Welcome to the PMA
How can you use music to make
a positive difference in your community today?
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The Positive Music Association (PMA) is an international organization dedicated to promoting Positive music artists, and Positive music as a distinct category of music. Positive music is defined as lyric-based music with universal, life-affirming messages. It’s music for personal and social change.
From Natasha Bedingfield’s "Unwritten" and John Lennon’s "Imagine" to indie songs like "Xtraordinary," "If I Were Brave," and "Right This Moment," Positive music has been around for years but is only now becoming its own unique genre of music.
Besides promoting Positive music and artists, the PMA encourages its members to do something good with their music in their own communities and in the world. Examples include a Top Ten song on the Billboard Dance Charts promoting world peace; special CDs created to raise awareness of Hospice, autism, and poverty; singing for orphans in Bali and schoolchildren in India; and performing benefit concerts from Vancouver to New York City. The PMA also encourages cooperation and collaboration, not competition, among its members.
With the unprecedented upheaval in the world - from natural disasters and wars to political corruption and personal crises - the need for Positive music has never been greater. Positive music can help facilitate the transformation and shift in personal and global consciousness, from a worldview based on separation, scarcity and extreme competition, to one based on connectedness, sufficiency and cooperation. Positive music can inspire, heal, uplift, energize, unite and enlighten as we create and awaken to a more peaceful, sustainable and healthy world that works for everyone.
Founded in 2003, the Positive Music Association has some 400 members from a dozen countries, and is led by Scott Johnson from Boulder, Colorado.