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Crossing the Streams with Your Next Favorite Band (Pt. 1)

Your Next Favorite Band is a podcast based back in our old stomping grounds of Bethlehem, PA. One thing we all share in common: a love for building community through music.

On this mashup episode, we dive into our plans to do that — together — later this year. In addition, we get a history lesson on not only the UMC platform, but the formative events that shaped its development.


Going Home Again: ‘Your Next Favorite Band’ Hosts UMC Founder Gerard Longo This Tuesday

Before there was Underground Music Collective, there was Lehigh Valley Underground, a plucky regional music blog based in Bethlehem, PA.

The origin point of that blog? Of course, it’s our Official Podcast, The Quinn Spinn, which is still running strong in its 10th year.

Over the course of the past decade, we’ve had the opportunity to make countless connections with artists and fellow creatives near and far. However, some of the strongest and most enduring reside right back home in Bethlehem!

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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?

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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


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.


Building Community and Exploring our ‘Vices’: A Conversation with ARREIS

ARREIS is a dynamic dark pop artist and Chicago native based in Nashville; one who strives to make genuine connections and build community through her music. Her new album, Vices, is a nine-track conceptual offering that stemmed from religious trauma, and takes complex themes and present them to her audience in accessible, relatable ways.

A “double extrovert,” ARREIS joins us today on The Quinn Spinn for a deep dive into the album, our passions, and the ways our experiences shape the world around us. Buckle up!


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.


Sunday Replay: Finding Inner Peace; What Would Kevin Do?

The Quinn Spinn Sunday Replay is BACK!

We’ve got some catching up to do, when it comes to giving you bite-sized clips of our Official Podcast to enjoy on demand. We’re confident that the ones we have for you after the jump will be a great place for you to dive in!

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Clare Cunningham: Finding Faith, Inner Peace, and a Path to the Grand Ole Opry

Clare Cunningham‘s artistic path — from Collon, Co. Louth, Ireland to Nashville — has taken her on a deeply personal and spiritual journey. That journey has led Clare to find inner peace through faith and a focus on holistic wellness. It has also led her to one of music’s most iconic stages, and the opportunity to stand in The Circle at The Grand Ole Opry on March 18.

Clare details her journey and the lessons she’s learned on today’s episode of The Quinn Spinn!

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