S01, E07: Lee Krabel and Ryan Beaver

S01, E07: Lee Krabel and Ryan Beaver

In this episode, we sit down with one of YEP’s founders, Lee Krabel. He is the Senior Creative Director at SMACKSONGS. Joining him is Ryan Beaver who is a country singer/songwriter signed to SMACKSongs and BMI. Lee and Ryan have known each other for a while and in this episode their share their perspectives on industry relationships and how to let opportunities happen naturally rather than try force success and career milestones to unfold. This is a great episode to listen to in terms of hearing how a publisher/writer relationship works, what to look for when working towards a pub deal and a whole lot more.

S01, E06: Marc Rucker

S01, E06: Marc Rucker

In this episode we talk all about artist management. What does it take to manage an artist and their brand well? If you are the one looking for a manager, what are the steps you need to take to prepare for that business relationship? Today we have the co-founder of YEP and artist manager, Marc Rucker with us. He current works at Big Loud Management and oversees the day to day for country artist, Chris. Marc has worked in almost every area of the music industry including publishing and he also has a few side projects that parallel to his role in artist management. We also discuss work fatique, how to prioritize and set yourself up for success in the busiest as well as the slowest seasons in your work life.

S01, E05: Rocky Block

S01, E05: Rocky Block

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.

S01, E04: Trannie Anderson

S01, E04: Trannie Anderson

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.

S01, E03: Alexa Simpson

S01, E03: Alexa Simpson

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!

S01, E02: Austin Burke

S01, E02: Austin Burke

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/.