Online Advertising

The Cost-Effective Way To Target Your Company’s Message

Do you see the ads on the right of this information?  So does everyone else who visits our website! But these ads do more than deliver a message; they provide a direct weblink to the information you want to drive customers to. IBMA’s managed website is unique in its ability to target music industry businesses, professionals, creative talent, the media and fans. Whether you have an event to promote, an artist, new recordings, instruments, merchandise, a broadcast or your latest song creation….the movers and shakers of the music industry and devoted fans are visiting the site regularly. 


Members: $240 /mo.
Non-Members: $320 /mo.

All ads are exposed on homepage and all interior pages prominently positioned in the right hand column in a highly visible location next to editorial content.  Ads with shared rotation change with each page “refresh.”

Specifications & Rates


Size 180w x 180h (pixels)
Formats JPEG, GIF, or animated GIF
File Size No larger than 40k. If saving in GIF format make sure files are saved at no higher than 5-bit with dither set to “none.”  (This will ensure optimal download speed.)
Animation   Recommend no more than five images with a total duration of no more than 15 seconds. Continuous looping is allowed.  No image should refer to an external server
Url Any URLs referenced from within the HTML must be active.  Please provide URL (weblink) address when submitting ad

Run Dates​ and Ad Deadline

Ads must be delivered 7 days prior to beginning run date and begin running on the first of the month.  (Special run dates may be arranged on space available basis.  Call for details and special rates).


Print Advertising

World of Bluegrass Program

Print program handed out to all World of Bluegrass Business Conference attendees. Program is also publicly available in digital form online.

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Specifications & Rates

  Members Non-Members Details
Full Page- Full Bleed
8.75 x 11.25 (includes a 1/8in bleed) print space 8.5 x 11
$350 $450 Please do NOT include print/crop marks. Advise keeping all important text and info within at least a quarter inch margin of the live area (8.5x11)
Full page - with margins
7.5 x 10 in
$350 $450 Please do NOT include print/crop marks
Half page - full bleed
8.75 x 5.55in
$250 $300 Please do NOT include print/crop marks
Half page - with margins
7.5 x 4.95in
$250 $300 Please do NOT include print/crop marks
Quarter Page
3.875 in x 5.125 in
$175 $200 Please do NOT include print/crop marks
Formats JPEG or PDF, B&W only

Digital Version Of International Bluegrass

A digital version of International Bluegrass is delivered on the first of each month.  IBMA members, bluegrass fans, media and more read our monthly E-newsletter.

Specifications & Rates

  Members Non-Members
Full Page
8.5 in x 11 in
$270 $370
Half Page
8.5 in x 5.5 in
$140 $210
Quarter Page
4.25 in x 5.5 in
$100 $155
Formats JPEG or PDF, Color or B&W

For more information, contact Kelly Kessler