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Music Forward is unyielding in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For over 28 years, Music Forward Foundation has impacted 1 million young lives and invested $28 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.

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Front Row: All Access Fest 2021

Over 1,000 youth participants representing over 100 cities from around the world registered for and attended this year's All Access Fest, and it would not have been possible without the support of our volunteers, over [...]

Spotlight: Taryana Gilbeau

This month, we're spotlighting Music Forward industry volunteer and Live Nation Workplace Inclusion Manager, Taryana Gilbeau. Prior to her role with Live Nation, Taryana began her career in entertainment at United Talent Agency (UTA) and [...]

Music Forward Staff Picks: All Access Fest

This Thursday, September 30th, we will be holding the 2021 edition of our All Access Fest, a music industry career fair designed for youth ages 16-24 to follow their dreams of a career in the [...]

Front Row: Sony “Beyond the Instrument” in Nashville

September has been a month to remember and I can't believe that it's coming to an end. A big part of what has made it so memorable has been the role of host and moderator [...]
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