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American Composers Alliance
ACA is a non-profit, alternative American concert music publisher (BMI affiliated). ACA provides printed and electronic scores for orchestras, performing artists, chamber ensembles, libraries and other users of sheet music, and provides licenses for recordings, and for academic or commercial uses.
American Composers Forum
"he American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music."
ASCAP - American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
A membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music, owned and run by its members. They protect the rights of ASCAP members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works.
BMI was founded to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. BMI supports its songwriters, composers and publishers by taking care of an important aspect of their careers – getting paid.
IAWM - International Alliance for Women in Music
A global network of women and men working to increase and enhance musical activities and opportunities and to promote all aspects of the music of women.
ICMA - International Computer Music Association
An international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music.
National Association of Composers - USA
NACUSA is a non-profit organization founded by Henry Hadley in 1933. It is one of the oldest organizations devoted to the promotion and performance of American concert hall music.
SCI - Society of Composers, Inc.
SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.
SEAMUS - Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States
A non-profit national organization of composers, performers, and teachers of electro-acoustic music representing every part of the country and virtually every musical style. Electro-Acoustic music is a term used to describe those musics which are dependent on electronic technology for their creation and/or performance.
Listservs, Email Lists, and Forums
A public but moderated discussion group for those involved in the creation, production and presentation of contemporary music theatre and opera.
Forums from the American Choral Directors Association
A list where classical music enthusiasts can discuss music, musicians, composers, composition, instruments, performance, music history, recordings and all topics even remotely related to classical music from all periods.
Help with Finale Music Notation Software for composers since 1994 - Finale Support, Discussion