First Annual NashPop Camp combines country and pop in Music City

Pictured top L to R: Eric Daigle, Courtney Allen, Shane Stevens, Soaky Siren, Erika Nuri, Nash Overstreet, Cameron Montgomery, Jesse Lee, Jesse McCartney. Picture bottom L to R: Lauren Jane Sanders, Rachel Knepp, Marcus Cobb, Bryan Lyda, Rachel Tripp, James Slater, Jimmy Robbins, Dave Pittenger

A collaborative effort between Holy Graffiti and Starstruck Writers Group brought together an amazing roster of musicians, songwriters and producers from three of the largest markets in the music industry: Nashville, Los Angeles and New York City.

Together they partnered with Jammber to host the first annual Nash Pop Welcome Party in Nashville, Saturday, August 20th. The welcome party, held on the rooftop of Nashville’s Element Music Row, cultivated the beginning of forever friendships, working relationships, and future songs that would touch the world.

Holy Graffiti, comprised of Eric Daigle and Shane Stevens, were happy to host the event to “break the ice,” before the week of music collaboration. The label’s mission is to cultivate up-and-coming songwriters, artists and musicians who have the focus, tenacity and raw talent needed to become a successful recording and touring artist.

“Nothing brings me more joy than to have some of the most talented people in the world all in one beautiful room, breaking bread, and celebrating new relationships, and new music, from first time collaborations. Hopefully this party helped to inspire fresh ideas and excitement for what’s to come,” said Stevens.

Courtney Allen, the Creative Director for Starstruck Writer’s Group, is excited to do something outside of the box and share the talent that exists at Starstruck with these extraordinary pairings of artists, songwriters and producers from pop and country genres.

“Before I knew Shane Stevens, I was a fan of his work. The best thing about this industry is that you get to work with your friends. Eric, Shane and I share the same passion and vision so it seemed like a no brainer to team up with them to create something truly special that has never been done before in Nashville. This is just the beginning of big things to come for Starstruck and Holy Graffiti,” said Allen.

Jammber, a music tech company, sponsored the event to educate and help simplify the artist’s creative process. Marcus Cobb, Jammber CEO and Founder, gave an eye-opening presentation that showed Jammber’s ability to manage creative projects and get artists, songwriters, producers and contributors paid on time. Songwriters and artists thanked Cobb for his innovation and determination to transform the music industry.

“We received a lot of love at this event, which speaks to the hearts of the Holy Graffiti and Starstruck teams and I’m very thankful for them. We’re really here to serve these writers and support their efforts to bring more amazing music into the world through, what is, a very difficult and opaque process today. We all want great writers to keep on writing. Imagine what happens when tools and technology help them get paid faster and protect credits for their work…allowing them to do even more creating. That’s why Jammber exists,” said Cobb.

The songwriters left the celebration and kick off party energized about the power of music, technology, and ready to create for the next eight days. Stevens, Daigle, and Allen embodied the team that provided the tools for an event to start a life changing songwriting experience.

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