CMA Mental Health Fund

The CMA Mental Health Fund was created to help provide struggling music industry professionals with essential mental health services.

The CMA Mental Health Fund was established in 2021 by the CMA Foundation  in partnership with Music Health Alliance to provide access to mental health services including counseling, therapy and screenings for all music industry professionals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  SPECIAL NOTE:  If you have a life-threatening mental health request please call 911 or call 1-800-273-8255 for immediate assistance.

Qualifications & Application:

Qualified applicants must be ONE of the following:

  • Any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years, or credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos.
  • Qualified applicants must have an annual household adjusted gross income of $60,000 or below projected for 2021 or 450% or below the Federal Poverty Level based on your family size.

Qualified candidates please complete this APPLICATION.  Upon receipt a Music Health Alliance advocate will be back in touch within 24 hours.  For questions or more information please call Music Health Alliance 615-200-6896 or email

Additional Information:

If you have a non-emergent mental health need and are not sure how or where to start, Music Health Alliance can assist you with recommendations.  Our advocates are here to meet you where you are in this process.

  • All applications are 100% confidential and bound by HIPAA privacy guidelines.
  • Grants of up to $500 per individual will be paid directly to the service provider, clinic or facility.
  • If the need exceeds the grant allocation, Music Health Alliance can connect the grant recipient with additional grant resource options.

If you are a music industry professional with a mental health need and you DO NOT qualify for the Music Biz Mental Health Fund, please call 615-200-6896 or email for alternative resource availability.  

About the Country Music Association: CMA was founded in 1958 in response to the burgeoning popularity of Elvis Presley. Radio stations were switching formats from Country Music to rock ‘n’ roll and a group of industry visionaries decided that the collective resources of the entire industry were needed to stem the rising rock tide. CMA was the first trade association formed to promote a genre of music. The organization started with 160 members and has now grown to more than 7,600 industry professionals around the world representing every aspect of the business. Today there are 82 volunteer leaders that serve on the CMA Board of Directors.  CMA has partnered with nonprofit partners to help bring additional resources and support to the music industry community the CMA Mental Health Fund is one of these resources.

About Music Health Alliance:  Based in Nashville, Music Health Alliance has provided free healthcare advocacy and support to more than 13,000 music industry members in 48 states across the U.S. and saved the music community more than $63,000,000 nationwide by providing advocacy and access to lifesaving transplants, medicine, mental health resources, end of life care and many other necessary services. In response to the pandemic, Music Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief Plan was created to provide direct support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis through relief grants, simplified solutions and a comprehensive database of resources. MHA fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis and removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for three or more years or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, financial support from the music community is critical to continue Music Health Alliance’s (MHA) advocacy and free services. For every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music.