Our programs

We offer events and programs for every stage of your music career. 

Earn as You Learn

Launched in summer of 2021, our Earn As You Learn summer internship program placed students with mentors at recording studios, radio stations, retailers, app developers, and Music Columbus where they experience hands on job training.

Compensated at fifteen dollars an hour and with many offers of full-time employment, the stories of these interns have inspired other students and have instilled hope and possibility.

When the future speaks, we listen.


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Music Mondays

Our free Music Industry forums feature guests from major labels, international music organizations like Bandcamp and Spotify and massive artists like Nile Rodgers and Juicy J!

Music Mondays is our first step to connect Columbus with the industry at large and give our guest speakers a taste of what our city has to offer!

Watch our previous forums and keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events this year!

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The Unheard

Columbus has always had
an abundance of young musicians and music venues. Unfortunately, there are few opportunities for under-age musicians to perform.

To fill this void and help young musicians to develop performance skills, we began an aftenoon all-ages showcase… The Unheard.

Columbus bands or solo artists will be given the opportunity to take the stage in a professional environment and perform to an audience of their peers.

Performances will be filmed and each artist will receive a copy for their own promotional use.


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Gift of Music Instrument Drive

The Gift of Music Student Instrument Drive is an annual event that benefits Columbus school children throughout the city. In our first three years we have donated over 2,220 instruments to students.

Visit http://www.giftofmusic.info/ for complete details.


Better Together Music Incubator

The Better Together Music Incubator was launched in 2023 to provide artists and bands who showcase potential in the Columbus music scene and guide them in their music careers.

In 2024, the Incubator program will continue and enroll a new flock of music creators/performers as well as expanding to offer an additional initiative geared toward supporting music industry professionals and aspirationals. These may include business crafts people such as sound engineers, record producers, songwriters, managers, touring staff, and other essential music industry professions. 


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