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Minnesota Music Academy Activities and Member Benefits

The Icebreaker
The Icebreaker Music Event is held every year around the time of the Awards show to showcase that year's nominees at various music venues throughout the state. MMA members receive free admission to all Icebreaker events and showcases.

Seminar Saturday
Seminar Saturday is an all-day music education event that's held the Saturday before the Awards ceremony each year. During this conference, experts from various fields of music and music business will be on hand for educational panels and seminars. This event is open to the public, but MMA members receive a discount on the admission cost.

Educational Seminars and Workshops
In addition to the seminars and workshops presented at the Icebreaker Music Conference, the MMA presents and sponsors other educational seminars throughout the year. Past workshops have included topics such as: Music Publishing and Performing Rights, Getting Your Music on the Radio, Musicians Legal Clinic, and Accounting 101 for Musicians.

Minnesota Music Awards
The Minnesota Music Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments within the Minnesota music community each year. MMA members participate in the award nomination and voting process,and receive discount or free admission to the Awards Show which is held in accordance with The Icebreaker and Seminar Saturday.

MMA Events
In addition to educational events, The Icebreaker, Seminar Saturday and the Awards Show ceremony, the MMA sponsors many other live music events throughout the year. MMA members receive free or discounted admission to these.

Friends of the MMA Discount Program
The MMA is proud to present our merchant discount program where members can use their membership card to receive discounts at various businesses and venues all over Minnesota. Please check the "Friends of the MMA" page to get the latest information on this money-saving program.

Member Benefits

  • Nominating and voting privileges for the Minnesota Music Awards
  • Free admission to The Ice Breaker events, including seminars and music showcases
  • Discounted or admission to the Minnesota Music Awards ceremony
  • Discounted admission to MMA educational seminars and workshops
  • Free or discounted admission to MMA showcase events
  • Friends of The MMA discount program

About the Minnesota Music Academy
The Minnesota Music Academy was established in 1985 to promote the accomplishments of the Minnesota music community and to provide recognition for those Minnesota musicians who made exceptional contributions to the vitality of Minnesota music. Since its creation, the MMA has produced musical showcases, music-related educational forums and has produced the Minnesota Music Awards. The success of the MMA is evident by its loyal membership which consists of musicians, audio-technicians, producers, engineers, agents, club managers and owners, music-related artists, music-related businesses and appreciators of Minnesota music.

2005 Board of Directors
Kate Galloway, President
Sonya Southward, Vice President
Aaron Davis, Treasurer
Melissa Carlson, Secretary

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