BMLG, Red Light Management Team with Belmont University

Ella Mae Bowen

Ella Mae Bowen

Nashville’s Belmont University has long been known as a place that turns out talented musicians and aspiring industry professionals each year. This year, Big Machine Label Group and Red Light Management have teamed with Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business to provide four Belmont student musicians with a choice internship.

The internship aims to give the students real-world performance experience with a signed artist. Four student musicians were chosen during auditions last November to perform with Big Machine Records artist Ella Mae Bowen. Each of the students will learn new material, rehearse with Ella Mae and perform a show at the end of the semester. Additionally, touring musicians, producers, road managers and booking agents will share information about the various aspects of the music industry.

“Our intent is to give Belmont students a real life experience,’ says Red Light Management’s Tracy Gershon, who will supervise the internship. “They will have scheduled rehearsals with Ella Mae and see what it is really like being a touring musician. In addition, they will hear from industry tastemakers and professional musicians, whose practical insight is invaluable.”

“As I record my debut album, I feel that this program will be a great way to work out arrangements with a live band,” says Bowen. “With an undeniable passion, Belmont has always been a great source for up-and-coming musicians and I believe this internship will be mutually beneficial for everyone involved.”



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