Formed in 2005 by a group of concerned members of the Chicago music community, the Chicago Music Commission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit independent organization working to transform Chicago’s relationship with its world-class music community. For decades, Chicago has had one of the world’s most significant music cultures, creating groundbreaking sounds that have transformed music the world over. CMC is working on behalf of the music community to ensure that its many diverse voices are fully heard by government and business leaders and that the community’s needs are being fully addressed. In serving as its independent voice and building ties among government, business, and the music community, CMC will allow the music community to thrive on its own terms. By bringing together traditionally separate constituencies, CMC will take Chicago music–and Chicago–forward.