Day 2 of IMMERSE
Day two of IMMERSE has drawn to a close and has been beautiful from start to finish. The morning opened with worship from Travis Cottrell and some words of inspiration from Michael W. Smith. (For the record, worship is beautiful and very vertical with a body of believers who are involved intimately with worship and Christian music.)
After worship, many took the opportunity to take a Music City Tour and learned the ropes of Music Row while others engaged in preparation for performances, critiques, and reviews. I got a chance to grab lunch in the Curb Cafe and catch some of the performers. Let me tell you – we have talent in this group. I had an awesome time meeting many of you, giving opinions to some of you who asked for a quick critique of a song (I’ll always give you my ear when I’m available – so don’t be afraid to ask or email me.) and even took the honor of being able to pray for many of you and for your future in the music business. (Thanks also for the prayers in return.)
The afternoon was spent with a Speed Networking session. Our aspiring writers, artists, and future Music Row moguls had the chance to speak with those in-the-know in the music business. Producers, A&R Reps, artist management agencies and more gave out valuable information to the IMMERSE-ers in a once-in-a-lifetime fashion.
Then, there were the fun times – Leeland showed off their skills with Guitar Praise at the Godbeat.com booth.
- Where was Michael W. Smith’s FIRST job as a writer?
- What was the name of the record label Smitty opened in 1996?
- What was that label named after?