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Young Entertainment Professionals

27 EpisodesProduced by YEP NashvilleWebsite

Young Entertainment Professionals Podcast is a series featuring the next generation of creative and business professionals in music, TV and film. Hear their stories on navigating the industry with the help of the Young Entertainment Professionals Network. Support this podcast:… read more

27 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

S03, E07: Morgan Hebert

July 1st, 2020


Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana there is no shortage of flavor for Meaux. She is a fierce woman with an infectious spirit that radiates even more from the stage. She started singing at a young age and grew up …

S03, E06: Lexie Deeb

June 17th, 2020


Lexie Deeb is a Director of Advertising & Branding for Secret Road Music Services, where they represent a roster of publishing artists/writers and she pitches music to creative agencies and brands for advertising …

S03,E05: Emily Hackett

May 20th, 2020


Emily Hackett is the rare songwriter who doesn’t just pour her heart into her lyrics—she inspires every listener to reach a deeper honesty in their own lives. With her stunningly detailed storytelling, the …

S03, E04: Julie Greenberg

May 6th, 2020


Julie Greenberg is a music touring agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). She is based in the Nashville …

S03, E03: Thomas Finchum

March 18th, 2020


Songwriter/Artist Thomas Finchum talks former career as an Olympic Swimmer and what led him to pursue a career in music. He shares the story behind "Kissing A Girl," for LoCash and songs making up his self-titled EP.

S03, E02: Levi Hummon

February 26th, 2020


Hummon’s drive is what makes him stand out from the rest. He emphasizes the hard work that goes into each of his songs. The lyrics come straight from the heart, while the production and vocals are true to him. Hummon’s …

S03, E01: Drew Baldridge

February 12th, 2020


Country artist Drew Baldridge shares his career journey, touring advice, and stories behind his latest releases including, "Middle Of Nowhere Kids."

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S02, E09: Mallary Birdsong

December 18th, 2019


Futureshirts' Senior Account Manager, Mallary Birdsong, shares her expertise on the topic of artist merchandise. Your favorite t-shirt, vinyl or other memorandum from the best live show you’ve ever been to, helps the …

S02, E08: Zebb Luster

December 4th, 2019


Meet the Director of Creative/A&R at River House Artists, Zebb Luster. He is the founder of YNOT Wednesdays Songwriter Spotlight, sponsored by Futureshirts and Regions Bank, a songwriter round created to give music …

S02, E07: Wes Davenport

August 29th, 2019


Wes Davenport is the Culture Marketing Manager for Universal Music Group, where he partners the company’s artists with brands, universities, …

S02, E06: Derek Wells

August 9th, 2019


Session musician and producer, Derek Wells has worked with household names like Dolly Parton, Steven Tyler, and Josh Turner – his most recent project …

S02, E05: Spencer Crandell

July 25th, 2019


In this episode, we chat with Country songwriter/artist Spencer Crandell about building an organic following through digital and in person …

S02, E04: Shaina Botwin

July 10th, 2019


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 …

S02, E03: Josh Cross & Bryant Urich

June 19th, 2019


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 …

S02, E02: Eddie Island

June 5th, 2019


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 …

S02, E01: Ivory Layne

May 16th, 2019


Ivory grew up performing and teaching herself songwriting and production. Her music caught the attention of Grammy award-winning producer, Ed Cash …

S01, E11: Rachel Knight Zola

February 13th, 2019


Our Director of Community Engagement Rachel Knight Zola offers advice for balancing your personal life and career in the entertainment industry, tips …

S01, E10: Ben Danaher

January 30th, 2019


Ben Danaher has spent time curating his songwriting craft from the likes of Country, Blues and Americana influences such as Merle Haggard, Ray Charles and Darrell Scott. Ben Danaher is a Texas native and comes from a …

S01, E09: Emilija Saxe

January 16th, 2019


As Director of Strategy at Made In Network, Emilija Saxe specializes in digital content strategy, YouTube channel management, and video-specific media buys. She is YouTube Certified in Asset Monetization, Channel …

S01, E08: Renee Blair

December 26th, 2018


We’re following up our last episode featuring Lee Krabel and Ryan Beaver of SmackSongs. Another writer from the SmackSongs roster is here with us and …

S01, E07: Lee Krabel and Ryan Beaver

December 12th, 2018


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 …

S01, E06: Marc Rucker

November 14th, 2018


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 …

S01, E05: Rocky Block

October 31st, 2018


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 …

S01, E04: Trannie Anderson

October 17th, 2018


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 …

S01, E03: Alexa Simpson

October 3rd, 2018


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 …

S01, E02: Austin Burke

September 19th, 2018


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 …

S01, E01: Andrew Cohen and Amelia Varni

September 10th, 2018


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, …

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