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Associations & Organizations

  • American Association of Independent Music: A2IM

    Trade group for independent record companies.

    853 Broadway, Suite 1406
    New York, NY 10003
    212.999.6113
    http://a2im.org
  • American Federation of Television and Radio Artists: AFTRA

    Labor union for vocalists and voice-over artists.

    1108 17th Ave. S.
    Nashville, TN 37212
    615.327.2944
    615.329.2803
    http://www.aftra.com
  • Americana Music Association: AMA

    Trade organization to promote contemporary American roots music.

    411 East Iris Dr. Ste. D
    Nashville, TN 37204
    615.386.6936
    615. 386.6937
  • ASCAP

    Nashville office of national performing rights organization.

    2 Music Square W
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.742.5000
    http://www.ascap.com
  • Audio Engineering Society Nashville: AES

    Trade organization for recording engineers and technologists.

    P.O Box 120391
    Nashville, TN 37212
  • Barbershop Harmony Society

    Trade organization to promote barbershop music.

    110 7th Ave. N.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    800.876.7464
  • BMI

    Nashville office of national performing rights organization.

    10 Music Square E.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.401.2000
    http://www.bmi.com
  • Christian Artists Association

    Membership organization for Christian artists.

  • Christian Copyright Licensing International: CCLI

    Connecting churches with legal music for rehearsal and performance.

    17201 NE Sacramento Street
    Portland, OR 97230
    503. 257.2230
    800.234.2446
    503.257.2244
    http://www.ccli.com
  • Christian Country Music Association

    Trade organization for Christian country music with awards show.

    P.O. Box 101336
    Nashville, TN 37224
    615.742.9210 x 229
  • Christian Music Trade Association

    Trade organization to build community and cooperation among Christian & Gospel music industry leadership.

    1205 Division St.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.242.0303
    615.254.9755
    http://www.cmta.com
  • Country Music Association: CMA

    Trade organization promoting country music.

    1 Music Circle South
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.244.2840
  • Country Music Hall of Fame

    Top country music museum, archive and public programming venue.

    222 5th Ave. S.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.416.2001
  • Country Radio Broadcasters: CRB

    Trade organization for country radio stations and groups.

    819 18th Ave. S.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.327.4487
    http://www.crb.org
  • Gospel Music Association: GMA

    Trade organizations promoting gospel and Christian music.

    1205 Division St.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.242.0303
    615.254.9755
  • Harry Fox Agency

    Licensing for sale and distribution of physical recordings.

    601 West 26th Street Suite 500
    New York, NY 10001
    212.834.0100
  • International Bluegrass Music Association: IBMA

    Trade organization promoting bluegrass music.

    2 Music Cr. S.
    Ste. 100
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.256.0450
    http://www.ibma.org
  • International Entertainment Buyers Association: IEBA

    Trade group and expo for live entertainment industry pros.

    9 Music Square West
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.251.9000
    http://ieba.org
  • International Songwriting Competition

    Annual contest for amateurs and professionals.

    1307 Eastland Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37206
    615.251.4441
  • Leadership Music

    Selection-based development program for music pros.

    P.O. Box 158010
    Nashville, TN 37212
    615.770.7090
    615.770.7092
  • MusiCares

    Wing of the Recording Academy providing emergency assistance to the music community.

    1904 Wedgewood Ave.
    Nashville, TN 37212
    615.327.0050
    877.626.2748
    615.327.0876
  • Musicians Hall of Fame

    Museum honoring studio musicians behind the stars and the musicianship of the stars.

    P.O. Box 23655
    Nashville, TN 37202
    615.244.3263
  • Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

    Key resource for business expansion and relocation in music and beyond.

    211 Commerce St
    Suite 100
    Nashville, TN 37201
    615.743.3000
    615.743.3002
  • Nashville Blues Society

    Organization to preserve and advance the blues.

    P. O. Box 330986
    Church Street Station
    Nashville, TN 37203
  • Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Nashville resource for tourism, entertainment and accommodations.

    150 Fourth Ave. N., Ste. G-250
    Nashville, TN 37219
    615.259.4700
    800.657.6910
  • Nashville Jazz Workshop

    Education organization and performance venue for jazz.

    1319 Adams Street
    Nashville, TN 37208
    615.242.5299
  • Nashville Musicians Association (American Federation of Musicians: AFM)

    Nashvilles local chapter 257 of the national musicians labor union.

    11 Music Circle N.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.244.9514
    http://www.afm257.org
  • Nashville Opera Association

    Nashvilles leading opera producers and promoters.

    3628 Trousdale Drive
    Suite D
    Nashville, TN 37204
    615.832.5242

  • Nashville Songwriters Association International: NSAI

    Trade organization promoting the interests of professional songwriters.

    1710 Roy Acuff Pl.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.256.3354
    800.321.6008
    615.256.2234
  • Nashville Songwriters Festival

    Part live music festival, part music conference, part networking opportunity.

    725 14th Ave South
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.891.4440
  • Nashville Songwriters Foundation

    Non-profit maintaining the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

    P. O. Box 121775
    Nashville, TN 37212
    615.256.3354
  • Nashville Symphony

    Nashvilles symphony orchestra, performing at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

    One Symphony Place
    Nashville, TN 37201
    615.687.6500
  • National Association of Music Merchants: NAMM

    Trade group for the global music products industry.

    5790 Armada Drive
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
    760.438.8001
    http://www.namm.org
  • National Association of Recording Merchandisers: NARM

    Trade association for music retailers, labels, multimedia suppliers and media companies.

    9 Eves Drive
    Suite 120
    Marlton, NJ 8053
    856.596.2221
    http://www.narm.com
  • National Music Publishers Association: NMPA

    Trade organization promoting interests of music publishers.

    101 Constitution Ave. NW
    Ste. 705 E.
    Washington, DC 20001
    202.742.4375
    http://www.nmpa.org
  • Recording Industry Association of America: RIAA

    Trade organization representing record labels.

    1025 F ST N.W.
    10th Floor
    Washington, DC 20004
    202.775.0101
    202.775.7253
    http://www.riaa.com
  • Recording Musicians Association: RMA

    Union within a union for exclusively for recording musicians.

  • SESAC

    Nashville office of national performing rights organization.

    55 Music Sq. E.
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.320.0055
    615.963.3527
    http://www.sesac.com
  • Society of Leaders in Development: SOLID

    Networking and professional development group for younger music executives.

  • Songwriters Guild of America: SGA

    Trade and advocacy group for songwriters

    209 10th Ave. South
    Ste. 321
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615.329.1782
  • SoundExchange

    Rights organization for digital performance.

    1121 Fourteenth Street., NW
    Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20005
    202.640.5858
  • SOURCE Nashville

    Nonprofit to unify and celebrate women executives in the music business.

  • Tennessee Entertainment Film and Music Commission

    State resource for promoting and developing music/film projects.

    312 Rosa Parks Ave. N.
    9th FL.
    Nashville, TN 37243
    615.741.3456
  • Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society

    Supporters of area jazz and blues.

    P.O. 121293
    Nashville, TN 37212
  • The Recording Academy

    Top trade association in the recording business and source of the Grammys.

    1904 Wedgewood Ave
    Nashville, TN 37212
    615.327.8030
    615.321.3101
  • Women's Music Business Association

    Membership organization supporting women in executive careers.

    PO Box 120242
    Nashville, TN 37212