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Save the Date: Virtual Panel to Commemorate Black History Month Feb. 15

This year, we’ll be educating the masses with a series of roundtable panel discussions featuring music industry veterans, who will share their experiences and perspectives for the benefit of those navigating their own creative journeys.

The first of these discussions will take place online next month — and it’s free to tune in!

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What is Women’s Equality Day & Why it Matters

According to NPR, only 12.7 percent of songwriters and 2.8 percent of music producers were female in 2021.

This alarming statistic shows how far the music industry has to go to achieve true equality.

Today is Women’s Equality Day, and our good friend Erin McLendon (co-founder of Music on the Move Studios) shares why it is important for those in the music industry to acknowledge the continued battle for equal rights — for reasons that stretch far beyond music.

Get Erin’s thoughts on the Music on the Move blog, and don’t forget to get tickets to Music on the Move’s next showcase — featuring an all-female, all-LGBTQ+ lineup — at The East Room on August 31.

‘Sunday Funday’ Coming to Flash Me Xperience June 5

You’ve heard the phrase, you know the song… but you’ve never done it like this before!

Flash Me Xperience, Just Play Entertainment, and the Sunday Funday Crew present the “Sunday Funday Xperience,” Sunday, June 5 from 2-6 p.m.

Take it back to your freshman year with the kickback vibes, with spades, spirits, smoke, and the songs you want to hear to have a good time. There’s even a scavenger hunt, because we’re big kids and why tf not?! It’s like Chuck-E-Cheese, but without the pizza and big ass rats.

It’s all going down at Flash Me Xperience, Nashville’s all new Fully Immersive 3-Dimensional Self-Portrait Gallery. Flash Me is the Ultimate Photo Xperience, offering over 15 different exhibits for your photography pleasure. The immersive scenes allow you to become one with the art. Conveniently located in the heart of Nashville on Historic Jefferson Street, Flash Me Xperience invites you to create timeless memories while exploring eclectic art.

General admission tickets start at $10, with food and drink packages also available for purchase. Get yours here!

Sponsored by Guidance Whiskey, Fiyori Vodka, and Twisted Sistuhs.

LISTEN NOW: Crystal Bowersox Opens Up on Paradox Jukebox

American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox is the epitome of what it means to be a “fierce momma.”

After recently losing her sister and adopting her niece, Crystal is very open about what her life looks like as a mother first, and a musician second. Her new album. HitchHiker, paints a picture of a happiness-seeker whose mission is to spread love and kindness, and to empower the voices of those of us who’ve fallen victim to abuse.

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Timberhawk Hall, Nashville Area’s Newest Venue, To Offer Elevated Live Music Experience

A grand combination of bonafide music lovers, audio geekery, and century-old materials is driving the creation and construction of Madison, Tennessee’s new performance venue, Timberhawk Hall. In other words, the team behind this new endeavor set out to do it right. Scheduled to open in early 2023, this purpose-built concert hall has been meticulously crafted for the enjoyment of both fans and musicians alike with a world-class sound system, thoughtfully designed artist and crew spaces, and a long-loved Nashville talent buyer filling its schedule. While the finest materials went into building the Timberhawk space, community engagement is the beating heart of the venue’s mission. The venue sourced local talent of all kinds—artists, engineers, makers, hospitality specialists—to make the Timberhawk experience one that will give everyone involved lifelong memories of truly singular concerts and events.

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Ty Warner Collaborates with Olivia Frances on Debut Single, “Love is Everywhere.”

Ty Warner – a global performer, composer, and utility instrumentalist based between Nashville, TN and Cheyenne, WY – is set to release his debut single “Love is Everywhere,” in conjunction with Global Love Day on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

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Songs You Should Hear: The All-Jenna Edition (Dec. 17, 2021)

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

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Songs You Should Hear: Arbo’s New Heartbreaker, J.Antonette Counts the ‘White Lines’ + More

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

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