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Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association (CMA) is the premier trade association of the Country Music industry. Representing professionals making a living in Country Music globally, the organization serves as a critical resource of support and information, honors excellence in the genre and provides a forum for industry leadership. CMA is dedicated to expanding Country Music around the world through a number of core programs and initiatives including the organization’s three annual television properties—the CMA Awards, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” all of which air on ABC. The organization’s philanthropic arm, the CMA Foundation, works tirelessly to provide equitable access to music education in order to create impactful change for students and teachers across the United States.

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What Is Music?

Music is a form of art that involves sound compiled and expressed following particular emotions and ideas in a significant form. It has melodies, harmony and rhythm which help make it more enjoyable to listen to. It has a profound effect on the human mind and body. It has been known to relieve stress and anxiety, promote relaxation and even boost creativity. It is also used in religious rituals, rite of passage ceremonies and celebrations.

Music artists often tour to promote their work, and this can involve traveling for weeks or months at a time. They may also collaborate with other musicians or industry professionals on songwriting and composition projects. Some music artists also provide soundtrack work for films and video games.

Musical instruments are a crucial part of making music. The earliest known musical instrument was the flute, but other important ones include the harp and the violin. There are many different kinds of music, including pop, classical, rock, R&B and jazz.

Some music genres are very popular, like rock and roll, which is a fast-paced style of music that originated in the 1950s. Others are more traditional, such as blues and country music. The most famous musicians of these styles are often recognized by their iconic voices. A voice can be gorgeous like Mariah Carey’s, rugged and earthy like Toots Hibbert’s, or understated and subtle like D’Angelo’s. Research has shown that plants can grow faster and healthier when they are exposed to music.

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