Category Archives: New in 2022

LISTEN: Ever Been ‘Heartbroken in a Honky Tonk?’

Hitting the dance floor can be the best way to turn the tables on a toxic ex.

Hit the Floor

Finding the Right Artist Management

Artist managers wear many hats. However, at the core of their job is the responsibility of ensuring that artists move steadfast toward their long-term creative and professional visions. For certain, a manager is one of “The 10 People Musicians Need on Their Side.”

What, exactly, are a manager’s responsibilities, both in a long-term sense and a day-to-day sense? Can — or should — one manager take on all of those responsibilities single-handedly? How do managers help artists build a strong team culture around their craft?

We asked two artist managers – Nathan Dohse, co-founder of AGD Entertainment and the author of the Zero to 60 by AGD artist development program, and Lexee Shapiro, co-founder & artist manager, 9802 Management – to share their experience, and their insight proves tremendously valuable for any artist looking to secure management. Simply put, this is a must-read!

Songs You Should Hear… from Sunday’s NashLive! Lineup

We have a solid NashLive! show to look forward to this Sunday at The East Room, and we thought we’d use this week’s Songs You Should Hear to celebrate it.

Supersonic folk troubadour (and longtime friend of UMC) Ali Aslam is coming down from Brooklyn to join Nashville locals Mary Jennings and Pepperwood, and we’re pretty psyched about it. So psyched, that we’ve given you a preview of what’s to come this weekend. Enjoy!

Hear What You Should

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Support Catalina’s Next Genre-Bending Adventure!

Catalina’s mesmerizing vocal prowess is showcased through her soulful writing and expansive soundscapes. As a Chilean artist, Catalina has the ability to capture the audience through her Latin-influenced soulful pop sound and live shows. When she takes the stage, Catalina bares her soul to all who are willing to accept it; her playful eye contact, evocative emotions, and ferocious dance moves will draw you in. She achieved great success with her 2019 record, Multifacética, by providing another taste of her eclectic sound, as she shared the dualities of life through music and lyrics, in English and Spanish.

Fast forward to 2022 — one pandemic and a baby later — and Catalina is gearing up to release the collection of songs she wrote in 2020 for more genre-bending music. Learn more about the project below, and click the button to help bring it to life!

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#TitanUp with Nate Bain, Social Media Director for the Tennessee Titans

Nate Bain is the Director of Social Media and Influencer Marketing for the Tennessee Titans. He and the organization are also avid supporters of independent music, having hosted the first-ever Titans Battle of the Bands last year at Fifth & Broadway in Nashville.

Today on The Quinn Spinn, we welcome Nate for a discussion on social media, community building, the Nashville music scene, and even a little bit of football.

#GetSpunn

UMC20: New Faces Week (June 14, 2022)

OK, so there are some familiar faces on this week’s UMC20… but for the most part, we have artists making their debuts on our weekly playlist.

This one’s also a rock fan’s dream — we’ve got all kinds of rock and roll and Americana flavors on this week’s edition, before things take a poppier turn later in the playlist. And, as is always the case, there are 20 good reasons to dig in!

Oh, and we’ve included a couple tracks in honor of our friends at On the Guest List…, who just welcomed The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney onto their podcast. Check it out here!

Listen to UMC20

The First-Ever UMC Weekly PodGuide!

In case you didn’t know, we have an official podcast. Not only do we have an official podcast, but a lot of our friends have podcasts, too, full of insightful conversations and witty banter around music, creativity, and life itself.

So, we got to thinking: what if we provided a weekly guide highlighting these podcasts, to give the people something to look forward to? Just like that, the UMC Weekly PodGuide was born!

To start, here are a few episodes worth your drive time — all of which are set to drop this week!

Enter the PodGuide
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