Music Industry Coalition

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Music Industry Coalition
Formation2014, United States
TypeNon-profit organization
PurposePreserving and nurturing the musical culture, heritage and community of the Nashville region.
HeadquartersNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Ben Folds
Mike Curb
Aubrey Preston
Chuck Elcan
Karl Dean
Mike Kopp
AffiliationsNational Trust for Historic Preservation
WebsiteOfficial Website

Music Industry Coalition is a localized volunteer grassroots partnership of music industry professionals, artists, fans and preservationists mainly organized out of Nashville, Tennessee. The coalition is dedicated to the preservation, nurturing and enhancement of Nashville’s musical heritage, culture and community.[1][2]

The group is actively pursuing the preservation of historical music buildings and areas primarily located in Music Row or the surrounding region in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Among the many supporters, rock star Ben Folds and Curb Records founder Mike Curb are included within the group.[3][4][5]


Music Industry Coalition was formed in the wake of the 2014 RCA Studio A developer controversy and its successful preservation thereafter. One of the coalitions pivotal members, Mike Curb, had previously, before the groups founding, been instrumental in preserving the existence of both historic RCA Studio B as well as Quonset Hut Studio. He later relinquished Studio B to the Country Music Hall of Fame.[6][7]


  1. ^ "New Report Recommendations Naming Music Row Tennessee's First Cultural Industry District". Saving Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  2. ^ "Coalition Announces Effort to Preserve Nashville's Music Row". Memphis Daily News. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  3. ^ "Fort Knox Studios Nashville Launch Announcement" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  4. ^ "Preservation Group Music Industry Coalition Join Forces". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  5. ^ "Studio A Nashville 50th". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  6. ^ "Music Row Named National Treasure". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
  7. ^ "Mike Curb Weighs in on Saving Studio A". Biz Retrieved 2014-05-24.