DC Music Summit

"Empowering our creative community to thrive in the evolving music industry."

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DC Music Summit

EIN: 85-3691453


The DC Music Summit is an award-winning 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization that supports creatives and industry professionals in the arts and entertainment industry, especially encouraging people of color and women. We support them by fostering a positive and inclusive environment for community engagement and networking, skills and professional development, promotion, and inspiration. ​

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Executive Director

Dior Brown

Main address

1203 K St. NW

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

Arts education

Performing arts education

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LGBTQ people


Adolescent girls

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NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.



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Annual DC Music Summit Conference

The annual DC Music Summit Conference is an exchange hub of education, inspiration, and solutions in support of the health and growth of the DC music industry.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Artists and performers

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DC Music Summit


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Executive Director

Dior Brown

Dior is a woman on a mission. Known for her broad range of creative roles, including community builder, humanitarian, activist, entrepreneur, and musician, she is a seasoned, respected member of the DC creative scene and beyond, committed to empowering all people, especially Black women and girls, and leaving a legacy of positive change. Dubbed the “Hip-Hop Polymath” by the Washington Post, Dior knows how to create impact. She is founder of the DC Music Summit, a premier music conference and exchange hub, featuring industry leaders, artists, influencers, and high-profile brand sponsors who join forces to help grow the music industry in the nation’s capital. A proud DC native, raised across the globe, Dior is a Duke Ellington School of the Arts alumna. She holds a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Maryland. At her core, she is about breaking down barriers and sparking a movement, revealing the ways diversity lends greater understanding of what it means to be hu

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