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Music on the Move Showcase Arrives to Analog Nashville Jan. 27

Created and hosted by rising Americana/country artist Erin McLendon, Music on the Move (formerly Women on Fire) serves as a pivotal platform for local female musicians and entrepreneurs to share their talents.

See this month’s lineup!

All the Women Who Independent (Musicians), THROW YOUR HANDS UP AT ME!

I promised you the female perspective, and here it is! As someone who’s been in Nashville for 13 years now — shout out to 17 year old Erin for taking the plunge! — I have a pretty solid grasp on what it’s like to be a woman in this industry. I am also keenly aware of the fact that I have a lot to learn, and will probably always have a lot to learn. Our industry is ever-changing and, if this past year has taught us anything, it is to adapt and survive. 

Let me hit you with some facts: 

  • In the last 10 years, the peak percentage of women being played on country radio was 33%. It has since declined to almost half of that, reaching just 16% in 2019.
  • In 2019, Mickey Guyton’s single “Better Than You Left Me” was pulled from country radio after consistently climbing, because country radio “didn’t want two female ballads on the charts at the same time.” 
  • Only 12.3% of the 600 most popular songs from 2012-2018 were female performers. That’s 73 performers. Out of 600.
  • In 2020, only four female artists made the Billboard Top 20 year-end lists, with Taylor Swift being #9. 

So, what’s my point? My point is that we, as women in this industry, can’t follow the traditional model of “making it,” because that deck is simply not stacked in our favor. 

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UMC, Music on the Move to Present ‘Perfect Your Pitch’ Preview on Thursday, Aug. 19

As the founder of Underground Music Collective, Gerard Longo has received thousands upon thousands of artist pitches.

Since 2013, Gerard has published more than 20,000 pieces of music-centric content across web and social platforms, and the submissions that made the cut have all had one thing in common: they were complete, thorough, and told the artist’s authentic story, better than the rest.

Perfect Your Pitch

PHOTOS: Music on the Move at Marathon Music Works (Feb. 24, 2021)

Live music continues its comeback in Nashville. All around us, there are signs of 2021 being the revival we’ve hoped for.

If that means more sold out Music on the Move showcases at Marathon Music Works, sign us up!

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