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WHAT IS MAMA ALL ABOUT?

Get to Know Our Roots

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MISSION

Montana Area Music Association (MAMA) connects and supports up-and-coming musicians through professional development and promotion, while strengthening and engaging the greater Montana music community.

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VALUES

We believe that a community thrives on equality, diversity, creativity & authenticity. Therefore, we believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. We hope our efforts help to contribute & recognize the outstanding musicians & collaborators that help build our beloved Montana music scene.

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VISION

Vision: Montana Area Music Association recognizes the power of a sustainable, connected and supportive local music industry. We work to uplift and inspire impact by: 

  • Serving as a resource that connects the music community to opportunity, 

  • empowering the music community by advocating and educating in the across the state of Montana

  • creating a healthy and motivated musical environment through partnerships,

  • providing equal opportunity while helping to promote fair pay for working members of our music scene and;

  • acknowledging the accomplishments of musicians across Montana

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HISTORY

From the beginning the Missoula Area Music Association has been a connected effort. On January 15th, 2019 two strangers of different musical backgrounds started the conversation at Wave & Circuit in Missoula, Montana. After realizing the musical climate in our community Maria Zepeda & Anthony Brown decided to hold meetings to inspire a change. On February 21st, 2019, MAMA held its first official meeting. This meeting of 13 people acted as a sounding board that created the base of what MAMA can become.