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    AAC

    Advanced Audio Coding

    In English

    AAMR

    African American Music Reference

    In English

    AAMT

    American Association for Music Therapy (www.musictherapy.org)

    In English

    AARC

    Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (www.aarcroyalties.com)

    In English

    ACEP

    Associazione autori, Compositori e Piccoli editori (www.assoacep.com)

    In Italian

    AdME

    Advertising-driven Mobile Entertainment

    In English

    AFM

    American Federation of Musicians (www.afm.org)

    In English

    AFM

    Association Française de Musicothérapie

    In French

    ALO

    Animal Liberation Orchestra

    In English

      AMC

      Algemene Muzikale Cultuur

      In Dutch

        AMV

        Algemene Muzikale Vorming

        In Dutch

        AROP

        Association pour le Rayonnement de l'Opéra de Paris (www.arop-opera.com)

        In French

        ASM

        Allgäu-Schwäbischer Musikbund

        In German

        ASM

        Association Suisse des Musiciens (www.asm-stv.ch)

        In French

        ASPMCDM

        Association Syndicale Professionnelle et Mutuelle de la Critique Dramatique et Musicale

        In French

        BCU

        Ballet Chorale Uruyange

        In French

        BMAT

        Barcelona Music and Audio Technologies

        In English

        BMG

        Bertelsmann Music Group

        In English

          BUMA

          Bureau voor Muziek-Auteursrechten

          In Dutch

          BWV

          Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis

          In German

            CD
            Compact Disc

            = KD | Kompakta Disko | In Esperanto

            In English

            CENAM

            Centre National d'Animation Musicale

            In French

              CHAM

              Classe à Horaires Aménagés Musique

              In French

              CIM

              Centre International de Musicothérapie

              In French

              CNPL

              Centre National de Pastorale Liturgique

              In French

              CNR

              Conservatoire National de Région

              In French

                CNSMDP

                Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris

                In French

                COB

                Children Of Bodom

                In English

                  CRIHAM

                  Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires en Histoire, Histoire de l’Art et Musicologie (https://criham.labo.univ-poitiers.fr/)

                  In French

                  CRMA

                  Centre de Ressources des Musiques Actuelles

                  In French

                  CST

                  Commission Supérieure Technique de l'image et du son

                  In French

                  DACP

                  Digital Audio Control Protocol

                  In English

                  DFA

                  Death From Above

                  In English

                    DMDTS

                    Direction de la Musique, de la Danse, du Théâtre et des Spectacles

                    In French

                    DS

                    Dal Segno

                    In Italian

                      DSMA

                      Dartmouth School Music Association (www.dartmouth-music.org)

                      In English

                      DTDT

                      David Taylor Dance Theatre (www.dtdt.org)

                      In English

                      EM

                      Electronic Music

                      In English

                        EMA

                        Espace Métro Accords

                        In French

                        EPOB

                        Établissement Public de l’Opéra Bastille

                        In French

                        EPTA

                        European Piano Teachers Association

                        In Dutch

                        EST

                        Esbjörn Svensson Trio

                        In Swedish

                          EUROKKA

                          Esperanto-Rok-Asocio

                          In Esperanto

                          FCM

                          Fonds de Création Musicale

                          In French

                            FdQ

                            Freunde der Querflöte

                            In German

                            FDQ

                            Fränkisches Dixielandquartett & Washboard

                            In German

                            FEDA

                            Freier Elektronic Dartsportverband Austria (www.dartsport.org)

                            In German

                            FEMIS

                            Fondation Européenne des Métiers de l'Image et du Son

                            In French

                            FFF

                            Fédération Française de Funk

                            In French

                              FSMS

                              Formation Supérieure aux Métiers du Son

                              In French

                              GESAC

                              Groupement Européen des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs (www.gesac.org)

                              In French

                              GOS

                              Grand Orchestre du Splendid (www.splendid.fr)

                              In French

                                HMMMMM

                                Holistic, Manipulative, Multi-modal and Mimetic, Musical and Mimetic

                                In English

                                HRP

                                Harmonie Royale Policière de Charleroi (http://hrp-charleroi.be)

                                In French

                                ICP

                                Insane Clown Posse

                                In English

                                  IDM

                                  Intelligent Dance Music

                                  In English

                                  IFPI

                                  International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (www.ifpi.org)

                                  In English

                                  IMA

                                  International MIDI Association

                                  In English

                                  IRCAM

                                  Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (www.ircam.fr)

                                  In French

                                  ISMN

                                  International Standard Music Number

                                  In English

                                  ISRC

                                  International Standard Recording Code

                                  In English

                                  ISST

                                  International Ski & Sun Team

                                  In English

                                  JAMC

                                  The Jesus and Mary Chain

                                  In English

                                    JASRAC

                                    Japanese Society for Rights of Authors (https://www.jasrac.or.jp/)

                                    In English

                                    KD
                                    Kompakta Disko

                                    = CD, KD (look above)

