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2016 Membership Spotlight: Marissa Bond

What is your name?
Marissa Bond

Why did you get into the music industry?
I have been around music all my life. My dad always had a band around the house growing up while working his day job at UPS. I have played out as a singer-songwriter from the age of 15 – 26, had a three piece band at one point and have worked in many different music businesses. In Knoxville, I started as a cashier at a local music store at the age of 19. I learned pretty quickly that being a talented musician will only get you so far and those that succeed have a team helping to make it happen. I knew the best path for me was to get a business degree and work on a team to make a difference in the music industry.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I worked full time while attending college full time. I was able to pay for all of my school and living expenses so when I graduated I did not have any debt over my head.
I loved teaching guitar and having my students write their own music.

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
I’m looking to meet other people in the music industry and develop long lasting relationships.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I see myself still working at FBMM.

What was the first album you ever purchased?
Whitney Houston cassette she released in 1985.

What is your favorite book?
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie growing up was Amadeus.

What song is always stuck in your head?
Living In The Moment – Jason Mraz

What’s one item we could always find in your fridge?

Chocolate.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
I love being home with my family. I also love looking out at the ocean or lake.

What’s something surprising about you?
On my mother’s side of the family, I’m related to John Adams.