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Music on the Move Announces June 24 LGBTQ+ Showcase Lineup

Last month, we told you that Music on the Move Studios was planning a special LGBTQ+ edition of their all-female showcase, set to take place at BentoLiving Chestnut Hill on Friday, June 24 — the night before the official kickoff of Nashville Pride WEek.

That showcase now has an official lineup!

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ON SALE NOW: A Night of Nashville Hip Hop II, May 27 at Cobra

It was only a few weeks ago that we delivered the news of A Night of Nashville Hip Hop II, the sequel to the blockbuster hip hop R&B showcase hosted by NashLive! last October at The Cobra.

Well, we have good news for you early birds: you can get your tickets for this one in advance!

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ON SALE NOW: Tickets for ‘Ten Year: The Musical’

Back in March, we featured a Crowdfunding Spotlight on ‘Ten Year,’ a new musical composed by friends Wesley King and Jacob Heinz.

Tickets are now on sale for the production, which will run June 2-4 at Nashville’s Darkhorse Theater.

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Class is in Session: Finding the Right Music Teacher

Sooner or later, and no matter where you are in your musical journey, we all could use some guidance.

Last week, Luke kicked off the breakdown of Muze’s “10 People Musicians Need on Their Side” series by helping you learn what to look for when shopping for the right producer. But, before you can even get into the studio… you have to know how to perform!

So, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I decided to ask a couple of teachers how it’s done!

Erin McLendon and Caitie Thompson are performing artists and the co-founders of Music on the Move Studios. Based in Nashville, Music on the Move is a female-owned business which helps artists grow their careers through educational and performance opportunities. Those opportunities include private and DIY lessons – Erin teaches voice, while Caitie instructs students on a variety of instruments.

I sat down with Erin and Caitie to learn more about the role of a voice or instrument teacher. In the process, they helped dispel common myths, while showing the correlation between learning proper technique and building confidence.

HOME Elite Artist Spotlight: Natasha Blaine

Once a month, we are partnering with Helping Our Music Evolve (HOME) in East Nashville to feature an artist who is enrolled in the organization’s Elite Artist Program, which teams recording artists with HOME’s Verified Producers and other business professionals to accelerate the process of creating and monetizing their music.

First up is Natasha Blaine. A Seattle native, Natasha moved to Nashville in 2018, and has been captivating audiences in Music City with her jazz-influenced vocals and engaging live performances ever since. She just released her new single, “You Don’t Treat Me the Same,” co-produced alongside HOME-certified producer Allan Fine.

I had the chance to chat with Natasha about the new single, her creative process, and the joys of performing live. In the process, I could sense her genuine excitement for what the future holds. Read the interview below, and check out “You Don’t Treat Me the Same” when you get to the bottom!

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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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TONIGHT: NashLive! Teams with Glasse Factory on ‘Songs for Ukraine’ Livestream

Tonight, we’re doing it live for the people of Ukraine.

Join NashLive!, Glasse Factory, Cole Law Group, and Helping Our Music Evolve tonight at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT for Songs for Ukraine. Donations throughout the event will benefit World Central Kitchen, which provides support for Ukrainian refugees in this time of crisis.

The concert features performances from Nashville-based artists across multiple genres. They include:

Watch the full stream at twitch.tv/glassefactory. Click the button below!

It’s Sunday Funday with Lord Goldie, Foundation Mecca, and Chaun Davis of ViB

“Sunday Funday” is more than just a country-hip hop crossover single. It’s a movement unto itself.

Today on The Quinn Spinn, we have the leaders of the movement joining us in a roundtable discussion. We go in-depth about the release, their big plans for 2022 (and beyond), and the ever-increasing presence of Nashville hip hop and R&B in the musical landscape.

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Why Support UMC? We’ll Give You 30 Good Reasons

In case you didn’t know, Underground Music Collective is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville. That means that any donations you make at that link are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

And, if you ask us, that’s just one of many reasons we can think of to support UMC!

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Crowdfunding 101 for Artists: Tips and Tricks with Nicole Hoglund of 94twenty

Nicole Hoglund is one of the hosts of the 94twenty podcast, which is described as a “journey through the music we love (and the industry we tolerate).” Nicole is also one of the architects behind the 94twenty artist crowdfunding platform, which helps artists raise capital for their upcoming projects, and a business development coach with more than 15 years’ experience in marketing and organizational communication and restructuring.

Today on The Quinn Spinn, Nicole shares valuable insights into crowdfunding best practices, and the ways artists can find success doing what they love. This is a must-listen for any artist looking to turn their passions into a career, and it’s here for you on The Quinn Spinn!

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