Category Archives: New in 2022

Keith Evan Gay Salutes Georgia Football with “Only One Dawg in this Fight.”

On New Year’s Eve, the #1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs will continue their quest to become back-to-back NCAA FBS National Champions when they take on Ohio State in the Peach Bowl.

Georgia native Keith Evan Gay is ready, with a rallying cry for Bulldog Nation in advance of the College Football Playoff.

Join DawgNation in the fight!

Music on the Move Showcase Submission Deadline Extended to Jan. 9

A couple weeks ago, we helped break the news that Music on the Move Studios is now accepting submissions for female musicians and entrepreneurs to participate in their next showcase, which is now set to take place at The Basement East on March 20.

Today, we have even better news: you have more time to submit for consideration!

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Identifying Your Fears (and Ways to Push Past Them)

My “Navigating the Creative Journey” series (which I’m officially titling for the first time, right now) continues at the Muze blog with an acknowledgement of something that all must face and address.


This idea was actually inspired in part by some of our previous work here at Muze. Back in January, my colleague Luke wrote an insightful piece – which included personal examples – about the fears that hold musicians back from performing their craft, and wrapped it up with a beautiful resolution that encourages aspiring and emerging artists to douse their apprehension by enjoying the creative process itself.

Now that 2022 is winding into its final stages, I thought now would be a good time to re-visit the topic of fear. Specifically, I’m interested in diving into the specific, existential fears creatives may encounter when stepping out into the professional wilderness, and ways that we can navigate through them.

If you find yourself held back by overarching fears, my hope is that this piece provides you with the antidote to overcome – or at least, manage – your fears.

UMC50: 50 Memorable Songs from 2022

Folks, it’s finally here. The day has arrived.

Today, we narrow down the entire year to just 50 songs.

And, let me tell ya, it was a tall task. You’ve brought the heat to us consistently, and there were close calls and tough decisions throughout. We also had to factor in variety — we ensured that as many genres and flavors were represented as possible, to showcase the musical kaleidoscope that is the UMC community.

We hope you enjoy what we have for you on this year’s compilation. Check it out!

Let’s go! Listen to UMC50!

Songs You Should Hear: Holly Jolly Edition

We all know where the focus is this weekend. The holidays are here, and it’s time to feel jolly.

So, we’ve picked a few cuts from our latest Underground Holiday Hits playlist to get you in the spirit. Check these out as an appetizer for the whole dang holiday meal, which you’ll find right here.

Ho, Ho, Ho

UMC20: The Best of December 2022

If it feels a bit early in the month for us to be hitting you with a “Best Of” version of UMC20, we understand. However, we’re a week early this one for a very special reason.

The premiere of our 2022 UMC50 compilation — highlighting top tracks from throughout the year — will take place next Tuesday, December 27.

So, we’re hitting you with this month’s list as a precursor of what’s to come. Certainly, a couple of these cuts may find their way onto the year-end playlist. You’ll just have to wait a week to find out which ones…

Hear the Best of December

Songs You Should Hear: All Kinds of Intensity!

Hold it right there! This holiday season, we’re asking our community to support Underground Music Collective’s Underground Rising initiative! By making a tax-deductible donation to UMC via The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, you ensure that we can keep sharing songs and stories from independent creatives everywhere, for years to come. Click here to get started!

Anyway, onto this week’s Songs You Should Hear…

Hear What You Should

Life is Messy: Addressing Mental Health in the Moment with The Quinn and JD

JD made the trip up to Nashville from Atlanta for a special and super-important episode of The Quinn Spinn. JD opens up about his own, in-the-moment journey navigating mental health struggles and societal expectations, and shares valuable lessons learned along the way.

However, like life, this episode isn’t all serious. Given who’s involved, you know we had to go off the rails a bit… 😉

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