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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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The Music Export Pledge

by Elizabeth Cawein Recently my friends at Sound Diplomacy wrote an excellent document called the Global Music Export Pledge. (Click here to read a great piece in IQ that provides more context.) I was psyched to see the MEM logo included among the worldwide music export initiatives on the final pages (thanks y’all!) – The idea behind the global pledge is that […]

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Breaking down silos and building up collaboration

by Elizabeth Cawein “Little collaboration.” “What could happen if music organizations partnered more?” “Collaboration on a large scale is non-existent.” “It’s frustrating to see people not look or think outside of their own group.” These are just a few of the comments from members of the Memphis music community shared at last week’s happy hour event at High Cotton Brewing […]

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Music Export Memphis announces artists selected for ‘From Memphis to the Mersey’

After a fantastic response from musicians in both Memphis and Liverpool, the organizers of From Memphis to the Mersey are excited to announce the four songwriters selected to participate in this immersive cultural and creative experience.   Christopher Kearney was the founder, guitarist and singer/songwriter in the band The Aeroplanes formed in 2004. In 2005, the band’s debut EP crashed […]

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Music Export Memphis announces ‘Memphis to the Mersey’ songwriters exchange for summer 2017

Submissions open today for immersive cultural experience Memphis and Liverpool are two cities long connected by the cotton trade and their music legacies. This summer, their music scenes will again collide as Music Export Memphis and Monkey Mind Productions present From Memphis To The Mersey, a songwriters’ exchange that will select two emerging artists from each city for an immersive […]

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Music Export Memphis partners with Sound Diplomacy to bring Music Cities Convention to Memphis in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | NOVEMBER 15, 2016 MUSIC CITIES CONVENTION ANNOUNCES MEMPHIS AS 2017 SITE Conference to focus on equity, access in Music Cities (MEMPHIS, TN) – Music Export Memphis is excited to announce a partnership with London music policy consultancy Sound Diplomacy that will bring the Music Cities Convention to the Bluff City in 2017. The convention, launched in […]

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