Statement from External Organizations in Support of Public Radio Music Day 2023

noncomMUSIC Alliance

A group of independent external organizations issued the following statement in support of Public Radio Music Day 2023:

Public radio music stations are a resource that the music community deeply treasures. These stations provide an unmatched platform for musicians representing the full diversity of genres and community traditions, elevating emerging voices and local scenes, connecting artists to devoted music listeners, helping to build sustainable careers.

In doing so, public radio fills a critical need to shine a spotlight on culture and the arts at the community level in a way that neither homogeneous commercial radio formats nor algorithmic playlists can match. Many stations feature original music journalism, documenting local musical movements and addressing issues of concern for building healthy music ecosystems. For fans, artists, venues, and record labels, these stations play an essential and cherished role, and we’re proud to join in celebrating Public Radio Music Day today.


Future of Music Coalition (FMC)

American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)

Artist Rights Alliance (ARA)

Folk Alliance International (FAI)

Music Artists Coalition (MAC)

Music Managers Forum – US (MMFUS)

National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)

National Independent Talent Organization (NITO)

The Recording Academy

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)

United Musicians & Allied Workers (UMAW)