Black American Music is the Mother of all popular musical genres and one of America’s greatest export to the WORLD. As an art form, it deserves to be protected by those who have enjoyed the benefits of it and those who have labored to advance it.

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BAM is dedicated to monitoring media and advocating the preservation and celebration of the art form known as Black Music. Spotlighting America’s rich cultural legacy. #BAM


Dedicated to Preserve, Protect and Promote the Legacy and Future of Authentic Black American Music. #BAM


The Black American Music Association is a 501 (c)(6) Trade Association organized for upward mobility in the Music Industry by providing charitable, educational and advancement opportunities in general and BAM Membership in particular.

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Black American Music has always been at the forefront of America’s most impactful and transformative moments and movements in American history. Today is no exception. Our Voices Need to be heard.

It is in these times we are reminded that throughout the history of the United States , Black American Music has been an integral part of the healing, coping, and rejoicing of a nation. As we face a double pandemic of overt and escalating Racism in the era of COVID, we need to unite now, more than ever. This is a defining moment to transform our cultural relevance into a border community relevance.

As James Brown had said, ” I’d rather die on my feet, than live on my knees.”

We recognize our creatives who are continuing to move our vast legacy forward taking their responsibility seriously, and uplifting our ” global tribe” in these turbulent and uncertain times. More than ever , artist and creatives need to provide inspired guidance to the world.

Keep Creating. Stay Safe. Let The Music Play. We will get through this together!

BAM News

Industry Vet Michael Mauldin on Why ‘It’s Time to Bring Back the Black Music Association’

– When Black Music Month came to fruition in 1979, so did an organization called the Black Music Association, dedicated to preserving the music’s history and fostering its future. In the following editorial under Billboard’s Chapter & Verse banner, record label veteran Michael Mauldin outlines the need to re-establish the organization — this time as the Black American Music Association.

Black News Channel’s “Black News Tonight with Marc Lamont Hill” 

Black American Music Association co-founders Michael Mauldin & Demmette Guidry joined “Black News Tonight with Marc Lamont Hill” to discuss Black Music Month and the influence of Black music and artists.


Quincy Jones


March 14, 1933 – Present

American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and film and television producer.

James Brown


May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006

American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader.

Otis Redding


September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967

American singer and songwriter.

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