Become an ACM Member

From its founding in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the Country Music industry. Today, with more than 4,600 professional members nationwide, the Academy is more dedicated than ever to serving as a powerhouse advocate for Country fans, artists, and the business sector, as well as promoting new artists, artists on the rise, and established superstars. The ACM is also a proud and active supporter of philanthropic work through its charitable arm  ACM LIFTING LIVES®, which harnesses the power of the Country Music community and partners to provide aid in times of need, with a focus on health-related initiatives.

There’s truly never been a better time to join the Academy of Country Music and be a member of this dynamic, historic, and vigorous community of thought leaders, power players, and creative pioneers. Indeed, 2022 has proven to be a landmark year for the Academy, with the relocation of the organization’s headquarters to Nashville after decades in Los Angeles, and, in a historic partnership with Amazon, its iconic Academy of Country Music Awards™  streamed live on Prime Video in 235 territories all over the globe, the first time a major awards show has streamed exclusively. 

As a member, you have the ability to:

  • Participate in the ACM Awards process, including submit work for ACM Awards consideration, propose rule changes to the awards process, and, for Voting Members only, vote for the ACM Awards
  • Connect through exclusive panels, initiatives, and programs
  • Mix with fellow industry professionals and leaders, deepening a powerful network of connections
  • Tap exclusive access to ticket pre-sales, gaining access to exclusive, in-demand events like the ACM Awards, Academy of Country Music Honors, and ACM Party for a Cause before tickets are even on-sale for the public
  • and more!

Individual Membership Benefits

  • ACM Awards voting rights
  • ACM Awards ticket presale access
  • Ability to submit Awards nominations
  • Printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo
  • Exclusive member networking events and panels
  • Discounts and invites to partner events
  • Exclusive ACM research

Corporate & Record Company Benefits

NO CORPORATE OR RECORD COMPANY MAY HAVE MORE THAN 10 ACM MEMBERS WITHOUT JOINING AT ONE OF THE LEVELS BELOW.

Corporate Company Accounts

Bronze Corporate Company Account

  • 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)
  • Printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo


Silver Corporate Company Account

  • 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)
  • Printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo


Gold Corporate Company Account

  • 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 half page ad per year in ACM Tempo ($1,500 value)
  • Printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo


Platinum Corporate Company Account

  • 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 ($3,000 value)
  • Printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo

Record Company Accounts

Silver Record Company Account

  • 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)
  • Printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo
  • One half page ad per year in ACM Tempo ($1,500 value)
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo


Gold Record Company Account

  • 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 full page ad per year in ACM Tempo ($3,000 value)
  • Printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo


Platinum Record Company Account

  • Maximum of 30 voting members
  • May purchase unlimited tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards (pending availability)
  • Preferred seating at awards show
  • Two full page ads per year in ACM Tempo ($6,000 value)
  • Printed copy of the Academy's quarterly publication, ACM Tempo.
  • Mention of current projects and release dates in ACM Tempo
  • Half-page ACM Awards program book placement ($3,400 value)



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