You know him in Quinn Spinn lore as Scotty Rock. Our first co-host. The Pippen to my Jordan. The Donkey to my Shrek.
Today, however, Adam Arnold steps out of the shadows.
We invite Adam to break the fourth wall today to tell us about his new podcast, Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live With Adam. The show is an opportunity for Adam to open up about his challenges navigating Tourette Syndrome, ADD, learning disabilities, countless legal issues, and many family conflicts — and how he has emerged strong and successful.
Last week, we announced that we’ll be hosting a free virtual panel in commemoration of Black History Month, titled Succeeding as a Black Entrepreneur in the Music Industry, on Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m. CT. This special event will give multi-disciplinary music industry veterans a chance to share their experiences navigating the industry as a Black creative, the challenges they’ve encountered and overcome, and the lessons they have learned along the way.
Today, we’re back with the official panelist announcement!
‘Tis the season for charitable giving! Whether you’re interested in making a monetary donation, or you’re focused on giving in other ways, Nashville’s music community is serving with open hearts this holiday season.
Below, we’re keeping a running list of some of Music City’s holiday benefit events!
P.S.: Speaking of holiday giving, please consider donating to our Underground Rising initiative. Via the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, you can make a tax-deductible donation to help UMC become a more robust, collaborative, and community-driven platform through our content, events, and outreach. Get started here!
At Underground Music Collective, we strive to develop an ecosystem that empowers independent creatives to pursue their passions.
We live by the phrase, “the rising tide raises all boats.” Our efforts will only go as far as they impact the community around us; therefore, we are focused on building a robust, collaborative, community-driven platform through our content, events, and outreach.
To realize our noble mission to its fullest potential, we need your support.
We are delighted to present our Underground Rising initiative. Beginning on Tuesday, November 29 (that’s Giving Tuesday!) and continuing through the end of 2022, we will share stories from within our community, highlighting the impact Underground Music Collective has had on the careers and lives of those who #GoUnderground.
We share these stories, so that you may feel encouraged to support our cause with a monetary donation, made tax-deductible via our fiscal sponsorship from The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville. Every dollar raised throughout our Underground Rising initiative will be invested into avenues that make our platform stronger, to ensure that the songs and stories from within our community have a greater opportunity to impact the masses.
Our fundraising goal? It’s $5,000 by January 1, 2023. If 200 people just like you donate $25 each, we’ll meet our goal.
By supporting Underground Music Collective, you find yourself in good company. Over the past year, esteemed national and global brands like Red Bull, Tennessee Titans, Redfin Real Estate, Universal Music Group (via °1824), and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) have recognized the value of UMC by leveraging our platform to build brand awareness, spotlight their events, and spread their messages.
Your support empowers us to develop our collaborative, community-driven ecosystem, and to provide meaningful opportunities to independent creatives – in Nashville, and anywhere else.
I hope that you will consider including Underground Music Collective in your charitable giving this holiday season. To make your contribution, please visit abcnashville.org/donations/umc.
Thank you for your support, and please have a safe and happy holiday season!
Yours in music,
Gerard T. Longo Founder, Underground Music Collective
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.
Powerful. Inspiring. Insightful. All of those words are fitting when describing this conversation with Ken Newman. Ken is a musician, actor, comedian, photographer, magician, and all-around good human being whose new album, What Am I Afraid Of?, tackles modern political and social issues head on.
Beyond the music, Ken is known for his charitable spirit. His charity, Blanket the Homeless, has provided care packs to between 8,000 and 9,000 unhomed individuals and families in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the organization’s eponymous album features contributions from Grammy-winning artists, notable producers, and many more. Ken’s passion for helping others comes through in this raw, vulnerable conversation which is sure to uplift.