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Music Forward is unyielding in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For over 29 years, Music Forward Foundation has impacted 1 million young lives and invested $29 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.

Scholarships

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.

News!

LA Clippers x Music Forward: The Forum Tour

The Los Angeles Clippers partnered with us here at Music Forward to host a group of students at the Kia Forum, the famed multi-purpose indoor arena located in Inglewood, California, for a career panel discussion [...]

Spotlight: Rick Williams

Meet Rick Williams, the newest member of the Music Forward team! Rick has already begun to make an impact here at Music Forward as our new Artist Development Manager, connecting with our young people and [...]

Spotlight: Los Angeles Valley College

Music Forward doesn't just produce content for our broad global audiences. We also partner with specific community organizations and schools to ensure our programming is getting to the young people who need it the most! [...]

Front Row: BMG Internship

Meet Desiree Sokolgz, a rising young professional who connected with Music Forward and landed an internship at BMG. Take cues from her inspiring journey, learn about her career-fueling internship, and explore what it is like [...]
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