Olivia Management

Artist Management in Nashville, Tennessee

Meet The Team: 2016 Spring Interns

It's spring break and we are missing these folks around the office. We are so thankful for interns that work hard to keep this ship moving forward.

Get to know our spring 2016 interns, Amanda and Joe below!

                                                  AMANDA CHAMBERLAIN, SENIOR

1.) Tell us what brought you to Nashville

I came to Nashville in 2012 to go to Belmont University for their Music Business program (shocking, right?). I applied to 14 schools total, but when I visited Nashville I was sold. The city had a vibe I had never experienced before and I was drawn to it. The amount of small business, music, and nature in one city is amazing. In addition, I was attracted to all of the opportunities and resources that Belmont provides to its students. 


2.) What are your plans for after graduation?

Ha, that's the question of my year. At this point I am just excited to start a new chapter of my life. I hope to get a job that pushes me to keep learning and challenging myself, but that is also in an environment that surrounds me with people who inspire me. 


3.) What has been a memorable Nashville moment you have had?

I work for Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams on their events team with one of my roommates. Earlier this year we worked the Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin. Our manager let us take our break at the same time to go watch Weezer and about five minutes into their set, it started pouring rain. If anything, it just fueled the crowd and we got soaking wet, dancing and singing along to some of the songs that made us fall in love with music. 


4.) Why were you interested in Olivia Management? What has been your favorite part of the internship so far?

I originally heard about Olivia Management through two friends who had had Erin as a professor at Belmont University. At the time I was in an Artist Management course and e-mailed Erin to see if I could interview her for a class assignment. Erin's obvious passion and excitement for what she does was what made me want to intern at Olivia Management. Even though I have only been here for two months, I could not have asked for a better internship to end my college career. My favorite part thus far (aside from the great office atmosphere) is Erin's determination to make sure that I am actually learning as an intern. Every other week we sit down and we discuss what I am learning, what I want to learn, and what I can do better. The amount of value in that 20 minute meeting is immense.


5.) What artists are you listening to right now?

Even though both albums came out last year, I can't get enough of Adele's 25 or Halsey's Badlands. Other than that, I've been listening to a lot of Cat Powers and Borns.

 


                                                          JOE FALLABEL, SENIOR

1.) Tell us what brought you to Nashville

As my senior year in high school was coming to an end, I was still unsure exactly what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go. I wanted to leave the Pittsburgh area and experience a new city, but I wasn't sure what would be a good fit. I did one year of community college and was checking out schools for music. Belmont caught my attention because the music business degree was unique, and you get a BBA while studying the music industry. I also thought Nashville was a cool city because it is so focused on music and I felt that there was good opportunities here. 
 
2.) What are your plans for after graduation?
One of my big interests in the music industry is live music. I would love to go on a tour and play any part of the touring role that I could. Eventually, I think successfully being my own boss would be my ultimate goal. 


3.) What has been a memorable Nashville moment you have had?

A recent memorable moment for me as a guitar player was playing my first show here in Nashville. I have been jamming with this band called Huey, and we play high energy soulful funk music. We had a lot of fun at our first show, and the crowd seemed really into it and impressed with our performance. We plan on playing shows in the near future so keep an eye out for that!  


4.) Why were you interested in Olivia Management? What has been your favorite part of the internship so far?

My interest in Olivia Management started when I was in the classroom with Erin. I knew that Erin knew how to succeed in the music industry, and has a great network that she works with day to day. I wanted a solid internship experience that I could be proud of, and one that would be beneficial to my education and future after graduating. I knew Erin could deliver.


5.) What artists are you listening to right now? 

Right now I am super busy and barely listening to music. Between being a full time student, having a part time job, an internship, and playing in a band, I haven't really spent much time listening to music. I have recently gone to a show that was really great, and the band I went for was called Pallbearer. They have a similar sound to black sabbath, but in a more monolithic sense. I have also really been digging the songs that the songwriter for my band Huey has been writing. Hopefully we can get more material out there and more shows play so we can bring the funk to Nashville. Another interesting genre of emerging music I have been getting into is called synth-wave. It is a genre that has a retro 80's synth-pop feel to it, but in a more experimental way thats mostly instrumental. One artist that I have been listening to is called Perturbator check it out! And lastly I am still keeping my fingers crossed for a new Tool release!