September 24, 2010

Nashville readies next generation of stars

Filed under:Education,Music Industry,Recording Studios — @ 9:32 am

It’s never been easy breaking into the record business, but when you live in a cultural hotspot like Nashville, Tennessee, it sure helps. Two years ago, aspiring Tennessee songwriters were gifted with another advantage: the “Partners in Craft” program at Middle Tennessee State University. This program partners MTSU commercial songwriting majors with mentors in the publishing and recording industry. These mentors include members from Sony, EMI, Carnival Music, Universal Music Publishing, Warner-Chappell, and more, some of whom are MTSU alumni. PIC is itself a partnership between MTSU’s Recording Industry department and the Nashville ASCAP office. (more…)