Organizations or Individuals whose activity in the industry is to further its reach to new people and heighten the appreciation for bluegrass, qualify for professional membership in IBMA. Even positions that are strictly volunteer, such as leaders of a regional bluegrass association or a broadcaster donating his/her time at their local station to do a radio show - those activities are working towards efforts to support bluegrass. These folks right on up to (and including) the artists or companies who earn all or part of their living in the industry can be identified as "professionals."
Annual Dues - $75
Lifetime Individual Membership - $1000
For individuals who need full personal access to benefits and membership privileges.
Annual Dues - $205
Lifetime Organizational Membership - $2500
For associations, bands, companies and other groups who need full access to benefits. One person is listed as the official contact person and will receive the communications and voting privilege, and 10 members of the organization have access to benefits.
Annual Dues - $15
Youth memberships are for individuals who will celebrate their 16th birthday in their membership year, or younger. Full member benefits are included for bluegrass musicians, emerging professionals, interns and students focused on careers in bluegrass music. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility.
Annual Dues - $40
The Grass Roots level is for bluegrass fans or active amateur promoters of the music. This level includes all of the great incentives and discounts of Professional memberships minus Awards voting and use of the IBMA office.
Annual Dues - $25
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