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Join songwriters, producers, and radio hosts for insightful conversations about their journeys from August 26–28. As part of Apple Music for Artists’ Breaking It Down series, you’ll learn about the process from recording to release to promotion, explore today’s radio landscape, and discover Spatial Audio technology in a weekend of free sessions.

Public Sessions
Friday, August 26, 2022 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm CT
Apple Downtown Nashville Performance: Willie Jones
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Saturday, August 27, 2022 – 2:00 to 3:00pm CT
Virtual Studio: Making Your Way as an Independent Artist
with Joy Williams, Luke Laird, Nick Hoffman, and Prophet Guillory
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Sunday, August 28, 2022 – 2:00 to 3:00pm
Virtual Studio: Understanding the Radio Landscape
with Ward Guenther and Carter Faith
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Sunday, August 28, 2022 – 3:30 to 5:00pm
Virtual Studio: Shaping an Album in Spatial Audio
with Clif Norrell, Buddy Judge, and Prophet Guillory
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Music Maker Cohort Sessions (Invited Applicants Only)
Individuals, ages 18-24, selected to join the Music Maker Cohort will be provided a participation stipend by the National Museum of African American Music. All Apple gear needed will be provided by Studio NPL onsite for participants. Cohort members that complete the program may be eligible to keep certain technology. The cohort will meet the following dates:

– Friday, September 2 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm CT: Orientation
– Friday, September 9 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm CT: Willie Jones Songwriting Session
– Saturday, September 10 – 12:00 to 4:30 pm CT: Willie Jones & Apple Creative Pro Production – Sessions
– Friday, September 16 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm CT: Apple Creative Pro Logic Production
– Saturday, September 17 – 12:00 to 4:30 pm CT: Willie Jones & Apple Creative Pro Engineering Sessions
– Friday, September 23 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm CT: Apple Creative Pro Studio Hours/Feedback Session
– Saturday, September 24 / Sunday, September 25 – 10:00 to 12:00pm CT or 1:00 to 3:00pm CT: Apple Music Spatial Audio Mixing & Mastering Session.
  *Participants must attend one 2-hour session on 9/24 or 9/25.
– Friday, September 30 – 2:30 to 5:00pm CT: Celebration

Individuals interested in applying for the Music Maker Cohort or receiving updates on public sessions should complete the form below. Applications must be submitted by August 19, 2022.

The Music Maker Cohort application is now closed.

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