We had a blast with Class of 2019 artists and industry mentors working together to prepare artists for their chance to shine on the big stage during showcases coming up nationwide in May. Check out our Highlight for more! #bdth2019
It's Friday so that means NEW MUSIC! Today we want to spotlight our very own Chicago BDTH class of 2019 student @thelyricalluna . Her new single "Seventeen" is out now! Head over to her page and take a listen to this R&B hit with a fun beat.🎶
“I’m more focused on giving solutions and inspiration more than anything.” Nipsey Hussle was a dreamer and a doer, he was intentional about investing in community to lift others up and help others thrive. Today we honor his passion, his commitment, and his legacy and encourage others to use his light to shine on. #nipseyhussle 🎨: @vcassinova
Last but not least please meet the Las Vegas BDTH class of 2019! These up and coming artists are getting ready to own the stage on May 2nd @hoblasvegas . Don't miss your chance to see these incredible musicians!
Class is back in session with Blues SchoolHouse at @hobboston and @paradiserockclub. Students learn the story of the blues and the role of music in driving social change. A special thanks to @musicdrivesus for their generous support in making this program possible for thousands of local students to keep the #blues alive for the next generation. #musicdrivesus
Say hello to the Los Angeles BDTH Class of 2019! These incredible musicians are preparing to take over the legendary stage @thewiltern on May 23rd. Keep an eye out from this new wave of talent! #bdth2019
Shout out to high school students mapping their pathways to dream careers in the music industry, you're on your way!
Introducing the New Orleans BDTH Class of 2019! The Big Easy's brightest young talent is getting ready to crush the big stage on May 16th @hobnola . Don't miss your chance to see these rising stars! #bdth2019
Important closer look into gender disparity in the music industry released by @inclusionists today. We’re committed with our partners to close these gaps & ensure access and opportunity for all.
Meet the talented Chicago BDTH Class of 2019! These artists are getting ready to take the big stage on May 19th @hobchicago . Keep your eye out for their fresh, new sounds! #bdth2019
⚠️Last chance to bid!⚠️Seriously! Our Rocktion® closes tomorrow. Go on, have a look - you just might find something special. 🎶Link in Bio🎶
To wrap up #womenshistorymonth we want to honor some of the women from Music Forward’s leadership team who along with an amazing team across the country drive our mission and inspire future leaders every day.
Music Forward brings "music industry education" into schools across the country this #musicinschools month showing youth skills and characteristics for a career in the industry.
Will you be the next person to own a one-of-a-kind item from your favorite artist? Check out our Rocktion to bid on a signed hat from @thegr8khalid or a piece of history from the legendary House of Blues Sunset Strip and more. Link in bio to see it all!
Last chance to apply! Deadline 3/31 -> http://bit.ly/2019SCH
The #tinydeskcontest is back! Musicians across all genres can submit for their chance to be featured until April 14: bit.ly/tiny_desk_contest
Happy birthday and our R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Aretha, you continue to inspire us all. 💕 #queenofsoul
LAST TWO WEEKS! Applications for $40,000 in scholarships close on March 31st. Link in bio 💫
THANK YOU to all the amazing panelists who spoke at last weekend’s Social Media Workshop and to all the talented young artists who came to jam! ❤️ Check out highlights from the weekend in our story 📸
“You always want to stay true to who you are.” - @nurit.siegel.smith | Link to our Executive Director’s @labusinessjournal #Style feature in our story ✨
This International Women’s Day we want to celebrate the women of Music Forward from artists to mentors to our incredible network of supporters. We thank you. We celebrate you. We love transforming the music industry with you. 💕 #womensday #iwd #womeninmusic
We can't think of a better way to celebrate Women's History Month than by championing the careers of young women. In partnership with @LiveNation and Living Legacy Foundation, Music Forward is offering $40,000 in scholarships, including $10,000 to young women pursuing careers in music business. Apply for the Tiffany Green Scholarship at -> bit.ly/2019SCH
Happy #MardiGras! 🎉
Smooth and insightful — dive into @charliecurtisbeard’s inner thoughts with his latest release "Nobody Likes Me" -> link in story! 🎵🎶 #NewMusicFriday
A gift to music, an American icon and the carrier of #Memphis blues for an entire career — this #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate the legacy of the blues by honoring the legendary B.B. King. Music Forward continues the blues tradition through our Blues Schoolhouse program, made possible by @musicdrivesus, which traces the history, evolution, and impact of blues music, highlighting the role music plays in reflecting the human condition and driving social change.
