Well… that was some year we had there.
As many of you are aware, things look quite different than they did a year ago at this time. For one thing, we changed our name. For another, while we’re still bringing our hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania a fresh First Friday lineup every month – thanks, Ralph! – our base content operations are now based in Music City itself, Nashville, Tennessee.
2018 took a lot of unexpected turns and took us to tons of new places. Along the way, we met another small army of independent musicians of just about any genre, while also showing love to those we’ve known for years. We’ve reviewed scores of releases, hosted a couple dozen or so events, and did it all in the name of advancing the works being created by the artists in our midst.
We also became more industry-conscious this year. We began scouring the internet for relevant content to help you get the most out of your band and your brand. We feel it’s important to connect musicians to the vast amount of resources out there, to help them #GoBeyond their locales and let their talents be known to the world. 2018 was just the beginning in that regard; there’s plenty more where that came from in the year ahead.
With that, we’re looking forward to doing what we do best in 2019 – providing independent and up-and-coming musicians with a resource to share their work and discover that of others. We want you to keep telling us when you have new releases, upcoming shows, or other significant milestones. And please, let us know what you want to see more of and what we can do better. The Underground Music Collective is your resource, and we want to serve you in the best ways we can.
Last (but certainly not least), thank you for sticking with us on the ride so far, from Christmas City, to Music City and beyond. We look forward to leading you to exciting new destinations and discoveries the whole year through.
Happy New Year. Here’s to a bright and prosperous 2019!