The EL-AMIN LIFE PRODUCTIONS' Support Team is composed of artist, businesses, corporations, civic organizations, and individuals interested in working together to produce a clean, safe, and productive environment for the growth and development of the cultural arts. A cultural Awareness Institution will insure the continued refinement of the socially acceptable talent of our future generations.

“ A tree is known by the fruit it bears, but a man is known by his works”

Creative Control

Broadcast Music Inc.


BMI is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music. The non-profit-making company, founded in 1939, collects license fees on behalf of those American creators it represents, as well as thousands of creators from around the world who chose BMI for representation in the United States. The license fees BMI collects for the "public performances" of its repertoire of more than 6.5 million compositions - including radio airplay, broadcast and cable television carriage, Internet and live and recorded performances by all other users of music - are then distributed as royalties to the writers, composers and copyright holders it represents.BMI Backgrounder

Library of Congress



 In 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law that centralized in the Library of Congress the U.S. copyright registration and deposit system. The law required that two copies of every book, pamphlet, map, print, photograph and piece of music registered for copyright be deposited in the Library. Since the law was enacted, other media, such as films, audio recordings and digital materials, have become eligible for copyright registration.

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers


 ASCAP is a membership association of over 225,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership.

ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP's licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. ASCAP makes giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and users of music.

About ASCAP  

The National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.



The National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.

Having now celebrated 47 years of musical excellence through the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community. 

The GRAMMYs are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.

As we move ahead in an ever-changing music environment, The Recording Academy looks forward to the new opportunities of a growing organization. Over the last decade particularly, the Academy has expanded its goals from the important work of recognizing the best in music through the GRAMMY Awards to establishing itself as the preeminent arts advocacy and outreach organization in the country. The Academy's mission statement is simple, but represents the heart and soul of the organization's efforts: to positively impact the lives of musicians, industry members and our society at large. The Academy can be proud of its accomplishments on behalf of its constituency. Through the efforts of the volunteer leadership and the capable professional staff, the music community, music lovers and inheritors of America's great cultural legacy are reaping the benefit. - Overview


Music Publishers Association


 MPA Founded in 1895, the Music Publishers Association is the oldest music trade organization in the United States, fostering communication among publishers, dealers, music educators, and all ultimate users of music.

This non-profit association addresses itself to issues pertaining to every area of music publishing with an emphasis on the issues relevant to the publishers of print music for concert and educational purposes.

Chicago Federation of Musicians



The members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians are talented, professional musicians, working locally, nationally and around the world. The almost 3000 members of Local 10-208 strive for the highest levels of musicianship in their performances. The Chicago Federation of Musicians represents a wide variety of musicians including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, the musicians playing in the theater pits of Broadway shows and the musicians recording commercials and broadcasts.  

The CFM also represents the talented musicians who play corporate and private events, whose knowledge and experience is invaluable in making your event successful. The members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians perform all styles of music including Jazz, Classical, Latin, Folk, Blues, Reggae and more. To find the best in musical services for your event view the CFM Source. You will find soloists, ensembles and bands for whatever type of event you are planning. Or if you need arrangers, copyists or orchestrators they are also in the CFM Source.

Creative Protection

Federal Trade Commission


 The Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, state governments and private parties who are sufficiently affected may all bring actions in the courts to enforce the antitrust laws. The scope of antitrust laws, and the degree to which they should interfere in an enterprise's freedom to conduct business, or to protect smaller businesses, communities and consumers, are strongly debated. One view, mostly closely associated with the "Chicago School of economics" suggests that antitrust laws should focus solely on the benefits to consumers and overall efficiency, while a broad range of legal and economic theory sees the role of antitrust laws as also controlling economic power in the public interest. (Read more...) 

Mujaahid Entertainment Service


 We have for many years been impressed by the dynamic energy exhibited in the performance of  talented individuals and groups. The expression of African centered cultural presentations is of great interest to our organization. We are a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Illinois with the purpose to establish a cultural awareness institute, community cultural centers, and produce cultural performances. We have designed a variety of programs to enhance the cultural environment and to assist the performing artist in their quest to fulfill their professional career. The Cultural Musicians Association is one of the programs that can be of benefit to the individual entertainer and the entertainment industry as a whole. By organizing musicians, as an autonomous unit the collective involvement will offer each member better opportunities, benefits, securities and protection.  

