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YOUNG ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONALS

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Discover. cultivate. accelerate.


YOUNG ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONALS

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Our mailing list is the best way to keep up-to-date with the latest YEP opportunities.

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ABOUT YEP


ABOUT YEP


MISSION STATEMENT

The Young Entertainment Professionals network creates a platform for the entertainment industry to thrive in a supportive and creative environment for the betterment of its members as well as the industry as a whole through networking events, showcases, mentorship and educational development.

 

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YEP

  • There is no formal membership application. Just join our mailing list and start coming out to our events!
  • Our events are open to all aspiring and active entertainment industry professionals.
  • We do our best to keep most of the events open to all ages, but please take note if an event says it is 18+ or 21+.
  • Don't be afraid to walk up and introduce yourself to people at our events. We're all there to do the same thing - NETWORK!
  • Right now, we don't have a way for people to volunteer within YEP, but we are working on it.
  • Also, YEP and it's "side-hustling millennials" were featured online by Forbes, which we just think is pretty darn cool! Check out the article here! 

 

ABOUT YEP EVENTS

YEP puts on a wide array of events that create opportunities for young entertainment professionals to get together and connect. From shows and trivia nights, to mixers and educational seminars, there's always something going on. Get all the details/updates about our upcoming events by joining the YEP mailing list or checking our Upcoming YEP Events page.

YEP REWIND

Don't miss our YEP Rewind shows at Basement East when we throw it back to a different decade of jams! 80's Rock, 90's Pop, Classic Country... we do it all, and we bring in some of Nashville's most talented singer/songwriters to do it.

MIXERS

We have mixers throughout the year for ambitious young industry professionals like yourself to come out and meet people in town chasing the same dreams as you. It's a fun, casual way to connect and check out some cool bars, restaurants, and venues around Nashville. Most of these mixers are 18+, but be sure to check our emails/flyers in case we happen to have one that is 21+.

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EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Don't miss our yearly Musicprenuer series giving students and young entertainment professionals alike the opportunity to hear from the entertainment industry's greatest minds.

TRIVIA NIGHT

Who doesn't love a good trivia night?! Join us for an evening of music trivia the first Thursday of every month at 6pm at Tin Roof on Demonbruen. Come with a team of 4 or join in with other groups and meet some cool people - and of course, there's always some fun prizes!

 

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YEP NIGHT @ THE BASEMENT

Come out and see some of Nashville's best up and coming songwriters. We always try to have a mix of signed and unsigned writers to help showcase new talent in our city! Just a reminder that events at The Basement are for ages 21+ only.

 

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

Haven't you heard? Nashville is the place to be! We love partnering with other companies and events around town. Be on the lookout for some of our YEP Nights at the Nashville Sounds, Predators games, and of course our events at the Grand Ole Opry!

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


Belmont Alumni breakfast club

Partnership with CMA, Loeb & Loeb and YEP

When: Tuesday, May 23 (7:30am-9:30am)

Where: CMA

35 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203

Details: Calling all Belmont Alumni! Come on out for a fun morning mixer with fellow Belmont alumni and members of the Curb College at Belmont University.

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YEP TRIVIA NIGHT

When: Thursday, June 1

(5pm Mixer; 6:30pm Trivia)

Where: Tin Roof on Demonbreun

1516 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203

Details: YEP Trivia Night is the first Thursday of EVERY month! Come out for a night filled with fun music trivia! Swing by early at 5pm to network and hang before the game officially starts at 6:30pm!


YEP REWIND

When: Tuesday, June 20 (Time TBD)

Where: Basement East

917 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

Details: Official Rewind theme and lineup coming soon...


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YEP WRITERS ROUND

When: Wednesday, July 12 (6pm)

Where: The Basement

1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

Details: Save the date! Lineup coming soon.


 

BMI & YEP: 8 Off 8th show

When: Monday, August 7 (Doors 7pm / Show 8pm)

Where: Mercy Lounge

1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

Details: Save the date! Lineup coming soon.


YEP REWIND

When: Tuesday, September 26 (Time TBD)

Where: Basement East

917 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

Details: Official Rewind theme and lineup coming soon...


 

BMI & YEP: 8 Off 8th show

When: Monday, October 2 (Doors 7pm / Show 8pm)

Where: Mercy Lounge

1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203

Details: Save the date! Lineup coming soon.


YEP WRITERS ROUND

When: Wednesday, October 11 (6pm)

Where: The Basement

1604 8th Ave S #330, Nashville, TN 37203

Details: Save the date! Lineup coming soon.

 

We don't always have an event of our own going on, but we still want to make sure you know what's going on around Nashville. Below are some events this week - go check them out! 

