Music Makes Us Celebrates Music in our Schools Month with Inspiring Banners Around Music Row

NASHVILLE, TN – (March 27, 2017) – In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Music Makes Us is showcasing the extraordinary benefits of music education with banners across Music Row. The banners highlight ways in which music education can change a child's life. Research tells us that students studying music are more likely to be engaged in school, have higher grades, and have higher graduation rates than non-music students. Music students also tell us that music education helps them build empathy, courage and focus; all qualities students will take with them into a successful adulthood. The Music Row Banner Campaign is the latest partnership between the music industry and Music Makes Us. Championed by industry leaders on former Mayor Karl Dean’s Music City Music Council and now by Mayor Megan Barry, Music Makes Us is a unique private/public initiative focused on ensuring access and increasing participation to music in Metro Public School students. “As music industry leaders on Music Row, we want to do everything we can to promote music education in our public schools. The banner campaign is a great way for us to say music education is important to the future of our students, our community and our industry," says Shannon Sanders, president of the Nashville Chapter of The Recording Academy.

Music Makes Us extends a special thank you to the businesses that have displayed a banner: ASCAP, CMA, NAS Associates, SESAC, Third Generation Entertainment, Warner Music Nashville, and Word Entertainment. “We look to the businesses of Music Row to continue their support of Music Makes Us. By expanding awareness, we bring much-needed attention to the value of music education for all students. Our collective impact depends on the meaningful engagement with the music industry," explains Laurie Schell, Director of Music Makes Us.

If you would like to get involved with Music Makes Us, please reach out to Laurie Schell.