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     ABOUT US     

BUILDING A MUSIC CITY

ARTS

EDUCATION

ECONOMY

Cincinnati Music Accelerator (CMA) is Ohio’s first music career accelerator organization focused on making Cincinnati a music city through job placement and education. Within 4 years, CMA has impacted the Cincinnati region through dedicated and focused development of music creatives within the community it serves. CMA was founded by Cincinnati native, Kick Lee, as a People’s Liberty project in 2017. Since then, hundreds of musical entrepreneurs have been supported within the region. CMA continues to support the community through programs such as The Street Stage Project (SSP), in partnership with Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC), bringing music to the streets of the Central Business District and Over-The-Rhine, the CMA Mobile Stage trailer used for activates in various communities in the region, highlighting local musicians, the Music Business Academy which educates and empowers emerging musicians, DJs, Producers, Music Managers, or anyone looking to bolster their music education, and the CMA Music Studio that provides a professional workspace for musicians to take their sound to the next level. This fully equipped studio will give CMA musicians the opportunity to learn, create, and further propel their careers.

 

Because of CMA’s efforts, musicians feel empowered about who they are and their craft. CMA encourages imagination and innovation to build diverse relationships that enable music arts to enrich lives. At Cincinnati Music Accelerator, equality is afforded to everyone, regardless of their unique place in the diversity spectrum. 

 

CMA attributes its success to the people and community they serve. They believe that Cincinnati has the power to become a vibrant music city. Through the art of music, an everlasting and sustainable impact can be made on the community’s ecosystem, and for the community to thrive, the music creatives within our community must thrive as well.

CMA's Core Values 

Our mission is supported by our commitment to these values…

Creativity
We encourage imagination and innovation in everything we do.

Community
We build diverse relationships that enable the music arts to enrich lives.

Excellence
We pursue superior quality and continuous improvement in every aspect of the organization.

Service
We are responsive, courteous, and respectful in all of our interactions.

Integrity
We build trust by keeping our promises and acting in a responsible and accountable manner consistent with our mission.

 

Innovation 

We operate with an entrepreneurial spirit, value creativity, and celebrate courageous innovation.

 

Diversity

At CMA, equality is afforded to everyone regardless of his or her unique place in the diversity spectrum to broaden our cultural experience.

WHY WE EXIST

Our Goal

To Build Cincinnati into a Music City

Our Mission

To help monetize our indie music creatives