Music industry power houses, Jamila McCarley and Thalia Ewing, known as Mimi & Muziqueen, join us to tell their story. They talk about their journey pursuing a career in music and the sacrifices they made along the way. Opening doors for new artists, they discuss the setbacks that shaped their business acumen which brought new opportunities leading to their focus on economic opportunities for artists. They speak on how trust in business, friendship, and sisterhood joined them together as the perfect pair. Offering up encouraging words, they go into the benefits of knowing who you are as an artist and knowing the impact that you want to make.

Jamila McCarley and Thalia Ewing, better and more affectionately known as, Mimi & Muziqueen, are two names buzzing around the Nashville music industry and are synonymous with the words passion, ambition and progress. Mimi & Muziqueen, as Partner and Founder, respectively, of the organization Nashville Is Not Just Country Music, have become a deep- rooted resource of knowledge, support and encouragement to the Urban/Hip-Hop/R&B music community in Nashville that has long been overlooked…until now.

In 2014, the stars aligned and brought these two female music industry power-houses together to fan a flame that has been quietly burning beneath Nashville’s music scene. Mimi & Muziqueen began their relationship by doing what they do best, song pitching and placement. While this allowed them to support each other’s business ventures they also began to cultivate Nashville’s diverse music scene as a team and came together to bring Nashville’s Urban music community a networking pool, a resource hub, a safe-haven, if you will, which is now known as Nashville Is Not Just Country Music. Mimi & Muziqueen also began hosting their quarterly NINJCM Industry Mixers and monthly Urban Writer’s Rounds, which have now found their home at the famous Acme Feed & Seed in Downtown Nashville. In 2019 Mimi & Muziqueen also landed a publishing deal with Riptide Publishing to provide synch opportunities to the Nashville market. NINJCM is a community based organization aimed at providing music business education, networking opportunities and career advancement support to urban music creators. Through NINJCM, Mimi & Muziqueen are investing in the creatives of all genres in Music City.

Mimi and Muziqueen

Nashville Is Not Just Country Music

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Audio Architect: Kamaal Malak
Music Producer: A.B. Eastwoood
Creative Producer: Kamilah Sanders

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