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Member Benefits

To access the benefits described below, you must first become a member of Folk Alliance International.

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If you are interested in providing a benefit to the membership of FAI contact: 

 Member Services (more info)

 Travel Discounts (more info)

 Online Discounts (more info)

 Manufacturer Discounts (more info)

 Publication Discounts (more info)


 Insurance (more info)

Member Services

FAI Conference Discounts & Opportunities

Discounts to conferences including the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), New Music Seminar (NMS) and International Music Conference. FAI also produces special showcases featuring members at numerous events including South By Southwest, Americana Music Association, IBMA and NMS.

FAI 501c3 Group Exemption

Organization members of FAI may apply for the Group Exemption program. Under the Group Exemption program, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes an organization as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If you are interested in learning more about the Group Exemption Program, required paperwork, fees and eligibility, please contact FAI headquarters at 816-221-FOLK (3655) or email More info here.

FAI House Concert PRO Agreement 

FAI negotiated an agreement with ASCAP and BMI on behalf of member House Concert presenters who meet the terms of the agreement - to hold events in private homes with an invitation list only with no public marketing - to ensure they are not subject to any PRO fees. There is NO additional fee to qualify for this member service. More info here.

Travel Discounts


FAI is excited to announce a new partnership with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts to our members. HotelStorm negotiates hotel discounts only available to FAI members, with discounts up to 55%. Simply search the website for your favorite destinations – whether personal or professional – and you'll find savings of 10-55% over other online travel agencies. Log-in to get the member's only discount password.

Online Discounts


Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. Their step-by-step system will get you online in minutes. Choose from hundreds of mobile-friendly themes, then customize them with Bandzoogle’s easy point and click editor. Folk Alliance International members receive a 3-month free trial, plus 15% off any plan and free registration of your own domain!

Celebrity Access

Access to profiles and contact information for more than 40,000 touring artists, theatrical productions, live events and venues. Complete agency and manager rosters. Performance fee ranges and production information. Database of North American talent buyers, including local, regional and national promoters. Online offer forms, avails requests and a mass email system. Comprehensive industry news and events calendar. Annual single-user license for FAI members is $399.00, a $500 savings


DittyTV is a new web/cable television network focused on Americana music. Reminiscent of vintage MTV, the network features live concerts, music videos, documentaries and more, from your favorite artists to newly discovered talent. Artists can also submit their own music videos for inclusion for a nominal fee; FAI members are eligible to receive a discount on the submission price. 


EventBrite Ticket Service now provides a rebate directly to Folk Alliance International for all tickets sold when you sign up through FAI. Eventbrite provides ticketing services for events, festivals and concerts of all sizes.

Musician's Atlas

A comprehensive networking database for booking shows, planning tours, receiving airplay, and developing media, marketing and promotional campaigns. New listings and updates added daily. Interactive tools, including customized lists, bulk email, mail merge and fan mailing lists. FAI members can receive 1 free month of the Musician's Atlas Pro Account, a $39.95 value, with a deep renewal discount of 50% off.


An administrative services company that specializes in helping artists, managers, labels and studios with publishing registration and setup, digital distribution submission, copyrighting, direct-to-fan online marketplace creation and integration of social media platforms. FAI members receive a 10% discount on any purchased packages. 


The first organization formed in the United States to collect performance royalties for sound recording copyright owners and artists. An independent nonprofit performance rights organization that currently represents more than 1000 record companies, their 3000+ labels and thousands of artists. FAI will provide email and mailing addresses for artists that have uncollected royalties.




Manufacturer's Discounts

Side Kick Drums

Side Kick Drums was founded by Jim Darnell and was built around the concept of providing foot operated drum kits and compact drums for guitar players, drummers and musicians alike. They pride themselves on being innovators in the world of foot operated drums, providing a real solution for one man bands, guitar duo’s or any musician that wants to add a beat to their music. Members get a 10% discount on ALL PRODUCTS!


A t-shirt screen printing and merchandising website focused on versatility and cost-effective small-batch projects. A range of customizable garment styles, professionally printed options and graphic design services. International artists touring the US have the option to receive orders along their tour route. A 10% discount off custom-quoted printing packages and packaged specials listed on the website is available for FAI members.  

