The 2007 edition of The Musician’s Atlas is now available, both in print, and via AtlasOnline, which allows members to access the database and marketing tools over the Internet. The Atlas is meant as a resource for independent artists, managers, labels and music industry entrepreneurs.
The new edition has been updated to include the sorts of information that buyers of previous annual editions have requested. Categories such as Clubs, US/Canadian College Radio and Booking, Conferences and Festivals, National and Regional Press, Commercial and Public Radio, Song Contests, Compilations and Tours, and Film, TV and Gaming have all been revised and expanded this year.
The online version allows subscribers to use the various music biz databases to create customized mailing labels or letters, perform advanced searches, and send bulk email, while the print edition contains these lists in book form.
Editor-in-Chief Jude Folkman explains the need for regular updating of the Atlas.
"The industry remains in a state of constant upheaval. Our year-round research plus feedback from readers and industry insiders help us identify new markets and categories that will most impact independent artists and releases. Based on 2006 realities and 2007 projections, those on the front lines of the new music industry are focusing their efforts on live performance, broadcast and Film, TV & Gaming opportunities. The expanded sections in 2007 reflect that direction and supply musicians and other music biz mavericks with the contacts and perspective that they need to succeed, independent of major label support and 20th century business models.”
Full details on both the print and online editions of the 2007 Musician’s Atlas are available on the Musician’s Resource Group web site.