The Academy of Country Music has unveiled the upcoming calendar event list for industry leaders. ACM Membership now offers webinars and in-person events, as well as case studies, with a mission to provide key learnings, professional development, and enrichment within the country music industry.
Upcoming exclusive ACM Membership events include Your Real Social Network: A Conversation with Diversify the Stage About Equity and Relationships in the Music Business. The event will feature a conversation among leaders in the music and touring industry on the short and long-term importance of building a diverse network in the music industry. The panel will highlight the power of intention, interconnection, and the importance of relationships to career building. This event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Another upcoming event is Presented by ACM Lifting Lives: A Community Wellness Event for the Music Industry. ACM Lifting Lives will put the spotlight on taking time for a break and focusing on mental health. This event will be held in November with more details to come in the following weeks.
“The Academy is honored to have the opportunity to partner with artists, industry members and respected organizations across the country music landscape to continue expanding benefits while creating deeper value for our members through these new initiatives,” says VP of Artist and Industry Relations, Governance and Board Administration at the Academy of Country Music, Tommy Moore. “It truly takes a community to make these events happen and is a testament to the hard work of the entire team. We are excited to continue to develop these events and offerings, in efforts to elevate and better serve our membership.”
Past events include, A Case Study in Success as an Independent Artist: featuring Steve Moakler, which was hosted both in-person and livestreamed on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The panel discussed Moakler’s journey the success he’s found by super-serving a passionate group of fans versus appealing to the masses. Panelists included Brandon Gill, Manager, Creative Nation; Julie Behr Sturdivant, Sr. VP, Marbaloo Marketing; Beth Laird, Co-Owner, Creative Nation; and Haley Montgomery, Manager Awards & Membership, ACM.
Another previous event was NashFilm & ACM Presents: From Country Hits to Sync Success with Lainey Wilson, which was held on Saturday, Oct. 2. The event featured a conversation with hit songwriters and new and emerging country artists about diversifying songwriting strategies, what it means to write a country hit, and how to shift gears and write a song that works for placement in film, television, and gaming. Panelists included Wilson and Austin Jenckes, as well as songwriters Micah Wilshire & Jennifer Hanson, and moderator Randall Foster of Symphonic Distribution
New ACM membership applications and existing membership renewals are open now through Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CT in order to vote during the 2021 Awards cycle, as well as gain access to this fall’s exclusive events and educational panels. To apply online for Academy of Country Music membership, click here.
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