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Member Benefits

Member Benefits

Why Join Folk Alliance International?

As an international non-profit arts organization, we strive to preserve, promote, and present folk music. Our year-round activities include the world's largest gathering of the folk community, five regional conferences, representation of folk music at industry and cultural events, advocacy, outreach, and support services. Raising the awareness and brand recognition of folk music ensures our community of artists are connecting to an ever-growing and appreciative audience.

Members of Folk Alliance International:

  • Receive discounted registration for our annual and regional conferences
  • Connect with over 3,000 global members using our member database
  • Vote in the election of the Board of Directors for our international and regional organizations
  • Vote to determine recipients of the International Folk Music Awards
  • List your music events on FAI's website event calendar
  • Inclusion of member conferences, festivals, and camps in FAI's monthly event newsletter
  • Access exclusive Folk Alliance member forums
  • Access conference delegate list including email information not available to non-members
  • Enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts on a variety of services and memberships
  • Support a global community that works together to provide a platform for emerging artists


FAI 501c3 Group Exemption

Organization members of FAI may apply for the Group Exemption program. Under the Group Exemption program, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes an organization as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If you are interested in learning more about the Group Exemption Program, required paperwork, fees and eligibility, please contact FAI headquarters at 816-221-FOLK (3655) or email  More info here.

FAI House Concert Performing Rights Organizations (PRO) Agreement

FAI negotiated an agreement with ASCAP and BMI on behalf of member House Concert presenters who meet the terms of the agreement - to hold events in private homes with an invitation list only with no public marketing - to ensure they are not subject to any PRO fees. There is NO additional fee to qualify for this member service. More info here.

US Visa Application - Letter of Support

For our members outside of the USA, FAI will write a letter to support your visa application. Click here to see the required information. (Login required)


Folk Ed. Webinar Series

As part of Folk Alliance International’s ongoing advocacy and outreach efforts, Folk Ed. is a new platform providing professional and career development opportunities to FAI members.

The Folk Ed. Webinar Series provides FAI members access to knowledge shared by professionals within the industry. Members can attend live webinars for free and have access to previous webinars in our archives. Click here for more information on upcoming webinars.

NACC Chart

Exclusive FAI member access to the NACC Folk Chart. FAI members who are industry professionals can subscribe to the chart at a 50% discount off the $100/month industry rate. FAI member artists receive 75% off.

- Industry subscription $50
- Artist subscription $25

 Log in to your FAI account to get the member's only discount page.



FAI is excited to announce a new partnership with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to our members. HotelStorm negotiates hotel discounts only available to FAI members, with discounts up to 55%. Simply search the website for your favorite destinations – whether personal or professional – and you'll find savings of 10-55% over other online travel agencies. Log in to your FAI account to get the member's only discount password.

If you are interested in providing a benefit to the membership of FAI contact:

Folk Alliance International, 601 Avenida Cesar E Chavez Suite #100, Kansas City MO 64108 • 816-221-FOLK (3655) •

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