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 New Mexico Music Commission is honored to showcase the rich and diverse talents of our state’s music industry. We proudly feature 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 You Tube 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 Hall of Fame, a 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
  • 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 the State of New Mexico’s highest honor for the music industry. Five “Platinums” are presented annually to living musicians and music supporters who have demonstrated lifetime achievement in
  • Songs About New Mexico
    Songs About the Land of Enchantment Here you will find a continuously growing list of songs about New Mexico: towns, cities, villages, people, events, etc. There are currently about one hundred songs on our list, but not all have been
  • Student Musician Spotlight
    New Mexico Music Commission’s Student Musician Spotlight Featured Student Zea Rose is a 17 year old senior at Albuquerque High School. She was nominated by her private cello teacher Anastasia Nellos, a professional musician and music educator. Zea is a
  • 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.