Mayor Karl Dean announced today that Music Row veteran Randy Goodman will serve as co-chairman of the Nashville Music Council. Goodman most recently served as president of Lyric Street Records in Nashville. Goodman is a member of the Country Music Association board of directors and served as president and chairman of the board in 2008 and 2009. He is also a trustee for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
“Randy is the right person to promote our Music City brand and to help Nashville continue to attract and retain musicians and other creative people,” said Mayor Dean, who also serves as co-chairman of the Nashville Music Council. “He will help us continue to improve music education in Nashville,” Mayor Dean said. “He is the right guy to convince companies that Nashville is the place to be if they want to do business in the music industry. And, like me, he believes you can never have too much live music happening in our city.”
The Nashville Music Council was launched in 2009 as a partnership between the Mayor’s Office, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau to capitalize on Nashville’s identity as Music City.
“Mayor Dean has been the strongest advocate, friend and supporter of the music industry of all the elected officials I have worked with in my 30 years in the business,” Goodman said. “To get the chance to serve as a co-chair is an honor and an exciting opportunity for me. I am eager to give back and to help Mayor Dean help the entertainment industry thrive as a business in a city that attracts musicians from all genres.”
Over the past year, the Nashville Music Council has also established a partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to help incubate startups in digital media and entertainment. Additionally, it created an education plan for 2012 and helped develop plans for Nashville’s first artists’ residence, The Ryman Lofts.
For more information, visit www.nashvillemusiccouncil.com.