Olivia Management

Artist Management in Nashville, Tennessee

She's Got It

By Callie Paige

 I recently bought a book and it's not just ANY book. This particular book is all about women entrepreneurs #girlpower. It is called "In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs." You should check it out here. Anyways, that's not the point. The point is that it got me thinking of all the incredible women entrepreneurs that I have had the privilege of working for, that I admire, and that I aspire to be like one day. Here are just a few of those Nashville-based inspiring women entrepreneurs.

1.   E R I N   A N D E R S O N

Founder & CEO of Olivia Management

If you were to look up the definition of badass, I am positive that Erin's name is the first thing you would see. If you don't know Erin Anderson, you better change that right now. She is our fearless leader of Olivia Management and we are eternally grateful for her. She knows how to do business, but she also knows how to have fun along with it. She knows how to make people feel loved and she is always doing what is best for her artists. I have learned an immense amount from her and I feel truly honored to have interned with such an empowering individual. You can learn a bit from her too by attending the CD Baby Conference on Friday, August 25th! Erin is one of the afternoon speakers, so we will obviously be in attendance.

 

2.   C H A N N I N G   M O R E L A N D

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    M A K E N Z I E   S T O K E L

Co-Founders of EVAmore

I was also lucky enough to intern with these entrepreneurs. What can I say...I have a thing for startups. Any who, these two women amaze me. This platform they created was brilliant. They saw a reoccurring problem with event planning, they had a passion, and they went for it. It all started when they were just college students and they are still pursuing it to this day. When I think of these two, I think of hard work and perseverance.

A few other Nashville-based women entrepreneurs that I don't personally know, but that have impacted and inspired my friends:

Becca Stevens - Founder of Thistle Farms

Kate Moore - Founder of GetFit615

These ladies are living proof that women can be entrepreneurs and that they can be dang good at it too. Someone wise once said, "Who runs the world? Girls."

Upcoming Albums To Look For

By Ali Bartlett

There are some killer albums set to be released within the upcoming year as well as next year. Here are some that I'm really psyched about, and check out their latest singles below:

P.S. - Olivia Management artists Jill Andrews and Matthew Perryman Jones are also working on new albums, so be on the look out for those too!

 

angus & julia stone - snow (sept. 15)

 

phoebe bridgers - strangers in the alps (sept. 22)

 

noah gundersen - white noise (sept. 22)

 

the killers - wonderful wonderful (sept. 22)

 

The 1975 - music for cars (2018)

Life Lessons: 5 things I have learned from 8 months with Olivia Management

By: Jalena Noakes

When I sat down with Erin and Maggie on my first day of interning, they talked to me about how important excellence and integrity were to this company. From that very first conversation, I knew I was at the right place. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to intern at Olivia Management over the past 8 months. Erin is the epitome of #GIRLBOSS and Maggie is right up there with her. I was lucky enough to have been under the leadership of these two amazing women, and look forward to seeing all of the exciting things happening for Olivia Management in the next couple of years.

I could get all sappy in this post, or I could share some of the simpler life lessons I have learned the past two semesters...I'll save the sappiness for another day ;)

5 VERY IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS

  1. Fidget Spinners are a must. 

  2. Calypso Cafe just happens to be Erin and Maggie's love language.

  3. Succulents should only be watered when it rains.

  4. Donuts are always a good idea.

  5. Be KIND! This industry has enough sharks.

Callie the Intern on Hospey the Intern

By Callie Paige

If you know anything about me, you know I am very passionate about Chance the Rapper. Every so often I will search "Chance the Rapper" on Google to catch up on his life...since he won't respond to my texts about hanging out. Kidding. Well, my Google search of Chance the other day led me to an article on Pigeons and Planes titled, "What It's Like Being Chance the Rapper's Intern", which can be found here. Being an avid Chance the Rapper fan and an intern as well, I geeked out.

