When music distribution company CDBaby held their annual DIY Musicians Conference in Nashville again this year, Belmont was a supporting sponsor for the event for the second year in a row. Cheryl Carr, associate dean for the Curb College and Pat McMakin, director of operations for Belmont’s Oceanway Recording Studios, have worked with conference producers each year to create partnership opportunities.
McMakin hosted and produced live demo recording sessions at Oceanway featuring bands attending the conference. These demo sessions were so popular last year that the conference planners requested a repeat performance and increased the number of sessions offered from one session in 2017 to four in 2018. Carr presented a Belmont-branded workshop titled “Mapping Your Path to Authentic Art & Business” to a standing room only crowd. Carr also provided attendees with information about Belmont and Curb College programs.