The music industry is more than a little shook up by the fear that Music Row will no longer be home to the dozens of independent music-related businesses in Nashville. This neighborhood is home to some of the country’s oldest working recording studios and the thought of condos, housing and mixed-use developments replacing these iconic building have people in this industry terrified. However, some view the physical break up of Music Row not as an end of an error but as the next phase of expansion for Nashville. Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of Nashville Convention and Visitor’s Corp, weighed in on this discussion in a recent article in the Nashville Business Journal saying, “The city is in such a great spot—not just the country, but the world is looking at us. That brings extra opportunities, but our success… needs to make us be mindful to look at the big picture and make sure it is smart growth and not just sprawl growth.” Changes are already in progress on Music Row and I think it is safe to say there are many more to come.
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