Booking Agents & Consultants

We offer Great Live Bands for any occasion and location.


ALLY Entertainment is a music booking agency,  business development and marketing company run by professionals with more than  30 years of collective entertainment industry experience. Founded by musicians  in 1995, ALLY Entertainment has grown year after year, providing high-quality  professional entertainment and exceptional service to its  clients.
Jeff Grossberg - President

Jeff Grossberg, one of the founding  officers of ALLY Entertainment Network, takes a personal role in many of ALLY's  in-house productions. Jeff has been involved with the Chicago music scene for  many years and is best known for his incredible harmonica skills. Jeff brings  his musical talent and hands-on managing style to every project. He can be seen  playing in ALLY's signature jazz group, The Heavy Hitters; our featured blues  production, The Chicago Blues Revue; our exclusive performance troupe, the Astro  Beat Circus; or his solo project,  Hyper Harp.

ALLY  Entertainment is always open to working with new bands and artists. If you are  interested in being represented by ALLY, please browse our talent pool to get an  idea of the kind of talent we work with, and if you believe you fit the bill,  feel free to send promotional materials to:
mail to:
ALLY  Entertainment
800 West Huron, Suite 4E Chicago, IL 60622
312.337.2559  (office) 312.335.8412 (fax)

Mujaahid Cultural Musicians Association


 The Cultural  Musicians Association is one of the programs that can be of  benefit to the individual entertainer and the entertainment industry as a whole.  By organizing musicians, as an autonomous unit the collective involvement will  offer each member better opportunities, benefits, securities and protection.   We  can control our businesses and influence the market from a unified base somewhat  like a chamber of commerce or labor union without being manipulated by outside  interest. 

Fastlane Productions Inc



In today's on-demand entertainment environment, a strategy is  needed to ensure your content is discovered and engaged with by your target  audience.

Because brilliant content deserves to  stand out.
At  Fast Lane Entertainment we can create a bespoke distribution and promotion  strategy for maximum  exposure.

Fast Lane Entertainment produces  creative, innovative and technically advanced LIVE streaming and broadcast  events. From huge arena shows filmed on 22 cameras, to intimate brand focused  events, we bridge the gap between event production, broadcast and the audience  to ensure the highest creative and technical  standards.

Delmark Records


Delmark  Records is the oldest American jazz and blues independent record label. It was  founded in 1958 and is based in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Steve  Wagner

4121 N. Rockwell Ave. Chicago, IL 60618


Rehearsal Studios

Music Garage


 Music Garage is a professional music rehearsal studio with locations in Brooklyn and Chicago. Our Chicago location features monthly and hourly rentals, drum shares, pro-space rentals, and is home to Vic's Drum Shop.  located at: 345 N. Loomis St  Chicago, IL 60607 

Fort Knox


 Fort Knox Studios is THE premier facility for rehearsal space available by the hour or day. Our ‘all-inclusive’ hourly rehearsal suites come fully-stocked with a huge array of tour-grade backline and equipment, including multiple guitar and bass amps, full drum kits, cables, microphones and monitors. All of our equipment is highly maintained to ensure that your next rehearsal goes off without a hitch. Come play the best gear in the best rooms with the best staff around! 



 Phonology hosts prime rehearsal space located in Ukrainian Village. With great acoustics and open 24 hours, this space is perfect for rehearsals and any audition needs.

Ukrainian Village/West Town
1856 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 733-7529

Urban Sound Studio


Hothouse Rehearsal Studios 

USS provides "one stop shopping" for all your live music needs – from bands (reggae, rock, gospel, blues, folk, r&b, contemporary Christian) to in-studio recording, to sound system and technician rental.

Key Coordinators

Clarence Avant


 Clarence Alexander Avant (born February 25, 1931) is an American music executive, entrepreneur, and film producer, sometimes called the "Godfather of Black Music"