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2016 Membership Spotlight: Jana Horvath

             

What is your name?
Jana (Yana) Horvath

Why did you get into the music industry?
I have always loved music I think like most people, but I didn’t find the music industry it found me haha. I had decided to move to East Nashville after college, and knew some friends that lived and worked in Nashville. I emailed my resume to a friend that worked at Flood, Bumstead, McCready, and McCarthy, and accepted a job working on Julie Boos’ team in October 2014. This October I’ll be celebrating 2 years at Flood and as an East Nashvillian!

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Buying my first home when I was 20.

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
Albert Einstein has one of my favorite quotes “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know”.

There are so many different facets of the industry, and I am excited to learn about the areas I am not exposed to a lot.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I am going back to Belmont for my Master’s in Accounting (with an emphasis in Music Business) in the Fall of 2017. I plan to sit for the C.P.A. after I complete that program.

What was the first album you ever purchased?
Cher – Believe

What is your favorite book?
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso
All the Harry Potter Books

What is your favorite movie?
Moulin Rouge

What song is always stuck in your head?
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

What’s one item we could always find in your fridge?
Cheese, Olives, and Wine!
 
Where is your favorite place in the world?
I couldn’t just pick one but my top (3) are my Parent’s farm in Fayetteville, TN, my Grandparent’s farm in Hoogstraten, Belgium, and the steps of the La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre in Paris.

What’s something surprising about you?
My mother isn’t an American citizen so my brother and I have dual citizenship in the USA and Belgium.

I also just recently started taking Dobro lessons!

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WMBA Hosts Clothing Drive to Benefit Thistle Farms

(L-R): Rachel Cunningham (The Collective), Julia Grimoldi (Sony/ATV and WMBA Secretary),
Dana Lalevee (NSAI and WMBA President), Katie Word (Sony/ATV),
Nina Schollnick (Belmont Student) and Macke Rodamaker (Belmont Student)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 14, 2016) – The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA)sponsored a clothing drive and hosted a free shopping day for residents of Thistle Farms on Saturday, July 9th.  Donations were collected from the music industry community, including large donations from Big Machine Label Group and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, as well as individual WMBA members and others who saw our information posted on social media.  WMBA also donated a new television set for the residents to enjoy.

Thistle Farms is a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction.  It includes a residential program and social enterprise for survivors and an education and outreach program for the public.  The social enterprise includes a Bath and Body Care Line,Shared Trade Global MarketplaceThistle Stop Cafe and The Studios Workshop.  To learn more about Thistle Farms visit www.thistlefarms.org #loveheals.

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2016 Sponsorship Spotlight: Southern Events Party Rentals

                    

 

What is the name of your company?
Southern Events Party Rentals

What does your company do?
Located in Historic Franklin and serving the Greater Middle TN for the past 10 years, Southern Events is you full service party rental company. View our customized inventory online to view the variety of options we provide as well as unique items and furniture.

Tell us something the average Nashvillian may not know about your company.
Photos of all of our inventory items are featured on our website- just keep clicking on the photos to see more!

How long has your company been in the Nashville area?
We’re celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year!

Please share your website so our members can find you!
www.southerneventsonline.com

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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.

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2016 Membership Spotlight: Meredith Bunch

What is your name?
Meredith Bunch

Why did you get into the music industry?
I decided to get into the music industry because I love music. I started visiting Nashville when I was really young and always knew this was the place for me to be in the music industry.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Moving to Nashville and starting a life here. It was one thing to move here, but its so great to see that I can have the career I want, own a house, and surround myself with great people.

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
I’m looking to learn more about the music industry. With our monthly speakers and other members, there’s so much valuable information that I would love to absorb.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
In 5 years I’d like to be further into the management side of the industry.

What was the first album you ever purchased?
George Strait’s box set- funny considering where I work now

What is your favorite movie?
I’m really not a movie person. By the time I get half way through, I find myself doing something else.

What song is always stuck in your head?
Usually the last one I heard on the radio.

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

Pickles! My top shelf is reserved for different types of pickles.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Texas! Guess I’m a little partial since I’m from there.

What’s something surprising about you?
In college, I worked on the set of Friday Night Lights, the tv show. It was an absolute blast!

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2016 Membership Spotlight: Lauren Perry

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your name?
Lauren Perry

Why did you get into the music industry?
I had a discussion with my Dad while in high school about what I should pursue after. He encouraged me to look at my interests and talents and go from there. My love for music coupled with my leadership skills pointed me towards Ferris State University, the only school in Michigan offering a Music Industry Management degree. From there, the rest is history! I definitely made the right choice.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of being a co-creator of Turn Up The Good, a now annual concert at Ferris State University.8 friends and I presented the proposal at Ferris State’s Finance Division and Student Government meetings. We were allocated a $40,000 budget & assisted in every aspect of production from concept to clean up. We had over 1600 in attendance and the concert is now in it’s 4th year! Always nice to leave something behind.

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
I am looking to learn more about the other members of WMBA and how we can help each other to reach our goals as we all strive to succeed in this industry.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
In 5 years I see myself in some sort of leadership role within the music industry. FA SHO.

