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Project Music Portfolio, the next evolution of the first-ever
music tech accelerator

Based out of Music City, Project Music is the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s leading action to foster innovation within the music industry, a core business vertical in Nashville's economy. To meet the unique needs of music-minded entrepreneurs building music-centric business, the EC is providing a year round music entrepreneurship focus that brings music, tech and business leaders together to nurture startups desiring to grow music industry revenue. Project Music was developed in partnership with the Country Music Association.

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What is Project Music Portfolio?

Project Music Portfolio leverages the full support of the EC’s expertise and business network to accelerate the success of select music-minded entrepreneurs. This program provides year-round, on-demand support and premier quarterly programming for all enrolled entrepreneurs.

Program spots are limited and applications are competitive. Participants do not need to be based in Nashville, but must be able to attend four, in person, intentionally curated events over the course of the year.


Who is Project Music Portfolio for?

Entrepreneurs who:

  • Aim to significantly accelerate the development of their industry-changing startups

  • Are currently creating, launching, or growing their startups in the music industry

  • Desire to be part of a supportive, collaborative community of entrepreneurs, industry professionals, and partners committed to shaping the music industry of tomorrow

  • Display strong commitment to the program’s offerings and requirements


How Will Project Music Portfolio Help Me?

Project Music Portfolio provides a custom-tailored experience designed to meet entrepreneurs at their specific stage of development. Access to our extensive music network and resource vault ensures Portfolio participants get exactly the help they need without wasted time or energy.

Participants are assigned a personal Portfolio Manager, who maintains a current understanding of the individual’s status and needs. The Portfolio Manager optimizes each entrepreneur’s experience by facilitating personalized and strategic business connections, and implementing strategies to help sustain growth.


Program Resources Include:

  • Access to 240+ advisors & 60+ music-industry leaders

  • Connection to partners throughout the music industry and startup landscape

  • On-demand support from the EC entrepreneur community

Programming is customized for each participant but always includes two main pillars of support:

 
 On-demand access to the EC’s vast   resource vault   geared to accelerate the development of music focused entrepreneurs

On-demand access to the EC’s vast resource vault geared to accelerate the development of music focused entrepreneurs

 Personalized, hands-on attention for each entrepreneur to conveniently deliver the support they need without wasted time or effort

Personalized, hands-on attention for each entrepreneur to conveniently deliver the support they need without wasted time or effort

 
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PROGRAM COST

 
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Applications will be open until January 18, 2019
*Payments for the program will be made in quarterly installments.
Participants will not receive capital nor will you be required to give equity.
Read More in our
FAQ.

Interested in applying but want to know more?

Join us for an info session on December 6 at 12pm CST!
You can join in-person at the EC, or join via conference call.
Call details will be shared the day of the info session.

REGISTER HERE!


RESOURCE VAULT

The Portfolio resource vault offers 4 distinct categories of value:

  STARTUP PROCESS EXPERTISE   The EC has developed a deep knowledge of what entrepreneurs need to succeed.

STARTUP PROCESS EXPERTISE

The EC has developed a deep knowledge of what entrepreneurs need to succeed.

  INTERNAL ADVISOR NETWORK   An active network of 240 advisors - over 60 in music specifically who are dedicated to supporting the teams growth and development.

INTERNAL ADVISOR NETWORK

An active network of 240 advisors - over 60 in music specifically who are dedicated to supporting the teams growth and development.

  NETWORK PARTNER EXPERTISE   For participants who need to meet with a person or organization not already on the Portfolio roster, the EC will leverage its brand endorsement to bring them to the table.

NETWORK PARTNER EXPERTISE

For participants who need to meet with a person or organization not already on the Portfolio roster, the EC will leverage its brand endorsement to bring them to the table.

  COMMUNITY   Joining Project Music Portfolio is joining an elite group of entrepreneurs and supporters who understand the entrepreneur experience and want to help.

COMMUNITY

Joining Project Music Portfolio is joining an elite group of entrepreneurs and supporters who understand the entrepreneur experience and want to help.

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TESTIMONIALS

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“The business needs great music tech companies and teams to solve the problems that the digital world has created. I hope that I can help guide the right companies to success.”

— Joe Galante, Former CEO of Sony Music Nashville and one of the key founders of Project Music

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“Part of the reason we at Jammber have been so successful in raising millions of dollars in capital is because Nashville’s Project Music gave us a huge first-mover advantage. We were shown massive problems in full-color, up close and personal, described by industry experts in intimate settings. Problems yielding profitable opportunities - long before potential competitors even knew they existed. It was a game changer for us.”

— Marcus Cobb, Jammber, Project Music alumni

—> Meet Our Alumni

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“I engage with Project Music because I believe in the program and the people. Encouraging and mentoring the next generation of creative business minds is essential to the long-term health of this business we all love, and Project Music is a great vehicle for that. And it’s not a one-way street—mentors learn plenty from the entrepreneurs, and their enthusiasm is often a much-needed encouragement when we go back to our ‘day jobs’.”

-Duff Berschback, SVP of Legal Affairs and Business Development for Sony/ATV Music Publishing

—> Meet the EC Advisors

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PROGRAM PARTNERS

 
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2018 COHORT

  AndMe.tv   Cori Banyon, CEO  Nashville, TN

AndMe.tv
Cori Banyon, CEO
Nashville, TN

  Ciari Guitars   Jonathan Spangler, CEO  San Diego, CA

Ciari Guitars
Jonathan Spangler, CEO
San Diego, CA

  Cleerkut, Inc   Cheryl Potts, CEO  Washington, D.C.

Cleerkut, Inc
Cheryl Potts, CEO
Washington, D.C.

  Hookist   Meredith Collins, CEO  New York City, NY

Hookist
Meredith Collins, CEO
New York City, NY

  JamFeed   Cameron Gibson, CEO  Austin, TX

JamFeed
Cameron Gibson, CEO
Austin, TX

  OnlyInVR (OIVR)   Michael Hodson, CEO  Austin, TX

OnlyInVR (OIVR)
Michael Hodson, CEO
Austin, TX

  RootNote   Jason Burchard, CEO  Nashville, TN

RootNote
Jason Burchard, CEO
Nashville, TN

  Smashmouse   Robb Dillon, CEO  Atlanta, GA

Smashmouse
Robb Dillon, CEO
Atlanta, GA

  Soulsence   Naveen Sridhar, CEO  San Francisco, CA

Soulsence
Naveen Sridhar, CEO
San Francisco, CA

 
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