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Directories & Resources
A&R Registry --
A&R Contacts and News --
LA, NY, Nashville, London & Toronto
Celebrity Access -- Premiere Source of Information for Live Performance Industry
Studio Referral Services -- Recommends The Right Studio
Canadian Recording Services -- FREE studio referral and project coordination services connecting you to reputable recording studios, post facilities, producers and engineers in EVERY Canadian City
studio sessions Austalia -- Producers/Engineers/Studios

Musicians Atlas -- Musician's resource guide
Music Registry A&R databases
myHitFactorythe leading A&R tip lead sheet for songwriters, music publishers and record producers
Real Engineers Database of audio engineers, forums..
Rpm Direct Online database of recording engineer/producer/manager
The World Studio Group Affiliations of premier recording studios
Career Connections -- mentor training

Other Artist Resources

CD Baby -- online record store that sells CDs by independent musicians
Crash Ave-- Rock 'N Roll promotion & Publicity
Disc Makers -- CD & DVD Manufacturing made easy
Glow Marketing - Artist relations, PR and promotions in the entertainment industry directed by Chandra Lynn
Guitardude: Professional Musician Services.
KCRW -- Radio
Kings of A&R -- Artist Media & Promotion
My Space -- your growing network of mutual friends who share photos, journals and interests
The Orchard -- leading distributor of Independant Music In the World

Recording-- Pro Audio Forum & Directory
Rogers & Cowan Public Relations -- Marketing campaigns for entertainment --press conferences, concert tour promotion, album projects, special events, live on-line concerts, web site, satellite feeds and electronic press kits.
Taxi -- music evaluations
Sunset Strip -- Music, Radio, Video, Lifestyle, Industry, shop

Pro Audio Manufacturers

AMS-NEVE Pro Audio studio equipment
Apogee Digital A-D/D-A converters…
Audio Technica Mics, headphones, mixers…
Beyer Dynamic Microphones, headphones, conference systems
Digidesign ProTools workstation
Dolby Signal processing systems and equipment
Euphonix Audio mixing, recording and converter products
Focusrite prestigious transformer-based microphone preamps
JBL Speakers
Joe Meek Compressors, microphone, preamps and eq's
Las Vegas Pro Audio -- Offering select imported lines available exclusively in the U.S. through distributor TransAudioGroup, including ATC Loudspeakers, Brauner microphones, SoundField Microphones and Daking Pro Audio
Lexicon Digital audio processors
Neumann Microphones
SSL Consoles for music, film, broadcast, post-production
Sony Pro audio equipment
Tannoy Loudspeaker systems
Trans Audio Group --
TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde, has quickly become the premier US importer/distributor and/or US sales and marketing representative for high-end audio. Success hinges on TransAudio providing dealers and end users with a higher standard of product expertise and support far beyond the norm. TAG product line includes A-Designs (USA),ATC Loudspeakers (UK), Bock Audio (USA), Chameleon Labs ,Crane Song, Geoffrey Daking & Co. (USA) Drawmer (UK), George Massenburg Labs (GML USA),Lehmann Audio SABRA SOM (Brazil), SoundField Microphones (UK), Tonelux, True Systems, Tube-Tech and Sonodyne Nearfield Monitors
TC Electronic Pro Audio products
Universal Audio Reproduction of vintage analog equipment
Westlake Audio Recording services, pro audio sales, reference monitors
Yamaha Pro audio equipment - mixers, processors, speakers…

Pro Audio Sales & Rentals

Absolute Rentals, A Division of WorldLink Digital -- ProTool HD Rentals
Advanced Audio Rentals
. Pro audio studio rentals
Andy Brauer Rentals Recording studio, music rentals (vintage guitars)
Audio Affects Full-service pro audio rental company
Design FX Audio Studio gear rental/sale & remote recording
Diamondisc Audio Affordable Full Service Digital Audio Mastering & CD Short-Runs (Nashville)
Drum Doctors Sales and rentals of drums, technical and repair services
Full Compass Pro audio, video and lighting equipment
Guitar Center Stores for guitar sales/events
Lon Cohen Acoustic/electric guitars, basses, amps…
Music 123 Retailer for music equipment, repair…
Performance Audio Pro audio equipment sales, service, rental, design
Project One Professional recording equipment/supplies

Industry Organizations

AES Audio Engineering Society
American Federation of Musicians - Musician Union
ASCAP -- Membership of ver 200,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music
BMI -- American performing rights organization that represents approximately 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music.
Grammy Foundation (NARAS) Grammy Awards, LARAS, MusiCares…
MIX Foundation -- Dedicated to promoting excellence in audio, video, music and other communications media arts
NAMM Trade show for Intl music products
RIAA Recording Industry Association of America
RMALA Recording Musicians Association - LA chapter
SPARS Society of Professional Audio Recording Services

Live Music

Clubs in LA -- Amoeba to Troubadour
Cafe Cordiale Lunch & DIne w/ LA's hottest session players!
Cafe Largo -- singer-songwriter Jon Brion's musical free-for-alls on Friday nights
House of Blues Webcasts, club venues and concert schedule
McCabe's Guitar Shop Guitar sales, lessons & live music!
The Mint Club/studio, Music calendar & menu
Rocco's Live jazz w/ hot session players/ restaurant in Bel Air
VIbrato -- Herb Alperts Restaurant/Club

Media (Music/Film/Post)

Audio Media World's leading professional Audio Technology Magazine
Billboard charts, columns…
Mr Bonzai
Pro Audio photo-journal
EQ Recording News, gear review…
Film & Video Film & Video online
MIX Magazine for commercial, project studios, audio/ film
Music Connection Directories, columns, live chat, free classified
Music Player Gear, Lessons
Post Post News
Pro Sound News serving sound production industry
Resolution -- Audio Production Magazine (UK)
Spin -- All the Music that Rocks
Surround Discussion group, news, serving pro audio industry
Tape Op -- Music Recording Magazine

Hotels & Misc

Pasquini Espresso machines
Chateau Marmont --Experience luxury Old Hollywood Style
Graciela hotel -- Burbank, CA
Gramercy Park Hotel -- Located across the only private park in the heart of Manhattan near Union Square and Soho
Hotel BelAir - Best afternoon Tea
Le Parc Luxury suite hotel in West Hollywood
Mondrian Los Angeles Hotel Famed hotel/urban resort on Sunset, home of the Skybar
The Peninsula -- Luxury hotel & Spa (midst of a $5 million renovation) in Beverly Hills
The Standard -- Hollywood, Downtown LA (Rooftop bar with city skyline), Miami, NY
Orbitz - find the best on-line pricing for hotels and car
Herman Miller "Aeron" and "Ergon", ergonomically-designed studio chairs