Recording Industry forges partnership with Sony/ATV

The College of Mass Communication continues to bridge the gap between the classroom and the recording industry with the announcement of a new partnership between the Department of Recording Industry and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville.

Troy Tomlinson

Troy Tomlinson

Recording Industry will participate in “All Access,” a program that gives songwriting students the chance to submit their work directly to Sony/ATV’s creative team for review. Some students will be chosen to perform their songs at a live showcase later on in the year.

“We are constantly searching for new writers and writer/artists,” says Troy Tomlinson, president and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Nashville. “The ‘All Access’ program is designed to make access to industry professionals easy and rewarding for talented students.”

After the live performances, Tomlinson said, the Sony/ATV team may extend an invitation to a limited number of students to experience a day in the publishers’ Music Row studios.

Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel said the partnership “provides a pathway for MTSU students to share their talent and work with industry professionals.”

Beverly Keel

Beverly Keel

Keel said students may submit two songs via YouTube to Sony/ATV Music Publishing by Saturday, Nov. 15. Interested students should first contact Keel at for information on submitting their entries.

Songwriters must submit original songs, and singers may send a song written by another writer or a cover of a song by another artist that has not been a radio single. All genres of music are welcome.




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