Canadian music by featuring artist listings, news, info and more.

Canadian Recording Industry Association
A non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings.

Canadian Society for Traditional Music
Dedicated to the study and promotion of musical traditions of all communities and cultures, in all their aspects, particularly in Canada.

Disc Jockey Information Network
Offers a free Canadian DJ directory and supplier links.

East Coast Music Association
Official ECMA site. Organization and membership info, news, history, contacts, and events. Host of an annual conference and the East Coast Music Awards show.

The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records.

Glenn Gould Foundation
Promotes international and Canadian awareness of Glenn Gould's artistry and his ideas on music and technology.

International Managers Forum (Canada)
The IMF helps give managers an opportunity for sharing and learning as well as a much-needed voice within the music industry.

Kodaly Society of Canada
nformation about the activities, membership opportunities and many resources about the Kodaly education.

Maritime Fiddlers Association
Society of fiddlers committed to promoting and preserving old time fiddling. Benefits of membership, some highlights from their newsletter, and important dates to remember for fiddling events of the Canadian Maritimes.

Orchestras Canada
Orchestras Canada is a non-profit national support organization for Canada’s orchestras.

Pacific Music Industry Association
PMIA's fundamental core activities are created to provide information about and professional development for their industry.

The Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publisers of Canada

Society of Women In Music (Vancouver, BC)
a resource and education organization that aims to increase the contribution and recognition of women in all aspects of music

Songwriters Association of Canada
Features a member directory, events guide and membership information.