Our members are a diverse group of music pros that share a core trait; they’re creative forces with an entrepreneurial mindset that are committed to utilizing the power of the ManhatPro community. Not just anyone can join ManhatPro. It’s a “private club” where potential members enter an application process to assure that they bring something unique and worthy to the community and that they will be able to thrive successfully within the ManHatPro organization.

There are two types of ManhatPro membership:

Artist/Producer Members are established composers, producers and engineers with multiple high-level credits and awards looking to plug into a vital and interactive community. Read more about the Artist/Producer Membership

Emerging Talent Members are an elite group of talented up-and-comers that are advancing and developing their careers by leveraging the ManhatPro knowledge base and community. Read more about the Emerging Talent Membership

 

Revamped Membership Structure

In order to better meet our members’ needs and interests we have recently made some dramatic changes to ManhatPro’s membership structure.

  • Reduced  cost of membership.  We recognize that these are difficult economic times, and we are all busy trying to make our budgets.  Thus we have dramatically reduced the cost of ManhatPro membership
  • Expanding  beyond New York area. We now have members located as far away as Brazil and are currently cultivating “distance” memberships at reduced rates
  •  Advisor Members. These are professionals in areas that directly support the music field like marketing, copyright, publishing, etc.  and are available to advise  our membership as well as consult with members in a in a less formal fashion.

Artist/Producer Membership

Who is an Artist/Producer Member?

You’re a seasoned pro with multiple high-level credits and awards.

You remember the days when composing and producing were a collaborative art filled with talented people but these days it seems you’re spending much more time locked in your studio working alone with machines. You miss the hang and the vibe of working with your peers.

You aren’t supporting a full-time staff but from time to time you need to scale up for large projects. You wish you had a diverse group of talent, engineers, producers and others you could trust to pull resources from.

Do I Qualify?

You have traction. By that, we mean multiple high-level credits and awards to your name in one of the following worlds: Film, TV, Advertising, Broadway, or Recordings. You also feel comfortable acting as a mentor to our Emerging Talent members (up-and-coming composers/producers/engineers who are finding their way in this challenging industry).

What Do I Get?

A Trusted Network

  • Access to the ManHatPro network and information base. You’ll be joining a group of top notch music professionals available for hire and collaboration
  • A seat on our Core Member Board

Exposure and Opportunities

  • Speaking opportunities at industry events
  • Regular PR releases to top industry publications and internet sites
  • Regular news releases on our website and to our community
  • Your profile, bio and credits on our website
  • Invitations to teach advanced seminars under the ManHatPro banner
  • Consulting and support for those wishing to incubate new businesses

Network Discounts

  • Complimentary networking and advanced seminars
  • PR services at significant discounts through our partnership with one of Manhattan’s top music PR companies
  • Significant discounts on Health Insurance for eligible candidates

Mentoring

Being a core member comes with the responsibility of acting as a mentor to our Affiliate group. Affiliate members are an elite group of talented up-and-comers that are committed to accelerating their careers through leveraging your knowledge and experience. They benefit greatly from the wisdom of their counterparts.

However, this is also a way for seasoned Core members to stay connected and vital in a world where tastes and techniques are constantly changing.

Artist/Producer Plan

$500 per annum paid in quarterly installments, with a $100 discount for new members. Offer available for a limited time.

Terms
  • 12 month contract: renewable annually. Contract cycles offered quarterly
  • Dues: Payable quarterly
  • Payment Method: Dues are payable to Manhattan Producers Alliance via credit card or auto debit only
  • ManhatPro Activist Commitment: We seek to create an organization that is dynamic and comprised of committed, engaged members. Toward that goal, ManhatPro members are expected to participate and contribute to the health and growth of the organization. Mentoring, committee participation, participation in activities, meetings and events are part of this. The membership committee reserves the right to review and assess a member’s contribution prior to offering a renewal contract.

 

Artist/Producer Plan Benefits

  • Discounts on studio rates, technical and engineering services, medical insurance, gear /music merchandise Participation in Work Groups, such as Biz Development Group and Film Music Group
  • Access to private ManhatPro online resources such as ManhatPro Wiki and Ning sites Monthly insider Newsletter VIP Access to industry events and assorted industry comps such as: AES convention, Film Composers Expo, Producers Guild, NATAS, AMP events, Invitation to ManhatPro Special Events — like product demonstrations, lectures
  • Career networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Listing on our website/bio/links
  • Inclusion in Group Publicity, inclusion in “Outside” newsletter published three times per year
  • Invitations to Member Events/Parties
  • Music Licensing Ventures

Cancellation Policy

  • Yearly donation is non-refundable
  • ManHatPro membership committee management reserves the right to terminate benefits at any time for any reason

Emerging Talent Membership

Who is an Emerging Talent Member?

You’re building a successful career as a composer, producer or engineer.

You’re ready to step-up your career. What kind of strategies can you use to get where you want to be? Do you wish you had some more experienced folk around to help show you the way?

You’ve been working out of your home. Most of the time that works just fine, but meeting with clients in your converted bedroom or at the local coffee shop just isn’t cutting it anymore.

Once you’ve landed your first big client you may find yourself unprepared to deal with the scope of your project. You may need advice and support. You need a team of people that can help you pull off the gig like the pro you know you are.

Do I Qualify?

You have some experience in the industry – writing music, performing or working with music technology. You have talent – for producing, composing or engineering music – and it shows in your demo. You have a professional approach toward your craft. Perhaps you have a few credits under your belt (indie films, local ads, library music, sound design). Most importantly, you’re ready to commit to advancing your career.

What Do I Get?

A Trusted and Valuable Network

  • You will be assigned a Core member as a mentor that you can look to for advice and input about your craft and the biz
  • Access to the ManHatPro network and information base. You’ll be joining a group of top notch music professionals that often collaborate and hire each other

Exposure and Opportunities

  • Regular PR releases to top industry publications and internet sites
  • Regular news releases on our website and to our community
  • Your profile, bio and credits on our website
  • Consulting and support for those wishing to incubate new businesses

Network Discounts

  • Complimentary networking and advanced seminars
  • PR services at significant discounts through our partnership with one of Manhattan’s top music PR companies
  • Significant discounts on Health Insurance for eligible candidates

 

Emerging Talent Plan

$500 per annum paid in quarterly installments, with a $100 discount for new members. Offer available for a limited time.

Terms
  • 12 month contract: renewable annually. Contract cycles offered quarterly
  • not available to current ManhatPro members
  • Dues: Payable quarterly
  • Payment Method: Dues are payable to Manhattan Producers Alliance via credit card auto debit only
Emerging Talent Plan Benefits
  • Access to private ManhatPro online community
  • Monthly insider Newsletter
  • Invitation to member events/parties
  • Discounted private mentoring
  • Bi-annual career workshops included!

Cancellation Policy

  • Yearly membership fee is non-refundable
  • ManhatPro membership committee management reserves the right to terminate benefits at any time for any reason

Click here for information on how to apply

 

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