Memphis Music Industry


UofM MUID Student Signs with Concord Music Group


MEMPHIS-BASED QUARTET SOUTHERN AVENUE SIGNS WITH CONCORD MUSIC GROUP Stax Debut Album Set For Release In Spring 2017 “Southern Avenue is simply the best band in Memphis right now… The coolest music to come out of Memphis in years.” – Memphis Flyer “Most talked about band in Memphis.” – ROCK 103FM[…]

Former ‘America’s Got Talent’ semifinalist Drew Erwin


Wearing a tight red shirt he didn’t select, singing a song he didn’t pick and playing an instrument he didn’t choose, Drew Erwin appeared on national TV on “America’s Got Talent.” “I had kind of a sour attitude the whole time I was up there,” said Erwin, 19, who was[…]

1st Annual This Is Memphis Festival Recap


Memphis, TN- On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Blue Tom Records held the first annual “This Is Memphis” music festival at the famous New Daisy Theatre. With the help of music business majors, volunteers, and various sponsors the show was a huge success, which packed the venue with over three hundred[…]

Merger of Two Preeminent Memphis Music Organizations Is a Win for Local Talent, Global Music Industry


• “Unifying these two organizations means an incredible win for the Memphis community, a great plus for serious talented artists across multiple genres and also another tremendous contribution to the global music industry from right here in Memphis.” —David Porter, Chairman & President, The Consortium MMT • “Our work has[…]

New ‘Rhythm and Greens Festival’ sprouts roots music at New Daisy


MEMPHIS, TN – Memphis’ First Annual Rhythm and Greens Festival will kick off Saturday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at The New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale Street. This new, down-home, musical event celebrates Memphis’ independent folk scene and showcases rising artists Mason Jar Fireflies. Their freshman album pre-releases exclusively at[…]

PreauXX’s DIE WINNING Gets 3 Stars From Commercial Appeal

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PreauXX Die Winning Commercial Appeal Feb 20th, 2014 After bubbling around the surface of the scene for the past few years, Die Winning represents a step forward for young New Orleans transplant PreauXX, who might be coming into his own as the city’s most promising young hip-hop artist. Though billed[…]

Mason Jar Fireflies Announce Album Release


Mason Jar Fireflies Press Release (Memphis, TN) As the established home of the Blues and birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Memphis, Tennessee is proud to introduce another brand new genre, “Rhythm and Greens” with the Mason Jar Fireflies. Adam, a former MC focused in Hip-Hop, Greg, an unreconstructed Dead head,[…]