For Song Writers
All Music Guide
A great place to research an artist and get biographical information also great fro researching tunes and recordings.
Harry Fox Agency (HFA), Song Database. Over 2 million Songs listed. A Great place for researching tunes.
ASCAP ACE (USA)
The American Society Of Composer's Authors and Publisher. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership.
BMI is a performing right organization: Broadcast Music Incorporated. It collects license fees on behalf of its songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.
Performing Right Society (PRS) is a non-profit making membership organisation of composers, songwriters, authors and publishers of music of all styles - including classical, pop, jazz and music for films, adverts and TV. The essential function of PRS is to collect and distribute music royalties on behalf of its members.
Fake Book Index Andy Robinson's Fake Book Index. It is a search page which enables you to find (mostly jazz) tunes in fake books. It has the indexes of (currently) 26 fake books and you simply type all or part of the title you are looking for and hit "Search", and it tells you which books contain this title. You can tell it which books to search (for instance, to search just the books you own) and you can have it remember your book list for next time you visit.
Music Publishers' Association Copyright Resources
A really great website, easy to navigate with lots or great copyright information
U.S. Copyright Office/The Library of Congress
Copyright information and forms
Indiana University School of Music
An extensive list of Music Copyright Resources