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Strategic Music Partnerships, launches Maryland’s first official Music Summit online

Summit seeks to improve the equity of music artists in Maryland

Update: This event has been postponed

Strategic Music Partnerships, Inc., a Maryland-based nonprofit dedicated to music education, announces the first Official Maryland Music Summit. This special 1-day Music Summit takes place online,  May 2, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Maryland’s music scene is dynamic though its music artist community is suffering from lack of music business knowledge. Artists train musically, but they lack the skills to navigate the tough music business for success. This conference, Maryland’s first Music Summit, fills that void.

The Maryland Music Summit is designed to empower Maryland Local Artists and help them build successful artist careers in their home state and across the globe. It exists to find and present resources that create opportunities for Maryland Music Artists, and to increase networking between artists, performance venues, promoters, television, radio and social media service providers. The Music Summit will include live performances, food, giveaways and feature Music Business Educators and Facilitators conducting workshops, and artist development classes. Attendees will also learn of Maryland State grant information.

Maryland Music Summit


Music Connection Magazine is an Official Maryland Music Summit Media Sponsor. Sharing the Official Media Sponsorship spotlight is, a leader in publishing the most comprehensive database of festivals and events. Special Guest Speakers include Marc Clarke, media personality at WHUR, Dr. Brandi Baldwin, CEO of Millennial Ventures, Dana Parsons, the Grants and Professional Development Director at the Maryland State Arts Commission, Ms. Tracy Morgan , syndicated radio personality and other professional speakers.

Executive Director, Henry Harris, a music business veteran, educator and music industry subject expert, is also the founder and Administrator of the Excellence in Music Academy, a subsidiary of Strategic Music Partnerships. Harris is the former President of the Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy Advisory Board.

This Music Summit will position participants to stay current for music business success. We invite artists and music industry executives of all genres to learn, network and collaborate with music business professionals at the Maryland Music Summit. To register, visit

Strategic Music Partnerships, Inc. – a Fort Washington, Maryland based 501(C)(3) corporate entity, founded in 2018, works in partnership with members creating content to educate, informs and inspires music arts. Its program serves Emerging Independent Musical Artists.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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