|FRIENDS OF THE LOUISIANA MUSIC HALL OF FAME|
"What is Friends of The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame (LMHOF)?"
The "Friends of LMHOF" is the membership and support organization and program of La Musique de Louisianne Inc., the IRS certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, commended and recognized by the State of Louisiana as Official, that operates and does business as The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame. The mission of the LMHOF is to honor Louisiana's musical artists of note, while working to establish a revitalization of the music industry of Louisiana.
“How can I get involved and how does it help?”
The first thing you can do is to become a member of Friends of LMHOF and, by doing so, assist us in funding projects that continue and fulfill our mission to honor, preserve and promote our great Louisiana music legacy.
"Why does it take so long to grow?"
It takes quite a lot of time as well as financial resources, to make proper contact, research, acquire and format artifacts, and develop bios and artwork in order to share the info, memorabilia and multimedia works of the artist for our ground-breaking GALLERIES MUSIQUE Virtual Museum to fully complete an induction.
"Is my donation tax deductible?"
Your membership directly supports these core functions and, like all donations to LMDL/LMHOF, is tax deductible under IRS rules governing 501(c)(3) certified entities.
"Where is the Hall of Fame?"
The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame is, for the moment, right here on the world wide web, available to every person with internet access. Brick & mortar locations are a product of donations and fund-raising. It is our plan and intent to one day, establish a series of "home" and "satellite" physical locations across the State of Louisiana. We are currently active in location resolution in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
"Why should I become a Friend and donate now?"
Our online GALLERIES MUSIQUE Virtual Museum is already proof enough that our efforts and projects are worthy of support. A good look through the albums will show that we are, in fact,
· bringing "lost" and previously inaccessible artists "to the stage" (sometimes quite literally - Phil Philllips);
· honoring aging artists while they are still with us (Benny Spellman);
· preserving rare performances (Dick Holler - Dave Bartholomew);
· locating and bringing forward lost works (Jimmie Davis - Lenny Capello);
and even more.
Since creation in 2005, The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame has welcomed, to date, almost 100 Inductees to its ranks with many more to come. If you don’t see your favorite of Louisiana's artists here yet, be assured he or she will be honored in the future.
We have also begun establishing our Regional LMHOF Halls, Performers' Stage, Studio, Writers' Annex, Future Famers and Special Members areas to appropriately recognize special friends, new spotlighted artists and artists and entertainers whose contributions and careers have been significant in specific areas and regions of the State, perhaps not as widely known by the public as our legends.
Live performances and events, exclusive recordings, multimedia programming, LMHOF branded merchandise, archiving of memorabilia, oral histories, media coverage, educational programming, broadcast educational programs, support for selected young musicians, and much more will be expanded as we continue to grow.
"How does Friends of LMHOF work?"
Our membership levels are available to both individuals and businesses with perks and gifts avrying with level of Donation.
Our BASIC membership level requires a Donation of only $25 and entitles you to receive a printable, personalized e-certificate and enrollment to the News Musique e-NewsLetter.
With our Festival Seating level, you also receive a unique and exclusive "Friends" lapel pin, just for you, and begins with a Donation of $50 or more.
Our Floor seating level adds, to you, a CD of your choice from available LMHOF La Musique Records offerings, and begins with a Donation of $100 or more.
And our Front Row seating level also brings you a 100% cotton "golf shirt" embroidered with the Friends logo (as at the top of the page), and begins with a Donation of $250 or more (black - sizes S,M,L or XL).
“What if I want to Donate a higher or different amount?”
As you Donate thru PayPal, for an amount different, simply fill in the desired amount.
For a higher amount, you would want to Contact us about a GOLD or PLATINUM level Sponsorship for a higher than $10,000 amount of donation.
Friends of LMHOF is set up for these levels and can offer some excellent reward perks for these major donor Sponsorships.Again, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Are these all of my benefits?"
Membership in the FRIENDS of LMHOF ADVANCED Levels also brings you:
· Musique Shoppe product offerings DISCOUNTS
· Advance email Notice & Discounts on LMHOF productions.
· Access via email link to Friends only productions.
· Other benefits and privileges as we grow
· Most importantly, pride in being part of the efforts to restore our music.
Growth comes when many “I’s” make a contribution and become part of a stronger “we” that attracts attention and support of larger grants, donations and large private and public sources.
Working together, we will reach our goals.
Please become a Friend of The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame and help us continue, grow & build for the future.
"How do I Donate and become a Friend of LMHOF?"
La Musique de Louisianne Inc. has established a safe and secure PayPal account for Friends of the LMHOF... here you can use VISA, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover, etc. or your PayPal Account to join or Donate
Simply Click on the DONATE icon above and you will be directed to PayPal where a secure payment can be made.
Donations up to $10,000 may be made through our secure PayPal account.
If you wish to make personal Donation arrangements, or need an address to send a check to, please contact us at the Friends e-mail below.
"How can I get more information?"
We would be happy to answer your questions on any level. To inquire, please use the e-mail below to contact us.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
Please enjoy the Virtual Museum and continue to follow LMHOF.
Questions / Additional Information:
"What if I, or my business, want to become a sponsor?"
We welcome individual, business and corporate sponsors and have many sponsorship opportunities, including individual inductee sponsorships and banners on this web site as well as event, program and project sponsorships.
Our web site is growing in visitation at an incredible rate, with 2010 visitors totaling over 195,000, representing an almost 100% increase from 2009's 100,000 visitors.
Thanks for your interest.
Please help support the amazing musical artists and the music industry of Louisiana!