Spotlight: RAMPD

July is Disability Pride Month and it is a month dedicated to recognizing the history, struggles, and accomplishments of people in the disabled community. We're taking this month to highlight a very necessary company for [...]

Music Forward Live @ The Peppermint Club

A packed house, four all-star performers, and an insightful Q&A filled The Peppermint Club with good vibes all night long on June 18th. We filled The Peppermint Club up with Music Forward alumni, industry experts, [...]

Spotlight: Zami Inez

Meet Zami Inez, our Artist of the Month for June and Black Music Month! She was one of our Open Mic Industry Picks from Spring 2023 and since then has been working on new music [...]

Exploring the History of Black Music

Blues music has given people a voice to tell stories, preserve traditions and express feelings about everyday life and it goes without saying that blues music has influenced much of the music that we all [...]

Spotlight: All Access in the Class

Over the course of the recent school year, we've been in the classrooms filled with students studying music production and technology at Morningside and Lawndale High Schools in South Los Angeles, offering invaluable insights into the [...]

Spotlight: BMG Spring Interns

Three times a year, in partnership with BMG, we provide several diverse young people across Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York City with internships. These internships offer hands-on industry experience that help them to realize their potential. BMG [...]

Spotlight: Yna

Meet Yna, a queer Filipina singer, songwriter, and our Artist of the Month for May and AAPI Heritage Month! Learn more about her story, artistry, inspirations, her Music Forward journey, and more! Be sure to [...]

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! With the unrest across the globe and on campuses, along with the personal hardships you may be encountering, we are strongly encouraging you to be mindful of your safety [...]

Gigtern Spotlight: Evelyn Cruz

Meet Evelyn Cruz, our Programs Team spring gigtern and a senior at California State Polytechnic University of Pomona. Learn more about her Music Forward story below. As a first-generation college student, I have repeatedly felt [...]

All Access Fest: Live @ The Hollywood Palladium

All Access Fest: Live @ The Hollywood Palladium on April 10 was a jam-packed day full of networking, new connections, live music, interactive booths, and more! As The Hollywood Palladium doors opened in the morning, [...]
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