GMA Membership Benefits Summary While we know becoming a GMA Member is about the community and the ability we all have as a collective to influence our culture with music, we also recognize our ability to provide you with amazing opportunities and discounts. In addition to these great benefits GMA Members are also able to take advantage of various GMA event discounts offered throughout the year. Through GMA Sound Healthcare, GMA Professional members have access to worldwide comprehensive health insurance coverage at an affordable price. GMA has partnered with the National Business Association's Sound Healthcare program to offer GMA Professional members who qualify a choice of program options, each of which can be shaped to meet individual needs and budgets. In addition to individual, group coverage is also available for companies and their employee who are looking for affordable coverage, custom-tailored for GMA members. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ GMA Sound Healthcare benefits include: Comprehensive coverage (both in hospital and out patient) 90/10 insurance co-pay at all Vanderbilt facilities (80/20 co-pay at other medical facilities) Covers emergency treatment for domestic members when traveling anywhere in the world Immediate family members (spouse and children) are eligible to purchase coverage under the member’s CMA Member ID You can’t be singled out for a rate increase and you can’t be singled out for cancellation. GMA Sound Healthcare is available to all GMA Professional members who qualify. For more information, visit or contact RJ Stillwell, Executive Director of GMA Sound Healthcare 615-256-8667. The National Business Association can be contacted directly at 800-456-0440. GMA is now offering a songwriting critique service to our members. Active members can use this service as often as they like! Songs will be evaluated based on originality, music/melody, lyrics/hook, commercial appeal, etc. Songs of any genre or style will be accepted, and critiqued by an appropriate professional. Click here for complete information on the Songwriting Critique Service ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Since its inception in 1990, Orchestra Nashville (formerly Nashville Chamber Orchestra) has become recognized as one of America’s premiere orchestras. Orchestra Nashville specializes in commissioning works that cross musical boundaries by integrating the performance practices of Western orchestra music with jazz, American folk and fiddle traditions, and world music. By presenting these new works alongside masterpieces from the traditional repertoire, Orchestra Nashville is challenging audience’s perception of what an orchestra can be, while creating a new kind of orchestra music relevant to today’s culture. Through this new member benefit, GMA members receive a 15% discount off tickets to any Orchestra Nashville performance. The Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (TNVLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance and education to low-income artists of all disciplines and emerging nonprofit arts organizations located in the greater Nashville area. Through this member benefit, TNVLA is offering 15% off of its membership rates ($30 for artists, $50 for arts organization) to all GMA members who live in Davidson County, Tenn. If you are a Davidson County resident and wish to take advantage of this member benefit, simplly go to the TNVLA's Web site, www.tnvla.org, and go the "Membership" page. When you sign up for membership, you must type GMA and your GMA member number in the organization field on the membership form to secure the discounted rate. Web site Through this benefit GMA members can save $90 off of the regular purchase price of each copy of the critically acclaimed MasterWriter software. MasterWriter offers a wide variety of songwriting tools in one easy-to-use software program. At the MacWorld Expo in 2003, MasterWriter received a "Best of Show" award among the more than 1,000 new products that were being introduced at the show. BMI, ASCAP, NSAI, SOCAN, and PRS have endorsed MasterWriter and have offered it to their membership, according to the company. MasterWriter Includes: A Rhyming Dictionary with over 100,000 entries. A Pop-Culture Dictionary with over 11,000 icons of American and World Culture. A Dictionary containing over 35,000 Phrases, Idioms, Clichés, Sayings and Word Combinations. A Rhymed-Phrases Dictionary with over 36,000 entries. The only Alliterations Dictionary in existence. The American Heritage Dictionary and Roget's II Thesaurus. A State-of-the-art database that allows you to keep track of all the Lyrics, Melodies and Information related to the songs you've written or are writing. A stereo Hard Disk Recorder for recording your melodic ideas. Songuard, an online date-of-creation Song Registration Service. A library of over 250 tempo adjustable MIDI Drum Loops. Full-function Word Processing. Mac OS and Windows compatible. GMA Members receive a discount on both Hertz and Alamo car rentals. Hertz When you join the GMA, you'll receive a special Hertz card and code that entitles you to up to 10% off on rental rates PLUS up to $25 off ($5 per day) if you rent a car for GMA Week! You can receive your discount when placing an order online, by phone, or at the time of rental. Tom Jackson’s On Stage Training Series DVD(s) GMA Members can purchase this popular training series for just $119.95 (20% off the regular rate of $149.95). The series is taught by nationally known performance consultant, Tom Jackson, who has worked with artists such as Jars of Clay, NewSong, Chonda Pierce, Cindy Morgan, Plus One, The Martins, Carman and more. Includes 6 video tapes and 6 audio tapes. For more information about Tom Jackson and the On Stage Series, please paste this URL into your web browser: http://www.tomjacksonproductions.com/store.htm#listing With this newest benefit, GMA members receive a free six-month account subscription of Bandzoogle's Web site development resources. Subscription does not include domain name, member must purchase to fully utilize benefit or utilize existing domain name. What is Bandzoogle? Bandzoogle lets bands build great websites in minutes. All the stuff you need (like an online store, mailing list, forum) are built right in. You don't need to know anything about web design -- we do the techie stuff so you can concentrate on your music.