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The Resource Center offers an array of helpful content for music industry education. From pioneering organizations that are improving business, to companies focused on ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of the future of the industry, the resource center captures all the different entities and opportunities that are driving progress for live touring.

Hustle Like U Broke

Author Name: Hustle Like U Broke  

Published On April 7th, 2021

Matthew Walt, Kyle Hamilton, Christine Dallas, and Chris Lee tell their stories from the trenches of the live entertainment world. With over 80 combined years of experience, working with a wide range of A-list artists - including Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, JLo, Rihanna, Jay Z, Drake, Mac Miller and more - these concert veterans share their unique perspectives on surviving ....

Black Music Action Coalition

Author Name: BMAC  

Published On April 14th, 2021

BMAC is an advocacy organization formed to address systemic racism within the music business. Our Coalition advocates on behalf of Black artists, songwriters, producers, managers, agents, executives, lawyers and other passionate industry professionals.

What is the Black Music Action Coalition? 

BMAC is an advocacy organization formed in alliance with #TheShowMustBePaused.  Our Coalition advocates on behalf of Black artists, songwriters, producers, managers, agents, ....

Valence Community

Author Name: Valence Community  

Published On April 14th, 2021

For years, VCs and Founders have asked Kobie Fuller, Valence CoFounder and GP at Upfront Ventures, for advice about where they can find amazing Black talent. He had his standard answers - which were basically limited to people in his network, HBCUs and a few associations. As a Black VC, he also wanted better visibility into his own community and ....

Women in Music

Author Name: Women In Music  

Published On April 14th, 2021

Women in Music is the industry's leading non-profit working to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Founded in 1985, WIM is now fueled by 100+ volunteers working daily to serve thousands worldwide, with chapters from LA to India. 


Published On March 23rd, 2021

Vision Statement

We envision a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of that right.

Mission Statement

Founded in 1901, NAMM (National ....

Music Business Association

Published On March 23rd, 2021

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is a not-for-profit trade association based in Marlton, New Jersey that seeks to promote overall growth in all areas of the global music business by hosting annual events, offering educational materials, and fostering engagement opportunities for its members.[1] Music Biz’s membership includes major & independent record labels, music retailers, distributors, streaming services, creatives, lawyers, and others involved in the sale of music ....


Author Name: OCL  

Published On March 23rd, 2021

The Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA®) is an international organization formed in 1979 to bring together educators with leaders of the music and entertainment industries.

The primary goal of MEIEA is to facilitate an exchange of information between educators and practitioners in order to prepare students for careers in the music and entertainment industries.

The purpose for which MEIEA is ....

Promoter 101

Published On March 18th, 2021

Dan Steinberg, co-founder of Emporium Presents, started producing club shows at the Mercury Café in Denver at the age of sixteen. After graduating high school in 1993, Dan started 2-B Announced Presents, after college he relocated to Seattle at the tail end of 2002 promoting under the name Dan Steinberg Presents, later re-branded as Square Peg Concerts in October 2004. ....

Music Health Alliance

Published On March 18th, 2021


Music Health Alliance (MHA) offers three primary areas of results driven healthcare services with an emphasis on preventing illness and staying well.


Protect yourself and your family with the most appropriate and affordable health insurance or ways to pay for your healthcare. MHA offers guidance and access to State and Federal Health Insurance options for individuals and/or family members, ....


Published On March 18th, 2021

MusiCares helps the humans behind music because music gives so much to the world. Offering preventive, emergency, and recovery programs, MusiCares is a safety net supporting the health and welfare of the music community. Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989 as a U.S. based, independent 501(c)(3) charity, MusiCares safeguards the well-being of all music people through direct financial grant ....