TuneCore connects pros with new student artists

BMG/Chrysalis Vice President - Creative Chris Oglesby, center, talks with a group of MTSU recording industry students at a special "New Artist Consultation" workshop for student singers, songwriters and musicians. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

BMG/Chrysalis Vice President – Creative Chris Oglesby, center, talks with a group of MTSU recording industry students at a special “New Artist Consultation” workshop for student singers, songwriters and musicians. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

MTSU students recently spent an afternoon with recording industry executives thanks to digital music distributor TuneCore.

The “New Artist Consultation” workshop featured industry professionals Shelby Kennedy, TuneCore vice president of executive relations; Chris Oglesby of BMG/Chrysalis; Carnival Music’s Courtney Gregg; and publisher/artist manager Scott Gunter. The four executives advised MTSU student singers, songwriters, musicians and future executives on every aspect of the music industry.

“With MTSU having so much talent on campus and TuneCore’s passion to educate, equip and empower today’s recording artists and songwriters, I wanted to take the opportunity to assemble generous professional executives to provide industry expertise and feedback for the university’s artists in development,” Kennedy said. “The exchange was personal in addressing the specific concerns and questions of each artist that often go unanswered. It was a special event where executives shared information as ‘catalysts’ more than ‘gatekeepers.’ ”

TuneCore distributes an artist’s music to iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, Rdio, Pandora and Rhapsody for a fee. TuneCore also operates a music publishing administration arm to license artists’ work and collect royalties.

“We are so grateful to TuneCore and to Shelby, Chris, Courtney and Scott for the time they spent with our students,” said Beverly Keel, chair of MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry. “They were enthusiastic, patient and thorough as they offered advice to our singers, songwriters and musicians. “They’ll never know the true influence they had on our students. This is just another example of how special the Nashville music business is.”

 

Music industry executives pose with MTSU recording industry chair Beverly Keel, second from left, after a special "New Artist Consultation" workshop for student singers, songwriters and musicians. From left are Shelby Kennedy, vice president of executive relations, TuneCore; Keel; publisher/artist manager Scott Gunter; Courtney Gregg, general manager of Carnival Music; and Chris Oglesby, vice president - creative for BMG/Chrysalis. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

Music industry executives pose with MTSU recording industry chair Beverly Keel, second from left, after a special “New Artist Consultation” workshop for student singers, songwriters and musicians. From left are Shelby Kennedy, vice president of executive relations, TuneCore; Keel; publisher/artist manager Scott Gunter; Courtney Gregg, general manager of Carnival Music; and Chris Oglesby, vice president – creative for BMG/Chrysalis. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

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