The Other Nashville Society (TONS) has become an official Apple Music playlist curator with the launch of its first three playlists: New Releases, Pop, and Artist Takeover.
New Releases will be a regularly updated playlist featuring Nashville’s diverse and thriving non-country music scenes. Pop showcases songs and artists from the city’s fastest growing genre. Artist Takeover features a playlist of songs hand-selected by one of “other Nashville’s” artists. The first to take that playlist over is RECORDS/Columbia Records recording artist, Lennon Stella.
The playlists will be carefully curated by a TONS editorial team that includes A&R execs from Universal Music, Atlantic Records, Prescription Songs, Wide Eyed Entertainment, and Kobalt. Additionally, the organization is accepting submissions from its membership via a private Google Form.
In the coming months, TONS plans to launch more playlists, including Hip Hop and Singer Songwriter.
“We’re stoked to partner with Apple on this venture,” says TONS co-founder Katie Fagan. “Our goal with these playlists is a few things: We want to feature the well-known non-country artists, writers and producers in Nashville who have paved the way, shine a light on the not-as-well-known creators and genres coming from our city, and build a platform for those voices to be heard going forward. The world has started to take note of the diversity Music City has to offer, and with these playlists, we hope to make discovery of all the music Nashville creates a bit easier to find.”
Founded in May of 2017 by Fagan, Ally Venable, Holley Maher, Mark Abramowitz, and Josh Collum, TONS has quickly become the go-to organization for non-country music creators and industry professionals in Nashville. With over 1,400 members, all carefully selected through an application process, the organization counts in its membership every major music company and GRAMMY Award-winning creators alike.
More info at www.TheOtherNashvilleSociety.com.