Meet our wonderful summer intern, Ali Bartlett! When this gal interviewed with us, I immediately knew she would be a great fit. Down-to-earth, experienced and diligent, she makes a great addition to the team. Ali hails from Atlanta, GA and now attends Belmont University. She's had past experience in jobs and internships working with independent artists, venues and record labels. We're lucky to have her! Read on to find out more!
1. What do you want to get out of this internship?
I want to learn everything that I can about the operations of an independent artist management company as well as the strategies and tools necessary to promote an artist and to make an artist more successful.
2. What do you love to do? Hobbies? Activities?
I like to write music and poetry, eat a lot of Mexican food with my friends, and I love to relax with some yoga or meditation.
3. If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
Well, obviously Mexican food. I'm all about the enchilada suizas at Taco Mamacita.
4. Favorite musicians, artists, genres, equipment, shows you’ve been to...tell us anything you love about music.
Wow I love so much about music. As a writer, I'm definitely drawn to good lyricists. I'd say my favorites are Ryan Adams, Dawes, Amos Lee, Ben Howard, Daughter, The 1975, and Bon Iver. I love all kinds of music, but right now I'm really interested in artists from the UK. The dream is to study music in London sometime in the future.
5. Why did you choose to intern here?
I was really intrigued with the fact that Erin started this company on her own. I respect a business that takes the time to actually invest in their clients. I think that Olivia Management is unique and I'm excited to learn from Erin and Maggie.
6. What is your favorite part about Nashville?
I love that there are so many like-minded people who share a love of good music. I feel like there's always a house show or a concert going on somewhere.
7. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Good question. I think I'm still trying to figure that out. I think I ultimately want to share my passion for music with people, whether that be writing music or helping an artist I believe in to become more successful. I'm excited to see what opportunities are out there.