MMT SPEAKER SERIES WITH PLATINUM BOY MUSIC
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

MMT SPEAKER SERIES WITH PLATINUM BOY MUSIC

Join us for a conversational evening with Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson and Mike Daniels of Platinum Boy Music. 

Antwan 'Amadeus' Thompson is the CEO of Platinum Boy Music. His music catalog includes production credits for over 50 artists, the theme song to ESPN's First Take, Keyshia Cole's BET Reality Show "Family First", ESPN's Sportscenter, Diddy's MTV and VH1 reality shows, EA Sports Fight Night, and Burger King. Amadeus recently served as a panelist on Making His Band and is currently the Music Director/Tour Drummer for Trey Songz.

Platinum Boy Music was founded in the year 2000 by musician and multi-platinum record producer Antwan 'Amadeus' Thompson. The production company has since been able to expand to include the Music 101 College Tour Seminar. Platinum Boy Music is a tightly knit family not only comprised of talented individuals, but a brand focused on providing the world with quality music.

NOTE: Featured guest(s) will not accept any unsolicited material.

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LUNCH & LISTEN WITH THE WEALTHY WEST
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

LUNCH & LISTEN WITH THE WEALTHY WEST

Lunch & Listen is a casual lunchtime networking event and listening session that will provide members of the music community with an opportunity to showcase their work, discover local talent, and broaden their network with the intent to inspire collaboration and musical growth.

This month's Lunch & Listen will feature guest songwriter and recording artist, Brandon Kinder of The Wealthy West.

Brandon Kinder may not be a household name, but there's a good chance you've heard his songs or his voice somewhere over the past few years. As frontman for Austin's anthemic rock group, The Rocketboys, as a solo singer under his own name and via his Wealthy West moniker, Kinder's music has been used in an enormous array of TV shows, indie movies and commercials.

The Rocketboys last EP capped this with a feature in the final season of Glee. With a soaring, emotional ballad, the song "Viva Voce" became a fan-favorite. But Kinder's other side, as a solo artist, mostly armed with an acoustic guitar or piano, soft, sometimes darker and far more introverted has garnered equal amounts of praise. 2011's "The Wealthy West: Volume One" was a masterpiece of songwriting. Simple, thoughtful and unpretentious, the 5 songs spoke delicately of love, a topic that Kinder's day-job band rarely does. Now returning with a full-length record, "Long Play", The Wealthy West charts both paths equally, with a far more detailed map. There's a common thread in the songs.

Kinder, who grew up in Memphis and spent most of his musical life in Abilene and Austin, lets his fancy fly free and sets off on a grand journey. Themes of traveling, searching and seeking tie many of the songs together. The Wealthy West becomes a character looking for something that he knows he might never find... or has already found and has to convince himself of that. Ultimately, there is an honesty to the music. There are no wasted lyrics to fill space. Where The Wealthy West is clear on his road, there's a sense of joy. Where he's confused or foundering, there's a feeling of hope and experience to get through it all. 

 

How Lunch & Listen works:

  • Those interested in sharing their work must submit music by Wednesday the week of the event
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and contact information (such as a business card) for networking.
  • The TDC will provide a scoring tool that can be used by attendees to provide artists with feedback regarding their submitted music.

Submit music at https://goo.gl/forms/RhHq6krnT2s7mrgz1, and don't forget to RSVP! Must be 18+

*Songs must be copyrighted and the songwriter must be registered with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO). Need help with copyrights and PROs? The TDC staff is available. Please call us at (901) 435-6509.

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Lunch & Listen with Ashley Avenue
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Lunch & Listen with Ashley Avenue

Lunch & Listen is a casual lunchtime networking event and listening session that will provide members of the music community with an opportunity to showcase their work, discover local talent, and broaden their network with the intent to inspire collaboration and musical growth.

This month's Lunch & Listen will feature guest songwriter and recording artist, Ashley Avenue.

Ashley Ave Foster, is a singer/songwriter from Memphis Tennessee. Starting out on the live music scene, Ave made her debut in popular Memphis hotspots such as The Ice Bar and Prohibition. In 2016, she caught the attention of Stax Records legend David Porter and became a member of his Memphis Music Town Consortium cohort (MMT), which gave her the opportunity to showcase her talents in front of recording giants such as Universal and Epic Records.

