Association Membership is open to those persons who are at least sixteen (16) years of age and who have been actively engaged in activities related to the creation, performance, production, distribution or promotion of independently released musical works.
Any independent artist may be considered, nominated, or selected to receive an award regardless of that artists membership status.
The Association represents music professionals from every field and new members must satisfy the requirements of the Association, as well as provide contact information for employment verification. You may apply online here.
Membership approval requires applicants to provide a sponsor. Sponsors must be active Platinum of Lifetime Association Members in good standing. Please contact the Sponsors to ensure that their names exactly as they appear on their Membership Card. If you have received a NAIRMA Award Nomination within the last five years, the sponsor requirement will be waived.
Allow 4-6 weeks for application processing.