FAI Membership

Why join Folk Alliance International?

We’re all passionate about folk, but we’re also aware of the challenges that come with building a sustainable career in folk music. To break down the barriers, we’ve created a robust membership program dedicated to strengthening the genre and supporting those who have made a career out of it.

Members of Folk Alliance International are part of a worldwide professional network. Our membership program is intended to provide connection, access, and support to the broad range of professionals in the folk genre.

Whether you’re an artist looking to build a team and meet songwriting collaborators, or a festival director searching for undiscovered talent, becoming a member allows you to reach your career goals and become an official part of the extended folk community. Industry members get discounts to our conference, work visa letters of support, access to exclusive online content, the ability to vote in the International Folk Music Awards and serve on the board of directors, and so much more.

We offer memberships for individuals and groups, and each membership renews on the annual start date, May 1.

We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have! Feel free to email us at fai@folk.org or call 816-221-3655 to speak with a friendly staff member.

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Member Benefits and Discounts

Folk Alliance International offers a number of exclusive benefits and discounts for our members in an effort to not only assist financially, but to help provide connections and support within the folk industry. Below are just some of the benefits and discounts included with a membership at FAI!

Some of our Member exclusive benefits include:

  • FAI 501c3 Group Exemption
  • FAI House Concert Performing Rights Organizations (PRO) Agreement
  • Letter of Support for Work Visa Application
  • Folk Ed. Webinar Series
  • Folk DJ Contact List

Some of our Member-Only discounts include deals from:

  • CelebrityAccess
  • NACC Chart
  • Solid-Merch
  • Clarion Associates
  • Folk Regional conferences (FARM, FAR-West, NERFA, and SWRFA)
  • And more!
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If you are interested in providing a benefit to the membership of FAI, then complete this form or contact: membership@folk.org.