S02, E6: Derek Wells

S02, E6: Derek Wells

Session musician and producer, Derek Wells has worked with household names like Dolly Parton, Steven Tyler, and Josh Turner – his most recent project involved producing Maren Morris’ latest album, GIRL. This is a great episode about navigating industry relationships as it pertains to client projects, preparing for an audition, and why a well-crafted song is the foundation of the creative process.

S02, E5: Spencer Crandall

S02, E5: Spencer Crandall

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In this episode, we chat with Country songwriter/artist Spencer Crandell about building an organic following through digital and in person interaction! Spencer has toured with Dustin Lynch, Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen, Josh Turner and others!

S02, E4: Shaina Botwin

S02, E4: Shaina Botwin

Today’s guest is the Creative Coordinator in Publishing at Creative Nation, Shaina Botwin. Shaina above all is a true fan of music. She found her dream role in the industry by way of connecting with other music fans and researching songs and the people behind them. We touch on everything from why she pursued publishing, her thoughts on company culture, especially that of Creative Nation. She shares what she’s learned working for Luke & Beth Laird, and building careers for their artists like Kassi Ashton. This is a great episode for those who want more advice on networking, finding out what element of the industry aligns with their passions, and ways to continue to grow in their role. Last year we hosted a live episode recording at The Tracking Room with Surviving the Music Industry podcast that features Luke & Beth Laird and Barry Dean. If you want to hear more from the Creative Nation Team you can find that episode called Relationship Goals.Visit their website creativenation.com to discover their roster of clients and more.

S02, E3 - Bryant Urich & Josh Cross

S02, E3 - Bryant Urich & Josh Cross

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This episode features Bryant Urich and Josh Cross. We talk about Bryan'ts background in documentary films, music and why he started a company (TrustAccelerator) that creates content mostly podcasts, for businesses who want to elevate their voice. We also talk about career strategy, our favorite Netflix shows, podcasts all in a 20 min recording in the Netflix Studio at PodX.

S02, E2 - Eddie Island

S02, E2 - Eddie Island

Eddie Island claimed a spot in the Top 14 on American Idol this past season and his debut album is officially the fastest post-idol Album release ever. He won over Katy Perry from the beginning with a performance of his original “Stay Okay” which is also listed on the new album. Eddie also got the chance to perform '7 Years' with Lukas Graham on the show too. Eddie’s style, personality and music exhibits his many influences which sets him a part from the rest.  Follow @nashvillemayor on socials and visit eddieisland.com to find out where to stream Industry Standard and see Eddie play LIVE near you.

S02, E1 - Ivory Layne

S02, E1 - Ivory Layne

Ivory grew up performing and teaching herself songwriting and production. Her music caught the attention of Grammy award-winning producer, Ed Cash and she moved to Nashville from North Carolina. And she went on to sign a record deal with Justin Timberlake’s label Villa 40 and has collaborated with writers like Chris DeStefano, Jimmy Robbins, Lori McKenna, Shane McAnally and others. She’s received 2 major ad placements with her song “Something’s Gonna Happen.” One for Swarovski crystals and the other White House Black Market.

Her music is a blend of orchestral and pop synth sounds taking like to her influences Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox, Coldplay, and Imogen Heap. She traveled to London last year to record new music with the help of producer Liam Howe (Lana Del Ray, Ellie Goulding are among the names he’s produced). Her personality and aesthetic is much like your favorite character in a classic Hollywood film – and she shares more about how she has taken her style to still be relevant and true to her in 2019. Ivory’s latest releases include Boy Loves Me, Heaven and Me of which we talk more about in this episode.