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WMOT “Wired In” crew made up of students and alums

The WMOT Wired In Series kicked off Feb. 28 live from the new venue Aurora Nashville.

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Recording Industry fair packs the house with employers

The Department of Recording Industry held the annual Career and Internship Fair earlier than usual this year in the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building – and the March 2 date drew a recording breaking number of companies to campus.  

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“The Songwriters” premieres, thanks to MTSU know-how

The College of Media and Entertainment is pulling all hands into a new project with Nashville Public Television and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Adams’ Appalachian photos archived at Baldwin Gallery

Award-winning environmental portrait photographer Shelby Lee Adams is creating a special archive at MTSU of his works that explore rural Appalachian family life.

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Americana artists welcome the transition of WMOT-FM to an Americana format by performing “Sittin’ On Top of the World." The vocalists are, from left to right, Will Hoge, Jim Lauderdale, Suzy Bogguss and Mike Farris. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

WMOT-FM embraces new Americana music format

WMOT-FM, Middle Tennessee State University’s public radio station, is dramatically expanding its reach and range of music to launch a new format dedicated to Americana music and a new home on the dial for its current jazz format.

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Media and Entertainment students are True “Roo”

For Robert Gordon, his role in coaching students working at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, in June was all about capturing the essence of “the Roo.”

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The Change the Conversation group recently launched its mentoring sessions for young artists at the Bluebird Café in Nashville. Pictured left to right are Beverly Keel, chair of MTSU's Department of Recording Industry and co-founder of Change the Conversation; Leslie Fram, CMT senior vice president and Change the Conversation co-founder; country music legend and special guest Reba McEntire; and Tracy Gershon, Rounder Records Group's vice president of A&R and Change the Conversation co-founder. (Photo courtesy of Justin McIntosh)

Change the Conversation focuses on gender inequality

Beverly Keel wants to change the conversation about women in country music, and her recent public sit-down with country music powerhouse Reba McEntire is evidence that she is helping to do just that.

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This rare 45 rpm single by “The Weedpatch Boys,” released in 1963, is part of a large “historically and culturally significant” bluegrass audio collection recently donated to MTSU’s Center for Popular Music by the family of Indiana music lover Marvin Hedrick. Hedrick was a member of the band, as were his two sons. The center received a $19,537 grant from the Grammy Foundation April 6 to preserve and digitize the collection.

Center for Popular Music nabs another Grammy grant

MTSU’s Center for Popular Music is the recipient of another national grant from the Grammy Foundation, this time to digitize an extensive, “historically and culturally significant” live bluegrass audio collection from Indiana music lover Marvin Hedrick. 

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RI Career Fair attracts 30 potential employers

The Bragg Media and Entertainment Building’s Main Street was buzzing the morning of March 22 as a record number of music companies participated in the Department of Recording Industry’s annual Career Fair.

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College reception welcomes Anastasi to The Tennessean

The movers and shakers in the Nashville journalism community were out on Super Tuesday to welcome Michael Anastasi, the new executive editor of The Tennessean, during a reception held at the First Amendment Center in Nashville.  

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Building relationships at the GRAMMYs

The College of Media and Entertainment celebrated this year’s GRAMMYs in Los Angeles alongside some of the music industry’s top players with three days of activities that profiled its nationally recognized Recording Industry program.

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Music Row in ‘Boro brings industry pros to campus

MTSU songwriting students will have more opportunities to learn from visiting professionals in the first phase of a new “Music Row in Murfreesboro” project funded by a $10,000 grant from an arm of the Academy of Country Music. 

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