I vividly remember the day in March when Chance tweeted, "I'm looking for an intern, someone with experience in putting together decks and writing proposals." Simple as that. Sadly, I didn't have experience with that and I didn't want to be jealous of the future intern, so I didn't keep up with it...until I found that article on Pigeons and Planes. That article then led me to another article written by Chance's intern himself, Negele Hospedales, also known as Hospey. That article was titled, "How To Work For Your Favourite Rapper", which can be found here. As much as I want to talk about how much I love Chance, I won't make you sit through that. Instead, I am going to highlight my favorite quotes and stories from Hospey the Intern's article:

1. "While watching your boss –your boss– take the stage in his ‘worlds best dad’ tee, tweaking each sound-check to perfection, the concept of a ‘finish line’ will disappear from mind."
2. "There’s no right way to work for your favorite rapper. In fact, there may not even be a way to work for your favorite rapper. Compensation won’t come to mind, nor per diems – you would’ve done it for free. After all, a story’s worth a thousand resumes."
3. "Seamlessly, 32 shows will pass and your admiration will never waver. Hell, you might just come out of the other end with 1 or 2 timeless stories and a new group of people to call ‘family’."
4. "My time as intern for Chance the Rapper is something that could never be justifiably summed up in words. It was a time of transition in my life that marked a shift from slightly hesitant sometimes-blogger putting off getting a real job, into a confident multi-faceted creative with a taste of how great it all could be – and the newfound realization of the person that I’m meant to be."
5. I can talk all I want about my run-ins with various celebrities including the ones I lived with for 2 months, or how a taste of the VIP lifestyle changed me, but the first moment that really left shivers down my spine was a slightly more natural one:

Night 2 at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO.

 The band intros happen nearly halfway thru the show, and after the ovation for ‘Mr. Nico Segal’, ”Sunday Candy” begins. Suddenly, it was if the heavens literally opened up for a second; right as the vocalists harmonized the lines “Come on in this house, cause it’s gonna rain, Rain down Zion, it’s gonna rain”, the most peaceful light mist fell from the sky until the end of the song and as suddenly as they started, ceased. Something about that moment made me realize that I, or rather we, were doing something right, enough so to please our God & Mother Nature & the sky themselves."

National Vinyl Record Day - August 12

By Callie Paige

Happy National Vinyl Record Day to you and you and you! In honor of this very special day, I wanted share different ways to repurpose vinyl records that you maybe don't listen to anymore (because we've all purchased those $3 singles that lay dusty and neglected in our cabinets). This is not a "how to" because I am not the most artsy gal, but thankfully we have the handy dandy Internet to help you out there. Here are some fun ideas that I found and I hope you enjoy!

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Lover of Live on the Green

By Callie Paige

With the summer coming to an end and another school year about to begin, I always feel the need to find something to look forward to. That something for me is Live on the Green. If you aren't familiar with Live on the Green, don't worry because I am about to tell you all about it. Live on the Green is a FREE music festival held outdoors at Public Square Park in Nashville. It consists of 6 different nights of free music from over 30 different artists. This year's dates are August 10th, August 17th, August 24th, August 31st, September 1st, and September 2nd. Each night is filled with great artists, but here are some of the ones that I am looking forward to most:

1. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Friday, September 1st

 Main Stage // 7:45pm - 9:00pm

I am pretty biased when it comes to Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. I have been a huge fan of Drew's music ever since I heard him play at a Young Life camp with his wife Ellie. It is now four years later and I am still a huge fan. Yes, seeing Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors at Live on the Green may be my fourth time seeing them, but I am just as excited as I was the first time I saw them. Be sure to check them out, you won't regret it.

 

2. The Lone Bellow

Saturday, September 2nd

Main Stage // 8:00pm - 9:00pm

I was hooked on The Lone Bellow ever since I heard "You Never Need Nobody" about two years ago. The way their voices join together is truly beautiful. I have always wanted to see them live, but haven't had the chance. I have a feeling that seeing The Lone Bellow live will be better than any recording of their voices that I have ever heard. They are just one of those bands. You can feel their emotions in every note and that is what makes me stoked to see them at Live on the Green.  

3. Jonny P

Thursday, August 31st

615 Stage // 5:30pm - 6:15pm

I saw Jonny P about a year ago when he opened for Johnnyswim (one of my faves). His Motown vibes and killer style really had me from the start. He is very unique and unlike any other artist I would typically gravitate towards. From the first song of his set to the very last song, he had me dancing and grooving. Ever since that show in Charlotte, I have been excited for the chance to see him again and now Live on the Green has made that dream come true.  

