Music Millennium's Terry Currier To Receive Independent Spirit Award At Music Biz 2017 In Nashville
October 24, 2016 at 11:44 AM (PT)
The MUSIC BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (MUSIC BIZ) will present its INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD to longtime member TERRY CURRIER, owner of the iconic PORTLAND, OR-based record store MUSIC MILLENNIUM. The presentation will take place on the morning of WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th, 2017, during the AWARDS BREAKFAST of the MUSIC BIZ 2017 convention at the RENAISSANCE NASHVILLE HOTEL.
Said MUSIC BIZ President JAMES DONIO: “TERRY exemplifies the best qualities of independent music retail and has played a massive role in advocating for its health and vitality. Over the course of his four-plus decades in the industry, he has proven himself to be a true music business innovator as a pioneer for the concept of live in-store performances, helping spearhead the creation of the COALITION OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC STORES (CIMS) more than 20 years ago, founding the OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME, and establishing MUSIC MILLENNIUM as one of the finest independent record stores in the world. For these reasons and more, MUSIC BIZ is thrilled to add TERRY to the remarkable list of executives and companies who have received our INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD.”
Said CURRIER: “Music has been the driving force in my life these past 44 years and MUSIC BIZ has been an important part of that. I’m honored to receive the INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD. It’s important to recognize the intense power of music to shape and heal lives, and the necessity of independent retail to nurture that relationship through in-person experiences with fellow music lovers. I’m happy to provide that opportunity at MUSIC MILLENNIUM and am proud to accept this AWARD.”
Previous recipients have included REDEYE founders TOR HANSEN and GLENN DICKER; WATERLOO RECORDS & VIDEO's JOHN T. KUNZ; SUB POP RECORDS' JONATHAN PONEMAN; EPITAPH RECORDS' BRETT GUREWITZ; J&R MUSIC & COMPUTER WORLD's RACHELLE and JOE FRIEDMAN; TOMMY BOY RECORDS founder/CEO TOM SILVERMAN, and RECORD STORE DAY co-founder DON VAN CLEAVE.