Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member of Folk Alliance International?
Click on "Membership" at the top of the home page. Read about our different membership options, then pick the one that applies to you and complete the online instructions.
How do I know whether I need to renew my membership?
Log into the website and look at your membership card. It will have the expiration/term date listed.
How do I find my Membership ID#?
When you are logged into your membership, under Manage Profile or Membership Info, view your membership card. It has your member ID#, Membership type and Expiration date. Print it and keep it hand or just come back to the website anytime you need it.
How long is a membership good for?
A basic new/renewing membership is good for the following 364 days! You may join at any time! You may also purchase multi-year memberships.
What's the difference between voting and non-voting memberships?
Non-voting membership is for non-industry professionals, non-artist members – mostly active fans, retired, students or enthusiasts. Non-voting memberships are for those who don't participate in the music industry but still support the goals of Folk Alliance International. Non-voting memberships still have all the same benefits as voting memberships with exceptions to the right to vote and any benefit that applies only to those that work in the folk music industry.
Those who participate in the music industry as a professional or artist should purchase a voting membership.
What's a partner membership?
This is a membership for two individuals, maybe a duo, couple, or business partners. The membership only has two people who can use the benefits.
How do I know what size organization I am for an organizational membership?
For a business or organization, size is determined by income. If your organization’s income is 50K or less, you are a small organization; 50-300K, you are a medium organization; more than 300K, you are a large organization.
Bands may 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.
How do I add my partner/ band mates to my membership?
All additional members on your membership are added AFTER the primary account holder purchases the membership. Once logged in, under "Mange Profile" click "Sub Accounts". From this page you have two options for adding additional members. 1) Invite them via email to fill out their own profile. 2) Create their profiles yourself, as the primary. *note* - you will be logged out of your profile to do this, and signed in as the member you're creating.
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 email@example.com.
Who should I contact about becoming a 501c3 Group Exemption member?
Please contact our Membership Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be happy to help you with this process.