This is a brief behind the scenes look at The Sit Down with The Consortium MMT’s Vice President/Executive Director Fenton Wright.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 -
Catch live In-Studio performances and interviews with INDIE ARTISTS from MEMPHIS and the MIDSOUTH on The Radio Memphis Live Music Hour EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT starting at 7pm - 10pm CST!!! Your hosts Tundrea Lyons and Gerald Morgan Jr. have A LOT of cool stuff in store! The second guest is Fenton Wright, the Vice-President/Executive Director of The Consortium MMT and friend of Radio Memphis. It's time for next SoulRight Music Mentorship Program and Fenton will be here to tell you guys all about it and how to sign up!
For more info on The Consortium MMT's SoulRight Music Mentorship Program, check it out here:
below is the link to the live stream:
The South Main Association meeting was hosted by the Talent Development Complex to increase visibility in the South Main area. The Talent Development Complex will also be featured for several of the Trolly Nights hosted by the South Main Association. Local talents will be able to perform for the Memphis community during the Trolly Nights on their road to musical success, and engage with the Memphis community. The TDC’s own Kady Roxz was the featured performance for the South Main Association meeting and dazzled the audience with her vocal talent. Check out Trolly Nights on South Main throughout the year to catch a performance from other amazing local talents from the Talent Development Complex.
Join us Saturday, March 23 at the Cannon Center for the David Porter Tribute. The tribute starts at 7:30pm.
During his time at Universal, Evan has signed or worked with such artist-songwriters as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Prince, Imagine Dragons, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mariah Carey, Childish Gambino, Craig David, Neil Diamond, Diane Warren, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Randy Newman and Gloria & Emilio Estefan. He sits on the Board of Directors of The Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Board of the Pepperdine University Institute of Entertainment, Media & Culture.
Mr. Marc Cimino has been Chief Operating Officer at Universal Music Publishing Group, Inc. since January 14, 2015. Mr. Cimino focuses on UMPG's global business strategy, including playing a key role in guiding public policy and business development. He served as Executive Vice President & Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Warner Bros. Records and was a member of its core executive team. In his ten years at Warner Bros. Records, he rose from Vice President to Executive Vice President, heading up the Business and Legal Affairs and A&R Administration departments, and playing an integral part of its strategy in both traditional and new business initiatives. As part of his role at Warner Bros. Records, he participated in its government affairs initiatives and spearheaded the structuring and negotiation of agreements with the label's major recording artists. Prior to Warner Bros. Records, from 1998 to 2004, he held business affairs and business development roles at Sony Music Entertainment.
Devin Crutcher is Memphis artist who has been performing for years around the local music scene and has become a staple in the city. He has family ties to Stax Records through his grandmother, singer, songwriter and producer, Bettye Crutcher. Devin is also an Emerging Star of the Consortium MMT’s SoulRight Music Mentorship Program. The Consortium MMT (Memphis Music Town) is a non-profit organization founded by Memphis native, world-renowned songwriter and producer, David Porter, who was the first staff songwriter of Stax Records. Through the Consortium MMT, Devin was given the opportunity to perform his music during a recent Memphis Grizzlies’ Halftime Show in front of over 16,000 fans. “It was an amazing opportunity to have over 16,000 people watch you perform. I had butterflies in my stomach for a moment but that quickly subsided,” says Devin. “To be performing on this type of platform was incredible!”
This booming talent’s schedule is filling up by the week. Devin has several local performances slated in the coming weeks, most notably, on March 23, 2019 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, where he will perform along with others, as the Memphis Symphony Orchestra honors David Porter and his illustrious songwriting legacy. One thing that is shaping Devin’s musical journey is the Talent Development Complex under the Consortium MMT. Devin shared that the discipline and dedication to submit to the program allowed him to receive information that nurtured and further developed his musical talents, especially his work ethic. “Under the guidance of The Consortium MMT’s program developed by Mr. Porter, and having such a great resource, like The Talent Development Complex, to be available to Memphis, for Memphis, by a very successful Memphian is something that is a blessing indeed”, says Devin. Eyes will continue to watch as Devin’s career blossoms and transforms over the years through the help of the Talent Development Complex and his newly developed work ethic with his musical career.