The WTMA is a 501 (C)3 nonprofit organization fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.
We are dedicated to providing learning opportunities on the craft and business of
performing, singing and songwriting. All styles of music are welcome and membership
includes people of all ages. WTMA monthly activities include meetings with guest
speakers, song critiques and performance showcases in the Ector Opry. In addition,
the WTMA supports and promotes workshops, benefit concerts and contests.
WTMA KICKS OFF NASHVILLE OR BUST CAMPAIGN April 1, 2014
Songwriters at the WTMA will be out campaigning starting April 1st. They are asking
for donations and sponsors for their trip to Nashville. They plan on raising funds
by writing songs for other area non-profit organizations to help raise awareness
for their agencies. “They thought it would be a great way to help others. The music
they write will be songs of inspiration, hope and support for our community agencies
that do so much for others.”, said Bruce Beaird.
The students were invited to Nashville last year to record in a major recording studio
in Nashville, Beaird Music Group. In addition their songs will be presented to some
of the industries biggest music publishers.
“We feel like this is a great opportunity for each and every student and possibly
a once in a lifetime opportunity. They will also be visiting with 2 other major studios
while in Nashville and attend meetings with the three performing rights organizations
SESAC, BMI, and ASCAP. Overall it will be a great learning experience and a lot of
fun.”, said Bruce Beaird.
They need to raise $12,000.00 to accomplish their goal and will be asking for donations
and sponsors for their trip.
The West Texas Music Association (WTMA) has been around since 1999 and has expanded
their education and training programs to many aspects of the music business.