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UMC20: The Best of January 2023

Last day of the month! Last Tuesday of the month!

Last chance to hit you with the Best of January!

We have a growing multitude of reasons to be excited about 2023 here at UMC. Certainly, the strong musical opening statement provided by you, the independent artists of planet Earth, is among them.

Let’s keep up the good work, y’all! In the meantime, dive into some memorable tracks from throughout the month.

Hear the Best of January

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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UMC20: Open the Flood Gates! (Jan. 17, 2023)

Last week, we told you we were sitting on a treasure trove of upcoming submissions. This week, we’re excited to tell you that many of them have made their ways into the world!

Seriously, we’re amazed. How do you all ensure that we have a fresh bounty of sounds to compile every single week? Credit goes to the indie musicians of Earth for always making this happen, without question.

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UMC20: Picking Up Steam (Jan. 10, 2023)

It seems like everyone is beginning to awaken from their holiday-induced winter slumber. We’ve certainly been busy over here at UMC, and from the looks of it, plenty of musicians in our orbit are, too. For one thing, this week is set to be a big one for releases, and you’ll surely hear some of those in this space this time next week.

But… let’s not get ahead of ourselves, because we have plenty of fire to keep you warm in the meantime. What do you say we get right to it?

P.S.: If you look at the bottom of the track listing, you might see a clue about our first NashLive! show announcement of the year… 😉

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UMC20: It’s a New Year, Yes It Is! (Jan. 3, 2023)

Welcome to 2023! We’re glad you’re here.

We’re also glad to see that the independent artists of Earth have been busy, even through the holidays, by sending us loads of new music to greet us upon our return to Nashville. We start 2023 the same way we’ve persisted in prior years; by having no shortage of musical flavors to present to you all.

We’ll be here with a fresh compilation every Tuesday. Here’s the first of many!

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UMC20: The Best of December 2022

If it feels a bit early in the month for us to be hitting you with a “Best Of” version of UMC20, we understand. However, we’re a week early this one for a very special reason.

The premiere of our 2022 UMC50 compilation — highlighting top tracks from throughout the year — will take place next Tuesday, December 27.

So, we’re hitting you with this month’s list as a precursor of what’s to come. Certainly, a couple of these cuts may find their way onto the year-end playlist. You’ll just have to wait a week to find out which ones…

Hear the Best of December

UMC20: 20 Distinct Flavors (Dec. 13, 2022)

Hold it right there! This holiday season, we’re asking our community to support Underground Music Collective’s Underground Rising initiative! 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 UMC20…

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UMC20: Winter Moods and More (Dec. 6, 2022)

Sounds of the season. Sounds from all over the world. They’re all here!

It’s December, which means it’s time to include a handful of holiday tunes, in addition to songs that fit the vibe any time of year. Speaking of the holidays, we’ve also got a few artists performing on this week’s Bundle Up Nash annual clothing drive here in Nashville, if you’re craving some local flavors.

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UMC20: The Best of November 2022

How is it already the end of November?

That means 2022 is almost over. That means the holiday season is officially in full swing. That also means that it’s time for another monthly UMC20 Best Of compilation.

Lots of tough choices were made, but overall, we think we’ve put together a nice representation of how stellar November 2022 has been. You be the judge!

Hear the Best of November

UMC20: Thankful for This HEAT (Nov. 22, 2022)

We’ve got a smorgasbord of rock, pop, and Americana for you this week!

Also, a big shoutout to our friends at °1824 (via Universal Music Group), who are always down to share their emerging artists with us. A few appear here, as you weave your way through the playlist. A couple of them (namely, DREAMERS) will be in town tonight — and we’ll be there, camera in tow!

Let us all give thanks for these jams. Then, let’s dig in!

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