Introducing Seeds... 

When I became an independent artist 11 years ago, it took me a moment to get over the idea that I was going to be “saved”, that a record company/manager/agent/publisher was going to swoop in, take the art I was making, and elevate it to the next level. It was a total let down when my white knight never arrived, when I realized that no one was coming to save me. What did happen was I discovered other avenues to market and brand myself that were rewarding and lucrative…all while maintaining ownership of my product. In other words…I learned to save myself.  

Seeds came from my belief that the new music business model will evolve from the need for a “middle man” (i.e. a record label, booking agents, etc.), to artists choosing and creating their own destinies, partnering with larger entities only when they’ve reached the limits of their own power. Artists will learn the various alternate routes directly from the music industry professionals who are doing this work every day. When you give the knowledge directly to the people, they will be able to do for themselves, thus demystifying the process.  

Seeds is a monthly, 90 minute presentation, hosted by yours truly, where music business professionals from the publishing, distribution, management, and booking agent world will speak directly to artists about the how to of getting their music exposed. There will be time for Q&A as well as an opportunity to present your work directly to industry professionals for evaluation and constructive critique.

The first event on Sunday, June 27 at 4pm et/3pm et, will feature my dear friend and first publisher, Debbie Z and her partner Tara Shannon. Their company, The Syndicut, is a unique development program for artists and writers looking to advance their skills and establish themselves. With a special focus on education, The Syndicut empowers music creators in becoming successful entrepreneurs making a sustainable living in music. Their program acts as an incubator with continuous skill development through one-on-one personalized coaching while providing additional opportunities through the publishing company, Syndicut Music Publishing, and sister label Willow Sound Records. You can register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150372180239

Black Carpet Speaker Series- Women In Music: A Conversation with Rhiannon Giddens and Rissi Palmer on March 6! 

A Conversation with Two Amazing Women In Music on Saturday, March 6 at 12pm pst/3pm est.  

Rhiannon Giddens 
Celebrated MacArthur "Genius Grant" Recipient, Grammy Winner, Singer, Fiddle and Banjo Player 

And 

Rissi Palmer 
Southern Soul Singer, Apple Country Music Radio Host of "Color Me Country" & Singer-Songwriter 

Join as they discuss their groundbreaking careers, journey, struggle. triumphs and more. 

Registration is required for this event, click HERE to save your spot. 

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Seeds: Publishing 101 w/ The Syndicut

Virtual

Seeds is a monthly, 90 minute presentation, hosted by yours truly, where music business professionals from the publishing, distribution, management, and booking agent world will speak directly to artists about the how to of getting their music exposed. There will be time for Q&A as well as an opportunity to present your work directly to industry professionals for evaluation and constructive critique. The proceeds from tickets sold will be divided 90% to the speaker and 10% to the Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund. Our first event on Sunday, June 27 at 4pm et/3pm ct, will feature Debbie Z and Tara Shannon of The Syndicut. The Syndicut is a unique development program for artists and writers looking to advance their skills and establish themselves. With a special focus on education, The Syndicut empowers music creators in becoming successful entrepreneurs making a sustainable living in music. Their program acts as an incubator with continuous skill development through one-on-one personalized coaching while providing additional opportunities through the publishing company, Syndicut Music Publishing, and sister label Willow Sound Records.

$20

The Concert for Love and Acceptance

Virtual

Headlines CMT, Ty Herndon, + Cody Alan Announce 2021 'Concert For Love & Acceptance' By Lauryn Snapp May 17, 2021

CMT, Ty Herndon, and Cody Alan are thrilled to announce their support for the LGBTQ community and will return with another year with their annual 'Concert for Love and Acceptance.'

Cody Alan is set to host the 'Concert for Love and Acceptance' livestream, which will benefit MusiCares and Nashville's Oasis Center. Watch on June 30th at 8 p.m. ET streaming exclusively on the CMT Facebook and YouTube channels, along with the website for Herndon's 'Foundation for Love & Acceptance' at F4LA.org/concert.

The event will include appearances and performances by Brothers Osborne, Kristin Chenoweth, Terri Clark, Brooke Eden, Harper Grae, Chris Housman, LOCASH, Kathy Mattea, Rissi Palmer, Gretchen Peters, Tenille Townes, Walker County, and Chase Wright.

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