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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.

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: Mayor Megan Barry and Joe Galante

Mayor Megan Barry Joe Galante

Justine Avila – MC2 Executive Director, Metro Nashville

David Bohan – Chairman, Bohan Advertising and Marketing

Scott Clayton – Co-Head, CAA, Nashville

EJ Gaines – VP, Marketing, Motown Gospel

Joe Galante – Chairman, Galante Entertainment, MC2 Co-Chair

Ed Hardy – Entertainment/Media Consultant, Past MC2 Co-Chair

Terry Hemmings – President/CEO Provident Music Group

Talia Lomax-O’dneal – Finance Director, Metro Nashville

Wanda Lyle- General Manager, UBS Business Solutions Center

Mary Ann McCready – President, FBMM, Past MC2 Co-Chair

Jason Owen – President, Sandbox Entertainment

Bob Raines – Executive Director, TN Entertainment Commission

Ralph Schulz – CEO, Nashville Chamber of Commerce

Clarence Spalding – Partner, Maverick Management

Butch Spyridon – CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Sarah Trahern- CEO, Country Music Association

Sally Williams – VP of Business & Partnership Development/GM, Opry Ent. Group

Matt Wiltshire – Director, Mayor’s Office of Economic & Community Development