We Live For Music
The history of California music is as much about the people who became famous as it is about the continuing contributions to the rich, vibrant culture of California. The immigrants who built California brought with them their native music, and through years of blending these cultures, the California Sound emerged.
California has always had a rich and profound impact on the world's music culture and has produced a musical dynasty whose contributions have shaped and defined American music. Recognizing the need to Unite, Join, Inspire, Celebrate, Remember, and Enlighten the public about the influence Californians have in the music industry, the vision for the California Music Hall Of Fame was born.
California Music Hall Of Fame mission will recognize the many important talented music industry professionals from the legends, those behind the scenes, to the up and coming, who have helped shape the rich spectrum of California music from rock and country, classical and jazz to R&B, gospel, rap, Chicano, to traditional. And to educate the public about their accomplishments.
We will continue California's musical legacy by hosting our Induction Ceremony, establishing the California Music Hall Of fame Museum, promoting the importance of musical arts education in California high schools, implementing our community outreach programs, and supporting programs aimed at honoring, nurturing, and strengthening California's past, present, and future music scene. We will share stories of the people, events, and songs that shaped California music.
The California Sound has been evolving for over a century and it continues to grow and lives on today in grand fashion. The CMHOF is dedicated to keeping the sound alive for years to come.
The California Music Hall Of Fame exists to pay tribute to California music professionals through our induction ceremony, establish a museum, facilitate our community outreach programs, educate the public about the California Music Hall Of Fame land the legacy of California music, develop a high school music education program, and to raise funds to further our mission.
The CMHOF mission is based on an abiding conviction that California music plays an integral role in the lives of all Californians.
New members will be honored through induction into the California Music Hall Of Fame and their achievements memorialized to promote an appreciation for California's rich and diverse musical culture and history.
The bold vision of the California Music Hall Of Fame is to be the world center for the presentation, culture, and future of California music.
To preserve, gather, and disseminate history, artifacts, collections, and performances of California music through an educational experience and a place to house information on our inductees.
Our long-term goals include the establishment of a permanent museum to display memorabilia, instruments, photos, sound recordings, stage attire, etc. not only of California Music Hall Of Fame inductees but, for all California music professionals.
CMHOFM will fulfill an important part of our mission by documenting the careers and accomplishments of California musicians and behind-the-scenes participants of note in our musical history.