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Musicians Resources

Music and business resources for bands, musicians and music industry personel have been split into several sections.

These include information on finding and protecting your band name or trademark, musicians health organisations, music associations, insurance companies specialising in coverage for musicians, musical instruments and events, unions protecting the rights of musicians and start up resources for self-employed musicians.

Music & Performance Unions

British Musicians' Union
Looks after members rights, provides free information, advice and contract checking service plus a host of other services for musicians, singers and music teachers.

The British Actors Union takes care of its members, negotiates fees, contract and legal services.

Performing Rights Society
PRS (UK), 29-33 Berners Street, London. W1T 3AB. Collects and pays royalties to composers, songwriters and publishers for public performance and broadcast of copyright works. They also organise regular informative workshops with expert speakers on all business aspects of the music scene.  Also home of:- The Performing Right Society Foundation, Tel: 020 7306 4044.  PRS set up this charitable organisation to encourage, promote and sustain music creation and its performance, of all genres, at all levels of activity.

PPL UK (Phonographic Performance Ltd)
1 Upper James Street, London W1R 3HG, Tel: 020 7534 1000  Fax: 020 7534 1111.  Collects royalties on behalf of record companies and performers, licensing broadcast and public performance of sound recordings.

Names, Trademarks & Copyright

If your baffled by copyright issues visit the Vocalist.org.uk Copyright, Royalties & Trademarks page.

10 Big Myths about copyright explained

Band Name
Provides worldwide search and registration of your band name - previously known as the Band Register. This is the longest running FREE registration service in the UK.

Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 (c.48) UK

Music Law Advice
Independent music lawyer Elliot Chalmers site includes several radio podcasts on legal aspects.

Musicians' Intellectual Law & Resources Links
Useful site with information mainly on US Law plus links to related external sites.

Swarming Midget Band Name Archive

Intellectial Property Office
The UK Patent Office enables you to check all registered companies and patent your product.

UK Music
An industry-funded body established in October 2008 to represent the collective interests of the recorded, published and live arms of the British music industry.

Online Resources

Canadian Music Centre
Supporting, preserving and promoting the works of Canadian composers, they maintain an extensive archive of scores and works of Canadian composers which are accessible via their lending library, publishing house and repertoire consultation service.

Harmony Central
Articles, reviews, news, forums and classifieds for musicians and bands.

Ireland Contemporary Music Centre
Ireland's archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout the Republic and Northern Ireland.

New Zealand Music Centre is host to an online catalogue of music and orchestral works which are available to hire or purchase. Site includes a page of useful links to related New Zealand based music resources.

Public Domain Music
The Public Domain Information Project was organized in 1986 to provide information about public domain music and provides carefully researched lists of Public Domain Music titles, PD Sheet Music Reprints and PD Sheet Music Books.

Scottish Music Information Centre
The Scottish Music Centre's task is to champion the wealth of talent that abounds in Scotland's musical community.

Welsh Music Information Centre
Supports, promotes and provides an information resource on the music of Wales

Start Up Business Resources

Better Business Bureau
Non Profit Organisation for USA, Canada and Mexico focused on advancing marketplace trust. BBB provides dispute resolution services for consumer to business disputes and business rating and reporting.

Independent provider of information for professionals who support start ups and small firms in the UK.

Citizens Advice Bureaux
UK non profit group provides free advice services by volunteers on a wide range of subjects ranging from benefits to businesses.

Freelancers UK
Lists many jobs and projects open to UK freelancers and clients from across the globe.

Real Deal - UK Channel 4
Business program offering advice for new start up companies and self employed.

Trading Standards
UK support and advice on making complaints about businesses and corporations.

UK & Worldwide Travel Resources


Embassy World
Worldwide Embassy Listings, Web Addresses, Maps & contact details!

Google Maps

UK Street Map

UK directory

Useful Resources

192.com the largest UK directory enquiry service.

BT PhoneNetUK - UK online phone directory

GK Soft
A host of information on governments for a wide range of countries. Includes information about each country, languages, flag, human rights issues, tourist info, regional, local, multi-governmental institutions and more.

US orientated but has extensive world info, distance checker, online encyclopedia, place finder, calculator.

The Met.Office Home Page (UK)
Daily and advance weather online.

Direct Gov
UK Government Information on a wide range of subjects.

Homeless Services
National membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England