                                    In Esperanto

                                    KR

                                    Keyboards Recording (www.keyboardsrecording.fr)

                                    In English

                                    KuN

                                    Klavar-unuiĝo Nederlanda

                                    In Esperanto

                                    LAF

                                    Lemovice Antifa Festival

                                    In French

                                      LD

                                      Lumdisko

                                      In Esperanto

                                      LISA

                                      Lycée de l'Image et du Son d'Angoulême

                                      In French

                                      LKV

                                      Left Knee Vertical

                                      In English

                                        LMC

                                        Liechtenstein Musical Company

                                        In English

                                        LMO

                                        Louisville Mandolin Orchestra (www.lmo.org)

                                        In English

                                          LMO

                                          Liverpool Mozart Orchestra

                                          In English

                                            MEJ

                                            Music Educators Journal

                                            In English

                                            MEL

                                            Muzika Esperanto Ligo

                                            In Esperanto

                                            MIDI

                                            Musical Instrument Digital Interface

                                            In English

                                            MJQ

                                            Modern Jazz Quartet

                                            In English

                                              MTG

                                              Music Technology Group

                                              In English

                                              MTR

                                              Music Theatre

                                              In English

                                              MVO

                                              Muziekleraars Vrij Onderwijs

                                              In Dutch

                                              NAMM

                                              National Association of Music Merchants

                                              In English

                                              NEM

                                              Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (www.lenem.ca)

                                              In French

                                                NPMB

                                                Nederlandse Piano- en Muziekinstrumentenbond

                                                In Dutch

                                                NVGD

                                                Nederlandse Vereniging van Grammofoonplaten Detailhandelaren

                                                In Dutch

                                                PAMA

                                                Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (www.pamalliance.org)

                                                In English

                                                PAS

                                                Percussive Arts Society

                                                In English

                                                PBS

                                                Porter Batiste Stoltz

                                                In English

                                                  PCM

                                                  Pulse Code Modulation

                                                  In English

                                                  PMPO

                                                  Peak Music Power Output

                                                  In English

                                                  PMPO

                                                  Peak Momentary Performance Output

                                                  In English

                                                  POMI

                                                  Pipe Organ MIDI Interface

                                                  In English

                                                  RCYC

                                                  River City Youth Chorale

                                                  In English

                                                  REM

                                                  Remember Every Moment

                                                  In English

                                                    RFCH

                                                    Royale Fanfare Communale de Huissignies

                                                    In French

                                                      RGC

                                                      Romanian Guitarist Community

                                                      In English

                                                      RIAA

                                                      Recording Industry Association of America (www.riaa.com)

                                                      In English

                                                      RMM

                                                      Recreational Music Making

                                                      In English

                                                        RnR

                                                        Rock'n'Roll

                                                        In English

                                                          RPhO

                                                          Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest (www.rpho.nl)

                                                          In Dutch

                                                          SACEM

                                                          Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Éditeurs de Musique

                                                          In French

                                                          SAVANT

                                                          Synchronised and scalable Audio Video content Across NeTworks

                                                          In English

                                                          SDDS

                                                          Sony Dynamic Digital Sound

                                                          In English

                                                          SDIF

                                                          Sony Digital Interface Format

                                                          In English

                                                          SDMI

                                                          Secure Digital Music Initiative

                                                          In English

                                                          SIMAC

                                                          Semantic Interaction with Music Audio Contents

                                                          In English

                                                          SMF

                                                          Standard MIDI File

                                                          In English

                                                          SMPV
                                                          Schweizerischer Musikpädagogischer Verband (www.sspm.ch)

                                                          = SSPM | Société Suisse de Pédagogie Musicale | In French

                                                          In German

                                                          SMT

                                                          Society for Music Theory

                                                          In English

                                                          SPARS

                                                          Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (www.spars.com)

                                                          In English

                                                          SSBA

                                                          South Sound Blues Association

                                                          In English

                                                          SSPM
                                                          Société Suisse de Pédagogie Musicale (www.sspm.ch)

                                                          = SMPV, SSPM (look above)

                                                          In French

                                                          SWLABR

                                                          She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow

                                                          In English

                                                            SWSWA

                                                            South West Song Writers Association

                                                            In English

                                                            TTM

                                                            Turntablist Transcription Methodology

                                                            In English

                                                            UCMF

                                                            Union des Compositeurs de Musiques de Films (www.ucmf.fr)

                                                            In French

                                                            UMRK

                                                            Utility Muffin Research Kitchen

                                                            In English

                                                            UTPB

                                                            United Tartans Pipe Band (www.utpb.be)

                                                            In English

                                                              VCLM

                                                              Vlaams Centrum Liturgische Muziek

                                                              In Dutch

                                                              VLAMO

                                                              Vlaamse Amateurmuziekorganisatie (www.vlamo.be)

                                                              In Dutch

                                                              WMO

                                                              World Music Office (www.wmo.fr)

                                                              In English

                                                                XMF

                                                                Extensible Music Format

                                                                In English