4. Local Natives

Thursday, August 17th

Main Stage // 9:30pm - 11:00pm

If I am being honest, the first song I heard  Local Natives sing was a cover of "Ultralight Beam." At first, I thought...man, bold choice covering that song. But I actually enjoyed it. I mean nothing is going to be as great as the original (shoutout to my boy Chance), but I appreciated the cover. I started following them and listening to their music and I enjoyed it to say the least. I am super pumped to see what their live show is like and hopefully I will love them even more than I do now.

5. Elliot Root

Saturday, September 2nd

615 Stage // 8:45pm - 9:30pm

When I saw this band on the Live on the Green schedule, I knew I had heard of them before, but it took me a minute to actually remember. I finally did remember, thankfully, that I saw them when they opened for Good Old War. I remember really liking them and their set, but I was so hype for Good Old War that I didn't really pay super close attention. I am thankful for Live on the Green for giving me a second chance to really listen and enjoy Elliot Root's show.

 

"We believe in the importance of music and strongly support the idea that each person should have the opportunity to experience and enjoy live music, free of charge. Live on the Green is a celebration of Nashville's passion for music and community." 

Impatiently Waiting for Musicians Corner

By Ali Bartlett

Musicians Corner is a summer-long event at Centennial Park that features some amazing musicians of different genres! This Friday, August 4th, is their Acoustic Friday Night set, and every Saturday from August 5th - September 9th there will be live FREE music by the Parthenon! It's a super fun festival with food, drinks, and good vibes PLUS great music. Here are just some of the artists I'm excited to see (there's a lot okay)!

JADE BIRD

Saturday, August 12

Londoner Jade Bird has made her way into the American bluegrass / folk scene with style. She has a country soul mixed with her own unique British flair. Her song Cathedral is so effortlessly poetic and poignant. Check it out!

SUGAR & THE HI-LOWS

Friday, August 4

Songwriters Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup come together to form something super easy and cool. Bluesy vibes mixed with pretty harmonies makes for some really great songs. You don't wanna miss these two!

MATTHEW PERRYMAN JONES

Saturday, August 5

Okay, obviously a little biased with this one since he's an Olivia Management artist. BUT Matthew is amazing. His music will make your soul feel things you never knew it could feel. He's just an unbelievable lyricist and his music is the perfect balance of pretty folk and rustic Americana.

THAD KOPEC

Saturday, August 12

Thad definitely has some Sufjan Stevens vibes going on. His music is very introspective and ambient, and really causes the listener to sit back and think about what they're hearing. I personally love music like that, and can't wait to hear Thad mesmerize a live crowd. 

THE SECRET SISTERS

Saturday, August 12

While they are another Olivia Management artist, The Secret Sisters are killing it with their new album You Don't Own Me Anymore. This dynamic duo has some significant things to say, and they say it with such grace. Americana at its best. 

WILDER

Saturday, August 19

I first saw Wilder at Belmont's Rock Showcase last year. They really knew how to command a crowd. This band definitely leans more toward the indie rock genre, and their big sound has even landed them some gigs opening for NeedtoBreathe and Kaleo! You won't regret checking this band out. 

Olivia Management + Second Harvest Food Bank

By Callie Paige

     On Monday, July 24, our team at Olivia Management stepped out of the office and into Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee with some of our awesome friends. Second Harvest Food Bank works to fight hunger in the community.  Below is a bit of info about how it works. 

 

1. "Everything starts with you." What this means is that Second Harvest really relies on people to provide food, time, and money. 

2. Then, resources are collected and transferred to Second Harvest's partner agencies, which exceeds 450!!!

3. Finally, the partner agencies deliver food DIRECTLY to those in need.

 

Our day at Second Harvest Food Bank consisted of two different tasks. Our first task was to sort through many boxes to find a certain brand of queso dip that had recently been recalled, so we could prevent someone from consuming this product and having an allergic reaction.

Our next task was to sort potatoes into 5 pound bags. Once we were finished, they told us that we had bagged more than 5,000 pounds of potatoes, which equals about 1,000 bags of potatoes. Therefore, we finished this service day knowing that we had fed 1,000 families across middle Tennessee.

It was a true joy to work alongside friends, colleagues, and artists knowing that we were feeding families and making a difference. If you live in the area and are looking for somewhere to volunteer, we couldn't recommend Second Harvest Food Bank enough. Since volunteers are a vital part of the success of Second Harvest, they are always needing help.

