Top Tunes We're Listening To This Summer

By: Intern Olivia Wathne

Our cozy office is located above Grimey's & The Basement while our neighbors down the hall, WXNA, are a freeform community radio station. This makes our space a music lover's heaven. All of us here have high appreciation for Americana and Indie/Folk music but that's not all we jam out to in the office. Here is what we've been listening to this week:

Yada Yada

Olivia Management's assistant manager Meghan Conwell went to high school with the drummer of Yada Yada and she introduced us to this wonderful album just the other week. We have been listening ever since, especially to their song "Fossa", which has both an electric and mellow sound that we can't get enough of.  

The Staves

This British band, made up of three sisters, harmonizes sweetly in some songs and then sings guttural and heart-wrenching lyrics in others. Their music is raw and empowering. The Staves are currently on tour and will be in Nashville tonight, June 24, at the High Watt. Listen to this gem, "Teeth White", its great. 

The Secret Sisters

Of course we love our own artists. This week a lot of our duties have been focused on The Secret Sisters because they are currently on tour! At Olivia Management we believe that a main factor in successful artist management is a love and respect for our artist's music. The Secret Sisters' song, "Let There Be Lonely" from their album Put Your Needle Down is one of our favorites. This song really highlights the beauty and compatibility of Lydia and Laura's voices 

This is only a peak into our playlists at the office, which during the 2pm afternoon slumps usually include something from Beyonce's "Lemonade" and Chance the Rapper's "Coloring Book". Check out these incredible musicians, especially The Secret Sisters!

I'll be writing a new blog entry every Friday so keep an eye out for our weekly post!

Our favorite Nashville venues and more!

By: Intern Olivia Wathne

Not only is Erin Anderson a strong and determined woman, she's a great teacher. The same goes for the day to day manager here, Meghan Conwell. As an intern, I was nervous that I would only be running errands and grabbing coffee all day, but the opposite is true here at Olivia Management. 

One of my duties as an intern is to check out some upcoming Americana, Country, and Indie musicians in Nashville. Some of the top places to find undiscovered and talented musicians are at 12th & Porter, 3rd and Lindsley, Exit/In, Mercy Lounge and many more that I have yet to find but will let you know about once I do. Some of our artists, The Secret Sisters and Jill Andrews, have performed at these venues.

12th & Porter

12th & Porter

This past Sunday 12th & Porter hosted a free concert and I had the pleasure of listening to Rayvon Pettis, Matt Haek, Don Gallardo and Rocky Bottom. All of the artists sang their original songs on their guitars (Rocky Bottom incorporated a harmonica and a bass drum which was very great). 

All of the venues mentioned above are awesome places to go find some hidden gem musicians and listen to high quality music at a cheaper price. Olivia Management knows the importance of smaller venues and we love supporting up and coming artists; we're actually on the look out for a new artist to manage!

My point is that Olivia Management sincerely cares about its artists. Our love of music and Nashville is what motivates us to provide our artists with the best management possible and create friendships that will last a life time. I can't wait to see who we discover next.