Group 1 of RIM 4810 – Indie Labels History and Operations at MTSU’s links to sites that would be beneficial to someone releasing their own music / starting their own label.
Record Label Resource — An all inclusive record industry resource. Contains everything from a Music Business Dictionary to D-I-Y Legal Resources.
About.com: Music Careers — A beneficial resource of different how-to-guides regarding all facets of the the Recording Industry.
Music Business Toolbox — Label Management Systems, LLC provides (for a fee) resources, services, and support to help independent labels and musicians with their business operations.
Music Marketing [dot] com — A regularly updated music marketing blog dedicated to sharing advances and news in this unique form of marketing.
Music Boot Camp — A CD duplication, graphic design, audio production and mastering company; the site also offers other resources and advice for DIY minded artists and labels for music production and distribution.
“Benefits to Forming an LLC,” BizFilings.com — An informative article that outlines the advantages and disadvantages of forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC).
A2IM — Representative organization for the independent music sector of the industry.
U.S. Small Business Administration — The SBA provides services and resources to aid in the upstart of new businesses, including online training, financial assistance, assessment tools, and links to state SBA resources.
U.S. Copyright Office — Online and paper mail-in registration of copyright claims as well as a wealth of publications and FAQs designed to help make copyright registration (and the concept of copyright) easier to comprehend.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — Online and paper mail-in registration for trademarks as well as a trademark search service and other resources for understanding how to protect your trade/service mark (label/band name).
Group 1 is: Chris Bell, Ryan Green, Jennifer Chunn, Katie Word, John Bohannon