Nashville Music Council announces annual report


Mayor Karl Dean announced today that Music Row veteran Randy Goodman will serve as co-chairman of the Nashville Music Council. Goodman most recently Karl Deanwas president of Lyric Street Records in Nashville.

Of the honor, Goodman comments, “Mayor Dean has been the strongest advocate, friend and supporter of the music industry of all the elected officials I have worked with in my 30 years in the business. To get the chance to serve as a co-chair is an honor and an exciting opportunity for me. I am eager to give back and to help Mayor Dean help the entertainment industry thrive as a business in a city that attracts musicians from all genres.”

This announcement caps off a pivotal year for the Music Council, who recently released their second annual report. Highlights include:

• Partnership in place with Nashville Entrepreneur Center, founded by Michael Burcham, to incubate start-ups in digital media and entertainment.

• A sweeping education plan will be activated in 2012 firmly placing Nashville and its public schools at the forefront of global music education.

• Together the Council and the Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency (MDHA) have developed plans for Nashville’s first artists’ residence. Construction on The Ryman Lofts, 60 one- to three-bedroom apartments will begin this summer.

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