Musicians Corner, Nashville’s outdoor destination for free live music is introducing a music industry panel series, SPEAKMUSIC. The bi-monthly educational series will focus on a variety of compelling topics, feature a panel of respected music industry professionals, and host an hour of connection and networking over appetizers and beverages.
"Musicians Corner is always seeking new ways to connect with Nashville’s music community," said Musicians Corner Event Manager Leah McMullin. "We are excited to introduce SPEAKMUSIC as both an educational and a networking opportunity for young music industry professionals and those seeking to learn more about the music business."
The inaugural SPEAKMUSIC event will take place on Wednesday, February 27 at Nashville’s Fort Houston and will discuss the topic Festival 101. Panelists will include Justin Branam (Musicians Corner Program Director), Sarah Comardelle (AMERICANAFEST Festival Producer), Christopher Paxton (Live On The Green Festival Director), and Christina Persico (AC Entertainment Director of Strategic Partnerships).
Musicians Corner will host six SPEAKMUSIC events in 2019 on the last Wednesday of February, April, June, August, and October, and the second Wednesday of December. Events will take place at a different location each month from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The series is sponsored in part by First Tennessee Bank’s Music Industry Group.
“Musicians Corner has developed a strong reputation since it began in 2010,” said Andrew Kintz, Executive Vice President of First Tennessee Bank’s Music Industry Group. “We are thrilled to be part of SPEAKMUSIC and look forward to watching it develop the same reputation for excellence in the coming years.”
SPEAKMUSIC 2019 DISCUSSION TOPICS
FEBRUARY 27: Festival 101
APRIL 24: Artist Management 101
JUNE 26: Publishing 101
AUGUST 28: Branding and Marketing 101
OCTOBER 30: Music and Mental Health
DECEMBER 11: Music and Entrepreneurship
Future panelists will be announced at a later date.