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MEM in The Daily News

“That effort, appropriately enough, is called the Music Export Memphis initiative. It is the brainchild of Memphis-based marketing professional Elizabeth Cawein, who’s built her career – and a boutique marketing agency, Signal Flow PR – around musicians and the music industry. At a high level, the Music Export Memphis banner already has encompassed shows like the South by Southwest performance; […]

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Cash incentives could connect tourism + talent retention + music

by Elizabeth Cawein The concept for the MEM ambassador program was something I developed fairly early on in this music export adventure. It’s pretty simple: Memphis musicians are already touring across the country and the world, so why not incentivize them to be ambassadors for the city? (Which they definitely already are – so why not equip them with tools and […]

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Music Tourism Convention: sweat the small stuff

by Elizabeth Cawein I’m behind (what’s new?) in sharing my experiences at the Music Tourism Convention, produced a few weeks ago in Frankin, Tenn., by my friends at Sound Diplomacy/Music Cities Events (the same team behind Music Cities Convention in Memphis in – eek! – just a few weeks). I enjoyed speaking on a panel alongside Judy Hood from the […]

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Introducing the MEM Board of Directors

Pop the champagne! We’re officially a chartered nonprofit and a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization! We owe many thanks to our long-time fiscal sponsor, Memphis Rock’n’Soul Inc. – they operate the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and the Memphis Rock’n’Soul Museum. If you haven’t been to either/both, check them out. They celebrate the history of Memphis music but the team there […]

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From Memphis to the Mersey (finale!)

It’s taken me way too long to write this final installment on ‘From Memphis to the Mersey’ – I’ll blame our AmericanaFest event, The Memphis Picnic, which took a backseat to this project for longer than it should have and needed lots of attention when I returned from Liverpool. AmericanaFest kicks off tomorrow and our event is on Saturday, September […]

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From Memphis to the Mersey (Part 2)

by Elizabeth Cawein As we prep for another weekend of songwriting in Liverpool and the completion of ‘From Memphis to the Mersey,’ I wanted to share a bit more about the mechanics of the project itself, how it came together, and what we hope will come out of it. The mentors Once Emma Foxall (of Liverpool-based Monkey Mind Productions) and I […]

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MEM at Music Tourism Convention in Franklin

I’m excited to share that I’ll be speaking at the Music Tourism Convention happening in Franklin, Tenn., September 21-22. Presented by Music Cities Events – the same folks who are producing the Music Cities Convention that’ll be happening in Memphis October 25-27 – Music Tourism Convention is the world’s most extensive conference bringing together the music and tourism sectors to […]

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From Memphis to the Mersey

by Elizabeth Cawein On Monday afternoon, after I dropped off an exhausted group of Liverpool artists at Memphis International Airport, I fully intended to sit down and write about the first weekend of ‘From Memphis to the Mersey,’ our Liverpool-Memphis songwriters’ exchange co-produced with Liverpool-based Monkey Mind Productions. Turns out I was pretty exhausted myself, but I also realized quickly that I […]

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MEM announces second annual Memphis Picnic at AmericanaFest

(MEMPHIS, TN) – Music Export Memphis this week announces the line-up for its second annual Memphis Picnic at AmericanaFest, happening Saturday, September 16 as part of the Americana Music Association’s weeklong conference and festival in downtown Nashville. The Memphis Picnic will take place at The Filming Station at 501 8th Avenue South from noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 16 […]

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