New Intern: Lauren Degen



What do you want to get out of this internship?

I am so excited for this internship as I know it will be an amazing learning experience. I look forward to growing in my knowledge regarding the music industry artist management, as well as working hands on with incredible artists. Ultimately, I want to establish new relationships, learn as much as I can in 4 months, and walk away with tools that will help me achieve success in the future.

What do you love to do? Hobbies? Activities?

I love everything and anything that has to do with music--attending shows, discovering new artists, and educating myself on the business side as well. Besides that, I love to hike, run, and spend time outside being active. In the summer, you'll find me on my boat with my family or in the mountains in Idaho, soaking up the sun. 

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

I could eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. You truly can't beat a good burrito!

Favorite musicians, artists, genres, equipment, shows you’ve been to...tell us anything you love about music.

Still, to this day, Taylor Swift has got to be my favorite artist. From her songwriting to live shows, she's amazing! I will listen to any music, regardless of genre, if I like the way it sounds and find some emotional connection to the lyric (after all, that's my favorite part about music). Some of my other favorite artists include Ed Sheeran, Devin Dawson, Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, etc. 

Why did you choose to intern here?

I chose to intern with Olivia Management because I love the environment and the culture of this company. I believe there is value in working for smaller businesses, as there are many different aspects of the music industry I will be working in. I love the creative energy I feel when I come to intern, as well as the desire to always achieve excellence in the workplace. 

What is your favorite part about Nashville?

My favorite part about Nashville has to be the people. No matter where you go, people are there to greet you with a smile (I'm telling you, Southern hospitality is a real thing). I also love going to school in a city where there is so much growth potential. Everyone here is a dreamer and I feel inspired each morning when I wake up here to be the best version of myself and to work hard towards my goals. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

This is a loaded question because I feel like it is constantly changing! At the moment, my ultimate goal is to practice as an entertainment attorney and then eventually open my own publishing company that focuses in writer development as well. I am passionate that there needs to be more advocacy for songwriters in this industry, and want to be apart of that movement in any way that I can.