NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Exploration and the Nashville Area Chamber spent the last eight months developing market research for the music industry with support from the Country Music Association, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Global Songwriters Connection, Nashville Entrepreneurs Center, Legends Bank and Belmont University. The team hired five student researchers from around the country, interviewed over 75 industry stakeholders, surveyed 2,589 people, hosted three focus groups, and used economic modeling software to forecast recovery and growth scenarios for nine metro statistical areas including Nashville, New York City, Los Angeles, Denver, New Orleans, Austin, Miami, Atlanta, and Memphis. Their intention is to provide data that clarifies the impacts of COVID-19, highlights current trends and predicts future innovation. The Music Industry Report 2020 will be available for free December 10, 2020. Follow this link to sign up to receive the report.