CMA Membership

Since its inception in 1958 when a small group of concerned music industry pioneers gathered in a small Miami hotel room, the Country Music Association started as, and continues to be, a membership organization dedicated to promoting and furthering the reach of Country Music around the world.

CMA boasts more than 7,500 members involved in Country Music in over 30 countries.


Become a CMA Voting Member

Individual Membership is available to professionals who work full-time and earn their income primarily from the Country Music industry in one of the 17 membership categories. Benefits of CMA Membership include:

  • CMA Awards Voting Rights
  • CMA Awards Tickets Member Presale
  • CMA Instrumental Healthcare
  • Enter CMA Broadcast Awards
  • CMA Close Up Magazine Subscription
  • Use of CMA Member Logo
  • Access to CMA Research
  • Sales/Marketing Support via Research
  • Access to Members-Only Website
  • Annual Copy of the CMA Industry Directory & Reference Guide
  • Exclusive Member Discounts & Networking Events
  • Membership Card

Organizational Membership

CMA Organizational Memberships are for companies in the Country Music industry. Organizational members receive the same benefits as Individual members, but do not receive CMA Awards voting rights and CMA Instrumental Healthcare.

If your company is affiliated with, but not directly involved with the Country Music industry, please contact to see if you are eligible for CMA’s Patron Organizational membership.

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Membership Team


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Awards and Industry Relations Coordinator