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Providing resources and benefits to improve your life and advance your career.

CMA Members, staff and industry gather in the CMA Industry Suite at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest 2022, Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 12.

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Creating thoughtful connection and opportunities to strengthen your community.

CMA Membership

If you are a student, entry-level professional, music industry veteran, or anywhere in between, there is a CMA Membership level that is right for you.

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This is Your CMA

No matter where you are in music, you belong at CMA.

Sounds of Steam

In partnership with Discovery Education, explore the role of a Musical Director in ensuring performances sound great night after night.

Country Music Entreprenuers

In partnership with Discovery Education, discover how the science and art of marketing is used to keep fans connected to the performers they love.

Light It Up

In partnership with Discovery Education, explore the science of light through the lens of a lighting director.


Nikki Sanz

Founder and CEO of Giggs - a social networking and job posting platform for the Touring Industry.

"It's an honor to be a member of CMA. It's incredible what the organization has done for Country Music, and I'm excited about their plans for future growth. My favorite parts of being a member, aside from voting privileges, are the professional development and networking opportunities. I love the MemberSIPS events, meetings, and webinars. I especially loved their webinar collaboration with Touring Career Workshop to discuss Touring & Balance on the Road. There's so much to take advantage of and I definitely recommend becoming a member!"

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Grow Your Career

When you're stronger, the industry is stronger. Access resources to increase your professional acumen.

Grow Your Community

Our members are awesome. Engage with the CMA Community and get to know other members (and us too).

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Joel Beaver

Marketing Manager at Monument Records

"CMA has played an important role in my Nashville journey. I've been able to make numerous life-long friendships and connections from starting as a CMA EDU member in college to now being a CMA member in my professional career. It is so rewarding being part of a professional organization that not only connects Country Music with fans all over the world, but also works endlessly to bring music into classrooms through the CMA Foundation."

Upcoming Events

The CMA Board Meeting Reception at the Four Seasons in Chicago, IL on Monday, August 1, 2022.

Member Reception in Washington, D.C.

For those of you on the East Coast, join us for a mixer during our Board meeting in Washington, D.C.! Meet staff, the Board, and fellow CMA members.

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Introduction to Legal Issues in the Music Industry (And Where to Find Help)

The music industry’s legal hurdles can be tricky. Find out what to look for, what to ask for, and where to go to get the advice you need!

Kerry Edelstein speaks at the MemberSips event “Understanding Gen Z and Millennial: Music, Media, and The Opportunity for Country Music​“ on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the CMA offices in Nashville, TN.

New Member Orientation

Learn more about what it means to be a CMA member while connecting with other new members.


Hit all the right notes with the
Country Music Association Member Health Plan.

We've teamed up with United Healthcare to provide our members with group health insurance plans. Plus, receive consultation to answer all your insurance questions. Learn more at CMA.PancoastBenefits.com.

CMA Programs

Women's Leadership Academy

A professional development program providing interactive group coaching for high-performing, high-potential women leaders within the Country Music business.


Bringing together a curated group of members to discuss and tackle an issue or topic facing the music business. The best part? It all happens over a beverage - whether that's a cocktail, or a coffee - we have a drink for you.


A career development program for post-secondary students who have demonstrated a drive to succeed in the music industry. Through programming and mentorship, the program develops the future leaders of the music business.

CMA Foundation

The CMA Foundation began investing in music education in 2006 and was birthed from the passion of our artists and industry professionals who first fell in love with music within the four walls of a classroom. Thanks to their teachers who believed in them, they were able to go after their dreams.