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What is .MUSIC?


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The Community

The Community  is a “strictly delineated and organized community of individuals, organizations and business, a logical alliance of communities  of similar nature that relate to music.” It represents an overwhelming majority of the global music community, especially those constituents involved in the legal production, promotion and distribution of music worldwide.

The DotMusic Application is supported by clearly delineated and organized music community organizations  (Music Community Member Organizations or “MCMOs”) whose memberships and associations represent a majority of the overall global music community.

Types of supporting MCMOs include International and National Label Associations; International and National Music Associations; International Federation of Government Ministries of Culture; Arts Councils; International Federation of Musicians; Music Information Offices; Lyrics Aggregators and Music Publishers; Online Music Communities; Digital Distributors and Aggregators; Music Export Offices; the Global Independent Music Community; Collection Agencies and Music Rights Organizations; Country-based Music Coalitions; Music Conferences and Festivals; Music Industry Professionals; Conductors; Managers; Music Big Data for Apps and Developers; Music Library and Archives; Music Educators; and other entity types.

Music organizations can support DotMusic’s Mission and Purpose to launch a trusted, safe and authenticated .MUSIC domain extension that is community-governed by sending a DotMusic Letter of Support to ICANN, the governing body of the Internet’s domain space.

Legal music organizations of non-negligible size can also qualify to become a DotMusic .MUSIC-accredited MCMO to offer .MUSIC domains to their members and be given priority during the MCMO domain allocation phase.


Music Community Member Organizations (MCMOs) include:

<h3>International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)</h3>IFACCA is the global network of arts councils and ministries of culture with national members from over 70 countries comprised of governments’ Ministries of Culture and Arts Councils covering all continents.
<h3>International Federation of Musicians (FIM)</h3>FIM represents the “voice of musicians worldwide.” FIM is the only global music body representing millions of musicians and their trade unions globally with members in over 60 countries.
<h3>WorldWide Independent Network (WIN)</h3>WIN represents independent music trade associations globally. WIN is a collective voice and platform for independent music companies and their national trade associations worldwide.
<h3>A2IM American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)</h3>A2IM represents the U.S independent label music community. A2IM's Associate members include Apple iTunes, Pandora and Spotify.
<h3>Merlin Network</h3>Merlin is the global rights agency for the independent label sector, representing over 20,000 labels from 39 countries. Merlin focuses purely on the interests of the global independent music sector.
<h3>International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)</h3>IAMIC is a global network of 40 music information centres from 37 countries.
<h3>International Society for Music Education (ISME)</h3>ISME is the premier international organisation for music education formed in 1953 by UNESCO with presence in over 80 countries covering a network of millions of music community members.
<h3>Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA)</h3>IMPALA is a music trade association formed in April 2000 by prominent independent labels and national trade associations representing over 4,000 members.
<h3>Reverbnation</h3>Reverbnation is the world's largest online music community world's largest music communities with over 3.66 million music industry professionals, artists, managers, labels, venues, festivals and events.
<h3>TuneCore</h3>Tunecore is the world's leading digital distributor for online music representing over 60% of all new music sales globally. TuneCore distributes between 15,000 - 20,000 newly recorded releases a month. Tunecore registers musicians’ songs worldwide in over 60 countries and is affiliated with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.
<h3>CD Baby</h3>CDBaby is the world's largest online distributor of independent music, with over 300,000 music artists, 400,000 albums, 4 million songs and millions of music fans globally.
<h3>Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI)</h3>JMI is the world’s largest music youth organization covering over 5 million music community members aged 13-30.
<h3>Association of Independent Music (AIM)</h3>AIM is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the United Kingdom's independent music industry.
<h3>The Orchard</h3>The Orchard is a pioneering music company that operates in more than 25 global markets and provides an innovative and comprehensive sales and marketing platform for content owners.
<h3>LyricFind</h3>LyricFind is the world’s leader in legal lyric solutions. Lyricfind amassed licensing from over 2,000 music publishers, including all four majors – EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
<h3>International Music Managers Forum (IMMF)</h3>The IMMF represents a collaborative network of MMF National Organisations from over 22 countries comprising of over 1,000 individual entertainment manager members.
<h3>SonicBids</h3>Sonicbids enables artists to book gigs and market themselves online. It connects more than 400,000 artists with 30,000 promoters and brands from over 100 different countries and 100 million music fans.
<h3>William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment</h3>William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment is one of the world’s largest music talent agencies representing the most-recognized music artists in the world.
<h3>INgrooves Fontana</h3>INgrooves Fontana is a leading digital distributor and content hub that connects directly to all leading online and mobile stores worldwide and distributes more than 300,000 songs globally.
<h3>Believe Digital</h3>Believe Digital is the largest, leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists and labels integrated with over 350 digital music stores in the world such as iTunes.
<h3>Altafonte Music Network</h3>Altafonte is the leading independent digital distribution company in Latin America and Iberia. Altafonte distributes digital and physical music to over 100 platforms worldwide including Apple iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google, Youtube, Vevo, Shazam, Pandora.
<h3>BMAT</h3>BMAT monitors over 16 million songs in over 3000 radios and televisions across more than 60 countries worldwide representing a majority of performance rights organizations and collection societies globally, including major labels and publishers.
<h3>INDMusic Network</h3>INDMusic is a global music rights administration network. The INDMusic community is composed of over 3.9 million network members and over 1900 channel partners. INDMusic community’s network reach is over 3.5 billion monthly network views.
<h3>AdRev</h3>AdRev is music multi-channel music network that administrates over 6 million music copyrights across 26.5 million music videos. Adrev network has over 36 billion views annually. Partners include the world's largest music companies, such as Universal, Sony, Warner Chappel, BMG and Imagem.
<h3>Story Amp</h3>Story Amp is the world’s leading music community for music artists, music publicists and music journalists. It provides artists and publicists the opportunity to connect and network with over 7000 music journalists globally.
<h3>Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA)</h3>CIMA is a trade association representing the Canadian-owned sector of the music industry. CIMA’s membership consists of Canadian-owned companies and representatives of Canadian-owned companies involved in every aspect of the music, sound recording and music-related industries.
<h3>A&R Worldwide</h3>A&R Worldwide a globally renowned, multi-faceted and all-encompassing platform, specializing in music and its implementation in the global marketplace. Representative clients and artists that A&R Worldwide has supported include: Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Dido, Adele, Katy Perry, LMFAO,  Jessie J and others.
<h3>The ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC)</h3>ARC is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center. ARC contains more than 2.25 million sound recordings (22 + million songs).
<h3>Associacao Brasileira da Musica Independente (ABMI)</h3>The Brazilian Association of Independent Music (ABMI) represents the majority of record labels in Brazil.
<h3>Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR)</h3>AIR represents Australia’s independent recording sector, Australian-owned record labels and independent artists based in Australia.
<h3>National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP)</h3>The National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP) is an association with chapters in the U.S.A and Europe that promotes education, career advancement and goodwill among record executives. NARIP reaches over 100,000 people in the music industries globally.
<h3>Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ)</h3>The IMNZ trade association is the New Zealand voice for independent record labels and distributors collectively representing the majority of all musical acts in New Zealand.
<h3>PledgeMusic</h3>PledgeMusic is a leading music global direct-to-fan platform that provides artists and labels with the tools needed to get fans to engage early.
<h3>Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre (LMIPC)</h3>The LMIPC promotes music by Lithuanian artists and runs Music Export Lithuania project aiming to maintain close contacts with all relevant parties in the Lithuanian music industry and facilitates exports of the Lithuanian music production in partnership with the Agency of Lithuanian Copyright Protection Association.
<h3>French Music (Bureau Export)</h3>BureauExport is a French non-profit organization and global network that helps French and international music professionals to develop French-produced music globally and to promote professional exchange between France and other territories.
<h3>Western Australian Music Industry Association (WAM)</h3>WAM is the peak music body responsible for supporting, nurturing and growing all forms of contemporary music in Western Australia. WAM champions all forms and levels of Western Australian music, locally, nationally and internationally.
<h3>Music British Columbia Industry Association (Music BC) (Music BC)</h3>Music British Columbia (Music BC) represents the British Columbia music industry. Music BC is the only provincial music association that serves all genres, all territories and all participants in the industry from artists, to managers, agents, broadcasters, recording studios, producers and all other industry professionals.