Thanks to our very own Maggie Adams for organizing this event with Second Harvest! If you want to volunteer with Second Harvest, it's super easy to do so! Visit their website here: http://secondharvestmidtn.org/act/volunteer/

Music in Film & TV

By Ali Bartlett

Who doesn't love when the perfect song captures a moment in a tv show or movie? I've always thought music supervision is super cool, and love when a song adds emotion or depth to a scene. Here are some awesome film and tv placements that have impacted me:

"The Wolves" - Bon Iver in The place beyond the pines

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"CROWDED PLACES" - BANKS IN GIRLS

"Who saved who" - matthew perryman jones feat. mindy smith in pretty little liars

"COME PICK ME UP" - RYAN ADAMS IN ELIZABETHTOWN

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"FAMILY" - NOAH GUNDERSEN IN SONS OF ANARCHY

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"total eclipse of the heart"(cover) - jill andrews in grey's anatomy

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10 Opry Fun Facts

By Ali Bartlett

In honor of The Secret Sisters playing The Grand Ole Opry this Friday, I thought it could be interesting to look up some fun facts about the legendary venue. Here's what I found!

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1. Celebrities like richard nixon, jack black, kevin costner and kevin bacon have played the opry! 

2. Approximately 6,024 songs are performed during Opry shows each year! 

3. the legendary jimmy dickens was the longest running member.

4. It takes 15.8 million feet of audio, video, and lighting cable to broadcast this show.

5. the opry has run For 4,500+ saturday nights (and counting).

6. the opry has welcomed over 300 members.

7. five of those members have been honored with their own postage stamps!  

8. one fan attended the opry for 2,184 weeks in a row!(that's 42 years!)

9.opry legend loretta lynn celebrated 50 years as a member!

10. The Opry has had six homes throughout its history.

My Favorite Matthew Perryman Jones Songs

By Ali Bartlett

I've been listening to Matthew Perryman Jones since his Swallow The Sea album came out in 2008. I was a 12 year old aspiring songwriter at the time, and would go back and forth from Atlanta to Nashville to go to writers' rounds and to experience new music. My music tastes began to broaden from what my friends were listening to (at the time probably a lot of Miley Cyrus and The Black Eyed Peas), and started to lean towards writers like Bon Iver, Amos Lee, and, of course, Matthew Perryman Jones. Singer/songwriters like MPJ influenced not only my writing but also the music that I listen to today. I'm forever thankful that I drifted away from the Top 20 and into a world of music filled with even more emotion and creativity than one might normally find on the mainstream charts. Matthew has an extraordinary way of combining effortless melodies with gripping lyrics that just tears you up a little bit inside. Here's a playlist of my faves!

Summer Shows with Olivia Management

By Callie Paige

We're keeping our artists busy this summer with shows at our favorite spots in Nashville! For those artists who live in the South (we wish we could be in Portland too, Fort Atlantic!), we love getting them to play some of the best concert series that Nashville has to offer each summer. Come hang out with us while it's still warm! 

The Secret Sisters

Grand Ole Opry, July 21st 

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If you missed The Secret Sisters at The Opry last time, have no fear because they are back and we are thrilled about it. We, at Olivia Management, absolutely love The Opry. There is always, without a doubt, good people playing good music there. Once an artist plays at The Opry, it is like they have joined this big, happy, country family. The Opry is a Nashville staple, so be there on Friday, July 21st to see The Secret Sisters...and more. You won't regret it.

Buy Tickets Here

Musicians Corner, August 12th

Can't make it to The Opry on July 21st? That's okay because The Secret Sisters are also playing Musicians Corner on Saturday, August 12th! If you haven't heard of Musicians Corner, it is a series of FREE music events in Centennial Park. We love Musicians Corner because of the sense of community that it creates. They also do an incredible job of showing their support of emerging artists and their passion for the arts. 

More Info Here

 

Matthew Perryman Jones

Musicians Corner, August 5th

If we didn't convince you before that we LOVE Musicians Corner, then this should do the trick because we have another artist playing this wonderful series. Matthew Perryman Jones will be playing Musicians Corner on Saturday, August 5th. We can guarantee that you will not want to miss it! Come and hang with us if you find yourself wanting to hear some great live music that is free on a Saturday in Nashville. 

