Memphis Music Circle Report 1.0
An aligned, vibrant, and supportive Memphis Music Community in Memphis. We’re All In On It.
We are music industry leaders working collaboratively for an aligned Memphis Music Community that celebrates and supports the people and projects that embrace Memphis music roots, creative future, and one another.
Year for Memphis Music is a project created by the Center for Memphis Music of Visible Music College for 2019 through the vision and leadership of Ken Steorts, acknowledging the efforts of numerous music industry leaders.
Year for Memphis Music is aligned in the seven industry areas of Constant AttentionTM and assigned for volunteer leadership to seven Memphis Music leaders and 21 team leaders.
Dr. Ken Steorts, Center for Memphis Music at Visible Music College, Madison Line Records, the beep
Zac Ives, Goner Records
Del Lawrence, Dedicated Music Group, Mr. Del
2. Publishing (Songwriting)
Fenton Wright, Consortium MMT (Memphis Music Town)
Elizabeth Montgomery Brown, The Blues Foundation
Amy Jackson, Amy Jackson Consulting
3. Music Production (Studios)
Boo Mitchell, Royal Studios
Jon Hornyak, The Recording Academy, Memphis Chapter
Kirk Smith, Go Make Music
4. Marketing (Video, Social)
Amy Wright, Ditty TV
Regena Bearden, Memphis Tourism
Tundrea Lyons, Lyons Group Entertainment, Radio Memphis
5. Events (Venues, Booking)
Penelope Huston, Downtown Memphis Commission
Larry Dodson, Jr., LaMarie’s Entertainment Complex, The Bar-Kays
Brian McCabe, Hi Tone Memphis
6. Sales (Merch, History)
Pat Mitchell Worley, Stax Music Academy, Beale Street Caravan
John Doyle, Memphis Rock n’ Soul Museum, Memphis Music Hall of Fame
Patrick Bolton, Christian Brothers High School Band, The Handy Band
7. Rest (Artist Care, Health)
Dave Bunker, Artist Care, Worship Leader Magazine Editor
Church Health rep (in progress)
Crosstown Arts rep (in progress)
“Leadership of 21” Teams are now set for monthly features and action assigned with meetings and communications coordinated through the Center for Memphis Music with weekly phone calls.
January 2019 Action
People. Planning. Projects.
People - Memphis Music Circle (Volunteer Teams)
“Let’s Stay Together”
Launch of Year for Memphis Music
Announcing the launch January 1, 2019 with more resources than have been published to the
public in past.
Planning (Project Groups)
“Turn on Your Love Light”
Memphis Music Community Survey
Announcing monthly projects throughout the year.
2. Extra income for Year for Memphis Music is shared in donor-advised scholarship fund for music education. Results and resources from projects and events will be reinvested into the next generation in education through the Memphis Music Scholarship Fund, developing at Christian Community Foundation soon.
3. In time, resource support is developed for investable startups and artists. Additional capital resources put into Memphis music through grants for entrepreneurship (“SMARTup” Businesses) and education.
“Hold On, I’m Comin’”
Year for Memphis Music Calendar
Coming soon, in an aggregation from seven key Memphis Music calendars, a twelve month calendar of wall to wall Memphis music events, ideas, releases, support, and fun. Existing events and projects receive amplified support as the community becomes more aligned.
Year for Memphis Music is aligned with all other civic efforts and for the arts in 2019, including the Bicentennial celebration of Memphis, major events, the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, and can serve as a communication source for music resources in Memphis. Always welcoming and always growing. Made possible by the Memphis Music Circle. We’re all in on it.
New team members added daily.
New Interns for Center for Memphis Music and Year for Memphis Music
Kirstie Dean, New York
David Crizer, Georgia
Amy Howson, Canada
Media and all requests go to Isaac Harper, Center for Memphis Music, firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.305.3593.