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CINCINNATI - April 8th, 2021 - Watch out America! Cincinnati aims to be the next “Music City” with a new initiative by the Cincinnati Music Accelerator (CMA).

Cincinnati Music Accelerator (CMA), Ohio’s first music career accelerator, launched in 2017 and has supported numerous individuals within the music arts. From music business training, street performances, and outdoor mobile activations via CMA’s mobile stage trailer, CMA has always diligently worked to find creative and innovative ways to build and accelerate opportunities within the music arts of Cincinnati.

“The last year has shown us that there are many ways to provide music entertainment outside of traditional venues, and this is creating new opportunities for music artists and creatives that didn’t exist before,” said Kick Lee founder and chief executive director of the Cincinnati Music Accelerator. “However, partnership with local businesses, city leaders, and arts supporters is vital to sustaining and growing these opportunities so that Cincinnati can achieve the mission of becoming a music city.”

CMA is currently forming a National Advisory Board of current and former, music industry professionals, entertainment lawyers, artists and repertoires (A&R’s), record label executives, business and organizational leaders to advise CMA on programming and produce resources for the Cincinnati region.

Cincinnati has a strong legacy in music as home to The Isley Brothers, LA Reid, Bootsy Collins, Walk the Moon, The National, Nick & Drew Lachey from 98 Degrees, and the famed King Records.

“There’s no reason Cincinnati can’t be a music city on the scale of Nashville, Austin, and Detroit,” says Lee. “We just need to put the infrastructure in place.”

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