Project Music, developed in partnership with the Country Music Association, brings music, technology, and business leaders together to accelerate the development of industry-changing startups.
Through Project Music, entrepreneurs gain access to the EC’s extensive network of music connections and are able to leverage industry connections to foster innovation, nurture growth, and drive the future of the music industry.
Project Music is a year-long, accelerator-level program featuring monthly programming and ongoing support. Highlights include:
Connection to the EC’s vast network of music industry expertise, including over 100 advisors dedicated specifically to coaching Project Music entrepreneurs
A supportive community of entrepreneur peers and knowledgable EC staff
Capital connections to potential investors through the program’s Unconference event
Personalized, hands-on attention through a dedicated case manager and guidance from Entrepreneur-In-Residence Stephen Linn
Every Project Music cohort includes a diverse group of startups. All are encouraged to apply. Participants generally meet these criteria:
1-6 full time team members
Between $0 and $250,000 in annual revenue
Significant growth potential making a major impact on the music industry
Download the Project Music Program Overview now to learn more about the program structure, the types of businesses we’re looking for, FAQs, and more.
*Payments for the program will be made in quarterly installments.
Participants will not receive capital nor will you be required to give equity.
We also back our entire program with a money-back guarantee. If you don’t think the program is worth it for you, we will always refund up to the entire amount of the prior quarter’s payment
“Part of the reason we at Jammber have been so successful in raising millions of dollars in capital is because Nashville’s Project Music gave us a huge first-mover advantage. We were shown massive problems in full-color, up close and personal, described by industry experts in intimate settings. Problems yielding profitable opportunities - long before potential competitors even knew they existed. It was a game changer for us.”
— Marcus Cobb, Jammber, Project Music alumni
“I engage with Project Music because I believe in the program and the people. Encouraging and mentoring the next generation of creative business minds is essential to the long-term health of this business we all love, and Project Music is a great vehicle for that. And it’s not a one-way street—mentors learn plenty from the entrepreneurs, and their enthusiasm is often a much-needed encouragement when we go back to our ‘day jobs’.”
-Duff Berschback, SVP of Legal Affairs and Business Development for Sony/ATV Music Publishing