Music Forward is unyielding in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For over 25 years, Music Forward Foundation has impacted 1 million young lives and invested $25 million towards providing transformational experiences to youth from under-resourced communities. Each year, we activate our significant network to impact over 16,000 individuals nationwide.

What We Do

Artist Development

The Artist Development pathway inspires musical careers by cultivating and celebrating emerging artists, connecting them to industry insiders, and showcasing their talent.

Career Development

The Career Development pathway connects young people’s passions to professions off the stage. Programs reveal careers that make the industry thrive and chart individual pathways to success.


Music Forward partners to increase opportunity for reaching educational heights for a diverse range of students pursuing music industry careers.

Blues SchoolHouse

Blues SchoolHouse traces the history, evolution, and impact of blues music, highlighting the role music plays in reflecting the human condition and driving social change.


Front Row: Guns N’ Roses at Banc of California Stadium

Welcome to the jungle! Or rather... welcome to load-in day! Last week, in partnership with Live Nation’s Promoter Rep Ron Chamberlain offered, some lucky young members of our community received a behind-the-scenes look at what [...]

Music Forward Foundation Announces  ‘All Access Fest’ On Sept 30th

Music Forward Foundation Announces 'All Access Fest' On Sept 30th Free Music Industry Career Fair Ft. Two Keynote Speakers Immersive Worldwide Event From 9 Am PST to 5 PM PST REGISTER NOW: https://musicforwardfoundation.org/all-access-fest/ "Even for those growing up in L.A., [...]

Spotlight: Nalini Jones

Meet Nalini Jones, our new Charitable Partnerships Coordinator! Nalini just recently joined our organization as a full-time staff member, but has been a part of our organization since January where she began her career with [...]


Scholarships Awarded to Diverse Group of Exceptional College Students Pursuing Music Industry Careers  (LOS ANGELES – July 7, 2021) —Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, in partnership with the nonprofit Music Forward Foundation, [...]
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