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Participants Revealed for Feb. 15 ‘Succeeding as a Black Entrepreneur in the Music Industry’ Virtual Panel

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!

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Learn from Industry Experts with UMC’s New ‘Wednesday Wisdom’ Series!

Here at Underground Music Collective, we’re all about empowering our community to better navigate the music industry. We believe in sharing the perspectives of those who have been there, done it, and brought back the souvenirs of knowledge, ready to be shared with all who seek to learn.

That’s why we are thrilled to announce our new Wednesday Wisdom series. This weekly series will feature guest contributions and insights from music industry professionals, as they give you the tools you need to succeed on your creative journey.

Meet our Experts!

Sunday Replay: Independent Artists Rise Up

This week’s edition of The Quinn Spinn Sunday Replay features all independent artists addressing the ups and downs of the creative journey.

These recent episodes are just a sample of the in-depth conversations we offer on a weekly basis. If you want more, check out the links below as you dive in!

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Paradox Jukebox Welcomes Legendary Bassist Carol Kaye for Feb. 1 Season Premiere

Carol Kaye‘s historic career is unparalleled. A member of the famous Los Angeles “Wrecking Crew” of session musicians from the 1950s through the 1970s, Kaye’s memorable and melodic bass lines can be heard on an estimated 10,000 recordings, including many of the biggest hits of the 20th Century. She is the most recorded bassist of all-time.

On Wednesday, February 1, Carol Kaye will join our friends at Paradox Jukebox for their 2023 season premiere. This inspiring conversation highlights Carol’s life and career, which has changed the course of popular music history.

What is Paradox Jukebox? It’s an unconventional podcast for unconventional musicians, brought to you by Music on the Move Studios, a women-led company working to help musicians move their careers forward through education and live events. Paradox Jukebox aims to bring you content from industry professionals with knowledge to spare, and emerging artists that span various genres.

Learn more about this exciting episode first-hand from Paradox Jukebox host Caitie Thompson when you visit the Music on the Move Studios blog. Click the button below!

Music on the Move Showcase Submission Deadline Extended to Jan. 9

A couple weeks ago, we helped break the news that Music on the Move Studios is now accepting submissions for female musicians and entrepreneurs to participate in their next showcase, which is now set to take place at The Basement East on March 20.

Today, we have even better news: you have more time to submit for consideration!

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A List of Holiday Benefits in Nashville (UPDATED 12/7)

‘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!

Want us to add yours? Let us know!

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!

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Sunday Replay: Combating Narcissism, Finding Balance, and Rising the Tide

As we move toward the end of the year, it’s mind-blowing to think of how many independent creatives — from Nashville and beyond — joined The Quinn Spinn this year to share incredible insights into their journeys. Overall, the best conversations in the show’s 9+ year history have happened in 2022, and it makes us even more optimistic for the future.

Combine that with the fact that we just found out the show is in the top 5% of most shared podcasts across all of Spotify, and is within the top 30% of most followed podcasts on Spotify, and we can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store!

Before we get there, though, let’s take a look and listen back to some highlights, as we get ready to finish the year strong.

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