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The Academy Of Country Music® Launches Webinars And Industry Focused Events As ACM Membership Benefits



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Los Angeles, CA (10.11.2021) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the upcoming calendar event list for industry leaders now included as part of ACM Membership benefits. ACM Membership is now offering webinars and in-person events, as well as case studies, to provide key learnings, professional development, and enrichment within the Country Music industry. The Academy has also partnered with MRC Data to offer quarterly industry insights on topics that are important to their members.

Accepted and active Academy members gain access to a suite of benefits including the right to vote on the Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as early access to tickets for ACM events, discounts on partner events, industry data insights, monthly educational and networking events, and more.

“The Academy is honored to have the opportunity to partner with artists, industry members and respected organizations across the Country Music landscape to continue expanding benefits while creating deeper value for our members through these new initiatives,” said Tommy Moore, VP of Artist and Industry Relations, Governance and Board Administration at the Academy of Country Music. “It truly takes a community to make these events happen and is a testament to the hard work of the entire team. We are excited to continue to develop these events and offerings, in efforts to elevate and better serve our membership.”

New membership applications and existing membership renewals are open now with a deadline to apply by Friday, October 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM CT in order to be eligible to vote during the 2021 Awards cycle, as well as gain access to this Fall’s exclusive events and educational panels. To apply online for a membership with the Academy of Country Music, please visit the ACM Membership platform HERE.

The first event, A Case Study in Success as an Independent Artist: featuring Steve Moakler was hosted both in-person and livestreamed digitally on Tuesday, September 21 at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The panel discussed Moakler’s journey and decision to pursue being an independent artist and the success he’s found by superserving a passionate group of fans versus appealing to the masses. “The benefit of going the independent route in the music industry is doing things your own way, but it takes a lot of work. I tried a lot of wild ideas until I found what fit,” said Moakler. Panelists featured included: (Photo above L-RBrandon Gill Creative Nation Manager, Julie Behr Sturdivant Marbaloo Marketing Sr. VP, Steve Moakler Artist & Songwriter, Beth Laird Co-Owner Creative Nation, Haley Montgomery ACM Manager Awards & Membership.

NashFilm & ACM Presents: From Country Hits to Sync Success with Lainey Wilson was held on Saturday, October 2 featuring a conversation with hit songwriters and new and emerging Country artists about diversifying songwriting strategies, what it means to write a Country hit, and how to shift gears and write a song that works for placement in film, television, and gaming. Featured panelists included: (Photo above L-RLainey Wilson and Austin Jenckes as well as songwriters Micah Wilshire & Jennifer Hanson, and moderated by Randall Foster of Symphonic Distribution

Additional exclusive ACM Membership events coming up include:

Your Real Social Network: A Conversation with Diversify the Stage About Equity and Relationships in the Music Business: Diversify the Stage leads a conversation brought to a virtual audience by the Academy of Country Music (ACM), KORG and Berklee College of Music among leaders in the music and touring industry on the short term and long-term importance of building a diverse network in the music industry. The Power of People features panelists’ stories: how they got to where they are by highlighting the power of intention, interconnection, and the importance of relationships to career building — specifically how to build, leverage and maintain a network. This event/livestream takes place via Zoom Wednesday, October 27, more details for registrants to follow via e-mail.

Presented by ACM Lifting Lives: A Community Wellness Event for the Music Industry

As the holidays approach, ACM Lifting Lives will be putting the spotlight on taking time for a break from the daily stress and focusing on mental health. This event will be held in November, and details will be distributed to members of The Academy.

For more information, visit You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow the Academy on TwitterInstagram, and TikTok, all at @ACMawards, and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for the latest news and updates in your email inbox. For information on ACM Lifting Lives, please visit

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging Country Music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production.  Comprised of more than 4,550 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto or

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