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Holiday Gift Guide for the Content Creator in Your Life!

Here we are, smack in the middle of the holiday season. That means if you haven’t started shopping for those on your list, now would be a great time to start!

If you’re reading this, chances are you know some musicians. And, as we all know in this digital age, musicians are also content creators who need the tools to develop content of the highest quality, right from the comfort of their own homes.

As a seasoned content creator, I’ve picked up some tools of the trade that I cannot live without. So, I partnered with Music on the Move Studios to give you a few holiday gift ideas for the creative artist in your life.

Guitarists: How to Get More Out of Your Pentatonic Scale

Every guitarist wants to be able to nail impressive, well-crafted solos. With that ability comes an understanding of pentatonic scales.

Music on the Move Studios’ Caitie Thompson took to the MOTM blog for this week’s edition of Music Minute Monday, where she provides a brief, yet thorough explanation of how to master pentatonic scales — both major and minor — and learn how to develop solos to serve any song.

There’s even a helpful video demonstration at the end… but you’ll have to click over there to check it out!

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!

Anyway, onto the article…

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!

How To Get Involved in Your Local Music Scene, Pt. 3: Getting Ready to Make Your Pitch

Every musician has a story to tell, and the opportunity to communicate that story to the masses in the digital age. There are countless media outlets – from independent blogs and podcasts, all the way up to nationally- and globally-recognized publications – that could serve as a launching pad to build awareness for your artistry. Even so, most artists – especially those toward the beginning of their creative journeys – don’t know where to begin.

That’s where I come in! As the founder of UMC and the architect of our Perfect Your Pitch course, I have received thousands upon thousands of music submissions over the years. With that, I have teamed up with Music on the Move Studios, compiling my near-decade of experience as an independent media creator to offer you some tips on how to make sure your pitch stands out above the rest.

How to Get Involved in Your Local Music Scene, Pt. 2: Open Mic Nights

Last week, we introduced How to Get Involved in Your Local Music Scene, a series of informative articles from our friends at Music on the Move Studios to come, every Tuesday for the next several weeks.

This week, Caitie Thompson dives into how to get involved in your local open mic circuit. This article will provide you plenty of insight, including:

  • How to find local open mic nights
  • What to expect when you arrive
  • What to bring with you
  • Networking best practices
  • …and more!

Have all of your burning open mic questions answered by clicking the button below!

Music on the Move Showcase: LBGTQ Edition ft. Lord Goldie, Lauren Horbal, and Liv Greene

Last month, Music on the Move Studios was set to bring a Pride-themed LGBTQ showcase to BentoLiving Chestnut Hill, but then… COVID happened.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the show is now rescheduled for The East Room on Wednesday, August 31.

Still joining Erin McLendon & The HellCats will be Lord Goldie, Lauren Horbal, and Liv Greene. The event is also set to feature pop-up shops from a host of Nashville-based, female-owned businesses.

Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at this link.

Music Minute Monday: Staying Healthy During Seasonal Changes

Have you ever found that in those “weird” months between seasons, your allergies just seem to sneak up on you? Or, perhaps your voice and/or musical performance just isn’t what it should be?

The weather is changing, and SO ARE YOU! It’s the (sing it with me,) CIIIIIIIRCLE OF LIIIIIIIIIFE! (Don’t @ us, Disney.)

Your body is literally trying to keep up with the rise and fall of atmospheric pressures, the changes in winds, temperatures, and pollen floating around! So, what can you do to stay healthy?

Here are some quick and easy tips to help you out!

Music Minute Monday: String Wrapping Dos and Don’ts

Every Monday, our partners at Music on the Move Studios take to their own blog for Music Minute Monday — a chance to share knowledge about proper technique, music business, and even instrument care.

Yesterday, Music on the Move co-founder Caitie Thompson (pictured above, right) — a multi-instrumentalist and instructor in her own right — took to the blog to share tips on how to tune your guitar — and to make sure it stays in tune.

Head over to get Caitie’s dos and don’ts!

SAVE THE DATE: Music on the Move Showcase Rescheduled for Aug. 31 at The East Room

Last month, Music on the Move Studios was set to bring a Pride-themed LGBTQ showcase to BentoLiving Chestnut Hill, but then… COVID happened.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the show is now rescheduled for The East Room on Wednesday, August 31.

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