The Tennessean presents Hallowed Sound, including an essay by Rissi Palmer 

Thank you so much to the Tennessean, especially Matthew Leimkuehler, for asking me to reflect on the last year in Country music. Hallowed Sounds includes pieces from Mickey Guyton, Allison Russell, Willie Jones, Darius Rucker, and more. I'm honored to be included in those voices. You can read the essay in full HERE

Introducing Seeds... 

When I became an independent artist 11 years ago, it took me a moment to get over the idea that I was going to be “saved”, that a record company/manager/agent/publisher was going to swoop in, take the art I was making, and elevate it to the next level. It was a total let down when my white knight never arrived, when I realized that no one was coming to save me. What did happen was I discovered other avenues to market and brand myself that were rewarding and lucrative…all while maintaining ownership of my product. In other words…I learned to save myself.  

Seeds came from my belief that the new music business model will evolve from the need for a “middle man” (i.e. a record label, booking agents, etc.), to artists choosing and creating their own destinies, partnering with larger entities only when they’ve reached the limits of their own power. Artists will learn the various alternate routes directly from the music industry professionals who are doing this work every day. When you give the knowledge directly to the people, they will be able to do for themselves, thus demystifying the process.  

Seeds is a monthly, 90 minute presentation, hosted by yours truly, where music business professionals from the publishing, distribution, management, and booking agent world will speak directly to artists about the how to of getting their music exposed. There will be time for Q&A as well as an opportunity to present your work directly to industry professionals for evaluation and constructive critique.

The first event on Sunday, June 27 at 4pm et/3pm et, will feature my dear friend and first publisher, Debbie Z and her partner Tara Shannon. Their company, The Syndicut, is a unique development program for artists and writers looking to advance their skills and establish themselves. With a special focus on education, The Syndicut empowers music creators in becoming successful entrepreneurs making a sustainable living in music. Their program acts as an incubator with continuous skill development through one-on-one personalized coaching while providing additional opportunities through the publishing company, Syndicut Music Publishing, and sister label Willow Sound Records. You can register for this event here:

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Color Me Country Radio w/ Rissi Palmer Live Taping w/ Charley Lowry & Roger Dale

James B. Hunt Library on Centennial Campus at NC State University, 1070 Partners Way Campus Box 7132 , Raleigh, NC 27606-7132

We will be recording a live episode of Color Me Country Radio w/ Rissi Palmer on the campus of NC State University with Lumbee singer songwriter and activist, Charley Lowry, and Lumbee Country Soul singer, Roger Dale. It'll be a night a good conversation and live won't want to miss it!!!

FREE event, must reserve space