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Sunday Replay: Purpose, Genuine Connection, and… Lawsuits?

For this week’s Sunday Replay, we have a variety pack of clips from our Official Podcast, The Quinn Spinn.

Of course, you’ll get bite-sized bits of conversations about the creative journey. But… we also decided to mix things up, with one of the more memorable moments from an OG fam episode earlier this year.

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De-Mystifying Virtual Music Lessons

The notion of “virtual learning” became popularized over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. With lockdowns in place, those wanting to learn a new skill (or build upon an existing one) took to conference software and the internet to get it done.

Our friends at Music on the Move Studios are among those who have kept their lessons virtual, even as the world has reopened. Added convenience and accessibility are among the benefits to students and instructors alike, as remote learning allows anybody, anywhere to seek education.

Dive in with Erin McLendon (vocal coach) and Caitie Thompson (instrument coach), as they explore the benefits of virtual instruction.

Sunday Replay: Originality, Purpose, and Small Victories

Our recent guests to The Quinn Spinn have spent years refining their creative processes, and the time spent has put them in a position where they can share the lessons they’ve learned.

Today’s Sunday Replay presents a few of those lessons, front and center. Watch the clips below! And, if you want more insights just like these, check out these links…

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What We’ve Learned: Wrapping Up with Erin, Caitie, & Gerard

Hey, while you’re here: did you know that Underground Music Collective is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville? That means you have the opportunity to make a charitable donation to UMC, which is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Click here and help us Keep the Music Playing!

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Between me and our friends at Music on the Move Studios, we’ve learned countless lessons about how to navigate the music industry over the years.

To wrap up our collaborative How to Get Involved in Your Local Music Scene series over at Music on the Move, Erin McLendon, Caitie Thompson, and I share what our journeys have taught us — about relationship building, finding opportunities, and creating a community.

This is a fun piece, and we invite you to share your lessons with us in the comments below!

WATCH: Erin McLendon’s ‘Sunday Crowd’ Video Unites the Congregation

Back in July — on the way to the release of her self-titled EP — Erin McLendon released “Sunday Crowd,” a song which acknowledges the skeletons even the holiest of holy rollers have in their closets.

Last Friday, McLendon dropped a new music video for “Sunday Crowd,” celebrating our differences and the common threads that unite us all.

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How To Get Involved in Your Local Music Scene, Pt. 1: Writer’s Rounds

Pictured: Music on the Move Studios co-founder Erin McLendon, performing at a pretty cool writer’s round.

Every Tuesday for the next several weeks, our friends at Music on the Move Studios (perhaps, with a guest author popping in along the way…) will be sharing their perspectives for anybody looking to dive into their local music scene.

The series — How To Get Involved in Your Local Music Scene — is the brainchild of Music on the Move co-founders Erin McLendon and Caitie Thompson, and will provide practical tips to help independent musicians get off on the right foot.

This week, Erin explores a phenomenon near and dear to the hearts of Nashville musicians: writer’s rounds. For the uninitiated, writer’s rounds are…

“Unique experiences where anywhere from 2-4 songwriters share a stage and take turns performing their songs. You start at one end, go to the other, then go back around. Hence, the name Writer’s Rounds.

What’s unique about this is that, you get to hear completely original music by the songwriters themselves, as well as the stories behind the songs!”

-Erin McLendon

Does that sound like the right opportunity for you? Click the button below to read Erin’s full piece!


Hey, while you’re here: did you know that Underground Music Collective is a fiscally-sponsored project of The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville? That means you have the opportunity to make a charitable donation to UMC, which is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Click here and help us Keep the Music Playing!

NashLive! Takeover: A Special Writers Round at The Listening Room

NashLive! will be taking over Nashville’s iconic The Listening Room Cafe on Monday, October 3 with a special writers round event — featuring songwriters from here in Nashville… and beyond!

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Billy Bauer is a Bethlehem, PA-based songwriter and the frontman of Billy Bauer Band, an acoustic rock quartet who has opened for the likes of Tim Reynolds, Phillip Phillips, Third Eye Blind, and many more, and whose popular Dave Matthews Band tribute show sells out venues across eastern Pennsylvania. Billy will bring his Martin Guitar all the way to Nashville to perform selections from the band’s catalog, which dates all the way back to 2006’s full-length debut, Another Day is Coming.

Erin McLendon is a country artist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Music on the Move Studios, a community organization which provides educational and performance opportunities to Nashville’s robust community of female musicians and entrepreneurs. Erin is gearing up to release a new album later this summer, with the first two singles — “Millie” and “Sunday Crowd” — available for streaming everywhere!

Speaking of powerhouse female musicians-slash-entrepreneurs, J.Antonette certainly fits the description. Not only is the New York native a force to be reckoned with on the pop country circuit — her latest single, “Heartbroken in a Honky Tonk,” is out now — but she is the founder of Native Manor, a boutique entertainment company based in Nashville and New York City, and Bundle Up Nash, a charitable organization known for its holiday clothing and toy drives.

Growing up in a self-described “wacky, doomsday Bible cult,” Wesley David sought refuge through music. His passion has served him well — for many years, Wes has toured the country performing his whimsical, tongue-in-cheek blend of pop and rock for live audiences of all shapes and sizes. This October, he’ll join us as he hits the road in advance of his 6-song EP, Satori, due out later this year.

INTERVIEW: Keeping Music on the Move — Through Education and Community Building

Erin McLendon and Caitie Thompson are the co-founders of Music on the Move Studios. Both Erin and Caitie are music educators — Erin teaches voice, while Caitie teaches multiple instruments — who are passionate about helping budding performers achieve their potential. In addition, Music on the Move’s all-female showcases provide independent artists and small businesses with a chance to build community in a live setting, while Caitie’s Paradox Jukebox podcast gives the members of that community an opportunity to share their stories.

Through Sept. 30, buy one month of lessons from Music on the Move Studios, and get the second month half off: https://www.musiconthemovestudios.com/musiceducation

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Becoming a Better Singer: Do You Have Enough Breath?

As we pointed out earlier this month, our friends at Music on the Move Studios are running a Back to School special on lessons. When you buy one month, you get the second month 50% off.

If you’re looking for a taste of what you’ll learn about being a better musician, pop over to Music on the Move’s blog. Just yesterday, co-founder and voice teacher Erin McLendon posted a valuable video on the importance of breath to ensure proper singing technique.

In this post, Erin explains how to create a system to ensure that you’re getting enough breath, so that you’re nailing every note and phrase.

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