Musicians Corner Presents Industry Panel Series MUSICSPEAK

Musicians Corner, the annual free outdoor music series, is introducing a music industry panel series, MUSICSPEAK. The bi-monthly educational events will focus on a variety of topics, feature a panel of respected music industry professionals, and host an hour of connection and networking over appetizers and beverages.

The inaugural MUSICSPEAK event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 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).

Future topics will include artist management, publishing, and branding and marketing, among others. Panelists for upcoming events will be announced at a later date.

“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 MUSICSPEAK as both an educational and a networking opportunity for young music industry professionals and those seeking to learn more about the music business.”

Musicians Corner will host six MUSICSPEAK 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.

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


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