As an IBMA member, you are joining a community of bluegrass professionals from every aspect of the industry and enthusiasts from all over the world. Your membership shows your commitment to the growth and development of bluegrass music. In return, members enjoy an array of benefits, discounts, resources, and networking opportunities!
Best fit for an individual who needs full personal access to membership benefits and privileges.
Best fit for bands, companies, and large groups who need full access to benefits. Additional members can be added for $65/year per individual.
This professional membership is offered at a reduced rate for college students ages 18-22. You must register for this membership with a “.edu” e-mail address.
Students enrolled in one of the recognized college bluegrass or music business programs can receive their first year of membership free! Contact Amy Beth Hale at the IBMA office to take advantage of this offer!
Best fit for fans and folks who are not professionally involved in the bluegrass community or industry, but still want to help bluegrass by supporting the mission and programs of the IBMA.
The IBMA has many opportunities for our members to be involved! From Leadership Bluegrass to committee work to volunteering at IBMA World of Bluegrass, your network grows with your continued participation. This cooperative and collective member effort was the vision of the founders of the IBMA many years ago. Your membership is an invitation to help shape and strengthen the bluegrass community and your career.
If you are interested on serving on one of IBMA’s many committees, please contact us at [email protected]. For those keen on serving on the IBMA Board of Directors, our nominating period takes place each year in January.
Did you know that our members can submit news items to us for our monthly email newsletter? It’s true! Share your music releases, festivals, camps, events, music videos, magazine articles, or other news with 30,000 bluegrass enthusiasts. Email your news to [email protected] by the 10th of each month to be included!*
*Please note: The newsletter editor has sole discretion to choose the items used in the newsletter.
Becoming a Lifetime Member of IBMA is a great value and it speaks directly to your belief in our united ability to see bluegrass music achieve the recognition and success it deserves. The principle behind Lifetime Membership is the trust you’ve placed in sustaining our mission and ongoing efforts for our music. Inductees into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame are granted Lifetime Membership status to applaud their achievements and dedication to our industry.
Lifetime memberships are available at the Individual and Organizational levels.
Cultivating the future of bluegrass music is vital to the IBMA. We have several programs and events dedicated to bringing young folks into the bluegrass community and providing resources for growth and success.
Kids on Bluegrass
IBMA Bluegrass Live! Youth Stage
Youth Room at IBMA World of Bluegrass
Please contact [email protected] for more information on becoming an IBMA Youth Ambassador!
Looking for IBMA member benefits and exclusive discounts? In addition to lower pricing on IBMA events and advertising, we offer a variety of resources for industry professionals including instrument insurance, healthcare and financial planning, and much more.
Have questions about joining the IBMA or your current membership? Call or email our Member Services Director, Amy Beth Hale at 615-256-3222 or [email protected]
Professional members, you have a constituency representative who would love to hear your questions and concerns. Visit the IBMA Board of Directors page to contact.