And Now, 100 Not-So-F*ked Music Companies

We recently dug up 100 completely f*ked music companies, a stark reflection on a punishing space.

Those were mostly dead companies, but what about the future?  Who’s not only not f*ked, but pushing the space forward?

Well, here’s a list of companies (or divisions of companies, entities, performers, innovators, etc.) that are not-so-f*ked.  In fact, they’re likely to still be here in five years – and quite possibly, they’ll be shaping the next-generation music industry.

1. Apple
2. Apple Corps.
3. Spotify
4. Pandora
5. BMG Rights Management
6. Frontline Management Group
7. Universal Music Group
8. Google Music
9. YouTube
10. Facebook

11. Twitter
12. EMI Music Publishing
13. BigChampagne
14. Sirius XM Radio
15. Topspin
16. Clear Channel Radio
17. Android
18. MTV Networks
19. Kanye West
20. ReverbNation

21. CD Baby
22. Berklee College of Music
23. Rightsflow
24. Anonymous
25. Music Reports, Inc.
26. Smule
27. Sonicbids
28. Pitchfork
29. The Hype Machine
30. Fuse

31. Vevo
32. CBS Radio
33. Disney Music Group
34. Avid Technology (Pro Tools)
35. Rovi
36. TuneCore
37. Amoeba Music
38. The Agency Group
39. Antares Audio Technologies (maker of Autotune)
40. Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)

41. Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes
42. Trent Reznor
43. Sonos
44. Creative Commons
45. The Copyleft
46. SXSW
47. Merlin
48. Domino Records
49. Goldenvoice/AEG Live
50. Coachella

51. Festival Republic (Reading & Leeds Festivals)
52. Bonnaroo
53. Arcade Fire
54. TDC’s Play (Denmark)
55. The Michael Jackson Estate
56. The Metropolitan Opera
57. Howard Stern
58. Amazon MP3
59. Metric
60. KCRW

61. Big Machine Records
62. Sony/ATV Music Publishing
63. Electronic Frontier Foundation
64. UStream
65. Ford (see #4)
66. Concord Music Group
67. Naxos
68. Taylor Swift
69. INgrooves (see #7)
70. Music Hack Day

71. The PROs: ASCAP, BMI, SESAC…
72. [Insert Torrent Tracker Here]
73. Rapidshare
74. Radiohead
75. iBiquity
76. Snoop Dogg
77. Touchtunes
78. Chop Shop Music Supervision
79. Bob Lefsetz
80. Soundcloud

81. Weezer
82. New Orleans
83. Gathering of the Juggalos
84. ISPs
85. Gibson Guitar
86. Musician’s Friend
87. NPR Music
88. Getty Images (Pump Audio)
89. Outside Lands
90. Gene Simmons

91. ClickandBuy
92. AT&T
93. Music Choice
94. Glee
95. Gracenote
96. RoyaltyShare
97. Music Mastermind
98. Ultimate Guitar Tabs Archive
99. Sennheiser

Oh, and of course…

100. The Consumer