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IBMA Keeping Eye on ‘Toilet Bill’

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Controversial legislation in North Carolina has IBMA stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place, a development that makes the usual arguments about the definition of bluegrass seem quaint. On one side are some members, musicians and fans who say they might boycott this […]

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IBMA congratulates Leadership Bluegrass 2016

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Last week in Nashville, the International Bluegrass Music Association welcomed 26 participants in their annual Leadership Bluegrass program for an intensive, three-day program designed to help identify and nature leaders in all aspects of bluegrass music. The 26 were chosen from more than 60 applicants […]

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Submit your project for IBMA Awards eligibility

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has provided an online form to submit recorded projects to be listed as eligible for voting consideration in the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Awards. Recordings released between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 are qualified for this year’s awards. […]

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IBMA Songwriter Showcase applications now open

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association is accepting applications through the end of this month for their World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase. It is hosted each year during the organization’s annual convention, and will be held on Thursday, September 29 in Raleigh, NC. Ten songwriters (or songwriting teams) […]

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IBMA announces new hires

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the hiring of two new staff members in their Nashville office. Leah James has come aboard as Director of Member Services, and Shannon Wayne Turner as Director of Communication and Development. This completes the full-time staff for new Executive […]

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IBMA announces Leadership Bluegrass class for 2016

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the 2016 class for their annual Leadership Bluegrass workshop. Roughly two dozen members of the bluegrass industry are chosen each year to attend a three-day seminar in Nashville designed to help develop leaders in the business side of our […]

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Bluegrass Ramble Showcase applications open for 2016

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association is now accepting applications from bands/artists interested in being considered for inclusion in the 2016 Bluegrass Ramble during World of Bluegrass. Selected acts will be featured in two high-profile performance spots during IBMA week in Raleigh (September 27-29), and will receive additional […]

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Darrell Brothers to host the IBMA Awards?

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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You’ve got to have some sympathy for the poor old International Bluegrass Music Association. On Sunday, their Facebook page was hacked (now back under their control), and they woke up this morning to find that The Darrell Brothers have started a petition asking that they […]

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IBMA Facebook page hacked

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The official Facebook page of the International Bluegrass Music Association has been maliciously hacked. Someone commandeered the account on Sunday and has removed administrator access for the IBMA staff. In short, the organization is now unable to manage the account, and until they can resolve this […]

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SOIMF and JDMC support Leadership Bluegrass

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Thanks to the generosity of attendees at the Fall 2015 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, and the kind folks at Janet Davis Acoustic Music, Joe Mullins sent a check this week to the IBMA for $2,000 in support of the organization’s Leadership Bluegrass program. Janet […]

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