Welcome to the Montgomery Area Musicians Association!

The River Region has produced many world class musicians and has a rich history with musical roots in a variety of genres including R&B, country, rock, hip-hop, folk, alternative, jazz and blues.  The River Region’s musicians are proud to be continuing that tradition.  

MAMA’s number one priority is to support and promote those talented local musicians to event planners, performance and music venues and to the citizens of the River Region. We are happy to be a liaison between the musicians and any businesses or individuals who may be looking for entertainment at their events.  In addition, we provide a variety of benefits to our members.  You can see a list of those benefits at the bottom of this page.

In addition, we feel that music education is important.  Studies have proven that learning music can increase thinking skills, enrich strategies for learning and creativity, and enhance connections across subjects. Music can be an invaluable tool to help improve academic achievement and social development.  We enjoy providing free music education workshops for the area’s children and strive to bring together the musicians of today and tomorrow. 

Our members range from long time professional musicians to young musicians working their way up the ladder of success.  Musicians, music lovers and businesses who support music, as well as people who want to be involved in the community, are all part of our association.

We feel that good things can be accomplished through music!  There are many ways to participate with MAMA such as volunteering to help at events, helping with our music education workshops and promoting our talented musicians and local venues. MAMA makes a positive difference in our community and we encourage you to join us in this endeavor!

Sincerely,
Alesia Gilliland
Montgomery Area Musicians Association President

MAMA SONGWRITING SEMINAR

For everyone ages 13 to adult!

Date: September 27, 2020
Venue: Prattville Cultural Arts Building Wayoff Broadway Theater, 203 West Fourth Street, Prattville, Al.  36567
Time: 2 – 5 pm

Come attend the first songwriter’s seminar sponsored by the Montgomery Area Musicians Association, in partnership with the City of Prattville.  Whether you write music, lyrics or both…and in any genre including folk, Americana, country, rock, alternative, R&B, Jazz, Indie, etc.

Please RSVP to 590-5987.  Space is limited!  Call early to reserve your spot!  We will be using social distancing protocol.   

This is a unique offering for the writers and musicians in the River Region area!
Take advantage of this opportunity and plan to attend!

Topics to be discussed:

  • Why write songs?
  • How can my songs get better?
  • Why do people co-write?
  • How do I get my songs recorded?
  • What are publishers looking for?
  • How can I get my songs on the radio?
  • What are some resources for helping me?
  • How can I get paid for my music?
  • How does the music business work?
  • And much more!

Please bring your instrument if possible.  We plan to enjoy hearing everyone’s song they’ve written if you’d like to share!

Providing opportunities for Montgomery’s bands and musicians!

Introducing youth and the public to music performance through music education workshops!

Working with local charities and fundraisers to enhance public participation and appreciation for live music

While we persevere in our support for all local musicians, membership now includes several benefits, in addition to the positive feelings received from supporting the activities of this organization in our community. Musicians encouraging and learning from other musicians, showing support for the local businesses, helping stimulate the River Region economy, providing assistance to musicians in time of need, offering music education workshops to work with and inspire our children and young adults, and donating to other local non-profits such as The Boys and Girls Club, disabled vets, HUGS (Homeless United Group Services) and the Montgomery Area Food Bank are what we are all about. When you support the Montgomery Area Musicians Association, you support US as a community.

BENEFITS

When discussing MAMA membership people ask, “What’s in it for me?” Some benefits of membership include:

Music Lovers:

  • Advance notification of events and opportunities
  • Discounts at MAMA events & on MAMA merchandise
  • The opportunity to support music education for all ages
  • Inclusion on our mailing list
  • The opportunity to play a vital role in furthering the area’s music scene
  • Opportunity to support/hear great local musicians and their original music
  • The opportunity to mentor others

Musicians:

  • Musicians will be featured in articles in the GoPlay! section of the Montgomery Advertiser
  • Band and musician promotion on the Member Showcase section of the website, with links to their music streams, websites and Facebook content
  • Members will receive priority when MAMA is contacted for musician and band recommendations
  • Advance notification of events and opportunities
  • Opportunity to promote, and have MAMA promote, your band or business
  • Opportunity to have free professionally designed flyers for gigs/events
  • Find musicians needed for gigs
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