Memphis Music Matters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that preserves, fosters, and promotes Memphis music locally, nationally and throughout the world.

Memphis Music Matters strengthens and advances Memphis music through education, networking, advocacy, and professional and industry development; as well as serves as an informational resource for live music performances, venues, booking agents, promoters, managers, recording studios, record labels, record producers, musical instrument retail stores, and businesses that offer services to musicians and music industry professionals.

The foundation also serves as an invaluable resource with an emphasis on strengthening and building the international branding of Memphis as a first-class music city for tourism and conventions, as well as a viable music center for professionals dedicated to the art and craftsmanship of music.