Music Forward programs break the barriers of gender, poverty, and race for young people to follow their dreams into the music industry.
Music Forward bridges our communities to the music industry, empowers ambition, and creates momentum to redefine what is possible for the youth and industry we serve.
Check out our special events, panels, and appearances championing a more inclusive music industry.
I feel like, sometimes, parents discourage a career in music – and it was cool to hear stories and receive advice from young professionals who were in my shoes not too long ago.
Music Forward has provided me so many opportunities as a young artist, not only by providing me a platform to showcase my art, but by providing me with helpful tips and resources that you don’t usually learn in school. Programs like this are important because it gives us advice from people who are successful and who were just like us at one point.
I was interested in studying music technology. The program solidified my dreams of going into this industry and made me more confident and determined to pursue a career in music tech.
98% participants report they continue to use the skills they gained at Music Forward.
I have learned more about the music industry on a business and personal level during Music Forward workshops than in any classroom.
97% of participants say they learned something new in Music Forward programs
96% of participants agree Music Forward support career planning