 
 
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Meet The Board


"YEP’s leadership is comprised entirely of side-hustling millennial board members." - FORBES

Meet The Board


"YEP’s leadership is comprised entirely of side-hustling millennial board members." - FORBES

Amelia Varni Universal Music Publishing Group On her very first day of college, Amelia landed an internship on Music Row, managing her favorite country artists. She gained further industry experience working as an assistant to fashion stylist Katy Robbins, temporary receptionist at Dennis Entertainment, and A&R intern at Warner Music Nashville. Amelia scored a full-time industry position at Universal Music Publishing Group in December 2013 and later graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Arts in Entertainment Industry Studies. She served on the 2014 BMI Catalog Cast and the Review Crew for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Amelia Varni

Universal Music Publishing Group

On her very first day of college, Amelia landed an internship on Music Row, managing her favorite country artists. She gained further industry experience working as an assistant to fashion stylist Katy Robbins, temporary receptionist at Dennis Entertainment, and A&R intern at Warner Music Nashville. Amelia scored a full-time industry position at Universal Music Publishing Group in December 2013 and later graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Arts in Entertainment Industry Studies. She served on the 2014 BMI Catalog Cast and the Review Crew for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Christina Wiltshire Sea Gayle Music Christina moved to Nashville following her passion for songs. She interned at Warner Brothers Records and Cornman Music, discovering publishing as her dream career. For two years, Christina worked for one of Nashville's most respected publishers, Pat Higdon, learning as much as she could before taking her first song plugging gig for Latigo Shore Music. She currently serves as Sea Gayle Music's Creative Manager where she pitches the catalog, handles writers' calendars and is working to expand the roster with new talent.

Christina Wiltshire

Sea Gayle Music

Christina moved to Nashville following her passion for songs. She interned at Warner Brothers Records and Cornman Music, discovering publishing as her dream career. For two years, Christina worked for one of Nashville's most respected publishers, Pat Higdon, learning as much as she could before taking her first song plugging gig for Latigo Shore Music. She currently serves as Sea Gayle Music's Creative Manager where she pitches the catalog, handles writers' calendars and is working to expand the roster with new talent.

Jarrod Holley Suit Music Cleveland, OH native Jarrod Holley began his career in the entertainment industry as a musician while touring in bands as a teenager. In doing so, he acquired a real world understanding of the touring industry and the essential components of a successful event. Jarrod's experiences on the road led him to a job in Nashville, TN where he focused on artist management and social media marketing for Frankie Ballard. Since relocating to Nashville in 2011, Jarrod has worked with a number of talented artists including Eli Young Band, Eric Hutchinson, Canaan Smith, and Sean McConnell. Currently, Jarrod is an artist manager at Suit Music.  

Jarrod Holley

Suit Music

Cleveland, OH native Jarrod Holley began his career in the entertainment industry as a musician while touring in bands as a teenager. In doing so, he acquired a real world understanding of the touring industry and the essential components of a successful event. Jarrod's experiences on the road led him to a job in Nashville, TN where he focused on artist management and social media marketing for Frankie Ballard. Since relocating to Nashville in 2011, Jarrod has worked with a number of talented artists including Eli Young Band, Eric Hutchinson, Canaan Smith, and Sean McConnell. Currently, Jarrod is an artist manager at Suit Music.

 

Jaclyn Carter Shore Fire Media A graduate of The University of Tennessee, Jaclyn Carter is a Senior Account Executive and lead publicist at Shore Fire Media’s Nashville office. Prior to joining the Brooklyn-based PR firm — who’s known for delivering Grammy-winning campaigns and working with artists like Bruce Springsteen, St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Zac Brown Band, Bon Iver, Margo Price and many others — Carter interned for Monarch Publicity and Alday Communications. She holds a deep passion for music spanning all genres, music festivals, forward-thinking music business concepts and telling an effective story.   

Jaclyn Carter

Shore Fire Media

A graduate of The University of Tennessee, Jaclyn Carter is a Senior Account Executive and lead publicist at Shore Fire Media’s Nashville office. Prior to joining the Brooklyn-based PR firm — who’s known for delivering Grammy-winning campaigns and working with artists like Bruce Springsteen, St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Zac Brown Band, Bon Iver, Margo Price and many others — Carter interned for Monarch Publicity and Alday Communications. She holds a deep passion for music spanning all genres, music festivals, forward-thinking music business concepts and telling an effective story. 

 

Alina Thompson CMA Alina Thompson is a Belmont University graduate with a degree in music business. While attending Belmont she interned for CMT in both the social media marketing and music strategy departments, on the promotions team at Broken Bow Music Group, and with multiple radio stations under Max Media Group in her hometown of Virginia Beach, VA. During college, Alina worked briefly in radio marketing/promotions. Upon graduation, Alina joined the Music Strategy team at CMT where she worked for two years, at which point she moved to CMA where she is currently employed as a Marketing Coordinator.  

Alina Thompson

CMA

Alina Thompson is a Belmont University graduate with a degree in music business. While attending Belmont she interned for CMT in both the social media marketing and music strategy departments, on the promotions team at Broken Bow Music Group, and with multiple radio stations under Max Media Group in her hometown of Virginia Beach, VA. During college, Alina worked briefly in radio marketing/promotions. Upon graduation, Alina joined the Music Strategy team at CMT where she worked for two years, at which point she moved to CMA where she is currently employed as a Marketing Coordinator.

