Yamaha x Music Forward

In collaboration with Yamaha, we were able to offer some of our talented Music Forward alumni from across the country the opportunity to participate in the Yamaha Ambassador Program, which is a network of guitar [...]

Industry Partnerships: Concord x Music Forward

Concord joined us for a series of panels and workshops during our final weeks of the Fall 2020 Virtual Program season to share industry knowledge, insight, and advice with the next generation of industry leaders, [...]

Front Row: Walking Through Intention

When I kicked off 2020, I had no idea that I would be pivoting my career from a touring artist, with a schedule booked into early winter, into a founder of an initiative aiming to [...]

Summer Programs At-a-Glance

VISIT OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FALL 2020 SCHEDULE FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER   Music Forward increases opportunity, access, knowledge, and resources for youth to follow their dreams of a career in music and use [...]

Ozomatli Benefits Music Forward

In honor of their 25th year-anniversary, Los Angeles’ iconic band Ozomatli has hosted multiple events supporting the band and also benefiting Music Forward to help sustain our mission of transforming young lives, inspiring careers, and [...]

Standing Room Only

On this date, Thursday, June 4, 1992 Columbia and Ruffhouse Records were ascending towards their 8th week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. The song, “Jump” produced by burgeoning music visionary, and mogul, Jermaine Dupri through [...]

Announcing Our Meet-A-Mentor Winners

In honor of National Volunteer Month in April, we launched our Meet-A-Mentor opportunity with the goal of giving our community of young adults the opportunity to spend an hour with one of our industry experts [...]

A “Fat Tuesday” Tribute to the Big Easy

New Orleans is near and dear to our hearts, thanks to the year-round programming that we hold there, as well as all of the great Music Forward artists like Fantastic 8 Brass Band, Jake Exavier, [...]

See You in 2021 Austin!

Dear Friends and Colleagues - due to the official cancellation of this year's SXSW we will no longer be holding our panels, but below is what we were scheduled to present.  See you next year [...]

Music Forward x NAMM

Our 2020 programming season kicked off last week with a hosted panel at The 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. The annual National Association of Music Merchants trade show, more commonly referred to as NAMM, [...]
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