Summer Interns, Pt 1: Nora McGonigle
It's that time of the year again! Summer interns are sometimes hard to come by, but we've got a great crew this year. We're excited to have Nora with us because she's a wonderful writer, go-getter and brings a bit of school diversity to the group, as she's currently enrolled at the University of Georgia. Read more about Nora below!
1. What do you want to get out of this internship?
I want to learn all there is to know about the artist management field! I want to gain experience that will help me in my future career in the music industry. I want to discover new technologies used in the music business and learn what it takes to run your own company. I am excited for all the hands-on projects that I will be working on this semester and I know that my time here will be very worthwhile.
2. What do you love to do? Hobbies? Activities?
I have had a passion for horses since I was young, and have been riding and competing regularly since I was nine years old. I love animals of all kinds and work as a pet sitter part-time when at home. I love Atlanta Braves baseball, discovering new music, and hanging out with/going for walks with my dog, Iris. Every Saturday in the fall you will find me cheering on my Georgia Bulldogs between the hedges. Go Dawgs!
3. If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
Right now I have been eating a lot of sushi. I love seafood and there are so many sushi options, I don't think I could ever get bored!
4. Favorite musicians, artists, genres, equipment, shows you've been into...tell us anything you love about music.
Country music is definitely my favorite genre. I started listening to it when I was eight years old when I watched Carrie Underwood win American Idol, which was my favorite show growing up. She has been my role model since then and her voice is unlike anyone else's. I also currently enjoy Maren Morris, Moon Taxi, Kacey Musgraves, Ashley McBryde, Ed Sheeran, Brothers Osborne, Caitlyn Smith, and Aubrie Sellers.
5. Why did you choose to intern here?
I came across Olivia Management when I was searching for Artist Management companies in Nashville to intern for. I read Erin's story and was impressed by all of her accomplishments, and immediately connected to her "lightbulb moment" where she decided that she should move to Nashville and pursue being an artist manager. After my interview with Maggie, I knew that Olivia Management was the perfect place for me and that I could learn a lot from them. It was scary to think about moving to a big city for the summer by myself, but I know if you don't take risks, you won't ever reach your goals and dreams. I am excited to get started here and learn from some of the best in the business.
6. What is your favorite part about Nashville?
I've dreamed about moving to Nashville for a long time, and have visited several times before moving here for the summer. I love how Nashville is such a big city, but at the same time it feels like a small town. I love how everywhere you look, there's music. Nashville is where so many people go for a fresh start and to chase their dreams.
7. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be the best artist manager I can be when I grow up! I hope in a year from now when I graduate, I will be able to move back to Nashville and start my career in the music business. I love discovering new artists, and want to help them share their music with the world and make their living doing what they love most.