Category Archives: New in 2023

Like a Phoenix: Fyre Byrd’s Journey from Australia to Nashville

The incredible story of Fyre Byrd begins in Australia. This brother-sister duo — who make “loud, angry music for emotional people” — came to the U.S. in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and were met with early challenges that tested their limits and led them to a place of deeper understanding.

It also led them to newfound creative inspiration, which can be heard on their first two U.S. singles, “Happy Thoughts” and “Godless.” We discuss the music and their shared journey, and answer everyone’s burning questions about Australia.

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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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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.

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UMC20: (Mostly) New Faces Week (Jan. 24, 2023)

Looks like we get a bonus UMC20 this month, with January having five Tuesdays and all.

So, we’re using this opportunity to spread our wings a bit, bringing you a lot of first-timers to the UMC ecosystem mixed in with some returning friends with brand-new songs.

We’ll be back next Tuesday with the Best of January, and for certain, a few of these will make the cut. Till then, revel in the splendors of this week’s compilation.

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LISTEN: On ‘Godless,’ Fyre Byrd Breaks the Rules (The Right Way)

This Thursday on The Quinn Spinn, we’re thrilled to welcome Fyre Byrd. Now based in Nashville, this Australian-born brother-sister duo is bursting onto the local scene with a brand of loud, emotional music that often defies genre conventions.

If you want an example of that, look no further than their new single, “Godless,” released this past Friday.

Listen now!

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!

Songs You Should Hear: Self-Love, Survival, and Taking Risks

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Did you know that you can support UMC, any time of year? By making a tax-deductible donation to UMC via The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, you ensure that we can keep sharing songs and stories from independent creatives everywhere, for years to come. Click here to get started!

Anyway, onto this week’s Songs You Should Hear…

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Country Music, Football, and Overcoming the Odds with KEG Country (Keith Evan Gay)

Keith Evan Gay is a South Georgia native with strong country roots and an unshakable devotion to the Georgia Bulldogs. Keith is bringing his brand of KEG Country to the masses with his new single, “Only One Dawg in this Fight,” which serves as a rallying cry for the back-to-back national champion Bulldogs.

We catch up with Keith about the song, his forthcoming releases (crafted at the renowned Sound Kitchen Studios), and the trials he’s overcome to get here.

And who knows… maybe we’ll even talk a little football.

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