Resources For Musicians

Creatives make NYC vibrant. To ensure artists can continue to  live, work and play here, NYMM features tailor-made free programs for the city’s music-making community.

  • ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop @ Brooklyn College American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

    Meet two of today’s most respected composers, Mark Snow (X-Files, Blue Bloods) and Michael Levine (Cold Case, Close to Home) as they illuminate the art and business of scoring for visual media:

    June 8 // 3-5pm: Mark Snow (The X-Files, Blue Bloods)
    June 9 // 8-10pm: Michael Levine (Cold Case, Close to Home)

    The workshop will combine lectures and a masterclass, followed by Q and A.

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  • Free Recording Studio Space Savaria Studios

    In order to be a supportive role in encouraging the growth of New York’s music industry, and helping to ensure that New York City continues to be the music capital of the world, Savaria Studios, a recording studio based in Brooklyn, have donated 50 hours worth of recording time to New York Music Month. The hours come at no charge and artists will be chosen after providing a brief history of their musical background and the type of music project they are interested in recording.

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  • ‘Making Money with Music’ Workshops MOME

    It’s easier than ever to record, distribute, and market your own music today. But what about actually making money?


    These workshops will take musicians through proven techniques on how to maximize revenue streams while continuing to make the music they love. These workshops, usually $100, are brought to you for FREE by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.


    Session One: How to Make Money with Music, Tuesday, June 20th, 6pm @ Carnegie Hall

    Long-time industry professionals, Electronic Musician Magazine columnists, and authors Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan take musicians step-by-step through proven techniques for establishing steady revenue streams in today’s music business. Space is limited. Sign up HERE.


    Session Two: How to Make Money with Music: Digital Edition, Wednesday, June 21st, 7pm @ Made in NY Media Center

    Today’s digital music world has changed how musicians build a fanbase as well as how they get royalties paid out. This session covers where musicians should register their music to get all of the royalties they are owed, improve their chances of getting their music licensed by TV & Movies, plan their releases, and the new tools to promote music and get discovered. Space is limited. Sign up HERE.


  • Free Rehearsal Space for Musicians MOME, Spaceworks, NY is Music

    The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment is making 2,000+ hours of rehearsal time absolutely free to musicians. All Spaceworks practice spaces in Long Island City, Williamsburg, and Prospect Heights will be made available to musicians  at no charge, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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  • Jazz Mentors – “Marketing Your Creativity” Local 802

    Local 802 American Federation of Musicians and The Council for Living Music present JAZZ MENTORS 10, “Marketing Your Creativity,” a free panel discussion headlined by renowned GRAMMY winning bassist, composer and educator Christian McBride, award winning saxophonist, vocalist and composer Camille Thurman, and career architect and advisor Andre Guess to discuss the relationship between originality in artistic expression, marketing, and the establishment of a brand in the music industry. The panel and discussion will focus on how to take original ideas and establish an identifiable niche in the marketplace, learning to use contemporary branding tools and media platforms and strategies for developing and maintaining a consistent audience.

    WHERE: Local 802 Club Room, 322 West 48th Street, New York, NY
    WHEN: Thursday, June 29th, 5-6:30pm

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