YOUR passion, YOUR community, YOUR livelihood….YOU ARE IBMA!  Your membership helps make so many things exist that wouldn’t otherwise, including the International Bluegrass Music Awards, organized professional development like the business conference and Leadership Bluegrass, band showcases and gig fairs, workshops, mentoring, a week of bluegrass with 200+ bands playing in front of over 150,000 people, a Foundation to help kids discover bluegrass, and a Trust Fund to assist our professionals in time of emergency need.  Without these and other valuable efforts there would be a huge void that would hurt our music community immeasurably.   We need the IBMA’s collective effort to advocate for bluegrass music and its professionals worldwide.  This is YOUR music and YOUR association. Help shape them both!

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Your membership fees are now tax deductible to the full extent allowed by the law.

Please talk to your tax consultant about how this applies to your personal tax situation.


Membership Levels

The IBMA offerers a variety of membership levels (for professionals, semi-professionals, youth, and fans), enabling everyone to get involved in building a strong future for bluegrass music!

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Member Incentives

The IBMA is the trade organization working for the future of bluegrass music, advocating for the genre and providing quality tools and platforms that enable bluegrass professionals to build successful businesses.  As such, the IBMA has put together a diverse portfolio of member benefits, including networking opportunities, access to industry information, discounts, and more!

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