<h3>Music Austria (MICA)</h3>MICA is is the professional partner for musicians in Austria. Music Information Centre Austria (MICA) is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture is the professional partner for musicians in Austria on the initiative of the Republic of Austria.
<h3>Manitoba Music</h3>Manitoba Music is the hub of Manitoba’s vibrant music community. Manitoba Music is a member-based, not-for-profit industry association representing over 750 members in all facets of the music industry, including artists and bands, studios, agents, managers, songwriters, venues, promoters, producers and beyond.
<h3>Luxembourg Export Office (music:LX)</h3>MusicLX Office is a non-profit organization and network aimed at developing Luxembourg music of all genres globally and to promote professional exchange between Luxembourg and other territories.
<h3>Francophonie Diffusion</h3>Francophonie Diffusion promotes artists and music from the Francophone area through a worldwide network of more than 1000 media (including radio stations, online media), festivals and music supervisors worldwide located in 100 countries, provinces or territories.
<h3>Tommy Boy</h3>Tommy Boy is a globally-recognized independent record label started in 1981 by music veteran and industry executive Tom Silverman. The label is widely recognized for significant contribution to the development of hip hop music, dance music, and electronica.
<h3>Alberta Music Industry Association</h3>The Alberta Music Industry Association serves Artists, Bands, Managers, Publicists, Labels, Studios, Producers, Engineers and all music professionals in the Alberta music industry.
<h3>Pleimo</h3>Pleimo is an international music streaming platform which aggregates bands and music fans around the world. It offers a 360-degree platform for 250,000 artists to manage and promote their music. Music fans can also subscribe and listen to Pleimo's catalog of over 5,000,000 songs.
<h3>Music Centre Slovakia (MCS)</h3>MCS is a government state-subsidized institution established by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Its mission is to encourage Slovak music culture by organizing concerts, bringing pieces of Slovak composers to the stages, publishing sheet music and music books, documenting the music life in Slovakia and promoting Slovak music culture abroad.
<h3>The Syndicate</h3>The Syndicate is a 16-year-old, award-winning music marketing agency with relationships with over 6,500 media outlets including 500 college and commercial radio stations.
<h3>Queensland Music Network (QMusic)</h3>QMusic is the music association representing Queensland's music industry. QMusic is focused on promoting the artistic value, cultural worth and commercial potential of Queensland music.
<h3>Northern Territory Music Industry Association (MusicNT)</h3>MusicNT is a trade association that supports the growth and development of original contemporary music in the Northern Territory. MusicNT is a member based music organization for the Northern Territory representing, developing and servicing the Northern Territory’s music industry nationally and internationally.
<h3>Music Victoria</h3>Music Victoria is the independent voice of the Victorian contemporary music industry. Music Victoria represents musicians, venues, music businesses and music lovers across the contemporary music community in Victoria. Music Victoria provides advocacy on behalf of the music industry, actively supports the development of the Victorian music community, and celebrates and promotes Victorian music.
<h3>Music South Australia (MusicSA)</h3>MusicSA is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting, supporting and developing contemporary music in South Australia. MUSIC SA delivers projects for the benefit of the South Australian Music Industry.
<h3>Music New South Wales (MusicNSW)</h3>MusicNSW is the peak body representing Contemporary Music in NSW. It is not for profit Industry Association set up to represent, promote and develop the contemporary music industry in New South Wales, Australia
<h3>Music/Musique New Brunswick (MNB)</h3>MNB is a provincial music industry association that provides a support network for musicians, managers, and businesses that are involved in the creation of music within the province of New Brunswick.
<h3>Broadjam</h3>Broadjam is an online music community of over 120,000 musicians. Broadjams’s music library has over 500,000 songs.
<h3>Associacao de Musicos Artistas e Editoras Independentes (AMAEI)</h3> The Portuguese Independent Music Association represents the Portuguese music sector.
<h3>Music Xray</h3>Music Xray facilitates a more efficient, lower cost, and less risky A&R process. Its growing platform with a community of over 100,000 artists enables the industry to open the doors of opportunity to musicians and songwriters everywhere and to harness the most powerful tools ever built specifically for those who conduct A&R.
