The Music Resource Center provides educational and networking opportunities for musicians and music businesses. We offer workshops and in-house tutorials on everything from Publishing to Pro Tools Recording.
The MRC is a living library of information on the music business. We also provide a dedicated staff for personalized consultations on how to advance your career.
Check out our Musicians’ Exchange page to find other musicians or buy and sell equipment!
- PCs with Windows XP
- HP laserjet P1505 printers
- Available office phones with free long distance
- Heavy duty paper shredder
- Studio 281c
- MS Office Software (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
- Audio Software (Garage Band, iTunes, Logic, ProTools LE & Reason)
- Video Software (Final Cut Express, iMovie & Sony Vegas Pro)
- Graphics/Design Software (Microsoft Publisher, iPhoto, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Adobe Flash CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3 & Adobe Dreamweaver CS)
Continuing music business education. We host workshops and panels on topics such as Digital Audio Workstations; Intellectual Property in Music (c) Copyrights, Publishing and Trademarks; Touring and Promotion; etc. We also partner with local music organizations to bring out of town industry Pro’s for Q & A’s and Seminars – not unlike the type of panels one would attend at National Conferences such as SXSW and Atlantis, but in a much smaller, more informal atmosphere and just for MRC members.
Up-to-date information on the latest trends in technology and e-commerce.
Opportunities for businesses to list themselves in our searchable vendor list and the Live From Memphis Directory. We hope to help businesses increase their exposure to a targeted audience of potential customers through directory listings as well as referrals.
Individualized consultations. Need help organizing your business? We have helped to create Revenue/Expenses Excel Spreadsheets for artists to keep track of what they are making and spending for tax purposes, as well as Market Research purposes. We have drafts of band agreements, performance contracts, Post-show Reconciliation Sheets for Pollstar, publishing agreements and other documents to help artists who are working to be self-sufficient and organized.
Plug in Memphis: Indie Music Expo is an annual event of the Memphis Music Foundation that offers of networking and connecting for local musicians to area music and industry support businesses. Exhibitors will include all types of businesses from merchandising, publicity and promotion to professional service providers, such as entertainment attorneys or accountants. Plug in Memphis offers a welcoming environment for artists to investigate and explore professionals throughout the community that can help them develop and expand their careers. Plug in Memphis will also feature a keynote address on a crucial music industry topic.