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.
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-long, 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?
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
Applications for the 2019 cohort have closed.
*Payments for the program will be made in quarterly installments.
Participants will not receive capital nor will you be required to give equity.
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The Portfolio resource vault offers 4 distinct categories of value:
“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
“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
“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