A thriving regional music ecosystem
Founded by DMV area music professionals FOR area music professionals, the DMV Music Alliance is a grassroots, non-profit, volunteer organization. It’s goals are dedicated to bringing together the organizations and individuals from all facets of the regional music ecosystem, all genres, and all communities across the DMV, so that together we can develop the services, resources, networks, and tools needed for both our regional musicians as well as our regional industry professionals – from every area genre, role in the industry, background, and area – to grow their careers in music here in the DMV.
Initiatives incorporate community partnerships, research, networking and professional development, business development, financial resources, 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 for creating the music, shows, and other components of the music industry.
Organizational Philosophy, Values, and Goals
As an outside-in organization, we look to the music community to express their goals, needs, and challenges. Through our Needs Assessment Survey, our “Real Talk” events, and our Ambassador Program, we are able to hear firsthand from the people we are trying to help.
It is only as a connected network of community partnerships that we – as a music community – can best support our area’s musicians and industry professionals. As part of our goal to reduce the disconnectedness within our music community, the Alliance is now starting to look at how we can help connect all of the organizations – and their initiatives – together. Let’s discuss how we can join forces.
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive network of services to the music community that is made up of not just the Alliance’s services but also those of other area organizations and service providers. Some of these services will be offered as shared services in order to alleviate some of the time, energy, and costs associated with careers in the music business. Learn more about what we are developing here.
Online Resource Hub
Coming Summer 2023: A community partnership online portal that will serve as our area’s central hub dedicated to promoting, connecting, and supporting our local musicians and industry professionals.
Through a combination of online and in-person networking opportunities, our new helpline, our Ambassadors’ outreach, as well as our mentorship and internship programs, can we best connect you with the people you need as you develop your career in music.
Between pooling costly resources, our Fund for Music Innovation, and network of other solutions, we hope to help ease the costs associated with your music career.
We look to our music community to express their goals, needs, and challenges. Through our Needs Assessment Survey and other programs, we are able to hear firsthand from the people […]
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.
For Musicians and Industry Professionals
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.