Thank you for your support!

Your generosity will help:

  1. Train Indiana's future music professionals
  2. Make local music seen and heard
  3. Preserve the state's musical heritage

Cardinal Music Group

Raised toward our $1,750 Goal
48 Benefactors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM EST
Project Owners


March 04, 2021

The video says it all, but THANK YOU AGAIN!


February 26, 2021

Thank you everyone!  As of the morning of February 26th, we have exceeded our goal of $1750 by $3!  See your generosity at work and consider following each of our nonprofit music organizations this money will support in 2021.  Pick your social media flavor:

Musical Family Tree & MFT on WQRT Podcast:

  1. Twitter
  2. Instagram
  3. Facebook

Indiana Public Radio & The Scene from IPR Podcast

  1. Facebook
  2. Instagram
  3. Twitter

Beneficence Records

  1. Facebook
  2. Instagram
  3. Twitter
  4. TikTok

If you haven't yet donated or are feeling especially benevolent on this happy Friday, help us push past our goal in the next two days!

Over 75% thanks to our individual donors and Sweetwater Sound!!!

February 22, 2021

Hey everyone, we are in the home stretch with just 6 days left of our campaign!  Thanks to all the individuals who have donated so far, your generosity is already at work supporting CMG.

And an extra special shout out to our biggest donor yet; Sweetwater Sound coming on board as a "Student Travel Agent" at $500!!!!!

Thank you all!  Please share our link far and wide over the next week to help us close our $392 gap to successfully complete our first ever crowdfunding campaign: 

Halfway There!

February 15, 2021

We are exactly halfway through this campaign and have raised 49% of our $1750 goal.  Thank you to all who have donated so far!  To those who are still considering, will you be our Valentine?

FYI - This week we start our social media rollouts for two CMG affiliates; The Scene from Indiana Public Radio and Musical Family Tree on WQRT.  These are public and community radio shows respectively that are dedicated to Indiana music content with broad cast and podcast distribution. 

Keep an eye out for our student designed promotion campaigns. Listen to their latest episodes and hear for yourselves the kind of homegrown music journalism your generosity is empowering.

  • MFT on WQRT:  Episode #85 - Joshua Thompson
    • Originally airing 02/11/2021, host Grant McClintock speaks with musician Joshua Thompson (Melanated Moments in Classical Music) & shares some amazing music from INDIANA (USA).Featuring songs from: Joshua Thompson, Rehema McNeil, Bashiri Asad, feat. Megan Simonton, Manon Voice, Angela Brown & Ashlee Baskin.
  • The Scene from IPR:  S11 E18 - Erin Tobey, Amy O, and Porch Kat
    • Tune in to hear three great artists and bands play at local Indiana venues. Erin Tobey and Amy O are both indie-pop rock artists from Bloomington, IN, and they can be heard playing from Midway Music festival. Porch Kat is a jazz-fusion style rock group from Muncie, IN, playing from the Craft Brew Bar at the Be Here Now festival. Erin Tobey can be found on Facebook @erintobey. Amy O can be found on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram under the name @amyo, and Twitter under the name @amyomusic. Midway Music Festival can be found at their website Porch Kat can be found on social media platforms such as @porchkatband on Instagram and Twitter, and @porchkat on Facebook. Information for Be Here Now can be found on their website,
Choose a giving level


Tip Jar

Drop a 5 spot in our guitar case to help us help Indiana's music scene



Promote one of our local music podcasts or videos on social media for one week



Pay for two weeks of social media promotion for a new music video or podcast


Artist Hospitality

Foot the bill for an Indiana artist's travel and eats while shooting a music video or recording an album at either the Indy or Muncie campus


Student Travel Agent

Enable 15 BSU students to travel anywhere in Indiana to shoot a local music video, record a live music festival for broadcast, or host a CMG artist showcase


Event Producer

Pay expenses for a free, all-ages CMG music showcase event at either the Indy or Muncie campus


Record Producer

Cover the cost of a 500 copy manufacturing run of vinyl records in featuring all Indiana artists (i.e. "Records for a Reason: vol. 2"...proceeds from sales via student run label Beneficence Records will benefit hunger relief in Indiana