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The Black American Music Association is a 501 (c)(6) Trade Association organized for upward mobility in the Music Industry by providing charitable, educational and advancement opportunities in general and BAM Membership in particular.
Black American Music is the Mother of all popular musical genres and one of America’s greatest exports to the WORLD. As an art form, it deserves to be protected by those who have enjoyed the benefits of it and those who have labored to advance it.
Black Music Industry Icon To Launch Inaugural Medal of Honor Event
The award ceremony will take place at Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, on the campus of historically-Black Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA). The ceremony will occur as the country celebrates 100 years of the art form of Black American music this year. Honorees this year include Alicia Keys, who will receive The Ella Fitzgerald “Gold Standard Award”; Grandmaster Flash, who will receive the “Transformative Award”; Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who will receive the “Creative Impact Award,” and many more.
Alicia Keys, Grandmaster Flash and More to Be Honored by the Black American Music Association
Industry Vet Michael Mauldin On Why It's Time To Bring Back The Black Music Association
When Black Music Month came to fruition in 1979, so did an organization called the Black Music Association, dedicated to preserving the music’s history and fostering its future. Record label veteran Michael Mauldin outlines the need to re-establish the organization.