These advocacy organizations offer opportunities to learn from professionals across the country, while advancing support for both the music industry and the individuals it employs.

Save Our Stages

The mission of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.

Music Policy Forum

The Music Policy Forum is a nonprofit organization with three goals:

  • Advise governments, organizations and businesses on how effective engagement with the music community can advance their objectives, including from strategic planning, coalition building and campaign management.

  • Curate conferences, retreats and other events that build cross sector networks and connect dynamic working musicians with policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders who are eager for authentic engagement with that community.

  • Resource musicians and members of the music community who are interested in effectively engaging with policymakers, researchers, philanthropy and advocacy organizations.

Sound Diplomacy

Sound Diplomacy is the global expert in delivering economic growth to cities and regions, and the tourism and real estate sectors using strategies focused on music and the night time economy