What was the first album you ever purchased?
1st Cassette Tape: Hanson- MMMBOP!
1st CD: Barbie’s “Beyond Pink” ft. Barbie, Christie and Theresa

What is your favorite book?
HARRY POTTER (x7)

What is your favorite movie?
THAT THING YOU DO

What song is always stuck in your head?
New Romantics- Taylor Swift (it’s my ringer on my office phone)

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

VUKA NATURAL ENERGY DRINKS -try the Pomegranate Lychee

Where is your favorite place in the world?
…In my Fiance’s arms!
Too mushy?
Chattanooga.

What’s something surprising about you?
When I was in 5th grade I literally had a spare rib grow up into my shoulder area that I had to have removed! I have a nifty scar, the rib they took out was 3 inches. Super weird.

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2016 Membership Spotlight: Stacy Scism

       

What is your name?
Stacy Scism

Why did you get into the music industry?
I started at MTSU with an undeclared major, and then learned about the Recording Industry program. I didn’t even realize that was ‘thing’ to major in before attending MTSU. I had a scholarship for oboe and from there decided to major in Music with an emphasis in Industry. I had always loved band and music and it just was a great fit.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
When I worked for Altissimo Recordings, a label that distributed music by the U.S. military bands, I created an iTunes playlist that reached #1 on the Top Classical Albums Chart.

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
I have made such great connections and friends as a member of WMBA. I love being part of this organization that is so supportive of each other. I hope to continue to build those relationships. I’ve learned so much from our speakers throughout the years. It is always great to hear another person’s perspective of working in the music business.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I absolutely love my current company and hope to still be there in 5 years. My husband and I have no intentions to leave Nashville – so I hope we’re still here building our family and careers.

What was the first album you ever purchased?
I’m pretty sure the first CD I bought was Kris Kross. No joke. But “Jump” was really big that year!

What is your favorite book?
The Help

What is your favorite movie?
A favorite movie is too hard – can I pick a favorite show? “The Office”

What song is always stuck in your head?
Usually just whatever I last heard on the radio before getting out of the car

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

Cheese and Coke

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Home – no matter where you travel it always great to be home

What’s something surprising about you?
We’re expecting our first baby in November and can not wait 🙂

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2016 Membership Spotlight: Jeanie McQuinn

   

What is your name?
Jeanie McQuinn

Why did you get into the music industry?
I started playing the piano at age three and never wanted to do anything except be a musician.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Personally, I am most proud of my beautiful children: January King, Travis King, his wife Sara and my grand baby, David King! Professionally I am most proud of Great Big River Music, the Publishing Company I built with my late husband, Skip McQuinn. We have a catalog of over 500 songs with various cuts, video and movie placements.

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
I enjoy networking and the camaraderie among the members.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Enjoying the results of working hard and getting that big hit cut!

What was the first album you ever purchased?
The Beatles…and it was a 45: ʺShe Loves Youʺ.

What is your favorite book?
The newest John Grisham novel.

What is your favorite movie?
ʺAs Good As It Getsʺ with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.

What song is always stuck in your head?
The song I just wrote that day.

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

Diet Cranberry juice.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Siesta Key beach in my hometown of Sarasota, FL

What’s something surprising about you?
I was Miss Lake Wales(FL) 1971!

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2016 Sponsorship Spotlight: Global Songwriters Connection

       

What is the name of your company?
Global Songwriters Connection

What does your company do?
We Encourage, Equip and Empower artist/writers and songwriters worldwide on how to make a living with their gifts and talents. We love it when someone earns their first check through utilizing our GSC services and classes. There is no “cookie cutter one size fits all” plan of action for creators. Our services are very personalized. We work one on one with the individual writer through a set career plan giving their dreams a track-able direction.

Tell us something the average Nashvillian may not know about your company.
GSC has been fortunate to place 4 publishing deals in the past 3 years and we are currently negotiating 2 other contracts on behalf of our members at this time. In addition, we have placed several great booking contracts for our performing members and just last year 101 of our members had in person publisher meetings and many single song contracts were signed by major publishers. More importantly, many of our members are earning income outside of the Nashville Music infrastructure and are going direct to market with their songs getting cuts and earning income.

How long has your company been in the Nashville area?
Since January of 2013.

Please share your website so our members can find you!
www.globalsongwriters.com

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2016 Membership Spotlight: Julia Grimoldi

What is your name?
Julia Grimoldi

Why did you get into the music industry?
I’ve always loved music and I was lucky that my family all had very different tastes so I was exposed to a lot of different things growing up. It was only in high school when I had no idea about what to do in college that I decided to search for whether or not I could make a living around something I loved – and it turns out, I can!

What are you looking to learn from WMBA?
One of the things I love most about this organization is that our members have jobs in all facets of the music industry. I want to learn as much as I can from them!

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I have no idea, but I intend to be happy doing it.

What was the first album you ever purchased?
Britney Spears’ debut album. I am not ashamed.

What is your favorite book?
Since The Lord of the Rings was written with the intention of being a single-volume book …yeah, that’d be it.

What is your favorite movie?
I don’t know. The Godfather Part II? Sure, why not.

What song is always stuck in your head?
Hotline Bling.

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

Eggs. I eat a lot of omelettes for breakfast.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Any patio bar.

What’s something surprising about you?
I know a lot of useless facts that don’t come in handy in real life, but can help win a trivia round.