<h3>Music Nova Scotia</h3>Music Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization with a mandate to encourage the creation, development, growth and promotion of Nova Scotia’s music industry. Music Nova Scotia exists to grow and nurture the Nova Scotia music industry
<h3>Music Kickup</h3>MusicKickup is a leading global distributor providing a the new way for musicians to sell music and build their careers internationally. Music Kickup Distribution is the world's first 100% free distribution platform for all major digital services, including iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and Google Play.
<h3>Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA)</h3>MEIEA is an international organization formed in 1979 to bring together educators with leaders of the music and entertainment industries to facilitate an exchange of information between educators and practitioners to prepare students for careers in the music and entertainment industries.
<h3>Brasil Musica & Artes (BM&A)</h3>BM&A carries out activities on behalf of the whole Brazilian music sector. Its objective is the promotion of Brazilian music abroad, working with artists, record companies, distributors, exporters, collection societies and cultural entities.
<h3>Bandzoogle</h3>Bandzoogle serves tens of thousands of bands globally using their music-focused advanced website builder platform.
<h3>Nimbit</h3>Nimbit is the music industry’s premier direct-to-fan platform for today’s music business. Nimbit provides the easiest solution for thousands of self-managed artists, managers, and emerging labels to grow and engage their fanbase, and sell their music and merch online.
<h3>Music Tasmania</h3>Music Tasmania (formerly Contemporary Music Services Tasmania - CMST) is the peak body for Tasmania’s music community.
<h3>Canadian Music Week (CMW)</h3>CMW is one of Canada’s largest and most influential media and music conferences.
<h3>MusicJustMusic</h3>MusicJustMusic provides worldwide digital distribution for music and music-related. MusicJustMusic serves artists, record labels and enterprises of music rights simultaneously into over 600 online and mobile music stores in over 79 countries reaching about 97% of the consumers buying legally music as downloads globally.
<h3>Spoonz Music Group</h3>Spoonz Music Group is one of the world’s leading talent agency and booking, promotion and touring organizations for music. Its roster consists of the world’s leading and most successful music artists.
<h3>Redeye Distribution</h3>Redeye Distribution is an independent music distribution company. Redeye's 5000-plus title catalog is representative of a wide range of the best independent music available servicing all major music destinations such as iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and others.
<h3>OurStage</h3>Our Stage is web and mobile-based music community offering free music streaming, discovery, and editorial content with over 200,000 artists using its platform and 4.5 million registered users.
<h3>Flanders Music Centre</h3>The Flanders Music Centre (Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen) is an organization established by the Flemish government to support the professional music sector and to promote Flemish music in Belgium and globally.
<h3>Disc Makers</h3>Disc Makers was founded in 1946 and is the undisputed leader in optical disc manufacturing for independent music artists and businesses.
<h3>Conductors Guild</h3>The Conductors Guild is a collective voice for conductors’ interests worldwide. Its membership of over 1,600 represents conductors on a global scale.
<h3>Global Rock Summit</h3>The Global Rock Summit is an international rock music conference aimed at bringing together all aspects of the multi-billion dollar global rock music industry in one annual, focused gathering.
<h3>MusicBrainz</h3>MusicBrainz is the largest community-maintained open source encyclopedia of music information globally. The MusicBrainz music community has nearly 1.3 million members with a database covering nearly 1 million artists and nearly 18 million songs from over 200 countries.
<h3>New Music Seminar (NMS)</h3>NMS is the ultimate destination where artists, industry players, and companies are provided the knowledge, tools, and connections they need to succeed and build the new music business. The NMS attracted more than 8,000 participants from 35 countries and considered one of the most influential music business conferences globally.
<h3>SF Music Tech</h3>SFMusicTech brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce.
<h3>Music Story</h3>Music Story is a leading music editorial content provider. Music Story provides editorial content to online stores that sell music so biographies, album reviews, recommendations. Music Story is a source of information for music artists in the music world and beyond.
<h3>IKON Russia</h3>IKON is one of Russia’s largest music organizations focusing in management, booking, promotion, events, records and publishing. IKON was rated by Forbes as Russia’s leading entertainment buyer.
<h3>Echo Nest</h3>The EchoNest is the industry’s leading music intelligence company. Echonest reaches over 100 million music fans every month through more than 400 apps and sites.
<h3>CMJ Network</h3>The CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print. CMJ.com offers a digital music discovery service, information resources and community to new music fans, professionals and artists.
