membership_levels

Professional Members

Professional members must submit an application to the Academy of Country Music office. Eligibility for professional members is limited to those individuals who derives or has derived in the past a significant amount of income from the field of country music; however, admission to membership it subject to the complete discretion of the ACM Board of Directors.

The Academy offers many levels of membership for individuals, record labels and non-record label companies. Please see below for pricing and benefits of membership. If you have any questions, please contact the Academy's Membership Department at 818-815-4228 or membership@acmcountry.com.

The Academy will continue to add benefits as they become available.


Individual Membership Benefits / $75 Annually

  • Members receive voting privileges for the Academy of Country Music Awards, the annual election of the Board of Directors and Bylaw amendments.
  • Members may purchase tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards. (quantity and seating is tentative and determined on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • Members may purchase pre-sale tickets to other Academy events throughout the year, including the annual ACM Honors in Nashville.
  • Members will receive a printed copy of the Academyís quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.
  • Members may use the Academy corporate logo to identify themselves as a member.

Apply for a Professional Membership

If you do not work in the country music industry, but would like to join the Academy's A-List, click here.

Record Company Members

Record Company Pricing
NO RECORD COMPANY MAY HAVE MORE THAN 10 ACM MEMBERS WITHOUT JOINING AT ONE OF THE LEVELS BELOW.

Platinum Membership Benefits / $7,500 Annually

  • Maximum of 30 voting members
  • May purchase unlimited tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards (pending availability)
  • Preferred seating at awards show
  • Two electronic mailings at wholesale cost (pay only HiFi Fusionís costs-$3,600 value)
  • Two full page ads per year in ACM Tempo ($1800 value).
  • Members will receive a printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo
  • "Spotlight Artist" placement on ACM website

Gold Membership Benefits / $4,000 Annually

  • Maximum of 20 voting members
  • Members may purchase tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards (quantity and seating is tentative and determined on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • One electronic mailing at wholesale cost (pay only HiFi Fusionís costs-$1,800 value)
  • One full page ad per year in ACM Tempo ($900 value)
  • Members will receive a printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo
  • "Spotlight Artist" placement on ACM website

Silver Membership Benefits / $2,500 Annually

  • Maximum of 15 voting members
  • Members may purchase tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards (quantity and seating is tentative and determined on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • One electronic mailing at a discounted cost (pay Hi-Fi Fusion's costs and 1/2 cost of ACM list - $900 value)
  • Members will receive a printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.
  • One half page ad per year in ACM Tempo ($600 value)
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo

The Academy will continue to add benefits as they become available.

Corporate Company Members

Corporate Company Pricing (Non-Record Company)
NO COMPANY MAY HAVE MORE THAN 10 ACM MEMBERS WITHOUT JOINING AT ONE OF THE LEVELS BELOW. (This pricing applies to all non-record label companies.)

Platinum Membership Benefits / $2,500 Annually

  • Maximum of 30 voting members
  • Members may purchase tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards (quantity and seating is tentative and determined on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • One full page ad per year in ACM Tempo ($900 value)
  • One electronic mailings at wholesale cost (pay only HiFi Fusion's costs-$1,800 value)
  • Members will receive a printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo

Gold Membership Benefits / $1,800 Annually

  • Maximum of 20 voting members
  • Members may purchase tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards (quantity and seating is tentative and determind on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • One half page ad per year in ACM Tempo ($600 value)
  • One electronic mailing at a discounted cost(pay Hi-Fi Fusionís costs and 1/2 cost of ACM list-$900 value)
  • Members will receive a printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo

Silver Membership Benefits / $1,200 Annually

  • Maximum of 15 voting members
  • Members may purchase tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards (quantity and seating is tentative and determined on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • One electronic mailing at a discounted cost (pay Hi-Fi Fusionís costs and Ĺ cost of ACM list-$900 value)
  • Members will receive a printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo

Bronze Membership Benefits / $800 Annually

  • Maximum of 10 voting members
  • Members may purchase tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards (quantity and seating is tentative and determined on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • Members will receive a printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.

The Academy will continue to add benefits as they become available.

New Artist Membership

Academy of Country Music New Artist Membership Program

The Academy of Country Music would like to invite all new artists and up to six (6) of their band members (no crew) to become complimentary members of the Academy for one year, granting them voting privileges for the annual ACM Awards.

To take advantage of this offer, the following criteria must be met:

  • Artists must be signed to an Academy of Country Music member record label (any size)
  • Artists must have a debut album commercially released in the past six months or due to be released in the next three months (albums only, no single releases)

We are excited to offer this opportunity to artists as they begin their career. For more information, please contact the Membership Department at 818-815-4228 ormembership@acmcountry.com.