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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The Many Faces of Music
Music is one of the few forms of entertainment that have lasted for thousands of years and still remains a significant part of peoples’ lives. It is an art form, a medium for cultural exchange and a multi-billion dollar industry that encompasses production, distribution, publishing, live concerts, album sales and streaming.
A producer is someone who has a deep understanding of the music industry and its many formats, genres, sounds and production techniques. They have a strong knowledge of the latest equipment and technology available and can often work the soundboard or participate as a musician, if needed.
They can tell you where you can buy the best guitar or drum kit, what gear is necessary for a certain type of recording and they know what works and what doesn’t. They can also help you choose the right microphones and speakers.
They are people who have a passion for music and they want to share it with the world. They could be an individual or a group, and they can be singers, songwriters, musicians, producers or even composers.
They range from rock and pop to jazz, funk, folk and country. They have different styles and themes and can be based on a variety of different instruments including piano, guitar, violin, bass, drums, brass and strings.
They are an important part of the music industry and have become a key element in the marketing and promotion of artists. They are also a great source of revenue for the industry, with live concerts and festival ticket sales often accounting for a large percentage of overall music revenue.