I arrived in Nashville, TN one week after finishing finals. I spent my first week amazed at how the music and entertainment industries work. Right off the bat I was introduced to the executive producers for Taillight Productions as the Personal Assistant to Stephen Shutts and Robert Reynolds. Stephen and Robert are the stars of a new TV show that will be airing in early spring 2013 and Robert is in the Grammy Award winning band, the Mavericks. Taillight is the company that is producing the show, which was picked up by CMT. Although I cannot go into detail about what is being discussed at these meetings, I can say that we have basically created the story board for the show. Since that first week, we meet with the producers every Tuesday and Thursday morning dealing with the show and other aspects about it like clothes and apperance.
Aside from meeting with the TV show production team, we meet with Music City Networks (MCN) in order to create the proper social media, merchandise, and website for the show. After several meetings with them, we figured out what merchandise we wanted to sell, web designs, and how to deal with social media. MCN is a company that covers all of those things unlike many merchandise companies.
Other then these meetings, my job consists of helping my boss manage a new artist, Ty Bates, I keep schedules for both Robert and Stephen, take phone calls, and help out in any way I can. I have realized that networking is one of the most important ways to be successful. For example, through CMT I was able to go to the CMT CrossRoads, which is a television show produced by Taillight. At this concert/show, I sat next to a kid who I became friends with and later found out he worked with Sara Evans, a huge name in country music. Through my boss I have met producers, publishers, and various key persons in the Industry like Scott Borchetta. Once I started being around these people all the time, I started to realize that they may be key in my success one day, aside from becoming good friends of mine.
My boss, Stephen, introduced me to a new artist, Stephanie Quayle. I started working for her because I really believe in her music and her message. What we began working on is a proposal/presentation in order to gain funds to book a radio tour, sponsorships, tour dates, etc. This, we hope, will be the push she needs to really start her career as a musician. So, currently we are working on loads of research in order to put our presentation together.
The next few weeks are going to be extrememly busy because we start shooting the TV show on Monday.