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Join LARA as a Recording Artist

Your donation to LARA is non-refundable and tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We are a 501(c)3 organization federal tax ID Outmusic Inc. 76-0715576


Let's celebrate the soundtrack of the LGBT Equality Movement! To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of LARA (LGBT Academy of Recording Arts), we are offering a special commemorative fee to join and support the Academy. 25 years ago, we offered the option of 2 membership levels, $25.00 individuals or $50.00 duo/group or business to join and support LARA (see options below). 


Choose the Recording Artist level of membership if you are a documented recording artist that has commercially released music as the following: CD/Record Album LP, Single or EP hard copy or via online outlets (i.e.CD Baby, iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Soundcloud, Reverbnation etc). 


Your gift will help us to become more impactful in the media and music industry. By joining, you are making your commitment to building a powerful world-wide music & entertainment platform to celebrate LGBT music & cultural heritage. 


Tell Your Friends and Colleagues To Join Us!

Alot depends on you helping us to share our efforts with the world. We depend heavily on grass root fundraising and volunteering to make this happend. The sooner we raise the monies needed the easier it is for us to secure our production of the OMAs and sustain our programming. 


Increased support,will enable LARA to produce a state of the art production of the OUTmusic Awards, launch and broadcast our new online TV channel, support our efforts to give music education to homeless and at risk youth, and commemorate our 25th Anniversary with the completion of our full length feature music documentary "For Which We Stand (One Queer Music Nation In The Visible)".

Membership Includes: 

  • Email Updates and Quaterly Newsletter

  • Your LARA profile listed on our website with a short description and link to your personal web page​

  • Eligibility for FREE submissions of your recorded music,spoken word, music video and best live performance for nominee consideration for the OUTmusic Awards ​​​

  • Voting privileges to determine nominees and winners of the OUTmusic Awards

  • Eligibility to have a featured music video release on FREE submissions


  • Eligibility to have your music featured via our Spotify Best of LARA playlist


  • Discounts on OMA Tickets & Events

  • Eligibility to receive discounts on purchased banner ads online and in our program book

Recording Artists please note that the OUTmusic Awards is slated to take place in Jan. 2015 in New York City. Submissions take place in September 2014. 

*To learn more about LARA go to:

Select Your Membership Level

Individual Recording Artist

Duo/Group Recording Artists

Support LARA: Become A Member Today!



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