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Other Resources

Advice on Music Careers

DePaul Career Center - a great resource for general career advice
Chicago Artists Resource
Navigating Music Careers - Rice University's Shepard School of Music offers a variety of resources
Bulletproof Musician
Future of Music Coalition - Education, research and advocacy for musicians
Music Career Articles and Resources by Gerald Klickstein
Guide to Careers in Music - info about 150+ careers in music - info for working and aspiring musicians
Startup Musician An honest and humorous blog by a LA freelancer.


Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection - DePaul has an institutional subscription for all current students
Music Festival Directory
Alliance of Artists Communities
YapTracker - for vocalists


National Endowment for Financial Education - make sure to read 40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know
Suze Orman - Author of "The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke"
Startup Musician Finance Make sure to check out the rest of the blog--witty and honest advice from an LA freelancer.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy  a free service of the nation’s certified public accountants which provides basic information on how to handle your finances through all stages of your life.


Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)
Illinois Arts Council
Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship for individuals/ensembles
ArtistShare is for artists to connect directly with fans and share perks and exclusive access in exchange for financial support
Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and Feed the Muse are crowd sourcing platforms

Job/Audition Listings

Audition Café
DePaul Handshake - a "LinkedIn" type network for members of the DePaul community. Set up a profile, use keyword searches. Many local job opportunities are posted.
American Federation of Musicians
Musical Chairs

My Auditions

Musical America

YapTracker - for vocalists
Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection - DePaul has an institutional subscription for all current students (Non-Profit Opportunities)

Legal Issues

ASCAP - Performing Rights Organization (P.R.O.) How artists receive royalties.
- Performing Rights Organization (P.R.O.)
How artists receive royalties.
Harry Fox Agency
- music licensing--use this site if you need to request the rights to record a song
Music Dealers - a music licensing company based in Chicago. Upload public domain or original music to be placed in television, movies, commericals, etc.
U.S. Copyright Office
- Learn about copyright laws
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts - free and discounted legal advice Free Online Software Training

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Orchestral Opportunities

Civic Orchestra of Chicago - training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony
League of American Orchestras
Musical Chairs - overseas and U.S. auditions
International Musician - the musician's union newspaper


Local Recording Studios
Fullerton Recording
Music Garage
Chicago Recording Company
IV Lab Studios

Online Music Distribution
Bandcamp - sell digital downloads from personalized webite
CD Baby - sell your CD online and distribute your music to iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Disc Makers - press and package your CD
IndieBible - directory of resources for independent musicians
ReverbNation - digital distribution and other tools


SOM Music Résumé Handbook.pdf
The Muse - great advice on writing résumés