It’s been a wild holiday season around these parts, as I alluded in this week’s UMC20 post. Somehow, December has been the busiest month of the year for the second year in a row. That’s a great thing!
It also means that I needed some help getting you some Songs You Should Hear this week. Fortunately, UMC Contributor Jenna Rose has had plenty ready to go in the queue. So many, in fact, that we have enough to feature her picks exclusively for the next couple weeks, if we so choose.
That’s what we’re choosing to do this week. Come get some…
Songs You Should Hear: Dec. 17, 2021
Hear What You Should
Gerard here, back with another edition of Songs You Should Hear. And this time, I have company!
UMC Contributor and Fun -N- Games co-host Jenna Rose decided to join me this week, contributing a couple of selections to our new “staff picks” series. You’ll also notice that we’re releasing this edition on #NewMusicFriday. You can expect that to be the trend going forward.
Let’s do the thing and let you feast your ears on these…
Songs You Should Hear: Oct. 15, 2021
Hear the Songs!
This Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT, Michelle and Jenna host a special edition of Drinking with Founders, featuring… our founder!
Gerard Longo talks Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), learning to ride a bike at age 29 (and all over again at 34), and some UMC, Live from the 615, and The Quinn Spinn stuff, too.
Watch it Live! (6 p.m. CT)
As the founder of Underground Music Collective, Gerard Longo has received thousands upon thousands of artist pitches.
Since 2013, Gerard has published more than 20,000 pieces of music-centric content across web and social platforms, and the submissions that made the cut have all had one thing in common: they were complete, thorough, and told the artist’s authentic story, better than the rest.
Perfect Your Pitch
You may have noticed that we have a new location for our UMC Fun -N- Games tapings. That location is Real Music Nashville.
What you may not know is that Real Music Nashville founder Mitchell Ray hosts his own podcast, and we’re excited to share episodes with you as they are released!
Hear the Podcast
On Oct. 3, local songstress Stephcynie (stef-sih-nee) is changing the narrative for independent artists by hosting a one-of-a-kind music event called Paid 2 Play.
This article is a contributed piece from Erin M. Phillips, vocal teacher, and Roger E. McLendon, M.D., a neuropathologist. Learn more about the Erin M. Phillips Voice Studio at this link.
At some point in their careers, musicians will experience performance anxiety. This can affect performers of any capacity, whether on stage, in classroom, or on the field.
Even in times of pandemic worries and social distancing, our
communities are not homes for hate: That’s the message more than a dozen
musicians from across the Mid-Atlantic will come together online to share next
The virtual “Come Together” concert at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT) on Friday, April 3, will feature live performances from the musicians’ own homes, which are scattered across Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, as well as the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas. The benefit event supports No Place for Hate®, a 20-year old initiative of the Anti-Defamation League that is present in hundreds of school districts across the country.
Earlier this week, our partners at Tuk Law Offices held a livestream video conference to discuss the impacts of the abrupt interruptions to live entertainment that have resulted from the global COVID-19 outbreak, and which have temporarily left countless industry professionals without work.
Join host Bryan Tuk alongside panelists Patrick Brogan, Chief Programming Officer at ArtsQuest (Bethlehem, PA) and UMC Founder Gerard Longo to discuss the impact of the pandemic on live entertainers and presenters alike.
Watch the Video
According to statistics, the urban/hip-hop genre is the most consumed music in the world. Atlanta has famously carried the torch as a hub for mainstream urban/hip-hop artists to achieved global success.
However, just four hours north in Nashville, the genre’s presence is still developing. Long known as the home of country music, Nashville has more recently embraced the rock, pop, and Christian genres. But, even with artists like Lil Nas X — an Atlanta native! — bridging the gap for hip hop’s collaboration with Music City, there has yet to be a Nashville-based hip hop artist who has risen to superstardom.
Meet Bryce Green