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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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