<h3>DashGo</h3>Dashgo provides global music rights administration for 200,000 songs and digital distribution for over 10,000 artists to iTunes, Amazon, Google, Youtube, Beats and others. Dashgo's music video network includes over 238,000 music videos, 1.2 million members with a reach of over 5.4 billion annual views.
<h3>OneRPM</h3>OneRPM provides digital distribution and fan engagement for the global music community on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Rdio, Google Music, Deezer, eMusic, YouTube, Facebook and others. The OneRPM community has over 15,000 artists and over 60,000 fans registered.
<h3>Planetary Group</h3>The Planetary Group is an artist development company. Planetary has its finger on the pulse of the current music scene and over the last 15 years has worked with a variety of musicians from all genres, signed and unsigned, self-released, indie and major labels.
<h3>Patchwork Music</h3>Patchwork Music provides touring services for bands (including tour management, production, sound engineers, backline crew, drivers and more), is a band management and booking agency and provides programming and production services for music festivals and events.
<h3>Marcato Digital</h3>Marcato Digital offers management solutions for the music festival and music industries. Marcato’s solutions are being used worldwide by over 2000 festivals, associations and music artists, including Coachella, Hard Fest, Iceland Airwaves, Osheaga, Eurosonic Noorderslag, the Country Music Association, Ennis, Royal Wood, Dave Gunning, Whitehorse, Jimmy Rankin and many more.
<h3>iMusician Digital</h3>iMusician Digital is a digital distribution for independent bands and musicians, labels and management companies.
<h3>Horus Music</h3>Horus Music is an independent music distributor that distributes to 600 music download, streaming and mobile stores globally in over 120 countries.
<h3>Sync Exchange</h3>SyncExchange is a global music licensing marketplace. Its company’s core mission is to help musicians, rights holders, composers and music supervisors better connect.
<h3>Music Business Registry</h3>The Music Business Registry is the leading company in global music business contact information providing the music industry’s only real-time contact management system and most comprehensive directories focusing on music.
<h3>IRMA</h3>The Center for Information and Resources for Contemporary Music (Le centre d’Information et de Ressources pour les Musiques Actuelles) works with governments, institutions, organizations, leaders and partners in the music industry in the context of collective issues of general interest relating to music.
<h3>AudioMicro</h3>AudioMicro provides over 150,000  royalty-free stock music tracks from Grammy award-winning artists and over 310,000 sound effects from Oscar-winning sound effects artists.
<h3>Musexpo</h3>Musexpo, the 'United Nations of Music and Media,' is one of the music industry’s most essential and longest-running global conference and showcase forum. Past showcase artists have included Katy Perry, LMFAO , Jessie J and many others.
<h3>Music Matters</h3>Music Matters is Asia Pacific's award-winning, pioneer music industry conference and festival and is a destination for digital and live entertainment businesses.
<h3>YouLicense</h3>YouLicense is an online music licensing marketplace currently hosting over 20,000 music licensing stores and 350,000 music recordings.
<h3>Virtual Label</h3>Virtual Label provides artists and its catalog of over 30,000 songs direct access to all the major and secondary worldwide digital service providers such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play and others.
<h3>NUE Agency</h3>NUE is an international talent agency, the 3rd fastest-growing media company in the U.S. NUE brings together artists and the world’s leading brands, such as Spotify, Google Play, Pandora, Myspace, Virgin, Microsoft, Samsung and others.
<h3>Music Services Asia</h3>Music Services Asia (MSA) provides a fundamental foundation platform for development, recognition and international standard codes of practice for digital music, music charts and radio shows with a special focus on the Southeast Asian region.
<h3>MMNY</h3>Make Music New York (MMNY) is a global music festival music festival celebrated in more than 726 cities in 108 countries annually.
<h3>Hacate Entertainment Group</h3>Hacate provides music publishing representation and is the Norwegian music sync representative of BMG Chrysalis, Mars Music, Misty Music, Playground Music, Scandinavian Songs and Sony Music.
<h3>BFM Digital</h3>BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community, linking artists to all of the major music services including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Napster and others.
<h3>YouBloom</h3>YouBloom is a growing international music community of musicians, industry professionals and music fans facilitating their passion for music. YouBloom is 'the global music village,' an international collective of musicians, industry professionals and music fans.