Record Industry Resources
Billboard is the major news publication about the music industry. CMJ New Music Report, R&R (Radio & Records), and Friday Morning Quarterback (FMQB) print the important radio airplay charts.
Online News: Music Industry News Network, and Music Dish.
The Harry Fox Agency is the largest mechanical rights organization in the U.S.
CMRRA is the Canadian mechanical rights organization.
BMI, ASCAP and SESAC are the three primary domestic performance rights organizations.
The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC)
The National Association of Recorded Music (NARM)
RIAA, the Record Industry Association of America.
North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance
Heccon Group is a small royalty administration and mechanical licensing firm that specializes in independent labels.
And, of course, The Complete Guide to Starting a Record Company.