“Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Collective Music Nation. It is my honor to serve as the CMN’s President for 2020–23, and I hope you will feel free to reach out to me during this time with any of your thoughts about the Collective Music Nation.
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Company Core Values


Our members come first. We’re driven to exceed their expectations by listening, leading, solving problems and delivering what we promise.


Personal and professional growth depends on teamwork. By sharing knowledge, skills, ideas and effort, we benefit our members, ourselves and our music communities.


The best relationships are founded on honesty, trust and respect. We say what we will do, and then we do it.


Strong relationships break down barriers and promote innovation and cooperation. By working as an open-minded, approachable team, we achieve excellence.


We celebrate excellence within the Collective Music Community, and within the CMN team. We encourage productivity, creativity and efficiency, and there is acknowledgement for their hard work.


Our future depends on the success of each member. In a collective music nation of dignity and diversity, we will not be exclusive but will create opportunities and appreciation for ALL race, gender or religious affiliations.

CMN’s Activities can be Organized into Three Categories:

Community and Network Building

Through a national Membership association of regional Chapters, CMN provides opportunities for artists, organizations and Collective (Urban) industry professionals.

Recognition and Advocacy:

Through its annual CMN Live Music Awards Ceremony and Collective (Urban) Music Hall of Fame, as well as its ongoing advocacy efforts.

Artist Development and Funding Support:

Through its SIX Elements training program, and Music Development Fund, CMN supports the development of artists from culturally/historically Black genres (Gospel, Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, Dancehall, Soca and more).

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Our Commitment to the Collective Members

 We commit ourselves to making CMN into the kind of organization that will bring in new members and to reassure existing members that their fellow members who serve on CMN committees are reliable advocates, committed to fair and transparent governance and to a multilingual and cross-generational membership.

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