Together we can unite to support our artists and music industry professionals as one music community to turn their challenges into achievable goals.
A thriving local music ecosystem
Founded by DMV area music professionals FOR local music professionals, the DMV Music Alliance is a grassroots, Wammie-nominated, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together people from all facets of the local music ecosystem, all genres, and all communities across the DMV, as well as the organizations, services, and resources needed to help with the growth of our regional musicians and industry professionals, positioning the DMV to be celebrated as a thriving, nationally recognized music scene.
Initiatives incorporate research, education and professional development, business development, financial resources, networking, and easier, quicker access to the information and tools they need to succeed – all at no cost – so they can spend more time and resources on their passion of creating the music, shows, and other parts of the music industry.
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Be the Change
For Supporters of DMV Music
Help us turn obstacles into winnable challenges and challenges into achievable dreams.
The DMV Music Alliance is launching several new initiatives to help support our local musicians and music industry professionals as well as to help grow our local music scene. From professional development, networking and mentorships, showcases, a web portal filled with resources, to a Relief Fund, the Alliance is committed to doing what we can to help.
Your support goes towards developing our programs and resources as they are all free for DMV musicians and industry professionals. We are also raising money for a Relief Fund that will distribute need-based and project grants to musicians and music industry professionals. But we can’t do it without the generous support from the community and fans. If you can, please donate or volunteer to support these vital programs.
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Musicians and music professionals shouldn’t have to struggle to create the music everyone enjoys. Let us know how we can help YOU.
The Alliance is launching several new initiatives this fall to help support our local musicians and music industry professionals as well as to help grow our local music scene. From professional development, networking and mentorships, showcases, a web portal filled with resources, to a Relief Fund, the Alliance is committed to doing what we can to help.
All offerings and resources are free for DMV musicians and industry professionals. We are also raising money for a Relief Fund that will distribute need-based and project grants to musicians and music industry professionals.
Sign up below to be notified about the launch of these and other organizations’ offerings.
In addition, it is vital we hear directly from you about what you feel you need help with. Fill out our Needs Assessment. Results will be published in December of 2022 and will guide what resources we develop in the future.
This Month's Spotlight
Luke J Roberts
Hailing from Maryland, LJR is a tenacious and passionate pop-rock artist who strives to empower and inspire his audience to live their lives to the fullest. Seamlessly blending ‘80s-style pop beats with alternative rock guitar solos, his music is tremendously anthemic and infectious while conveying remarkable vulnerability, speaking to those parts of the soul that yearn to heal and grow.
Coming from an engineering background (M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland), LJR has many interests. In addition to his music, he is also a filmmaker, social entrepreneur, and helps other artists on their journeys. As a Modern Musician team member, LJR helps coach artists on improving their online marketing and teaches them how to make their own pro music videos through his new online course Music Video Accelerator. He also recently launched Fundup, a new fundraising platform that helps nonprofits raise more money by giving donors an easy way to multiply their giving to the nonprofits they care about.
LJR is currently releasing his 12-track debut album “When the Sky Began to Fall,” which he is sharing with fans one song at a time with an accompanying sci fi music video series that he directs and does all the VFX for. Recorded over the course of three years, the album promises to showcase LJR’s brilliant songwriting skills and will serve as a testimony to the last decade of his life, detailing his personal evolution through discussions about his insecurities, relationships, and journey through faith. “I hope it brings a deep joy and hope to people’s lives,” he shares about the album. “I’m also really excited to create sacred moments with people at shows. I think those times are opportunities to share the deepest parts of ourselves while freeing others to do the same.”