Olivia Management

Artist Management in Nashville, Tennessee

Fall Interns Are Here!

It's that time of year again, school is starting and a new round of interns at Olivia Management have started! This fall we have two Belmont students to help us through this very busy fall season. 

Meet Megan! Hailing from Iowa, Megan is a junior Music Business Major. Find out more below.

What do you want to get out of this internship?

Knowledge! I want to be more educated about the music industry and this specific sect.

What do you love to do? Hobbies? Activities?

I clearly love music. The majority of my time is spent listening to it and discovering new artists. Although I love performing as a musician (bass guitar, piano, percussion, etc), I prefer admiring the music of others and their journey the most. Besides music, I like visual art (especially photography and tattoos), spending time outside (when it’s not so burning hot outside), going to shows, working at the Johnny Cash Museum (it’s so enjoyable that I don’t consider it work), helping out with Sofar Sounds, spending quality time with my friends, and being lazy (usually Netflix in bed with some tea or coffee).

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

The soup from Demos’. AMAZING!

Favorite musicians, artists, genres, equipment...tell us anything you love about music!

I love singer/songwriter, folk, indie, alternative, and blues. I’m obsessed with Parker Millsap, Gabe Dixon, and Tall Heights. Other favorites include: Shakey Graves, Good Old War, Andy Shauf, Lake Street Dive, Noble Kids, Tallest Man on Earth, etc. I love anything with a solid acoustic guitar, strings, and harmonies!

Why did you choose to intern here?

 I chose to pursue this internship because Erin is awesome and I feel like I can learn a lot here! This internship is in the sect of the music industry that I might want to pursue in the future.

What is your favorite part about Nashville?

There’s no shortage of talent here, I love that! I’m always meeting new, unique people and discovering new, unique acts!

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Good question! I’m still trying to figure that out. Interning, gaining more experience, and learning as much as possible about this industry should hopefully help me out with that! I hope I’ll have a clear idea when I graduate.

Meet Cooper, from Los Angeles California. He is also a Junior Music Business Major at Belmont. Read a little more below! 

How social media literate are you? Are you comfortable posting from social media on behalf of artists?

I’m – for the most part – very social-media literate. I have used platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat for years and consider myself knowledgeable in those different platforms (not necessarily and expert). I just recently started using Twitter and therefore need some improvement for that platform, but will get the hang of it.

What do you want to get out of this internship?

I hope to learn as much as possible about the music industry through the lens of an Artist Manager. I have interned before at a management firm, where although I learned a lot, I felt very neglected as an intern. The assistant to one of the managers was the only person who really taught me anything and took the time out of his day to ask about my experience there and to answer any questions I had. I hope that my experiences at Olivia make me more and more excited about pursuing a career in the industry – an industry I was told not to be in, by the owner of the last company I interned for.

What do you love to do? Hobbies? Activities?

I’m a huge game nerd. I play video games often. I follow a lot of entrepreneurs in the gaming industry that have created organizations and manage professional players in these E-Sports.

Along with being a gamer, I’m also an avid music-listener. I love listening to music no matter the occasion. I love attending festivals and concerts.

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

In N Out, plain and simple. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and it is the quintessential food of Southern California.

Favorite musicians, artists, genres, equipment...tell us anything you love about music and why did you choose to intern here

Some of my favorite artists include (but aren’t limited to) Allen Stone, Incubus, Esperanza Spalding, and Sting. I’m a fan of most genres and find myself very attached the Electronic Dance Music, having grown up in a city that really popularizes that genre. I love music because no matter what happens in this world, whether it be war or even just the changing of the music industry (or “death” of it), music will always exist and is the glue that keeps mankind connected with each other. It is the ultimate, ubiquitous thing that all humans can share a love for and connect with. I chose to intern at Olivia because of my respect and admiration for Erin Anderson’s work. I learned so much from her in the one semester of class she taught that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to learn more from her – especially to learn more about an industry I love and a profession I plan to pursue.

What is your favorite part about Nashville?

My favorite thing about Nashville is the amount of love this city still has for music. No matter what, you can always find someone playing live music around town, or someone recording in a studio or at home. Music is truly the most important thing to most people in this city and it is to me as well. The talent that this city also has is phenomenal and is nothing compared to Los Angeles.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a Talent Manager/Entrepreneur. I hope to manage artists, musicians, athletes, and other talents. I want to help them achieve their goals and pursue their dreams as I pursue my own. I hope to also one day create and invest in businesses.