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


Cardinal Music Group is Ball State’s premier immersive learning experience for the music industry.  A donation to CMG pays it forward to Indiana's music scene while supporting current artists and preserving the state's musical heritage.  Your generosity will:

  1. Train the next generation of Indiana's music professionals
  2. Make new local music seen and heard all across the state
  3. Archive Hoosier music for posterity

Our mission to EMPOWER Indiana music is all the more crucial in these uncertain times.  Indeed, many of the artists and nonprofit organizations we support have suffered catastrophic financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please join with us now to continue our work as we look ahead to the triumphant return Indiana's vibrant live music scene.

CMG is an interdisciplinary team of students collaborating with music professionals in a community driven, nonprofit effort to increase awareness and cultural legacy of Indiana’s collective arts and culture scene.  To do this, CMG undertakes audio/video productions, email and social media marketing campaigns, as well as creative content administrative duties on behalf of its roster of independent artists and affiliated nonprofit organizations.  This relationship relieves the burden on their limited resources and gives BSU students a chance to support their own community while learning the music business in real-time.  Through this interactive collaboration, the students and the artists/nonprofits we support can accomplish much more together than they otherwise would on their own.  This collaborative effort propels Indiana's arts and culture to new heights for the benefit of the public at large. We often espouse at CMG that, "a rising tide lifts all boats."


The CMG nonprofit partners that students will work with this coming semester include, but are not limited to the following:

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