Support LARA: Become A Member Today!


Join LARA as a Recording Artist



Everytime An Artist Becomes A Member We Get Closer To Our Goal!


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: CD/Record Album LP, Single or EP in hard copy or digital copy 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 cultural heritage. 


Tell Your Friends and Colleagues To Join Us!

Increased membership support,will enable LARA to: 

  • Produce a state of the art production of the OUTmusic Awards

  • Launch and support the broadcasting of our new online TV channel

  • Support our efforts to give music education to homeless and at risk youth

  • Commemorate our 25th Anniversary of LARA 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 Quarterly 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, LGBT film/webseries soundtrack 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


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


  • Discounts on OMA Tickets & Events

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

Select Your Membership Level

Individual Recording Artist

Duo/Group Recording Artists