Ashley released her debut single Red Wine produced by Jarvin "Memphis TrackBoy" Harris in March 2017. This smooth, soulful record, garnered rave reviews and features in well read blogs The Daily Chiefer’s, HipHop Relevant, and The Dope Show. With forthcoming hit singles such as No Good and a yet to be titled EP dropping this summer (2017), Ashley Ave is poised to take the music industry by storm as only a native Memphian can; grit and GRIND!

 

How Lunch & Listen works:

  • Everyone interested in attending must RSVP.
  • *Those interested in showcasing their work must submit music by Wednesday the week of the event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and contact information (such as a business card).
  • The TDC will provide a scoring tool that can be used by attendees to provide artists with feedback regarding their submitted music.

Submit music at https://goo.gl/forms/RhHq6krnT2s7mrgz1, and don't forget to RSVP! Must be 18+

*Songs must be copyrighted and the songwriter must be registered with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO). Need help with copyrights and PROs? The TDC staff is available. Please call us at (901) 435-6509.

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MMT SPEAKER SERIES WITH THE BAR-KAYS
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

MMT SPEAKER SERIES WITH THE BAR-KAYS

  • Crosstown Concourse Church Health Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a conversational evening with James Alexander and Larry Dodson of The Bar-Kays moderated by The Consortium MMT (Memphis Music Town) Founder and President, Hall of Fame songwriter and Stax Legend David Porter. Copies of Larry Dodson's autobiography, And The Band Plays On, will be available for purchase with a book signing to take place after the main event. The MMT Speaker Series will take place at the Crosstown Concourse Church Health Community Room on the 1st floor between the west and central atriums.

ABOUT THE BAR-KAYS

Initially a funky instrumental soul combo on Stax/Volt, The Bar-Kays were nearly destroyed when most of the band perished in the same plane crash that claimed Otis Redding. Amazingly, The Bar-Kays not only regrouped but prospered, evolving into a popular funk ensemble over the course of the '70s. They continued to score hits on the R&B charts through much of the '80s as well, making for a career longevity that no one would have predicted for Stax's formerly star-crossed number-two house band for a total of 29 albums, including 1 platinum album, 5 gold albums, and 20 top ten singles. The Bar-Kays music has been sampled by everyone from Coolio to Will Smith, to old schoolers like Cameo. Their career has been documented in music institutions such as The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

 

NOTE: Featured guest(s) will not accept any unsolicited material.

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LUNCH & LISTEN
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

LUNCH & LISTEN

Lunch & Listen is a casual lunchtime networking event and listening session that will provide members of the music community with an opportunity to showcase their work, discover local talent, and broaden their network with the intent to inspire collaboration and musical growth.

Here’s how it works:

  • Everyone interested in attending must RSVP on Eventbrite.
  • *Those interested in showcasing their work must submit music the Wednesday before the event.
  • 5 songs will be selected per listening session.
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and contact information (such as a business card).
  • The TDC will provide a scoring tool that will be used by each attendee to give feedback regarding the submitted music.
  • The TDC will provide the feedback to the submitting artist, songwriter or record producer.

Submit music to info@theconsortiummmt.org and don't forget to RSVP! Must be 18+

*Songs must be copyrighted and the songwriter must be registered with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO). Need help with copyrights and PROs? The TDC staff is available. Please call us at (901) 435-6509.

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Lunch & Listen
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Lunch & Listen

Lunch & Listen is a casual lunchtime networking event and listening session that will provide members of the music community with an opportunity to showcase their work, discover local talent, and broaden their network with the intent to inspire collaboration and musical growth.

Here’s how it works:

  • RSVP to attend
  • *Those interested in submit music must do so no later than the Wednesday before the event.
  • 3 songs will be selected per listening session.
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and contact information (such as a business card).
  • The TDC will provide a scoring tool that will be used by each attendee to give feedback regarding the submitted music.
  • The TDC will provide the feedback to the submitting artist, songwriter or record producer.

Submit music at https://goo.gl/forms/RhHq6krnT2s7mrgz1, and don't forget to RSVP! Must be 18+

*Songs' copyrights must be registered and the songwriter must be registered with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO). Need help with copyrights and PROs? The TDC staff is available. Please call us at (901) 435-6509.

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