Member Incentives

Membership Benefits

With your Americana Music Association membership you are supporting an organization that gives a voice to artists that otherwise would not be heard.

We are a professional non-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world. We focus on efforts to enhance the general awareness of our genre and community by taking the form of projects that increase our general visibility – all with the ultimate goal of connecting artists to an appreciative audience.

To that end, we conduct an ongoing campaign to help brand and raise awareness of Americana via grassroots marketing, social media (Facebook and Twitter) and, best of all, word of mouth. We host the annual Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, publish the weekly Americana Airplay Chart, produce the Americana Music Honors & Awards show from the historic Ryman Auditorium (as seen on AXS TV and PBS via Austin City Limits), participate in other industry events and conferences, conduct research about our industry and consumers and serve as an advocate on behalf of Americana’s interests.

With membership, you are entitled to participate and vote in our annual “Of The Year” elections, which determine the Honors & Awards nominees and winners. From time to time we offer special discounts and opportunities to reap benefits or to attend special events.
Only through your membership and financial support can we continue to do our work.
For more information please call the office at (615) 386-6936.

We gratefully appreciate your support.

Americana Music Association Member Discounts

  • Save $100 on Americana Music Conference registration
  • Free showcase submissions to Americana Music Festival & Conference
  • Musician's Atlas - One month FREE of the Musician's Atlas Pro Account ($39.95) with an incredible renewal discountof 50% off!
  • A free one-year Pro Membership at GearTrack. GearTrack is an online instrument registry that aims to deter theft and aid in recovery, plus features some great organizational tools for instrument owners
  • Affordable insurance rates and pre-negotiated benefits across the entire spectrum of personal and family protection through Sound Healthcare. Find out more.
Nominating and Voting Privileges
Please note that ONLY Americana Music Association members may vote in the nominations and voting processes.

We do not have corporate or company memberships, only individual memberships. Since all of our members have voting rights, each membership constitutes one vote. Members get to vote in the Honors and Awards categories in the Summer, and for our Board of Directors in the Fall.  All ballots are tabulated by our accounting firm, KV Financial. 

We have two membership categories Professional Industry at $75 per year and Professional Artist at $35 per year. You MUST be a songwriter, musician or performing artist to register at the $35 rate.  Both Industry and artist members receive the same benefits of membership including voting privileges.