Category Archives: video

Keeping Your Creative Ambitions in Balance with Meg Rilley

Meg Rilley is a powerhouse southern rock artist located in Nashville. A lifelong performer and musician, Meg’s evolution as an artist and a person shines through in her artistic expression and her approach to pursuing her dreams.

This week on The Quinn Spinn, Meg discusses the journey, as well as her new single, “Below Average.”


Mission, Vision, and Values: Which Should You Define First?

In our UMC Coaching program, we help creatives identify the mark they want to leave in the world. To do that, you have to be moving in a direction that is true to you.

So, which of these three should you define first: your mission, your vision, or your values?

Help our founder become Mr. Health and Fitness 2023⁠
Learn more about UMC Coaching⁠


Building a Creative Ecosystem and Sharing our Stories (Paradox Jukebox Mashup)

This special presentation from The Quinn Spinn features the interviewer becoming the interviewed.

Our friend Caitie Thompson of Paradox Jukebox hosted a Quick Hits episode to chat about The Quinn Spinn’s 10th year, Underground Music Collective’s new creative agency, and the true-to-life stories that inform our creative journeys.

Check out The Creative Agency @ UMC: The Creative Agency @ UMC | Underground Music Collective


Introducing The Creative Agency @ UMC

Today, we begin to expand the Underground Music Collective team.

We are proud to introduce The Creative Agency @ UMC, featuring our team of UMC Verified Creators. These talented creative professionals are skilled across several disciplines – including photography, videography, web design, graphic design, social media, copywriting, artist coaching, and music education.

Learn More

From Surviving Cancer to Mr. Health & Fitness?

From Surviving Cancer to Mr. Health and Fitness

It’s time to get personal on this week’s Quinn Spinn Solo Mission.

Our founder recently came across the opportunity to win a feature from Muscle & Fitness Magazine as part of the 2023 Mr. Health and Fitness competition.

That’s a long way from being 16 and diagnosed with a very malignant tumor, unsure if life would ever be the same again.

Gerard shares the story of what led to this point, and what this opportunity — at this point in time — could mean for UMC.

Vote here starting May 1 at 12 p.m. CT.


Solo Mission? Think Again: Uncovering the Benefits of Building a Team

There comes a time in every solopreneur’s journey where building a team becomes not only helpful, but necessary to the future growth of one’s platform.

Today, we walk through the benefits of building the right team, and how your collective efforts can help grow a stronger creative ecosystem.


Uncovering Your Place in Music: Producer/Artist J Pierson Explores the Answer

J Pierson is a man of many talents. A producer, artist, studio designer, and creative force, J is a talented and disciplined music industry professional with a mind on service and an eye on the big picture.

J joins us on The Quinn Spinn today, and it leads to a conversation about the effort and persistence that go into the creative journey, and the ways we keep our passions in balance with the rigors of everyday life.


‘Succeeding as a Woman in the Music Industry’ Replay March 29

On Wednesday, March 8 (International Women’s Day), Underground Music Collective teamed with Women in Music Nashville to present ‘Succeeding as a Woman in the Music Industry,’ featuring a panel of female entrepreneurs who shared their experiences navigating the music industry, the challenges they’ve faced and overcome, and the lessons they’ve learned.

This Wednesday, March 29 at 6 p.m., we’re proud to offer a special encore presentation of this panel discussion on our YouTube channel, to close out Women’s History Month.

Watch it Below!

Working Toward Your Vision (Quinn Spinn Solo Mission)

When we embark on the creative journey, we often underestimate the level of work that goes into turning our passions into a career.

Here are a few examples of what that looks like, learned over the course of the past decade.

Learn more about UMC Coaching.


Why I Launched a Coaching Program (Quinn Spinn Solo Mission)

This past Friday, March 10, I launched UMC Coaching, a 1-on-1 coaching program designed to give independent creatives everything they need to Show Up and Glow Up in their careers and lives.

Why was now the right time, after 10 years of The Quinn Spinn? Let’s dive in!

Learn more about UMC Coaching here.

« Older Entries