We can’t stop listening to our BDTH alumni @earringers_ new release! We love the chill & upbeat vibe that’s getting us ready for the weekend! Head to their page to take a listen to their amazing new EP “Waves” for an Indie Surf Rock start to your afternoon!! 🎶
"Had a great time on the Women Forward panel for House of Blues New Orleans - Music Forward Foundation!!! So many beautiful young ladies ready to make their mark in this music industry. I am so grateful for programs that promote music business and education. I didn’t have this when I chose to fully pursue music but I used my talent and figured the business with my MBA and undergrad in marketing from University of New Orleans. I hope to see more for promoting women in this industry. After hearing the questions from women and young ladies, we need more of these panels and seminars. Let’s continue to support programs like these my songbirds. ❤️" - @robinmbarnes Amazing girls connecting with amazing women to influence the future of the music industry. ❤️ #womeninmusic #musicindustry #mentor #girlpower #repost
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! This holiday we're most thankful to the incredible network of supporters, volunteers and artists that make what we do possible. Thank YOU for being a part of the Music Forward Movement! Wishing you and your loved ones a #Thanksgiving filled with joyful company and memories to treasure ❤️
We had an amazing time celebrating #UnityInDiversity and #HelpEverHurtNever with #HouseofBlues venues across the country last week for #CultureComeback Week. See all the ways communities nationwide joined the #MusicForward Movement by visiting hobmusicforward.org/news #musicmovesme
Meet Music Forward Marketing Intern Corinne: “The best part of interning with Music Forward is being a part of such a positive environment where music and inclusion are the driving force.” Apply now to join the Music Forward team in L.A. or Las Vegas as an intern this spring! Head to the Our Team page at the link in our bio 📚✌🏽🎶 #internship #college #musicindustry
Bringing Down The House alum @trevordmusic has ✌🏽 shows in LA this weekend!! 💙 Get tix at the door!
With everything going on in the world, the launch of Culture Comeback Week across the country holds special significance emphasizing the everlasting House of Blues value: HELP EVER, HURT NEVER 💙 Check in with your local #HouseofBlues venue for ways to join the movement & follow our IG story to see the action ✨ #unityindiversity #culturecomeback #musicforward
👊🏽 #democracy #midterms #elections #vote
VOTE=VOICE. Early voting is in full swing, add it to your Monday to-do list ✔️
@HVNTEDband is playing tonight at Molly Malone’s in LA. Come out and rock with them, everyone could use some pop-punk on a Thursday night 😎 🤘🏽
2 All Access Fests in 1 day! We had so much fun in LA and Las Vegas yesterday and heard such great advice for finding success in the industry. The future of music is bright😎 Tomorrow is the final installment in New Orleans. See you there! • • • Big thanks to LA: @victoriacsays, @rayyleww, @beealmighty1, @daeboganmusic, @whitneybish, @jaycohen, @dsvocalstudio, @passthepinotpls, @lara.christie, @hollywoodhighsheiks, @hamihigh, @dorseydonshs, @cityheartsofficial, @mihollywood, @silverlake_conservatory, @loyolamarymount, @losangelesfilmschool, @csufofficial, @smcedu Vegas: @aaronameendrums, @erincal713, @crashmidnight, @mgmresortsintl, @eliseluquette, @jniskey, @vegasstingray, @shaunsoho, @kevontyrremusic, @mikexaviermusic, @cityoflasvegas, @csncoyote, @fidm, @hoblasvegas, @nevadapartnersinc, @thepeftoday, @scholarshipseminar, @snow_college, @studioscholl7, @tisoh_school, @la.move, @touronevada, @weberstate and everyone else who made the day special❤️
Wake up & show up this morning to All Access Fest in LA & Las Vegas from 9:30am-12:30pm. Youth ages 16-22 can come out to this FREE event to connect with top industry leaders & discover pathways to success in the music industry. Full details in bio. See you there! 🏎🛴🚉 #aafest2018
Hey Chicago. This Saturday. You’re Welcome 😉🙌🏽
News like this is awesome. We want to recognize and congratulate Trevon Sullen-Trotter (trumpet player for T3 & Raw Legacy, #bdth2018 New Orleans) for receiving a full ride to attend Berklee College of Music!!
Enthusiasm is appreciated, in fact it's contagious!!😀🙌🏾 💫 #WiseWords #MusicForward
We’re in Billboard! Check out our 25th anniversary feature, link in bio 🙌🏽💯🎤 #musicforward
Oh yeah! Check it out. Always good to spend some time thinking about what can make you a more refined artist. Here’s some quick tips. Which one hits home for you?🤓🧐🤔 Drop your thoughts in the comments.👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾 #MusicIndustryMondays
Today is #NationalNonProfitDay! We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge all of our incredible participants, and the donors, volunteers and sponsors that make it all possible. We couldn't do it without you! 👏 👍