What are the membership levels?
Individual - $70/year - This membership covers an individual, who is part of the folk music industry. This membership is not for companies, festivals, groups, bands, or organizations.
Lifetime - $1000 (one time charge) - No yearly dues, this plan is the same as an individual membership. You will be listed in all listings of membership as a "lifetime" member.
Partner - $100/year - This membership covers two (2) life, business, or performing partners. This is coverage for two (2) associated individuals. This membership is not for companies, festivals, groups, bands, or organizations.
Organizations/Bands can also be members of FAI using the following group membership types:
Small - $150/year - This group membership can have from 1 to 5 contacts authorized for FAI benefits and discounts. It covers bands up to 5 members. It covers organizations, festivals, and agencies with an annual budget less than $50k. This is also the membership type for non-profits.
Medium - $250/year - This group membership can have from 1 to 9 contacts authorized for FAI benefits and discounts. It covers bands up to 9 members. It covers organizations, festivals, and agencies with an annual budget of $50k to $300k.
Large - $500/year - This group membership can have from 1 to 20 contacts authorized for FAI benefits and discounts. It covers bands up to 20 members. It covers organizations, festivals, and agencies with an annual budget over $300k.
How do I become a member of Folk Alliance International?
How do I find my Membership ID#?
How long is a membership good for?
What's the difference between voting and non-voting memberships?
Those who participate in the music industry as a professional or artist should purchase a voting membership.
How does voting work?
1 vote - Individual & Lifetime
Sub accounts of a group membership do not receive a ballot, please collaborate as a group prior to casting the ballot.
Ballots are sent out annually for all Board Elections, Referendums, and Member Voted Awards.
What's a partner membership?
How do I know what size organization I am for an organizational membership?
Most bands will apply for a small organization membership.
Agencies with multiple artists must purchase a medium or large organization membership in order to cover all of their artists.
I recently bought one type of membership, but I would like to change it. Is this allowed?
We allow membership changes for 60 days after purchase. However, you may only pay the difference for larger memberships. We do not refund membership purchases. Please contact the office if you need to change your membership at (816) 221-FOLK (3655) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should I contact about becoming a 501c3 Group Exemption member?