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IBMA Showcase application deadline this week

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The good folks at the International Bluegrass Music Association asked us to remind everyone that this Saturday is the deadline to get your application in for an official showcase spot during the Bluegrass Ramble at the 2015 World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. The […]

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Bluegrass Ramble submissions open today

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has opened the submission process for artists wishing to apply for a chance to appear as part of the Bluegrass Ramble showcase performances during the 2015 World of Bluegrass convention this Fall in Raleigh, NC. As many as 30 artists/bands will […]

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The Vocal Minority – IBMA Edition

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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This commentary is a contribution from four former members of the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. All four, Henri Deschamps, Craig Ferguson, Elizabeth Wightman, and Brian Smith, resigned from the Board following a dispute with the Chair, Jon Weisberger, shortly after […]

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An Interview with Jon Weisberger

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We’ve written a good bit this past few months about the International Bluegrass Music Association, it’s extremely successful 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and the subsequent resignation of Executive Director Nancy Cardwell, and the dustup between a […]

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IBMA Google group shuts down

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has operated a discussion group for many years, allowing members to converse openly about concerns and issues that are germane to the organization. It started out as an email listserv when that was the reigning technology, and has since been […]

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A suggestion for IBMA Governance and Management Architecture

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This commentary is a contribution from Henri Deschamps, long tine supporter of the International Bluegrass Music Association, and a recently resigned member of their Board of Directors. Henri has a lifetime of experience in business, where he has achieved substantial success, and has served on multiple […]

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IBMA Board Statement

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The following statement has just been delivered to the membership of the IBMA from its Board of Directors. November 24, 2014 Over the weeks since the Board meeting that began another great World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, our Board has spent a lot of time […]

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An open letter to IBMA from Art Menius

| November 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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This commentary is a contribution from Art Menius, who has been involved with the International Bluegrass Music Association since its inception. He delivered it to the IBMA Board last week, prior to their official meeting on November 19, and has asked us to run it […]

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What is going on with IBMA?

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Several readers have asked us on Facebook, in comments to our recent articles,  and in direct communications, to try and explain what has led to the current turmoil within the Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. So here is, to the best of […]

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For IBMA, Time For A Change

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s time for Jon Weisberger to resign as the chairman of IBMA’s board of directors. I don’t say that lightly. As a lifetime member of the organization, I’ve put $1,000 where my mouth is because I believe in bluegrass music, earn part of my living […]

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