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Episode #12: Barry Shrum - Entertainment Lawyer

Mr. Barry Shrum, is a highly experienced entertainment lawyer who has been practicing law in the intellectual property, music, entertainment & business industries for over 25 years. He is also an experienced litigator, having practiced law in Philadelaphia as an both a litigator with a large Center City firm and as in-house counsel to a Fortune 50 company. In Nashville, he has been lead counsel on major copyright infringement cases winning six-figure verdicts for my clients. He has...


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Episode #11: Katie Kaupp - The Female Seacrest

Social media to most is just a form of connecting, talking about the latest meme, and sharing your newest favorite YouTube video, but for Katie Kaupp Social Media tapped her into a whole new career. At the young age of 13, Kaupp began using social media as a way to keep up with musical artists and began promoting artists she was passionate about and worked effortlessly pro bono to build a connection with. Turning this hobby into a business would take some work and years of experience as at...


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Episode #10: What We've Learned

In this episode we recap some of our favorite stories and memories of the podcast so far. We touch on marketing, starting careers late, jam sessions, and Tyler get surprised with being asked lightning round questions. Thank you guys so much for being on this journey with us! We have a lot of great episodes lined up and are excited to share them with you!


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Episode #9: Andrew Gomez - Producing, Writing, and Playing

Andrew J Gomez is a creatively-focused full-time musician and producer based out of Nashville, TN. Growing up in Music City, he developed his skills while being surrounded by esteemed professionals in the industry. His work portfolio consists of producing, engineering, and mixing music in genres such as rock, pop, and Christians/worship. In addition to musical work, he also produces and mixes podcasts that are heard by over ten thousand listeners.


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Episode #8: Dusty Draper - Cameras and Concerts

Dusty Draper is an award winning music, event, and portrait photographer. He currently does freelance photography for the Country Music Association, the Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena, and many others. He has enjoyed photography since he was very young, but he started taking it seriously in 2009, and his career has continued to gain momentum since then. Some of the awards and recognition he has received are the Country Music Association Award of Merit- Photography and Two Time Local...


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Episode #7: Chris Lisle - Light Design, College (or not), and 4th of July

Originally from Nashville, TN, Chris Lisle has over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry. He has worked in a variety of roles including Production Designer, Lighting Designer, Tour Manager, Production Manager, and Show Producer. Some of Chris’ present and past clients include: Robert Plant, Miranda Lambert, One Republic, Dave Koz, Billy Currington, Peter Frampton, Nick Carter, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Chris Young, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Chase Rice,...


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#6: Marcus Hummon - Songwriting, Publishers, and Branching Out

Grammy winner, and two-time NSAI Songwriter’s Hall of Fame nominee, Marcus Hummon has enjoyed a successful career as a songwriter, recording artist, composer, playwright and author. His songs have been recorded in many genres -Pop, R&B, gospel - and most notably in country music. His best known hits are: ‘Bless The Broken Road’ (Rascal Flatts), ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’, and ‘Ready To Run’ (The Dixie Chicks), ‘Born To Fly’ (Sara Evans), ‘One Of These Days’ (Tim McGraw), and ‘Only Love’...


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#5: Matt Workman - Playing Guitar, Networking as a Musician, Prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse

Matt Workman is a full time guitar player in Nashville. He has played for many artists during countless live shows. He teaches us industry terms such as "front man", "band leader", and "in the box." We talk about what to do when trying to network your skills to others. Matt tells us his plan for the zombie apocalypse. And Tyler starts the "Legos vs. Lego" debate.


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#4: Eli Bishop - Fiddling, Touring, and World Record Clapping

Eli Bishop grew up in Nashville, TN. Being the son of a Suzuki violin teacher, it was only natural that he took up the violin at the young age of 3. Studying the Suzuki method of violin, Eli learned to develop his aural skills and reading ability early on in life. Though he studied classical music for most of his life, his mother and father always exposed him to other forms of music. From the age of 3 until 11, Eli studied the Suzuki violin method. After completing the eighth book of the...


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#1: Dave Pomeroy - Playing Bass with Willie Nelson and Elton John, Leading the Musician's Union, and Getting Paid for Music

Dave Pomeroy was born in Naples Italy, into a U.S. military family and lived in Colorado, England, Virginia and Pennsylvania before moving to Nashville from London, England in 1977. As a studio musician, Pomeroy has played bass on more than 500 albums, including six Grammy winning recordings, including Willie Nelson, Keith Whitley, Emmylou Harris, The Chieftains, Alan Jackson, Earl Scruggs, Sting, Elton John, Alison Krauss, and Trisha Yearwood. A multiple Nashville Music Awards winner, his...


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#3: Dr. Deen Entsminger - Discovering Joys of Choir, Chasing Dreams, and Being Pleasant

Deen Entsminger is a Professor of Music at Belmont University School of Music. He has taught in the School of Music since 1988 and currently coordinates the undergraduate music education program, directs the Belmont Chamber Singers, teaches courses in music theory, private composition, secondary choral methods, first-year seminar, mentors students in the undergraduate honors and graduate music education program. Dr. Entsminger earned a Ph.D. in Music Education from the Florida State...


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#2: Garrison Snell - Marketing, Music, and Reaching Millions

Garrison is the creator and CEO of Gyrosity Projects, an agency specializing in digital marketing and web app development. He also created Crosshair Music, a music promotion platform company based out of Nashville, TN. The concept was created to help assist independent artists on the path to a sustainable career in music. We discuss how artists and musicians can market themselves online and get their music to influencers that can help promote them.