Rocky Block is a songwriter, artist and musician. He gives a lot of great advice about booking gigs and time commitment. His father Billy Block was a huge influence on his path to choosing music as a career. Billy was a prominent executive in the music industry. Radio Host, Drummer and 'Champion of music stars here in Nashville. In 2014 YEP held an event fundraiser, Play One For Billy, at the Listening Room Café and raised over $42,000 for his father’s fight with melanoma. In addition to the influence Rocky’s parents had on him, we also talk about his music and the writers he looks up to in developing his craft and forming his network. Rocky was recently signed to Bob Dipiero and currently plays bass for Faren Rachels.
Sony/Atv songwriter, Trannie Anderson joins us in this episode. Trannie is from Waco, Texas and she moved to Nashville only a few years ago and met her first co-writers through our YEP Nashville Facebook page! Trannie speaks to her music industry community and what it was like finding the right pub deal and getting connected here in Nashville.
This episode features Alexa Simpson, the Director of Marketing at Nashville-based production company, Morris, and as the Founder & Chairman of Team Fox Nashville, a fundraising team for The Michael J. Fox Foundation. We discuss her career path, interview tips, and more!
Austin shares how he found his entire band through YEP, the steps he took to build his career, and how Garth Brooks and John Marks have played a role in his journey as well. Austin is going to tell some pretty amazing stories in this one and we cannot wait for you to hear! You can listen to his latest music including his new single “One Summer” out now at austinburkemusic.com/.
Get to know the story of YEP Nashville through the lens of the organization's founder Andrew Cohen and YEP's current Executive Director Amelia Varni! You'll hear about their music industry journey, the mission of YEP, and how all of the above has shaped their leadership roles in the entertainment industry.