Songtank Ep 1: In Review
We partnered with H.O.M.E. (Helping Our Music Evolve), Big Yellow Dog Music, Concord Music Publishing, Silver Side Productions, and Collab Music Network to present the very first episode of Songtank! The event was curated by the HOME Special Events Committee, which we are thrilled to be a part of.
In regards to behind the event, H.O.M.E.’s founder, Logan Crowell, shared,
The idea for Songtank was hatched in a meeting with our newly formed Special Events Committee. The goal of the meeting was to create a big event that would happen quarterly and would give HOME Members a chance to execute the event as a team. As a business incubator, we also felt it was important to focus on creating business outcomes for our Members. We kicked around ideas of ticketed live showcases, a ‘Creator’s Expo’, fundraisers… but we landed on making it a pitch event for recorded music. HOME has done private pitch events in the past and regularly helps Members navigate those activities, but this was the first time we made it a production… HOME is an artist development, and production community… so what is the best way to show off HOME’s artists, producers, the facility, and the music being made here, while ALSO creating really impactful business relationships??? SONGTANK!
What is it?
Think Songland meets Shark Tank. In addition to providing valuable entertainment for music lovers, our goal is to move the needle for Nashville’s most talented artists by giving them the opportunity to pitch directly to industry decision makers.
How & Where did it take place?
The show will be a live broadcast from HOME – Helping Our Music Evolve – a music business incubator and production facility in Nashville, TN.
Artists go one by one into the Songtank to pitch. Artists get one minute to pitch themselves to Decision Makers. Each song is listened to for at least one minute. Decision Makers can cut it at one minute or keep listening. Each Decision Maker gives feedback and hopefully discovers new talent to work with!
Hosted by Averianna the Personality and Adam Culver, the 10 contestants joined the live audience to be randomly selected to head into the “tank” with our three decision makers. Our three decision makers were the Vice President of A&R from Concord Music Publishing, the VP of Sync at Big Yelllow Dog, and the Head of Licensing at Silver Side Productions.
Five out of ten of the contestants were HOMIES (members of the H.O.M.E. community), which was really exciting to see. When the artist arrived into the pit, the decision makers got to enjoy 1 minute of each artist’s song. Following the preview, the artist was given a few moments to pitch themselves as a creative and partner, and share about their work efforts and style.
The 10 contestants were up-and-coming acts:
- Sunday Funday – Lord Goldie
- This Feeling – Lawrence D.
- misty eyed – livviy
- Sour Patch Kids – Drugstore Cowboy
- Grace – Brooke Alex
- Back Burner – Kenna
- Porcelain – Olivia Frances
- I Love My Birthday – Alexis Donn
- Cheers to My Teenage Years – Chase Cimala
- Young & on Fire – Hope Blanchard