As a member of IBMA, you can participate in and take advantage of many valuable member benefits! Use these services and the know-how of other members and IBMA leadership to help you do business, expand your network, save you time and money and get involved in bluegrass on a whole new level!
YOUR VOTE COUNTS
Professional Members of IBMA receive the privilege of voting to determine Board Leadership and the annual recipients of the International Bluegrass Music Awards.
DISCOUNT REGISTRATION & PRIORITY ACCESS
Your dues can usually pay for themselves in discounts to the World of Bluegrass events:
Members also receive priority access to tickets to events (which many times sell out!) before they go on sale to the general public
See the savings under "member" rates listed for all ticketed events and registration packages within the event pages and information.
Multiple seminars, webinars, educational labs, mentor sessions, gig fair and many more special functions are hosted to provide the means for you to gain knowledge and build relationships. Programs like Leadership Bluegrass is a three-day advanced program hosted each year involving every facet of the music in an examination of our challenges and opportunities. And throughout the year, guides and white papers on a variety of subjects ranging from sponsorship development, event production, international touring, promotions, internet tools and much more.
Read more about these offerings in the Education section of this website.
NEWS & INFORMATION
Receive (and spread your own!) industry news of importance through our publication, International Bluegrass, delivered via email monthly. Members have the options to read on-line or download and print a copy via the website.
When you have news to share, we welcome member press releases for inclusion in the news we help distribute and we can also help you create a personalized campaign to get the word out on your latest activities. (Contact IBMA for details and ideas - 1-888-438-4262.)
As a central source of contacts, IBMA maintains industry databases that connect you to...
PROGRAMS & OTHER DISCOUNTS