WAMA is an umbrella organization of Washington area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, a
WAMA is a non-profit tax exempt organization of music industry professionals committed to raising the profile of the region's diverse music community. WAMA's main goal is to promote Washington area music in general and to achieve national recognition of the region as an important center for live and recorded music. Just as the nation's capital is comprised of a rich cross section of cultures, WAMA's membership embraces all musical styles from classical, bluegrass, go-go, R&B, and reggae, to rock, jazz and folk.
In short, WAMA is an umbrella organization of musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, recording engineers, managers, graphic artists, and related businesses working together to address areas of common concern. Among WAMA's programs are:
The Washington Area Music Awards recognize significant career achievements by area musicians. Nominations and balloting come from the WAMA membership. Past show participants include Emmylou Harris, Joan Jett, The Clovers, Bo Diddley, Jorma Kaukonen, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Jimmy Dean. Program Adverting Rates
The annual WAMA Crosstown Jam, a city-wide volunteer presentation at nightclubs and concert halls with as many as 150 acts cooperating to raise money for area charities. Program Adverting Rates (TBA)
WAMA produces informational workshops on issues of interest to people in the music business, including such topics as publishing, management, booking and promotion.
A running list of all upcoming DC music events.
Compact Discs (DCCDs)
Compilations of local artists have been produced for distribution to music business executives, airplay on regional radio; as well as for sale at record stores.
The Association email newsletter reports on WAMA sponsored programs, as well as developments in the local music community. In addition, it informs members on national and regional issues which impact on the local music community. Newsletter Adverting Rates
WAMA makes UPC product identification scan symbols available to its members.
Help us build a stronger music community by joining WAMA. Membership is only $35.00 per year. Your membership and donations are tax deductable.