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Introducing our Underground Rising Initiative

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

King with a Crown: Tee Walls Takes the Throne in “Rise Up” Video

Tee Walls, the Nashville-based hip hop artist and CEO of Wall to Wall Entertainment, continues to “Rise Up” as 2022 marches on.

Walls released a new music video for his single, “Rise Up.” Shot by videographer Adam Settle, the visuals feature Walls speaking his truth, while contemplating his own destiny as king of his domain.

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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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Ty Warner Collaborates with Olivia Frances on Debut Single, “Love is Everywhere.”

Ty Warner – a global performer, composer, and utility instrumentalist based between Nashville, TN and Cheyenne, WY – is set to release his debut single “Love is Everywhere,” in conjunction with Global Love Day on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

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‘Live from the 615’ Offers Artists High-Quality Live Streaming Opportunities

Helping Our Music Evolve (HOME), Underground Music Collective (UMC), and Center 615 are on a mission to make live streaming make sense for the Nashville music community. Live from the 615 is a weekly opportunity for artists and community partners to execute high-quality live broadcast productions – without breaking their pockets.

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This Thursday, Watch ‘Black Equity in Americana: A Conversation’

This Thursday, August 20 at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT), the Americana Music Association will present Black Equity in Americana: A Conversation, which will give Black musicians and industry veterans a chance to accelerate racial equity in Americana, one of our nation’s most essential musical genres.

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Announcing UMC’s ‘Keep the Music Playing’ Campaign!

As we continue to weather the COVID-19 storm, we want to let you know that Underground Music Collective is committed to continually supporting the greater music community, in any way possible.

In fact, we’ve come up with a few ways, all rolled into one plan. Today, we’re excited to share it with you!

Keep the Music Playing
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