 

Garrison Snell Gyrosity Projects Garrison Snell graduated from Belmont University on a Saturday in May 2015 and started Gyrosity Projects the following Monday. After working various marketing jobs in college, including running digital marketing for Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, Garrison decided to start his own marketing agency. Gyrosity now employs 13 people, all under age 30, and has been profitable every month since its inception. The company recently launched its first web app, Crosshair Music, which provides independent musicians with affordable access to digital influencers including playlist curators, musical.ly accounts and music supervisors.

Garrison Snell

Gyrosity Projects

Garrison Snell graduated from Belmont University on a Saturday in May 2015 and started Gyrosity Projects the following Monday. After working various marketing jobs in college, including running digital marketing for Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, Garrison decided to start his own marketing agency. Gyrosity now employs 13 people, all under age 30, and has been profitable every month since its inception. The company recently launched its first web app, Crosshair Music, which provides independent musicians with affordable access to digital influencers including playlist curators, musical.ly accounts and music supervisors.

Caroline Melby Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business Caroline grew up in Starkville, Mississippi, where she attended Mississippi State University for a year before transferring to Belmont University. There, she got a degree in Music Business while interning at Broken Bow Records, Big Yellow Dog, and Sea Gayle Music, as well as playing mandolin in a bluegrass band. Nine months after graduation, Caroline returned to Belmont University as a Career Development Specialist in the Curb College.

Caroline Melby

Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business

Caroline grew up in Starkville, Mississippi, where she attended Mississippi State University for a year before transferring to Belmont University. There, she got a degree in Music Business while interning at Broken Bow Records, Big Yellow Dog, and Sea Gayle Music, as well as playing mandolin in a bluegrass band. Nine months after graduation, Caroline returned to Belmont University as a Career Development Specialist in the Curb College.

Katie Roth Creative Nation Katie Roth graduated from Belmont in December 2016. During her time at Belmont, Katie gained experience interning for Crush Music/I.R.S. Records, Creative Nation, CMT, Sounds Like Nashville, and was apart of BMI's Catalog Cast. At the start of her junior year, she was hired at Universal Music Group as an Administrative Assistant. She is now working as a Publishing & Management Temp at Creative Nation. Katie has been apart of YEP's leadership since 2014 and loves being able to create events for members to connect and create great relationships.

Katie Roth

Creative Nation

Katie Roth graduated from Belmont in December 2016. During her time at Belmont, Katie gained experience interning for Crush Music/I.R.S. Records, Creative Nation, CMT, Sounds Like Nashville, and was apart of BMI's Catalog Cast. At the start of her junior year, she was hired at Universal Music Group as an Administrative Assistant. She is now working as a Publishing & Management Temp at Creative Nation. Katie has been apart of YEP's leadership since 2014 and loves being able to create events for members to connect and create great relationships.

Rachel Knight Turnipblood Entertainment & The Knight Agency, Inc. Rachel Knight is a native of Louisville, KY and a graduate of Belmont University's Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. During and immediately after college, Rachel worked in entertainment PR and IT startups. She is currently COO of Turnipblood Entertainment and Founder and President of The Knight Agency, Inc., a talent development and placement agency in Nashville.

Rachel Knight

Turnipblood Entertainment & The Knight Agency, Inc.

Rachel Knight is a native of Louisville, KY and a graduate of Belmont University's Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. During and immediately after college, Rachel worked in entertainment PR and IT startups. She is currently COO of Turnipblood Entertainment and Founder and President of The Knight Agency, Inc., a talent development and placement agency in Nashville.

 
Catherine Moore Farris, Self & Moore Catherine Moore graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in accounting. She pursued her love of numbers, music, and those that create it by moving to Nashville and starting a job at entertainment business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready and McCarthy. She then left the firm in 2015 to partner with Kella Farris and Stephanie Self to form Farris, Self & Moore, a boutique business management & financial planning firm serving recording artists, songwriters and producers. She loves being able to help artists achieve their career and financial goals by doing what she does best.

Catherine Moore

Farris, Self & Moore

Catherine Moore graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in accounting. She pursued her love of numbers, music, and those that create it by moving to Nashville and starting a job at entertainment business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready and McCarthy. She then left the firm in 2015 to partner with Kella Farris and Stephanie Self to form Farris, Self & Moore, a boutique business management & financial planning firm serving recording artists, songwriters and producers. She loves being able to help artists achieve their career and financial goals by doing what she does best.

 
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Partners


Partners


Thank you to all our partners who have helped make YEP's events so successful! We're grateful to have so many terrific companies who want to be involved with the entertainment professionals of the future.


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CONTACT YEP

General Inquiries:
info@yepnashville.com

Partnerships:
Please contact us through the submission form on the Partners page.