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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 organizations three annual television propertiesthe CMA Awards, CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas, all of which air on ABC. The organizations 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 the art concerned with combining vocal or instrumental sounds for beauty of form and emotional expression according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and harmony. It is a universal human activity that ranges from the simple folk song to the complex electronic composition. Music is both a conceptual and auditory art, and has always been highly regarded by all cultures.


Music producers are responsible for the overall recording and mixing of a musical project. They often have an encyclopedic knowledge of todays formats, genres, and sounds as well as the technical expertise to use the recording equipment. Producers also understand the artistic needs of their artists and act as liaison between them and the engineers they work with.

Facts About Music

The earliest theorists of music had no agreed view about its nature or purpose. The Epicureans and Stoics emphasized sensation rather than the symbolic importance of the arts, but they shared Platos belief that music can express a moral ideal. Plato treated music as a department of ethics and held that the tones of music echoed divine harmony; their rhythms imitated the movements of heavenly bodies, delineating the moral order of the universe.

The 20th-century American music theorist Laura Langer took a naturalist position, arguing that artistic form and content compose an indissoluble unity, and that all the nonverbal arts express an ideal gestalt. She applied the concept of modality to music, holding that a piece of music is a tonal (or, at its broadest, auditory) object, while its meaning is conveyed by its corresponding psychological experience.

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