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We're building a world where music creators thrive.

The Helping Music Foundation is a 501c3 organization that provides grant funding for music creators and the communities that support them.

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Congratulations to our Elite Artist Accelerator Country Music Cohort!

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The Helping Music Foundation (HMF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides professional development resources, financial assistance, and mentorship to Nashville's talented music creators.

Established in 2020, HMF's grant programs are a strategic investment to help Nashville build understanding and empathy across cultures.

HOME is HMF’s strategic partner and provides 24/7 access to studios, industry education, music promotion campaigns, and pitch opportunities.

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Foster a world where music creators thrive and creative expression is celebrated.


We believe that music is an essential part of the human experience and that our support for music creators is a strategic investment in a vibrant, connected, and culturally rich community.

Our vision holds that:

⚡️ Music creators can build sustainable careers when given access to education, training, and professional opportunities to showcase their talent with the support of a community. 

⚡️ Equipping music creators with technical skills, business acumen, and mentors as part of a support network can create a more equitable and inclusive music industry.

⚡️ Music is a tool for social change, and where diverse voices are amplified and represented, our society can build understanding and empathy across cultures.

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Inaugural Gift of Music Benefit

Thanks to the community and BMG, we raised over $10,000 to support independent music creators!

⚡️ Local artists Devon Gilfillian, Katie Pruitt, Ketch Secor, and Rashad 'ThaPoet' Rayford performed.

⚡️ Music Creator Nominees Brandy Zdan, James Cole, and Julia Gomez gave us their pitch.

⚡️ Attendees voted...and CONGRATULATIONS to our Winner, Julia Gomez!

Check out the video recap below and be sure to join us next year!


Where 'Songland' meets 'Shark Tank'

A live broadcast music pitch contest where ten featured artists are chosen to pitch to three music industry executives aka Decision Makers. 

Each featured artist has one minute to give their pitch before playing their song for the Decision Makers, who then choose one artist as the winner!

The Helping Music Foundation grants $1000 to the winner that night with an artist development prize package worth over $5000.

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Building a world where music creators thrive!

Helping Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible as a charitable contribution and receipts will be provided for tax purposes.

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