More Info Here

 

Jill Andrews

Music City Roots, July 19th

Last, but most certainly not least, we have Jill Andrews playing Music City Roots in just ONE WEEK on Wednesday, July 19th. Music City Roots is another one of our favorite local music series. What is Music City Roots? It is a weekly radio show that is broadcasted live from The Factory in Franklin. The cool thing about Music City Roots is that it features four different artists for about 25 minutes each along with short interviews. Then after each artist has played, all four artists collaborate to close the show with a "Nashville Jam". It is going to be a lot of fun, so come join us!

Buy Tickets Here

 

Erin's favorite videos

I'm going on vacation later this week, and while composing my out of office auto responder I decided I wanted to include a link to a video. But then I couldn't decide which video...

So, for your viewing pleasure, here's a bunch of my favorite videos from our artists and consulting clients! If you are looking for a 30 minute escape from your day with amazing music, here you go! 

Let Freedom Ring Y'all: A Soundtrack for Your 4th of July

By Callie Paige

I have no idea what your plans are for the one and only, Independence Day. What I do know is that you are going to want to listen to some tunes. At least I hope you will want to. I have created a playlist of thirty songs that relate to America in some way, shape, or form. Some may make you chuckle and some may just make you proud to be an American. I hope this playlist can serve as a soundtrack to your celebration this 4th of July. Enjoy and God Bless the USA. 

 

 

 "And I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me." 
- Lee Greenwood

Nashville's Murals

By: Jalena Noakes

One of the greatest things about living in Nashville is that we are surrounded by creatives everywhere we go. In Music City, musicians are inevitable- but there are some other creatives in this town that deserve just as much recognition.

It's almost impossible to ignore the line of tourists waiting to take a picture by the wings mural in the Gulch, or by the "I Believe in Nashville" mural on 12 South. A few more murals have gone up in the past few months that will be all over your instagram feed this summer. SO, if you're interested in seeing these murals outside of the 'gram...look no further.

 

1. I Believe In Nashville

ARTIST: Adrien Saporiti/DCXV LOCATION: 2706 12th Avenue South

ARTIST: Adrien Saporiti/DCXV

LOCATION: 2706 12th Avenue South

2. What Lifts You

ARTIST: Kelsey Montague LOCATION: 11th Avenue South

ARTIST: Kelsey Montague

LOCATION: 11th Avenue South

3. Abstract Walls in the Gulch

 

ARTIST: Jason Woodside (top) , Ian Ross (bottom) LOCATION: 11th Avenue South  

ARTIST: Jason Woodside (top) , Ian Ross (bottom)

LOCATION: 11th Avenue South

 

4. East Nashville Mural

ARTIST: unknown LOCATION: 600 Main Street, East Nashville

ARTIST: unknown

LOCATION: 600 Main Street, East Nashville

5. Hillsboro Village Dragon Mural

 

ARTIST: David Glick and Adam Randolph LOCATION: 1212 Belcourt Avenue, Hillsboro Village

ARTIST: David Glick and Adam Randolph

LOCATION: 1212 Belcourt Avenue, Hillsboro Village

Fort Atlantic: An Update

By: Jalena Noakes

Fort Atlantic never ceases to amaze us with endless outlets and ideas for their creativity. While continuing to work on new music, Jon Black (from Fort Atlantic) also posts weekly vlogs and has started a new video series, "Super Force Atlantic". We love getting to work with such talented and creative folks like Fort Atlantic! Check out some of their more recent releases:

NEW SINGLE

Fort Atlantic released their latest single, "Just Hold On", on May 19th. 

NEW LYRIC VIDEO

Jon filmed this video in a 1971 Volkswagon Super Beetle with a Go Pro Hero Black 5 on Sauvie Island just north of Portland, OR. He says he almost hit a possum and a police office drove past him slowly while he was adjusting my camera in a parking lot.

I know you want to watch this. 


SUPER FORCE ATLANTIC

In this more recent series of videos, Jon from Fort Atlantic hosts a video game playing/coffee drinking segment with guest artists. In this video, you can play Contra with Evan Way from The Parson Redheads! UP-UP-DOWN-DOWN-LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT-RIGHT-B-A-B-A-SELECT-START!


VLOG ATLANTIC

Jon and his family fly to Colorado to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Red Rocks. They may or may not have snuck their GoPro into the Red Rocks.