Musical America Directory has long been considered the "bible" of the performing arts. As a respected presence in the industry, the Directory has facilitated lasting and important relationships between leading performing arts professionals.

The annual print publication features:

I. Contact info for over 14,000 performing arts organizations
• Name
• Address
• Phone
• E-mail
• Web site
• Types of organizations listed

• artist managers
• orchestras
• opera companies
• concert series
• festivals
• competitions
• music schools and departments
• record companies
• venues
• services and products
• and more

II. Categorical and alphabetical indices

III. Articles focusing on issues facing the international performing arts industry, such as

    • China: Eastern Hope for the Decline of Western Music?
    • The Changing Face of Presenting
    • New Challenges for the Performing Arts: Looking at the Future
    • Career-building in a Post-recording World
    • The Year in Music, North America
    • The Year in Music, International

Every year, Musical America Directory honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence. The announcement of these awardees is a highly anticipated event.
Awards include:

    • The Musician of the Year,
    • Composer of the Year,
    • Conductor of the Year
    • Instrumentalist of the Year
    • Vocalist of the Year
    • Ensemble of the Year
    • And more

The announcement of the Musician of the Year award has become an eagerly anticipated industry event, culminating in a December awards ceremony.