TuneCore Indie Artist Forum
We’re less than two weeks out from our second ever Indie Artist Forum (Saturday, February 20th) at the Acme Feed & Seed, and this time we’re taking the fun to Nashville! With so many hardworking independent music makers living in one place, it only makes sense that we’d choose this city to connect with them.
There’s some exciting artists, industry professionals and performers that have been announced so far, and just like during our inaugural Indie Artist Forum in LA last September, we’ll be coupling the event with a special TuneCore Live: Nashville edition later that evening.
The good news is: you can still RSVP to the Forum! The better news is: if you cannot make the Forum, you can still come party with us at TuneCore Live afterward! Regardless, you can keep reading to learn more about the awesome guests that will be joining us next weekend.
Yes, you read that correctly. The legendary Peter Frampton will be joining us at the Acme Feed & Seed to bestow some of his wisdom onto an ambitious crowd of indie artists, songwriters, producers, and MCs. And believe us, this dude has some wisdom: at the age of 16, he landed British pop hits fronting The Herd; from there Frampton went on to form the successful Humble Pie alongside Steve Marriott of Small Faces as an 18-year old. Concurrently, he was working as session guitarist with artists like Harry Nilsson, George Harrison, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
You likely know Frampton best as a solo artist, as he’s achieved significant success since the early 70s, perhaps most notably with his hugely popular 1976 release, Frampton Comes Alive!, which sold over 17 million copies worldwide.
GRAMMY Award winner? Check. Rolling Stone cover? Check. Appearances on The Simpsons and Oprah? Check. This guy’s been places and seen things – and we’re absolutely honored that he’ll be joining us for the Indie Artist Forum.
Ever wonder how some of the hottest country singles become hits? For awhile, many industry professionals would likely tell you John Marks played a key role. As the Country Music Programmer at SiriusXM, he helped push the format into the top 5 on the massive satellite radio provider. With his famed station, The Highway, Marks took chances on new music and helped propel artists into the spotlight.
More recently, John Marks joined the streaming giant known as Spotify as their Head of Global Programming, Country Music, and is on pace to make a similar if not greater impact on the lives of artists and music fans alike.
Other Guests Include…
- R.LUM.R – Nashville newcomer and alternative R&B artist
- Genevieve Jewell Thompson – Partner at Back 40 Entertainment, a label, publishing and management company based in Nashville.
- Charlie Peacock – songwriter, session musician and producer who helped develop The Civil Wars
- Craig Wiseman – publisher and songwriter who has written with/for Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton & more
- Drew Simmons – artist manager and GM of Foundations Artist Management
- Like Strangers – country duo comprised of brothers Bob & Clint Moffatt
- Justin Klump – hard touring, Nashville-based singer/songwriter
TuneCore Live: Nashville
As we said, whether you’re hanging out with us all day at the Forum or can’t join us until the evening, we’re continuing our Acme Feed & Seed takeover into the wee hours as we present our first ever TuneCore Live event in Nashville. Doors will be at 8, it’s free entry, 21+, and you can RSVP for that here on Facebook. Get the lowdown on the bands performing:
“For many, Ray needs no introduction. His first album, My Kind Of Music, was released in 2005 and the title track quickly became a Top 40 hit. Since then Ray has released three independent albums and has found success touring with songs like his hit “Those Jeans” and “Drinkin’ Beer.”
Ray is the only independent artist in the GAC Hall of Fame and his style of traditional country music has also earned him a strong following in Europe. “Drinkin’ Beer” was the #1 Song of 2014 on the United Kingdom’s Hot Disc chart.”
“At age 14, Meghan started playing shows with her own band and a short year later she was opening for acts such as Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton at events around Louisiana and Texas.
In 2015, Meghan takes her new musical journey to a national level as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice. ‘I’ve always been a risk taker, and as an artist, I want to continue to challenge myself and push the boundaries. I’m looking forward to The Voice as an opportunity to grow and to reach an even broader fan base!'”
A brand new indie pop band based in Nashville, we’re excited that they chose TuneCore Live to be their FIRST live performance! For more info on this up and coming band, check out their website and sign up for email updates. Trust us, this is gonna be sweet!