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Songpreneurs To Lead SCORE Music Symposium Workshop in Nashville | July 28th, 2017

Updated: Dec 14, 2019

SCORE Music Symposium July 28 2017 Nashville, TN

SCORE, a national non-profit organization that works with the SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) to provide free and low cost mentoring and workshops to entrepreneurs, has tapped Songpreneurs founder Amanda Colleen Williams to teach a workshop at the first SCORE Music Symposium.

Amanda Colleen Williams leading SCORE luncheon workshop

Amanda leading SCORE mentor luncheon presentation two weeks after breast cancer surgery in 2015

The event is part of the SCORE Summer Symposium series that features resource providers from niche businesses including Fashion, Social Media, Food Makers, Online Retail/Ecommerce and Music. Other Symposium speakers have included business leaders from The Nashville Fashion Alliance, Bongo Java, Turnip Truck, Kroger, and Shopify to name a few.

SCORE Nashville Fashion Symposium

poster for the Nashville Fashion Symposium held earlier this summer

Amanda, a SCORE client of 3 years with mentor Mr. Lewis Moorer credits SCORE’s focus on business foundations as their unique selling point. “I love SCORE because of their focus on principles and fundamentals. Not trends.”

The SCORE Music Symposium will be held Friday, July 28th from 10AM to 1PM at the Tennessee Bankers Association at 211 Athens Drive, Nashville, TN 37228 in the Metro Center area.

The event begins with a walk through Resource Fair, where attendees can get information, and meet representatives from reputable music/business support organizations including the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the Arts and Business Council, the AFM Local 257 (American Federation of Musicians), Nashville Entrepreneur Center, trade and industry support groups.

Amanda’s workshop, Foundations for Music Careers, covers a no-nonsense approach to music business modeling for entrepreneurs and artists who want to build sustainable careers based on intellectual property creation or curation.

After the workshop, a panel of experts including: Dave Pomeroy, President of the AFM Local 257 Musicians' Union, Canadian Music Hall of Famer Ralph Murphy, Ron Oates, celebrated pianist/arranger, and Grammy nominated Latina artist Rachel Rodriguez - presents a bird’s eye view of successful career paths in the music industry, followed by Q&A and re-opening the Resource Fair.

The cost for attendees is $25, is tax deductible, and goes to support SCORE’s mentoring programs. Space is limited. July 28th, 2017 10AM to 1PM Tennessee Bankers Association, 211 Athens Way, Nashville, TN 37228.

Sign up today! [CLICK HERE TO REGISTER] The first 50 are entered into a drawing for a 30-minute mentoring session with Amanda.



SCORE is a national nonprofit association founded in 1963. They work alongside the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide free and low cost business mentoring and education. SCORE has over 10,000 volunteers and 300 chapters in the United States and territories.

SCORE Nashville regularly holds low costs workshops on weekends at their headquarters at 2 International Plaza, Suite 500, Nashville, TN 37217.

For more information on the SCORE Summer Symposium Series, contact Lisa O’Dell (615) 736-7621 Monday – Friday 9am to Noon or via



Amanda Colleen Williams is an 8 times platinum, Grammy nominated song co-writer and music publisher. Her songs have been recorded by Garth Brooks, George Jones, and by many independent artists.

In 2010, Amanda founded Hillbilly Culture LLC enhanced music publishing company and online educational resource for songwriter entrepreneurs, which has grown into a curriculum taught in Universities and online at

Amanda has taught as an Adjunct Music Professor and Lecture Guest at University of Colorado Denver, East Tennessee State University, Belmont University, Americana Music Association Festival Conference, NSAI Official Pro on the Road, Women in Music NYC, Songwriting School of Los Angeles, dozens of regional songwriting chapters, and has visited Washington D.C. as a creators’ rights advocate with C3.

She has written several workbooks on songwriting entrepreneurship including Getting Started the Right Way in the New Millennium of Music Business, and Brand Yourself the Right Way in the New Millennium of Music Business.

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