IBMA currently offers three categories of membership:
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 or
Lifetime Individual Membership - $1000
For individuals who need full personal access to benefits and membership privileges.
Annual Dues - $205 or
Lifetime Organizational Membership - $2500
For companies or groups of people who need full access to benefits. One person is listed as the official contact person and will receive the communications and voting privilege, but entire group has access to benefits.
Grass Roots is for bluegrass fans or active amateur promoters of the music and picking culture. It lets you support the IBMA’s efforts and gives you access to more than $40 worth of discounts to our events, plus access to IBMA’s professional directories.
Be part of a global circle of patrons backing the world’s leading support group for bluegrass music. Your donation directly supports IBMA’s educational missions, and industry business research and support. And we’ll send you a sticker!
Full member benefits for bluegrass musicians, emerging professionals, interns and students focused on careers in bluegrass music. For those who will celebrate their 16th birthday in their membership year, or younger. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility.