About

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FIGHTING TO PRESERVE the musical traditions of the south.

The Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Music Maker will give future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions.

PROGRAMS

Cultural Access

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Building Knowledge
& Apprectiation

  • Brings live performances to underserved populations.
  • Provides free access to music and educational programming.
  • Maintains a multi-media archive for historic preservation.

Musical Development

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A Hand-Up,
Not a Hand Out

  • Guides artists with professional career development.
  • In-house booking agency and tour management.
  • Provides instrument, equipment and merchandise grants.

MUSICIAN SUSTENANCE

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Improving the Lives of Artists

  • Provides monthly stipends for food, shelter and medical care.
  • Supplies emergency aid for artists in crisis.
  • Connects artists with non-profit and government resources.

WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED

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10,695

Musician Grants

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5,180

Performances

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2,276

Songs Released

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338

Artists Supported

What is worth keeping is worth passing on,

help preserve American Music

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