Project Music celebrates progress at 2019 showcase night

December 9, 2019 / Share:

Following seven months of intense work at the EC, the 11 teams from the 2019 Project Music cohort had the chance to show off their success at the Project Music Startup Showcase on Oct. 23. Eight of the 11 teams pitched, and all the founders had the chance to network and show off the work they’ve been doing with the EC’s team of advisors, industry experts and thought leaders.


Project Music is a program that speaks to the heart of Nashville – the program spurs innovation in the music tech industry by providing entrepreneurs the tools and expertise they need to get their game-changing ideas and businesses off the ground.

Each year, teams are hand-selected by the EC to join the cohort. The 2019 teams are ArtistWorks, audiobridge, beatdapp, FanFlex, Hear Not There, Music Tech Works, Musician’s Council, Playlist, Secret Chord Laboratories, The Labz and WillCalled.

Audiobridge was one of the teams that pitched at the startup showcase Thursday night.

“Project Music has been a great experience particularly with connecting our team to other music tech founders and advisors,” Matt Miller, audiobridge founder, said. “Being surrounded by other innovative teams and getting the opportunity to pitch to big crowds and connect in the Nashville scene has given us a great understanding of our market and how we will ultimately integrate with the industry.”


The year-long program is supported by some of Nashville’s heavy hitters in music and innovation, including Title Sponsor Country Music Association, The Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University, Launch Tennessee, Pinnacle, SESAC, Galante Entertainment, Rock Paper Scissors, Big Machine Label Group, First Tennessee and Who Knew.

The startup showcase is not the end of the program. The teams still have nearly half a year left in their cohort, during which time they’ll take the feedback and interest they saw at the showcase to push them to innovate even further.

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