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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 & Career Development

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

Internships

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!

Spotlight: Cameron Haywood

Meet Cameron Haywood, our Education Coordinator! Learn more about Cameron’s journey from Music Forward participant to full time employee and what it is like being a young professional in the music industry. Tell us a [...]

Spotlight: Tennessee State University

Music Forward doesn’t just produce content for our broad global audiences. We also partner with organizations and schools across the country to ensure our programming is getting to passionate, young people in communities we can’t [...]

Spotlight: The Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory

Music Forward doesn’t just produce content for our broad global audiences. We also partner with organizations and schools across the country to ensure our programming is getting to passionate, young people in communities we can’t [...]

Front Row: BMG Summer Internship

Meet Taylor Marie Contarino, a rising young professional and proud Music Forward alum who had the privilege of interning with BMG this summer. Learn more about her career- and personal-growth experiences below. Wow. I don’t [...]
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