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Links For Musicians:

U.S. Copyright office
The first thing to do before performance of your composition or song.
Music Composition Resource
"Sources essential for today's composers and FAQs for beginning composers."
Teoria- Music Theory Web
Music Library & Listening Center
University of Washington Music Resource.
The Symphony: an interactive guide
"A journey into the great composers' finest symphonies."
(Broaden your overall knowledge of music!)

Music Programs and School

Indiana University

UNC School of the Arts
"An arts conservatory of international renown."
Jacobs School of Music
"Considered to be one of the best music schools in the world."
Berklee College of Music
"The premier institution for the study of contemporary music."
Stetson University
"Stetson University has been ranked among the South's top four regional universities in U.S. News & World Report's."
Online Music Degree

"An online music degree is quickly becoming a sought after degree for those who want to work in music or teach music. For those who have an informal background in music, this degree offers a formal certification that may open doors if you already work in the industry. Like many degrees that revolve around the arts.

Any music degree only serves as a formality when applying for a job. It does not necessarily open doors when trying to get a job. There are a myriad of traditional and online music degrees offered through distance learning programs. Many are legitimate and require the same time commitment and lab hours as studying in a conventional music program."

Remember, it requires hard work and time to become an established artist, have a plan B, such as teaching music.

Complete Guide to an Online Music Degree

Comprehensive List of Online Colleges & Universities for a Music Degree

Performing Rights Organizations:

ASCAP
"ASCAP is a membership association of more than 295,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers. It was formed in 1914.
BMI
More than 300,000 of the world's top songwriters, composers and music publishers belong to this PRO.
SESAC
"The second oldest performing rights organization in the United States.