Can’t wait to head to BentoLiving Chestnut Hill for Music on the Move’s all-female LGBTQ+ showcase to kick off Nashville Pride Week on Friday, June 24?
Well, good news: there’s another all-female showcase happening there during CMA Fest weekend, two weeks prior on June 10!
All artists – especially those at the outset of their musical journeys – need all the support they can get, as they look to communicate their stories to the masses. Of course, that means building a fan base full of people ready and willing to engage with their art. To do that, artists also must find opportunities to connect with new audiences. Building that buzz is no easy task – especially in the beginning, and especially when attempted alone.
That’s where a publicist comes in! Publicists are the great connectors between artists and opportunities such as media features, public appearances, sponsorship opportunities, and more. The right publicist will believe in their artists and advocate on their behalf, ultimately ensuring that they find opportunities that are the best fit for their career vision.
As part of our series on the 10 People Musicians Need on Their Side, we sat down with Sarah Bennett. Sarah is a Senior Publicist at IVPR, a narrative-based music and culture public relations firm located in Nashville, Tennessee. Sarah graciously shares her insights into the world of public relations, including:
- Her role in helping artists tell their stories.
- What she looks for when assessing taking on a new client.
- What artists need to be “ready” to work with a publicist or PR firm.
- The importance of relationships for every artist.
- What not to do when trying to grow your artist brand.
- …and much more!
You’ve made it to the end of another week! Your reward? A fresh batch of Songs You Should Hear!
This week’s edition does a good job of covering a lot of ground in just three songs, bringing us from a cross-section of nostalgia from the 1970s and 80s, to slick and modern R&B production.
Step on in and try something new!
Hear What You Should
Last month, we told you that Music on the Move Studios was planning a special LGBTQ+ edition of their all-female showcase, set to take place at BentoLiving Chestnut Hill on Friday, June 24 — the night before the official kickoff of Nashville Pride WEek.
That showcase now has an official lineup!
See the lineup
This past Friday, I had a chance to reconnect with the root of my passion for music and live performance by attending The Mixtape Tour with New Kids on the Block, Salt N Pepa, En Vogue, and Rick Astley.
The experience brought to mind a broader question: who were we, and what were our passions, before the world got in?
Today, we take a trip just a couple hours north of Nashville into rural Kentucky. That’s the place The Local Honeys call home.
Hear ‘Dead Horses’
You know what you could use? A dose of some “no-bullshit” rock and roll!
It’s a ‘Scarborough STreet Fight!’
We’ve got a lot of rock tunes from across the pond in the UK. In fact, this week’s UMC20 is frontloaded with ’em!
There’s more to the story, though — there are plenty of jams from right here at home, whether that means Nashville or somewhere else in the mainland U.S. We move beyond rock, as well, to give you some Americana, soul, pop, hip hop, and even some electronica!
Listen to UMC20
Who’s ready for some retro soul from the West Coast?
Hear ‘Loving You Lately’
Jasce is back with a new indie dance music (IDM) track that is “focused on energy, joy, and youth.”
Hear ‘Chasing Clouds’