As a trade organization, the Country Music Association is dedicated to providing resources needed to navigate your professional and personal lives. We have compiled a generous list of resources, including organizations, that are providing support and services to the music industry. While many are specific to Middle Tennessee, there are a variety of nationwide programs too.
In addition to guiding the industry to these resources, we are working diligently to advocate on matters that impact the industry now and in the future. Our hope is to extend beyond our Country community, to help the music business thrive during these uncertain times.
To help us in our advocacy efforts, we are inviting professionals from all areas of the industry to share their stories of how COVID-19 has impacted their personal and professional lives. There is a public perception that the music industry is all glitz and glamour, but we need the public to understand the many professionals who stand in the shadows behind the stars in our industry. We know that ALL genres have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, so we invite professionals who have worked in any and all genres to share their stories. It is our mission to educate the public by bringing everyone into the spotlight.
Your story will enable us to strengthen the message and provide data around the needs of the music industry during this unprecedented time. If you are so inclined, please click below to share your story with us. You can submit your story as a written statement (with optional photo) or a video statement. With a written statement, you will have the option to keep your story anonymous.
The more stories we can gather, the more impact these stories will have. It’s crucial we share an accurate picture of how the music industry has been – and continues to be – impacted. It has become very clear that there is a lack of understanding about our industry, which is causing a lack of assistance. We hope you will share this email or the link to the form with your friends and colleagues. Let your voice be heard.