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NEW YORK: Harvest & Hype Friendsgiving Set for Nov. 18

The Courtney’s Corner Foundation — led by award-winning podcast host, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Courtney Starks — will host its third annual It’s Giving Harvest and Hype Friendsgiving event on Saturday, November 18.

The event will be hosted at A Sisterly Touch, located at 74 Pennsylvania Ave. in Brooklyn, NY. The evening will feature mouthwatering food, engaging performances from up-and-coming musicians, and interactive games aimed toward building community.

Tickets begin at $50, and are available on three different tiers — Bronze, Silver, and Gold (VIP). A portion of all proceeds will be used to support the Courtney’s Corner Foundation’s community initiatives throughout 2024. Purchase your tickets here, and kick off your holiday season by building a stronger community in the Big Apple!

To learn more about The Courtney’s Corner Foundation, visit the official website.

PHOTOS: Music on the Move Showcase at 3rd & Lindsley

Last week on The Quinn Spinn, we welcomed Music on the Move Studios co-founder, musician, and ECM member Erin McLendon to discuss the growth and evolution of the Music on the Move Showcase, which was set for Tuesday, October 10 at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley.

As always, this semi-annual celebration of community among Nashville’s female musicians and entrepreneurs delivered the goods!

Backed by Erin McLendon & The HellCats, the showcase’s all-female lineup featured a diverse set of performances from pop-rock songwriter Kaylee Federmann, Florida-born country artist Sarah Morey, soul and R&B songstress Amber Sweeney, and the punk-influenced Lunchbox Rachel. Plus, those in attendance on this night to remember got to shop at woman-owned pop-up boutiques, including Rock’n Boho and No Sass Creations.

We had the privilege to attend and capture photos throughout the night, which you’ll find below. Take a look through our lens as we congratulate everyone on the Music on the Move Studios team!

Introducing You to Your Next Favorite Band

Phillip Reese and David Moore are the co-hosts of Your Next Favorite Band, a podcast which features the songs and stories of a growing community of musicians and industry pros.

This episode returns the favor from our previous mash-up on their show earlier in 2023, and highlights the story behind Your Next Favorite Band alongside our co-presented Nashville Meets Bethlehem Songwriter Night at SteelStacks on November 17.

Theme song: REVEL 9 – All I’ve Become

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For the Love of Community — and Hip Hop

Big congratulations are in order for our community partners at Ether Nashville for the success of the 2023 Citywide Cypher tournament, which concluded with the Citywide Cypher Finals on Sept. 24 at The Pyramid Nashville.

The tournament — held at select locations throughout Middle Tennessee — was a summer-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip hop. Preliminary rounds were held throughout July and August, with eight finalists (plus a special round of Nashville hip hop legends) invited to compete for top honors at The Pyramid.

Murfreesboro-based rapper Izzy Rage took home top male emcee honors, while Nashville’s own Yonna Jones was named top female emcee. Throughout the evening, members of the Greater Nashville hip hop community presented the true artistry, sonic diversity, and cultural impact of the hip hop genre, while supporting Ether’s “Heal Hop” movement and overall mission to “empower leaders of the hip hop community with the tools they need to consistently deliver transformative work.”

Check out a few photos from the event below. Congrats to the Ether team on making an impact!