Showcasing New Mexico’s Extraordinary Talent.

Norman Petty
Buddy Holly is just one of the many artists that recorded at the famous Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico.

The Music Commission is elated to feature the rich and diverse talents of New Mexico’s music industry. We proudly showcase our state’s award winners, through the Governor’s Arts Awards and the Music Commission’s Platinum Music Award, as well as our list of noteworthy New Mexicans, and videos featuring beloved New Mexico artists on our YouTube channel. We’ve also recently launched our Student Musician Spotlight series featuring the best and brightest student talent in the state. And we’re compiling a fun list of songs about New Mexico – you’d be surprised how many there are. Read on and enjoy!

  • Notable New Mexicans
    The New Mexico Music Commission Hall of Fame Here is our unofficial tip of the hat to our state’s chart topping award winning artists, extraordinary music educators, music organizations and businesses, as well as legendary figures in New Mexico’s vibrant
  • Governor’s Arts Awards
    The Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts Established in 1974 by Governor Bruce King and First Lady Alice King, the Governor’s Arts Awards celebrate the role that artists, craftspeople, and arts supporters play in the cultural and economic life
  • Platinum Music Awards
    New Mexico Music Commission’s Platinum Music Awards The Platinum Music Awards are suspended indefinitely. The Platinum Music Awards (PMA) are the State of New Mexico’s highest honor for the music industry. Five “Platinums” are presented annually to living musicians and
  • Songs About New Mexico
    Songs About New Mexico Archive Here you’ll find an ever-growing archive of songs about New Mexico’s communities, cultures, famous and not-so-famous people, events, history, holidays, traditions, etc. The archive includes all music genres, languages, and time periods; “the good, the
  • Student Musician Spotlight
    New Mexico Music Commission Student Musician Spotlight Featured Student 17-year-old Chevel Shepherd stands as living proof that big things sometimes come in small packages. Chevel won America’s hearts, and the title of “Season 15 Winner” during her epic run on
  • Protected: Young Musicians Competition
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  • NMMC YouTube Channel
    Celebrate New Mexico Music Our YouTube Channel features many of New Mexico’s brightest music stars, up-and-coming talent, and local favorites. No copyright is claimed in the above creative examples and to the extent that material may appear to be infringed,