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Since 2007 Ardent Studios has produced live sessions available for download via our website featuring up-and-coming national and local acts!
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The Ardent Sessions serves many different functions. Not only is it a great way to showcase our premiere studio to young musicians, it allows them the opportunity to record in a professional environment with top-notch engineers so they have the chance to hear just how great their music can really sound. It is also a fantastic opportunity for us to share with them the great musical history of Memphis, and hopefully they will take that message with them and share it with the rest of the world. The bands can also use the recordings and videos to market their music free of charge. The shows are broadcast to millions of listeners via Breakthruradio.com and are a fantastic platform to break new artists.

Wanna hear what the bands think? Read their stories:

Canasta, Amy Speace, John Elliott, Oh No Oh MY, Grace Askew, Parachute Musical, John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives, The Black Hollies, Big Smith, Rainy Day Manual, Raina Rose , Keegan Dewitt

Hear the podcasts:
Bad Veins, American Princes, Canasta ,Antenna Shoes, Oli Brown Band, De Novo Dahl,Lucero, John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Mouserocket, Oh No Oh My, Royal Bangs, Farewell Flight, Le Switch, The Broken West, Jump Back Jake, Wax Fang, The Warble, Keegan Dewitt, Dirtfoot, Parchute Musical ,Two Way Radio, Big Smith, The Ugly Suit, Jeffrey James and the Haul, Jamie Randolph and the Darkhorse, Jenny Owen Youngs, Susan Marshall, Rainy day Manual Modern Skirts, Carney, Hill Country RevueStar & Micey, The Black Hollies

Up until this point, the show has been entirely financed by Ardent. This feat takes 5 people and is not cheap. We would like to continue this ambassador program but we need to find a way to finance the shows for the next year.

The money will go to recording, mixing, mastering, video taping, photographing, video editing and promoting the show. The shows themselves will continue to be free via our website:

http://ardentsessions.com

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