Our Mission

The American Music Foundation is a tax exempt organization dedicated to the protection, preservation, promotion and enhancement of original, uniquely American musical contributions, styles and artists. America is the birthplace of the Blues. Born of African rhythms, delta field songs and spirituals, the Blues and other Roots music innovations provided the foundation for all of the American music that followed: Jazz, Country, Soul, Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Hip–Hop, Rap…

The American Music Foundation celebrates the artists and the music that became the basis of our American musical culture. While honoring these pioneers, we also celebrate all of the musical styles that sprang from their creations.