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A quarterly professional development series designed to strengthen Chattanooga's music industry

In June 2015 at SoundCorps' SpeakUp event, Chattanooga musicians stated their most pressing needs to help take their music careers to the next level. SoundCorps' TakeNote series was built as a direct result of that conversation.

Each quarter, SoundCorps recruits music industry experts from around the country to discuss topics related to building and maintaining a career in today's music industry. The first TakeNote focused on audience development through PR and Marketing, the second event centered around concert and venue promotion, and the third featured recording industry techniques and trends. 

Professionals recruited thus far have included:

Build Your Audience Through PR & Marketing
Jeremiah Lewis, Redeye Worldwide (Burger Records, Yep Roc)
Kimberly Novosel, Press Management Group (Jarred Pierce, Garrett Goodwin)
Max Pete, Empire Distribution (Gladys Knight, T.I., Tyga, Paul Wall)

Booking Shows
T-Dawg Helland,, Apache Cafe,  Frank Hamilton Folk School
Hugh Southard, Blue Mountain Artists (Tim Reynolds, NRBQ, Acoustic Syndicate)
Charlie Brocco, Grammy Award-winning sound engineer (Kayce Musgraves, Fleetwood Mac)

Recording Industry Tips & Trends
Lex Dirty, Hennessy Dreams Studio (Rick Ross, Rihanna)
Mike Froedge, Open Sky Studio producer, producer, session and tour drummer (Black Label Society)
Kenny Bartolomei (J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

Paying Bills & Playing Music
Cameron Edds (Velcro Pygmies)
Brandon Gilliard (pro bass player)
Angel Snow (artist/songwriter)

Know Your Rights: Entertainment Law
Coy Martin, Head of Business Affairs, New West Records
Farrah Usmani, Senior Associate, Marcus & Colvin
Jeff Colvin, Partner, Marcus & Colvin
Kevin Thomson, Partner, Thomson, Gabriele & Ollunga

Music Industry Overview: Road to NIghtfall Edition
Chris Conrad (Hangar Productions)
Barry Courter (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Monica Kinsey (Track 29, Revelry Room)
Nick Lutsko (artist)
Matthew Schilt (The Business of Coordination)

Success in Songwriting
Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra, Eldest Only Recordings)
Randy Steele (Slim Pickins, South Willow Music Publishing)
Satoya Foster (Vocalist, Songwriter)
Anthony Quails (Chattanooga Songwriters Association)

Merchandising: Amplify Your Income
Meg Bradford, Colortest Merch
Cash Clip, artist
Carl Kinsel, Colortest Merch
Dawson Morris, GT Management (Moon Taxi)

Find details about future TakeNote events on our Events Calendar