The International Bluegrass Music Association has a couple bits of news to announce this week, both with a focus on cold hard cash.
They have an online sales seminar scheduled for April 19, designed to help anyone whose work in the bluegrass world involves selling. Entitled, Closing the Deal: Sales, it will be hosted by Mary Sue Twohy, an account manager who sells underwriting sponsorships for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country.
The webinar will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (EDT) on the 19th, and registration is $40 for IBMA members and $50 for non-members. Online participants will be engaged in both a live conference call and a “virtual classroom” environment on their computer.
Contact the IBMA office to sign up. [615-256-3222 firstname.lastname@example.org]
Also announced are grants awarded for 2011 by the Foundation For Bluegrass Music, a philanthropic umbrella organization run from the IBMA’s Nashville office. A total of $20,000 will be distributed among the following:
- Acoustic Sound’s Wintergrass Youth Academy
- Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- The Gaston School of Arts
- The International Bluegrass Music Museum
- Young Audiences of San Diego