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Music City Music Council

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The Music City Music Council (MC2) is an association of business leaders charged with developing strategies toward heightening the awareness and development of Nashville’s world-wide reputation as Music City. MC2 is currently co-chaired by Mayor Barry and music industry veteran Joe Galante.

MC2 was formed as a partnership between the Nashville Mayor's Office, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

The conversation and action that results from the diverse group of industry leaders marks the most dynamic effort in Nashville’s history to cooperatively raise the level of activity and opportunity for all. The organization focuses on helping music-related businesses expand or relocate to Nashville; bringing televised music shows and music-related award shows across all genres to the city, and recruiting more music-related events and conventions here. Priorities also include supporting and expanding live music and music education.

Learn more about the Music City Music Council

For more information, contact Justine Avila, Music City Music Council Executive Director.

Music City Music Council Members

Co-chairs (beginning January 1, 2016): Mayor Megan Barry and Joe Galante

Mayor Megan Barry Joe Galante

Justine Avila – MC2 Executive Director, Metro Nashville
David Bohan – Chairman, Bohan
Scott Clayton – Co-Head, CAA, Nashville
EJ Gaines – Attorney/Artist Manager, Waterford Law
Joe Galante – Chairman, Galante Entertainment, MC2 Co-Chair
Randy Goodman – Chairman, Sony Music Nashville
Ed Hardy – Entertainment/Media Consultant, Past MC2 Co-Chair
Terry Hemmings – President/CEO Provident Music Group
Ken Levitan – Co-President/Owner, Vector Management
Talia Lomax-O’dneal – Finance Director, Metro Nashville
Mary Ann McCready – President, FBMM, Past MC2 Co-Chair
Jason Owen – President, Sandbox Entertainment
Bob Raines – Executive Director, TN Entertainment Commission
Colin Reed – Chairman/CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties
Ralph Schulz – CEO, Nashville Chamber of Commerce
Nancy Shapiro – SVP, Grammys
Clarence Spalding – Partner, Maverick Management
Butch Spyridon – CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
Troy Tomlinson – CEO, SONY/ATV Publishing
Sally Williams – VP of Business & Partnership Development/GM, Opry Ent. Group
Matt Wiltshire – Director, Mayor’s Office of Economic & Community Development