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Minnesota Music Coalition

We connect and support Minnesota’s diverse community of independent musicians

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About MMC

Serving Minnesota's music community for over 10 years, MMC is a nonprofit art service organization with a Board and staff of musicians and music advocates.

MMC's Impact

Through education, communication, and advocacy, MMC creates access to resources and professional development services. We envision Minnesota as the best place for musicians to live and work.




For immediate release: MMC board announces organizational sunset

By | August 16, 2023

Important News about the Minnesota Music Coalition (St. Paul, MN) August 16, 2023 – After 13 years and hundreds of projects, workshops, and performance opportunities to support Minnesota’s talented and diverse musical community, the Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC) announces that we have made the difficult decision to sunset our organization. Over the coming months MMC…

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Announcing the Under the Lex Performance Series

By | June 6, 2023

Beginning this summer on select Wednesdays, June 21 and running through August 23, 2023, Under the Lex is a music series hosted by Youa Vang of Third Daughter, Restless Daughter. The performances came to fruition when Vang was walking underneath the bridge and discovered the acoustics that were perfect for stripped down performances. Through her…

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MMC Executive Director shares news of staff transition, and job posting for the next Executive Director

By | September 22, 2022

News from MMC Executive Director Joanna Schnedler, September 22, 2022 Dear Music Community:  I have decided that it is time for me to move on from my role as Executive Director at the Minnesota Music Coalition. I am ready to pass along the leadership of this organization to another person who can take it to…

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MMC Expands Capacity of to Serve the Music Community

By | June 9, 2022

A New Minnesota Music Coalition Website and Membership Management System MMC has partnered with Growthzone Association Management Software to implement a new web platform, launching in early summer 2022. This new tool will include some great features to better help MMC connect and support musicians and the music industry, including: A refreshed website with information about MMC…

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MN Music Summit 2022 is a wrap!

By | June 9, 2022

The 12th Annual MN Music Summit is wrapped up! Thank you for joining us and supporting the event. See you at the Summit next year! Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th, 2022 the Minnesota Music Coalition presented its 12th annual MN Music Summit: Building Forward Together, a 3-day live and online conference and festival featuring Minnesota’s…

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Mendoza Open Door Fund – Alleviating Barriers to Participation

By | June 9, 2022

The Mendoza Open Door Fund provides the Minnesota Music Coalition with resources dedicated to an important need for our music community: access. The MOD Fund provides scholarships to musicians, membership discounts, travel reimbursements for greater MN musicians, workshop fee waivers, and other financial support for musicians to make sure that money is not a barrier…

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Who We Are

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We are a statewide network of artists, industry professionals and music supporters who care about creating and sustaining a vibrant popular music community. We welcome all Minnesota musicians, regardless of race, gender or cultural identity. We do not tolerate hate speech. We encourage self-expression and open dialogue. We stand in solidarity with our BIPOC community in our commitment to fight racism in Minnesota, and will seek ways for supporting music and musicians to be vehicles of change in our state. #blacklivesmatter #lifteveryvoiceandsing

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