Programs & Discounts

By working together, IBMA members are able to leverage group buying power to receive substantial discounts and avail themselves of services they might not otherwise have access to.

Discounted IBMA Advertising

Advertising on the IBMA website, the monthly newsletter and in the World of Bluegrass conference program can expose your brand to thousands of targeted consumers. Members now receive up to 20% of non-member advertising rates.

Free Gear Track VIP Membership

GearTrack is an online musical instrument registry that aims to deter theft and aid in recovery of stolen gear. Users can record & organize instrument ownership details before theft to be accessed from your phone, computer, on the road and at home. Victims of theft can list gear details in our fully searchable database, get stolen alerts to our 7000+ network, and get tips for recovery. Buyers and sellers of used gear can easily search our database of thousands of stolen instruments.

IBMA members receive a VIP Upgrade from their free basic service, which allows unlimited instruments in your library. 

Discount on Hompesun Digital

Leaders in the field of musical education in the industry, Homepsun Tapes now offers IBMA members 25% off their full digital catalog, giving members access to instruction while at home or on the road (with or without wifi).

The Earl Scruggs Center

IBMA members receive 10% off all membership levels at the Earl Scruggs Center.

Discounted Access to Summer NAMM

IBMA members receive discounted access to the summer NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants).

Sam’s Club Membership Discount

IBMA members will receive a $25 gift card for joining at the Plus level and $10 gift card for joining at the Business/savings levels.

IBMA Sound Healthcare

IBMA has teamed with the National Business Associations "Sound HealthCare" program to offer options for affordable rates on worldwide comprehensive health insurance to its professional members.*

Sound HealthCare will offer members a choice of program options, each of which can be shaped to meet individual needs and budgets.  In addition, group coverage is also available for groups or companies and their employees ?custom tailored to needs.  The primary strength of the program stems from Sound HealthCare’s affiliation with several different providers, thereby expanding the number of options while keeping expenses low. 

Available plans provide emergency care and treatment anywhere in the world.

The only requirement for members to enroll is active IBMA professional membership (either individual or organizational).  And even if a member is covered by a different health insurance plan, a member can enroll the rest of their family which does not have coverage.

For more information, visit Sound Healthcare's IBMA Program page.

or contact R.J. Stillwell at or by calling 615-256-8667.

Steelbridge Event Liability Insurance

Protect yourself, your event, vendors, volunteers and more! 

SteelBridge Insurance Services has partnered with IBMA to offer an event liability insurance program with significantly lower rates than their many cases savings members as much as 40-60%! 

Pricing is based on the level of protection desired, length of events and attendance.

Contact them for a quote today!  Visit Steelbridge's Music Association Event Program page to apply on-line or contact them directly at 1-888-647-4777 or  

Instrument Insurance

Your instruments are too precious to go unprotected!  Protect yourself against their loss today at significant savings by calling Clarion & Associates, Inc1-800-848-2534.

Rental Car Discounts

Reach your destination a little cheaper!  IBMA Members can save up to 25% off when making a reservation with Avis Rent A Car (1-800-331-1212) and Budget Rent A Car (1-800-527-0700). Complete your reservation and receive instant online and email confirmation of your travel plans.


For more information, contact Joe Lurgio