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TOP RANKED MUSIC SCHOOLS

Berklee College of Music
campus and online degree programs
www.berklee.edu/
Contact an Advisor: U.S. 1-866-BERKLEE

Boston Campus- Berklee College of Music 1140 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215 USA
617-266-1400
admissions@berklee.edu

Valencia Campus- Berklee College of Music,
Valencia Campus Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia – Anexo Sur Avenida Autopista del Saler, 1 46013 Valencia (Spain)
Phone: +(34) 963 332 802
admissionsvalencia@berklee.edu

Curtis Institute of Music
https://www.curtis.edu
1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-893-5252
admissions@curtis.edu

Eastman School (University of Rochester)
www.esm.rochester.edu
26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604
585-274-1000

Full Sail University
campus and online degree programs
http://www.fullsail.edu/
3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
407-679-0100

The Juilliard School
http://www.juilliard.edu/degrees-programs/music
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
212-799-5000

Royal College of Music
http://www.rcm.ac.uk/
Prince Consort Rd, London SW7 2BS, United Kingdom
+44 20 7591 4300
info@rcm.ac.uk

USC Thornton School of Music
http://music.usc.edu/
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851
213-740-6935
uscmusic@usc.edu

ONLINE MUSIC STREAMING

www.pandora.com
www.last.fm
www.spotify.com
www.emusic.com
www.8tracks.com

PROMOTE AND SELL YOUR MUSIC

www.bandcamp.com
www.purevolume.com
www.soundcloud.com
www.reverbnation.com

SMART PHONE APPS

Who Sings This?/Song Identification

Soundhound
www.soundhound.com

Shazam
www.shazam.com

MUSIC RECORDING SOFTWARE
(record at home/build your own studio)

Ableton Live
https://www.ableton.com/

Acid
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/

Cakewalk
http://www.cakewalk.com/

GarageBand
https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/

Logic Pro
https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/

Pro Tools
http://www.avid.com/US/products/family/Pro-Tools

Reason
https://www.propellerheads.se/

MUSIC WRITING AND NOTATION SOFTWARE

Finale
http://www.finalemusic.com/

SPECIAL INTERESTS MUSIC FILMS

All Is By My Side – Upcoming film featuring Andre 3000 from Outcast playing a young Jimi Hendrix (2014)

Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Artifact – Jared Leto from 30 Seconds to Mars Vs EMI Record Label

Gimme Shelter – Rollings Stones (1970)

It Might Get Loud – featuring Jack White, Jimmy Page and U2’s The Edge (2008)

Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

Let It Be – The Beatles (1970)

Marley – Based on the life of Bob Marley (2012)

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

Pink Floyd: The Wall (1979)

Sound City – featuring Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, and more (2013)

This is Spinal Tap – a “mockumentary” about life as a touring musician (1984)

This is It, Michael Jackson’s (2009)

The Runaways – based on the lives of Cherie Currie and Joan Jett (2010)

Tonight You’re Mine/You Instead – filmed at T in the Park Festival (2011)

Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace and Music (1970)

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Bonnaroo
http://www.bonnaroo.com/
Manchester, TN, USA

Coachella
http://www.coachella.com/
California, USA

Donauinselfest
https://2014.donauinselfest.at/
Vienna, Austria

Glastonbury
http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/
Glastonbury, UK

Mawazine
http://www.festivalmawazine.ma/
Rabat, Morocco

Summerfest
http://www.summerfest.com/
Wisconsin, USA

T in the Park
http://www.tinthepark.com/
Various, Scotland

Ultra
http://www.ultramusicfestival.com/home
Miami, USA

Vans Warped Tour
http://vanswarpedtour.com/
USA and Canada

CONCERT TICKETS

Live Nation
www.livenation.com/

Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com/

RECOMMENDED READING

All You Need to Know about the Music Business (8th Edition)
By Donald S. Passman
http://www.donpassman.com/index.html

Behind the Glass:Top Record Producers Tell how They Craft the Hits
By Howard Massey

Music Theory for Dummies
By Michael Pilhofer and Holly Day

RECOMMENDED YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Censorship VS Free Expression:
The 1985 Parental Advisory Label court hearing featuring Tipper Gore, Dee Snider, Frank Zappa, John Denver and more
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65BxvSNa2o

Evolution of Guitar Rock – With No Guitars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEQ2ia1bP0g

Jack White builds a guitar from scraps and then plays it
From “It Might Get Loud” documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_F7aiOvdwE

The Story of Napster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh2i5CWfuZQ

LEADING MUSIC CITIES

Los Angeles, CA
Nashville, TN
New York City, NY

MUSIC MUSEUMS IN THE US
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Music_museums_in_the_United_States

MUSIC MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Music_museums

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

MUSIC TIMELINE
of genres and key events

http://www.theguardian.com/music/interactive/2011/jun/11/history-modern-music-timeline

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Music_history_by_genre

http://research.google.com/bigpicture/music/#

FUN FACTS

First Radio Song – “Ombra mai fu” by George Frideric Handel, broadcasted by Reginald Fessenden from Brant Rock on December 24th 1906

First Vinyl 12” Record (home use) – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony performed by the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski in September 1931.

First 8-Track – ?

First Music Cassette Tape – Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt and Johnny Mathis were among the first artists on tape in the US 1966, but it is rumored that Europe had artists on tape in 1965.

First Music Video – “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles, broadcasted by MTV on August 1, 1981

First Compact Disc (CD) – Billy Joel’s 52nd Street on October 1st, 1982 in Japan

First MP3 – ?

MAJOR RECORD LABELS  (as of 2014)

Sony Music Entertainment
http://www.sonymusic.com/

Universal Music Group
http://www.universalmusic.com/

Warner Music Group
http://www.wmg.com/

COPYRIGHTING YOUR MUSIC

Simple instructions
http://www.wikihow.com/Copyright-a-Song

More advanced instructions for multiple songs, etc.
http://blog.dozmia.com/how-to-copyright-a-song/

Copyright published or unpublished musical works with the US Copyright Office
http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl105.html

Copyright electronically
http://www.copyright.gov/eco/

Printable PDF with detailed information and instructions
http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ56a.pdf

“Poor Man’s” Copyright
Put a cd, dvd or piece of sheet music (any hard form of your work that can be listened to, watched, read, etc) into a secure padded envelope and address it to yourself.
At the Post Office, ask the desk clerk not to actually send the mail, but to stamp the date and their postal information over the seal of the envelope.
You will be charged as if you were sending the item through the physical mail, based on weight and size. Take the envelope home and put it in a safe place with your postal receipt.
Do NOT open the envelope!!! This is key! While some lawyers say this method may not work in a court of law, the package you have now serves as your copyright.
If and when someone tries to steal or duplicate your works without permission, you can take the unopened package to the courts, show them the date stamp and official US postal seal, and then proceed to open and reveal your work(s). This can help you prove that not only is the work yours, but it helps clarify a timeframe of creation, since the work(s) would have had to of been created before the date on the seal.

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