Chairman Emeritus David Porter opens soul music school
David Porter, legendary musician and Chairman Emeritus of the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission, is inaugurating Consortium MMT (Memphis Music Town), a new national music mentorship program on July 27.
Porter, a songwriting and production partner of Isaac Hayes in the 1960s and a Stax recording artist, is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In the late 1980s, he was the first chairman of what was then called the Memphis & Shelby County Film, Tape and Music Commission.
Musicians who are accepted into the six-week program will get invaluable guidance on making it in the music industry from Porter, Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) and other luminaries.
For more info on the program, go here.
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