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Professional Organizations, Associations & Trade Shows

AES Audio Engineering Society
AMPAS Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
AMPS Association of Motion Picture Sound
APRS Association of Professional Recording Services
ATAS Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
CAB Canadian Association of Broadcasters
CAS Cinema Audio Society
CES Consumer Electronics Show
CRTC Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FMS Film Music Society
GANG Game Audio Network Guild
IBC International Broadcasting Conference
IRTS International Radio & Television Society Foundation
ITVA International Television Association
MPAA Motion Picture Association of America
MPG Music Producers Guild
MPSE Motion Picture Sound Editors
Paley Center Paley Center for Media, formerly Museum of Television and Radio
NAB National Association of Broadcasters
NAPTE National Association of Television Program Executives
NARAS National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
NCTA National Cable Television Association
NFPB National Film Preservation Board (Library of Congress)
NFPF National Film Preservation Foundation
NPR National Public Radio
NSCA National Systems Contractors Association
RIAA Recording Industry Association of America
RTNDA Radio and Television News Directors Association
SBE Society of Broadcast Engineers
SDDS Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
SIGGRAPH Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics
SMPTE Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
THX Quality Assurance for Entertainment Picture & Sound

Communications & Broadcasting - History & Professional Resources

Audio Technologies History, Media & Standards from RIAA
History of Production Music The History of Production Music from
Technology & Society Essays from Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Radio & TV Broadcasting Radio and Television Broadcasting Resources

Music Resources

ASCAP The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
BMI Broadcast Music, Inc.
MPA Music Publishers Association of the United States
PMA Production Music Association
PRS UK Performing Rights Society
The Recording Academy Home of the GRAMMY Awards
SOCAN Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada
Westar Music Professional Production Music for Broadcast, Post-Production & Multimedia
Audio & Video Production Blog Audio & Video Production Blog

Copyright & Intellectual Property Issues

Help Stop Piracy Help Stop Piracy of Production Music & Sound Effects
Ban Piracy Copyright Enforcement for the Audio Software Industry
Canadian Copyright Info Canadian Intellectual Property Office
MPA Copyright Resource Center
The Copyright Website Real World, Practical & Relevant Copyright Info
SOCAN Copyright Copyright Law Information
U.S. Copyright Info U.S. Copyright Office

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