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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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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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