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About Us

The Musicians’ Enduring Legacy Organization nfp (MELO) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation founded in December of 2023, and is Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) entity. Our federal tax identification number and full documentation are readily available upon request.

MELO is on a mission to celebrate and preserve the rich tapestry of stories behind the music we love. We are committed to ensuring that the legacies of musicians endure for generations to come.

Music is more than just sounds; it's a reflection of the human experience. At MELO, we believe that understanding the stories behind the music is essential. Our organization is dedicated to documenting these stories and sharing them with the world. From the struggles and triumphs of legendary musicians to the untold tales of emerging artists, we aim to shine a spotlight on the diverse voices that shape our musical landscape.

Transparency and accountability are at the core of everything we do. As a recognized not-for-profit entity, the MELO Executive Board of Directors is committee to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and operates with integrity and openness.

Meet our Executive Board (link to subpage and directors bios and pics.)

Join us in our mission to celebrate the enduring legacy of musicians. Together, we can ensure that their stories are remembered, cherished, and passed down for generations to come.