Everything Artists Want to Know… from a Stylist

AMANDA VALENTINE is a fashion designer and stylist based in Nashville. Fresh from a stint on Project Runway, Amanda designs edgy, futuristic womenswear, nabbing Nashville Scene’s Best Designer Award last year. She also styles musicians for photo shoots and red carpet events – developing a look that enhances their personal style. With her own individual brand to maintain, she understands the importance of finding your own voice and presenting yourself with confidence and personality. She shares her take on an artist’s relationship with fashion and how a stylist can help them define that. Continue Reading

Everything Artists Want to Know… from a music journalist

MARISSA MOSS is a professional music journalist and blogger at Lockeland Springsteen, a quippy, passionate curation of Nashville’s music scene that is, obviously, the boss. She wrote about Dawes for this month’s cover story in American Songwriter and has had her work featured in Filter, Nylon, Spin, Rolling Stone. All DIY artists know the importance of good press; the manager-less artist sends email after email to a large black hole. But Marissa actively looks for new bands to feature. Here are the five things that she always looks for…Continue Reading

Everything Artists Want to Know… from a Film & TV Publisher

In this special March series, I asked music industry professionals to share their advice on what DIY artists need to know before we go knocking on their door. I’ve got no-frills, straightforward insight on various aspects of the music industry from the people that have spent years in it.

Today we hear from TYLER BACON, founder of POSITION MUSIC, a music publishing and film/TV licensing company based in Los Angeles. Since 1999, Tyler has developed artists and producers by connecting their songs to ads, TV shows and films, offering valuable exposure for an artist and, let’s be honest, a decent paycheck. Getting your music in film/TV is a huge milestone for an indie artist, but how do you cut through the noise? Does it pay to write like a sellout? Tyler shares what’s on his radar…Continue Reading

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