Deering Banjo Company

The largest manufacturer of American-made banjos in the world. Deering makes high-quality open-back and resonator banjos with varying scale lengths (17 to 25 frets), custom options and custom designed inlays. More than 124 standard models. 10% discount available to FAI members who order a factory direct custom banjo with 3 or more custom options.  

Nechville Banjos and Accessories

With 70 fewer moving parts than a regular hook-style banjo, Nechville’s banjo designs remove excess weight, making for solid dependability and beautiful music. Highly customizable and portable. Takes custom requests and provides the best banjos and accessories for needs and budget. Depending on options, a 10% discount or higher is available on all standard and custom products for FAI members.


A handmade piece of folk art: a 2, 4 or 8 GB flash drive inside the body of a playful, playable 3-inch harmonica. Includes a video harmonica lesson by The Backyard Harmonica Teacher. 10% discount available for FAI members. Visit the online store at

Colorado Case Company

Soft cases, hard cases and case covers (Small Dog, Cavallaro) for all types of instruments, specializing in banjos, mandolins, guitars, ukuleles and harps. Products designed to protect from the elements. All products are made in the United States and come standard with a lifetime warranty. 15% discount on all stock and custom products available to FAI members. 

Groove House Records

CD manufacturing for independent recording artists since 1996. Every CD project includes real-time direct-to-glass mastering. CDs and DVDs are manufactured with vegetable-based inks and recycled paper. 100 free full-color 11x17 posters (artwork provided by customer) offered for new orders with any new order of 1,000 or more packaged CDs or DVDs for FAI members.  

VE Associates

Quick turnaround and unsurpassed quality on short-run video duplication to large-run CD and DVD replication. Offers graphic design and full-service CD and DVD authoring, mastering, replication and duplication worldwide. 10% discount available for FAI members. Visit Contact (877) 474-7277.

Sprint Wireless Discount

A 10% discount on select services is available to FAI members for both family and individual plans. 



Publication Discounts

Americana Rhythm Magazine

A resource for hometown, homegrown music. Distribution: 6,000+ copies of every issue. Extended read rate: 12,500. Deadline is the 15th of every month. 10% discount on regular advertising rates available to any FAI member in good standing. 

Elmore Magazine

A national print and digital publication that covers folk, rock, blues, Americana, country and jazz. Renowned producers, musicians and industry insiders provide in-depth articles about the music industry and artist, album, concert and festival reviews. 50% off print and digital subscriptions and discounted advertising rates available to FAI members.

I Hear America Singing: Folk Music and National Identity

Temple University Press recently published "I Hear America Singing": Folk Music and National Identity by Rachel Clare Donaldson, tracing the history of the folk music revival. FAI members are eligible to purchase the book at a 20% discount.

No Depression

No Depression started its life as a quarterly print magazine in 1995, fueled by its founding editors’ passion for alt-country music and long-form journalism. For 13 years, it helped solidify the importance of Americana and roots music on the national stage. In light of a changing economy, ND moved online in 2008. Seven years later, the FreshGrass Foundation – which had taken the reins of the publication in early 2014 – brought it back to print as a high-end, ad-free, quarterly journal focused once again on long-form music journalism. FAI members who wish to subscribe to No Depression’s print journal will receive a 10% discount off an annual subscription




Clarion Associates, Inc.

Clarion Associates, Inc., offers low-cost, all-risk instrument insurance coverage with worldwide coverage for US residents and 30 days free rented/borrowed instrument coverage. 

Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations, offering support to artists that includes access to funding, health care, education and insurance. Free associate membership for FAI members.

Sound Healthcare

Sound Healthcare offers comprehensive, affordable health insurance for musicians and music professionals. Offers a medical supplement plan, hospitalization coverage, worldwide coverage for US residents. Access available to FAI members.  

Steelbridge Event Insurance

Steelbridge Event Insurance offers exclusive Event Liability Insurance Program offered to FAI members, developed to meet the unique insurance needs of festival, concert and event producers. Offers expanded coverage to eliminate potentially dangerous exclusions (eg, temporary structure/tent collapse) and add essential coverage (eg, hired and non-owned auto coverage).

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