ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: While other cities may have surpassed Memphis as far as their music business infrastructure, Memphis has not given up the fight. As African-American Music Appreciation Month (AAMAM) dawns, three organizations in the city are putting forth every effort to give Memphis artists and musicians a fighting chance in the industry.
The Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission, the Memphis Music Foundation and the Consortium Memphis Music Town are all aggressively supporting Memphis talent. As part of our celebration of AAMAM, we'll profile all three, beginning this week with the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission (MSCMC).
According to its website (www.Memphismusic.org), the Music Commission preserves, fosters and promotes Memphis music locally, nationally and throughout the world. That involves education, networking, advocacy and professional and industry development.
- Written by Carlee McCullough