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Arizona Songwriters Association: Links

Pickers & Grinners Newsletter Archive

Serving the acoustic music community for decades. Info about upcoming events and in depth articles  Edited by Andy Hurlbut.  

Association Benefits Of America L.L.C.
Major Medical, Life, dental and disability Insurance plans
ASA Marketplace

ASA members can buy and sell their stuff. Other folks can look but only members can post.



The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. 


Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed.


SESAC currently licenses the public performances of more than 400,000 songs on behalf of its 30,000 affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers.


The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) promotes education, career advancement and good will among record executives. With an emphasis on becoming better informed and more effective executives, NARIP offers professional development opportunities, educational programs and seminars, the opportunity to meet and interact with peers, a job bank, a member resume database for employers, a mentor network, a newsletter and other services.

AZ Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame

The Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame has been created to recognize and honor the contributions of musicians, entertainers, venues and individuals who have had a significant impact on the evolution and development of the musical and entertainment culture in the state of Arizona and to educate the public about these accomplishments.

Arizona Bluegrass Association
Society of Composers & Lyricists

The Society of Composers & Lyricists is committed to advancing the interests of the film and television music community 

West Coast Songwriters

Founded in 1979, WCS has grown into one of the most active music associations in the USA.

National Association of Composers

Founded by Henry Hadley in 1933, it is one of the oldest organizations devoted to the promotion and performance of American concert hall music.  

Songwriters hall of fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates and honors the contributions of our great popular music songwriters, while developing new writing talent through workshops, showcases, scholarships, and digital initiatives. 

Songwriting Support & Tools

John Braheny Consulting

Get honest, constructive, and supportive feedback on your songs.

Chicks With Picks

Chicks With Picks set out to provide a platform for “up and coming” female singer/songwriters (acoustic, electric, duos and full bands) to showcase their talent. Chicks offers workshops on a regular basis that cover topics in every aspect of the music industry including professional songwriting, recording and music business mentoring. Also provide a resource to all of the Chicks that will help them grow to their fullest potential.

Rhymezone Rhyming Dictonary
Just Plain Folks

Just Plain Folks is a community of over 51,500 Songwriters, Recording Artists and Music Industry Professionals — and host to the world's largest independent music awards. The organization was created to provide a network of cooperation and inclusion for musicians. Membership is free.

Nashville Songwriters Association
US Copyright Office
Harry Fox
Dale Kawashima's Songwriter Universe
A great resource for all kinds of songwriter info.
Az Music Cafe

Arizona is home to hundreds of talented musicians and songwriters playing local venues. AZ Music Café is a program showcasing their talent on live radio and making it available to a wide audience. The show is broadcast on Sundays 3-5PM Arizona time, on KKNT AM 960. Tune in!

Recording & Musician Tools

Home Recording Guide
Audacity Open Source Recording Software
Harmony Central


Fiddlers Dream

Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse is a smoke-free, alcohol-free, COMPLETELY ACOUSTIC musical environment in a small venue. It has been in operation for more than 30 years.

AZ Open Mic
Looking for open mics to play at or check out in az? Try Chris Frazer’s site...


Tucson Folk Festival