Project Music Showcases 14 Top Music Tech Startups

Nashville’s Project Music, a year long accelerator program for music tech startups, named its 2019 class this spring. Now in its 5th year, the 14 startups, which come from across the country, benefit from a year of support and a music industry immersion which connects them to industry leaders alongside… Continue Reading

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Music Biz Association Chairman Resigns Abruptly Following Annual Conference

The chairman of the Music Biz Association has abruptly resigned after joking on stage about women artists who performed at the trade group’s annual Music Biz conference held in Nashville May 5-8. Following a Country Music Association presentation at the conference showcasing three female artists – Kassi Ashton, Cassadee Pope… Continue Reading

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Soundstripe Raises $4M For Video Music Licensing

Nashville music tech startup Soundstripe has closed a $4 million Series A financing round led by Vocap Investment Partners. Soundstrip offers subscription based royalty-free music micro-licences to YouTubers, advertisers and other video creators. The startup reports triple digit year-over-year growth for the past three years, issuing 2 million “micro-licenses” since… Continue Reading

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Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Distillery To Open Live Concert Space In Nashville

Heaven’s Door Spirits, an alcohol company partnered with Bob Dylan, announced plans for a new venue in Nasvhille – the Heaven’s Door Spirits and Center for the Arts. The facility, which is expected to open in the fall of 2020, will be located in an old church at 614 Fifth… Continue Reading

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Jack White’s Third Man Records Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Jack White’s Third Man Records will be host a celebration to honor ten years in its home base of Nashville, TN. Scheduled to take place on April 6, the anniversary bash will feature performances by The Raconteurs (their first in eight years), Lillie Mae, Craig Brown Band, Teddy & The… Continue Reading

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SoundRoyalties Opens Nashville Office, Networking Space

[UPDATED] Sound Royalties has added a Nashville location. To oversee the expansion of the music industry specialty finance firm, Sound Royalties’ CEO and Founder Alex Heiche is now operating full time out of Nashville. The company will also host events and gatherings in its Nashville space, independently as well as… Continue Reading

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Jen Danielson To Head Pandora Country Programming

Pandora has named Jen Danielson as Head of Country Programming. She joins after a decade at CMT, where she was most recently Director of Music Strategy. Based in Nashville, Danielson will oversee all programming for country music at Pandora, one of the most popular genres on the streamer. At CMT… Continue Reading

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AmericanaFest 2018: NoiseTrade Songsmith Social [INTERVIEW]

In celebration of AmericanaFest 2018, Noisetrade here conducts a group interview with artists including Amanda Shires, Tommy Emmanuel, Erik Koskinen, Them Coulee Boys about the festival and the genre itself. _______________________________ Guest post by Will Hodge of NoiseTrade We’re celebrating AmericanaFest 2018 in Nashville this week by throwing our very… Continue Reading

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