The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is commemorating Black Music Month by teaming up with Nashville Music Equality (NME) to present “For The Culture: Empowering Black Music Creators to Achieve Beyond Reach.”
The one-day summit will be held on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at The MLC’s offices in Nashville. Spearheaded by Dae Bogan, MLC’s Head of Third-Party Partnerships, in collaboration with NME’s Gina Miller, Kortney Toney and Shannon Sanders, the event will celebrate the evolution of Black Music and its unique and ever-growing impact on the music industry with collaborative discussions and informative presentations from some of the leading African American voices in the industry.
The summit will feature panels designed specifically for Black music creators that explore creative business strategies and examine the overall royalty landscape, as well as networking opportunities for attendees, and a host of live music performances.
For more information, including a full agenda and registration, click here.
- Dae Bogan: Head of Third-Party Partnerships, The MLC, and 2019 Billboard Digital Power Player
- Brennen Boose: Sr. Manager of Marketing and Communications, National Museum of African American Music
- Alandis Brassel: Entertainment Attorney, Manager and Assistant Professor of Music Business – University of Memphis
- Mimi McCarley: Founder of Collab Music Network & Co-Founder of Nashville is Not Just Country Music and We Own Now
- Gina Miller: Senior Vice President & General Manager, MNRK Music
- Derek Minor: Grammy-winning Artist and Producer & Co-Founder of We Own Now and hip-hop record label Reflection Music Group (RMG)
- George Monger: CEO, Connect Music
- Cheryl Potts: CEO, Cleerkut Royalty
- Shannon Sanders: Executive Director of Creative, BMI Nashville, and 3-time Grammy Award-Winning Producer
- Kortney Toney: Marketing, Inclusion & Outreach Manager, Naxos of America
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