We thank all companies and organizations that support the Music Industry Collective. As a result of your help we are able to provide even more opportunities to students passionate about the music industry. 



Original Fuzz makes guitar straps in Nashville, TN. As a highly respected company they do their best to make products with integrity, using beautiful, quality textiles sourced from around the world.  Featured artists include My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, Built to Spill. Cage the Elephant, Real Estate, Parquet Courts, and more.

Instagram: @originalfuzz

Twitter: @original_fuzz

Facebook: @originalfuzz


Freedom Thought Collective

Freedom Thought Collective was founded in 2014 as an organization to provide aspiring artists and businesses with the services needed to further their brands.  The business’s highly skilled team has the knowledge needed to increase expansion and build reputation for anyone with a goal, plan, motivation and desire to progress in the industry.

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Open Music Initiative 

The Open Music Initiative is an initiative led by the Berklee College of Music Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and with support from a number of major music labels, streaming services, publishers, collection societies and nearly 100 other founding entities. The mission of Open Music Initiative is to promote and advance the creation of open source standards and innovation related to music to help assure proper compensation for all creators, performers and rights holders of music.


Oregon Music News

Oregon Music News is a nonprofit news group that aims to grow and sustain Oregon’s music community by providing a platform for comprehensive music journalism and digital education opportunities.

We are excited to partner with Oregon Music News (OMN) to bring the MIC members and UO student body the opportunity to write articles for their online magazine. If you have any questions about this, please contact us!


Guitar Center

Founded in Hollywood, CA, Guitar Center has grown into the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment.  They commit to making gear easy-to-buy and aim to enable musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from playing an instrument.  We are so lucky to have the ability to partner with this fantastic organization and thank them for all of the support.


House of Records

House of Records is an independent record store located on 13th Ave. in an unmistakable blue house.  Founder and University of Oregon alum, Gary Haller, began this business with two friends in 1971 selling only vinyl out of his garage.  They have been at their current location since 1973 and now currently sell vinyl, cassettes, CD’s, DVD’s and Bluray as well as buy media.  We highly recommend stopping by whether you’re in the market to buy, sell, or just looking!