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Plugging Into Nashville is an intensive boot camp designed to shave a year or more off the time it takes to learn to navigate the Nashville music industry and build valuable, door-opening relationships.  Participate in Nashville or via live online broadcast!

Attendee Testimonies

"An amazingly informative, career shaping and mind altering experience! What you put together has truly focused my vision and made my dreams much more attainable." - Nex, Artist and Producer

"Plugging Into Nashville is a tremendous step for any serious artist or music industry professional! Come ready to take notes on who to meet,  how to meet them, and ways to propel your career forward. Vinny is highly-respected in this town, and it shows in the heavy-hitter speakers who present at Plugging Into Nashville. This was easily the most productive and beneficial weekend I’ve spent in Nashville!” - Brain Paden, Law School Graduate

Many thanks to Indie Connect for providing such a valuable time for networking and knowledge. Plugging into Nashville clearly brings us the most important issues regarding the music industry and how it works in Nashville. I am certainly better prepared to write the our chapter.Christiano Gomez - Artist Manager

In this 3-Day Workshop You Will...

  • Learn The Nashville Industry Rules

    You will learn Nashville’s best practices, unwritten rules of conduct and ‘secret handshakes’. You will learn the often-subtle do’s and don’ts that immediately brand you either as a professional or a Nashville newcomer.

  • Establish And Build Vital Industry Relationships

    You’ll meet & network with 10+ music industry professionals such as publishers, booking agents/consultants, tour managers, various coaches and mentors, indie label executives, professional artists and writers etc.

  • Learn Where and The Best Ways To Network

    You’ll learn the many invaluable industry networking organizations, events and opportunities where you can meet and develop relationships with other artists, songwriters and/or industry professionals.

  • Pitch Your Music/Act To The Pros

    You will have the chance to play your music and/or showcase your act for the industry pros. You’ll learn exactly what you are doing right as well as get helpful feedback on areas you might want to work on.


Learn What You Can Do Right Now To Jump Start Your Career ♦ Showcase Your Songs And/Or Act to the Industry Pros ♦ Learn Nashville's 'Insider Secrets' ♦ Learn How and Where To Connect With Potential Team Members ♦ Meet Other Artists and Potential Co-Writers ♦ Learn How To Avoid The Sharks Who Prey On The Uninformed



Meet, learn from and network with our rotating faculty of hit songwriters, producers, successful artists, artist managers, booking agents, tour managers, performance coaches, coaches and consultants, publishers, indie label representatives and more. 

Meet Some Of Our Industry Professionals

Vinny Ribas

Vinny is an artist manager and consultant and the founder of Indie Connect. He is a former booking agent, state fair talent buyer, full-time touring artist, producer, studio owner, author, industry speaker and more. Vinny's expertise lies in developing and implementing unique strategies for an artist's career. He is the CEO of Top 4M Entertainment and Pinstripe Entertainment, 2 film and TV production companies, and a partner in LeaderBridge, a business consulting company.

Bob Bender

Bob is a former tour manager for artists such as Ringo Starr, New Kids on the Block, LeAnn Rimes and many more. He's a former artist manager, producer and major label executive. He has produced over over 300 concerts/shows. He is also a film producer. He produced the popular 'Songs in the Spotlight' TV concert series and is currently working on the biographical documentary of a music legend. In his 'spare time', Bob consults with numerous artists and hosts the popular Business Side of Music podcast.

Steve Bloch

Steve is a consultant, publisher and song plugger He's been listening to music here for over two decades and is known for having a great and honest ear. He founded Southern Cow Music, and Writer Zone Music, LLC, and currently consults for Demolition Music Publishing. He also listens for Doug Johnson, creative head of Black River Entertainment, whose artists include Kelsea Ballerini, Craig Morgan, Jacob Davis, and Abby Anderson, among others. Steve is a frequent guest of many songwriter festivals, workshops, and publisher nights, including the West Coast Songwriters Association, the Durango Songwriters Expo, the Arizona Songwriters Association, TAXI, and various NSAI, and SGA events.

Amy Wolter

Amy is a Live Music Producer with Tom Jackson Productions. She works with artists on their live show, helping them create moments and memorable performances.Understanding your audience is key to connecting and engaging people, in turn, making new fans, setting yourself apart from the pack and ultimately attracting industry attention.

Scott Welch

Scott is the president of Scott Welch Management, Inc., based in Nashville. Throughout his career Scott has managed the careers and development of multi-platinum recording artists such as Alanis Morissette, LeAnn Rimes, Steve Perry(Journey), Paula Abdul, Green Day, Jim Carrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Vince Vaughn, Wil Ferrell (over 40 clients in film, television, and music). He currently manages Jason Lyle Black, Phenix Red, Zach Stone and others.

Gary Earl

Gary Earl is a producer, songwriter, & multi-instrumentalist whose work is Grammy nominated. His clients include indie artists and songwriters, as well as Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winners. His producing and songwriting is used by Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, HBO, Paramount, Tristar, MGM, 20th Century Fox, MTV, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The Bachelor, Ellen, Pokemon, Batman & more. (700+ placements)  He’s worked on films and music with Keanu Reeves, Clint Eastwood, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus.

Songwriter Boot Camp Live Registration - $247 (includes 2 meals)

($347 with 3 meals)

Participate Live Online - $147


For More Information contact Vinny Ribas

(615) 932-2424 x 702 or