Steven's Internship Introduction


What do you want to get out of this internship?

I have been lucky enough to have had previous internships in many different areas of the music industry, but this will be my first time tackling artist management. I like to stay on my toes and be in situations where quick thinking and adaptability are at the top of the list for requiredskills. As an aspiring artist and passionate singer, I have always felt like finding a career where I can bridge the gap between artists and business people. I want to build connections and learn what the day-to-day life of an artist manager is like. I want to learn about what makes artist managers so passionate about their artists and why they do what they do.

What do you love to do? Hobbies? Activities?

I love to sing. Anyone who spends just a small amount of time with me will soon hear how often I sing. I sing to myself mostly, and it is something that I have been doing for as long as I can remember. I love talking to people and hearing their stories. I believe that every single person in this world has a unique story that has formed them into the person they are in that very moment, and I love to use whatever platform I give those stories a life of their own. I enjoy a night in with friends and family over a night out, and my favorite memories with my closest friends involve Netflix, ice cream, other assorted junk food, and an abundance of cuddles. I love exploring new places, and I enjoy time outdoors as well, even though my incredibly pale skin would tell you otherwise!

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

Mexican food. Hands down.

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

I have been singing for as long as I can remember, and my parents have told me that they cannot remember if I began singing or speaking first! Music has always been a part of my life. I joined my first choir when I was only eight years old, and I have been hooked ever since. Music has brought me to more than forty out of fifty states, to some of the biggest concert halls in the country, and allowed me to perform for thousands of people. I love that music is something that all people can relate to. It is a universal force that drives culture and civilization forward. I love how experimental music can be, and how there are artists who constantly push the boundaries of what is popular or pleasing to an audience’s ear. My music tastes are fairly mainstream, but I have discovered some more unknown artists that I enjoy. Some of my favorite artists are Demi Lovato, Jessie J, Sam Smith, Tori Kelly, Halsey, James Arthur, H.E.R., Little Mix, and Sabrina Claudio to name a few.

Why did you choose to intern here?

After taking Erin’s entrepreneurship class at Belmont University, I knew that if ever the opportunity arrived to learn from her again that I needed to take it. Her story of being self-made woman in the music industry was so inspiring to me, and I could not wait for the opportunity to pick her brain once more. During the interview process, I loved how the office felt like a home and a family, and it was something that I wanted to be a part of!

What is your favorite part about Nashville?

I love that Nashville has all of the amenities of a large city but is still small enough to feel like a home. I still see people that I know in the most random of places around town, and I feel like that would never happen in a larger city. Nashville is also a hub for music genres outside of its image as the country music capital of the world. So many of my favorite artists who are not country artists tour and perform in venues around Nashville, and I love that there is such a variety of entertainers who call this place home.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

(((A functioning adult who doesn’t panic 😂)))

I have wanted to be a singer since I was six years old. I want to bring the term artist back to its original glory days, where an artist was a singer. Today, the trend is to be a singer and songwriter who writes their own lyrics and tells their own stories. While I enjoy telling my own stories, I feel there are so many people with stories that are more deserving to be told in a larger narrative. Artists like Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland are all icons in their own right, but many of their signature songs were not written by them. They were artists who could empathize with someone else’s thoughts and lyrics and make them their own. That is the kind of artist I want to become.