What is MAMA All About?

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MAMA believes music has the power to connect us all. We’ve believed that from the start. Our mission, values, AND vision will get us there.

MISSION

Montana Area Music Association (MAMA) connects and supports up-and-coming musicians through professional development and advocacy, while strengthening and engaging the greater Montana music community.

VALUES

We believe that a community thrives on equality, diversity, creativity & authenticity. Therefore, we believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. We hope our efforts help to contribute & recognize the outstanding musicians & collaborators that help build our beloved Montana music scene.

VISION

Montana Area Music Association recognizes the power of a sustainable, connected & supportive local music industry. We work to uplift & inspire impact by: Serving as a resource that connects the music community to opportunity, empowering the music community by advocating and educating in the greater Montana area, creating a healthy & motivated musical environment through partnerships, providing equal opportunity while helping to promote fair pay for working members of our music scene & acknowledging the accomplishment of musicians in Montana.

HISTORY

From the beginning the Montana Area Music Association has been a connected effort. On January 15th, 2019, two strangers of different musical backgrounds started the conversation at Wave & Circuit in Missoula, Montana. After realizing the musical climate in our community, Maria & Anthony decided to hold meetings to inspire a change. On February 21st, 2019, MAMA held its first official meeting. This meeting of 13 people acted as a sounding board that created the base of what MAMA can become.