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Company Overview

Underground Music Collective (UMC) is a Nashville-based music publication and multimedia services company. UMC’s mission is to create a robust ecosystem that empowers independent creatives to pursue their passions. Founded in 2016, UMC has supported thousands of artists globally by providing professional artist development, marketing, promotion, photography, writing, and social media services for emerging talent.

Underground Music Collective is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville. Donations to UMC via The Arts & Business Council are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

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Brandi Sims, Brandinc PR


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Upcoming Panel Discussion to Explore the Journeys of Black Entrepreneurs in the Music Industry 

Press Release Media Contact: Brandi Sims, Brandinc PR (512)-222-9355 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Upcoming Panel Discussion to Explore the Journeys of Black Entrepreneurs in the Music Industry  NASHVILLE– January 26th, 2023 – Today, Underground Music Collective announced a series of virtual panel discussions, with the first focusing on highlighting the experiences of Black music industry…

Independent Music Initiative For Emerging Artists Joins Giving Tuesday Movement

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA, November 29, 2022 / — Building on the momentum of Underground Music Collective’s belief that community and service should always be a priority, UMC is joining the Giving Tuesday Movement.  Giving Tuesday is a collaborative community effort to encourage and transform the way people take part in the season. Just like national shopping…

LISTEN: UMC Founder Gerard Longo on Paradox Jukebox

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Partnerships (Current & Past)

Media Features

The Quinn Spinn

The Quinn Spinn is not only the Official Podcast of Underground Music Collective — it is the origin point of the entire UMC ecosystem!

Launched as a passion project in August 2013, The Quinn Spinn tells the stories of those daring enough to create, through conversations with musicians, creative entrepreneurs, and real humans who aspire to have a positive impact. The Quinn Spinn tells these stories in a variety of formats, including:

  • One-on-one interviews, featuring inspiring guests from all over the world.
  • Solo Missions, featuring lessons learned on the creative journey by UMC Founder Gerard Longo (a.k.a.: “The Quinn”).
  • “OG Family” episodes, featuring cultural discussions alongside co-hosts and special guests from points along the show’s storied history.

Over the years, The Quinn Spinn has achieved notable accolades, including:

  • Top 5% of most-shared podcasts across all of Spotify (2022).
  • Top 30% of most-followed podcasts across all of Spotify (2022).
  • Guests and featured artists from five different continents — North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
  • Listeners from 44 different U.S. states (+ D.C.) and 29 different countries since 2019.

Watch some clips below, and #GetSpunn on your favorite streaming platform: YouTube / Apple Podcasts / Spotify


NashLive! is the community-driven event platform within the Underground Music Collective ecosystem. Our mission is to build and engage a diverse network of passionate musicians, entrepreneurs, and music lovers through the power of live music. Together, we work with our community to create meaningful opportunities for collaboration and growth.

NashLive! events have featured independent local, regional, and national touring artists from Nashville and beyond! From our inception as a virtual event platform in 2020, we have collaborated on live, virtual, and hybrid live music experiences with notable Nashville-based venues and organizations, including The Listening Room, Mercy Lounge, Helping Our Music Evolve, and more!

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“We are thankful for the support of our early investors, as well as the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville for supporting us through fiscal sponsorship,” – Underground Music Collective Founder Gerard Longo

“With this support, we were able to extend our services to new artists, including content and multimedia services, event support, and music industry education resources. The needs of musicians and creatives are constantly evolving, and we can continue to make an impact with additional support.” – Underground Music Collective Founder Gerard Longo. 

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