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About this course

This course offers a two-week deep dive into the process of releasing an album independently. It's designed to help artists reach the maximum number of fans on an efficient, minimal budget. Taught by artist manager, entrepreneurship professor, Olivia Management CEO, and music industry pro Erin Anderson, this course is geared toward musicians who have created a beautiful album but aren't sure what to do next.

About the course creator

Erin is the founder and CEO of artist management company Olivia Management. She received her MBA from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management with a concentration in entrepreneurship and strategy. Before starting Olivia Management, Erin worked as a product manager in Seattle at Amazon Music. She has consulted with Sony Music Entertainment, the Americana Music Association, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Kind of Blue Music, Keb' Mo',, Rachel Potter (X Factor), ATL Collective, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and worked at Universal Music Group Nashville which consisted of imprints Lost Highway Records, MCA Records, and Mercury Records. In 2018, she led The Secret Sisters to a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. Her current management clients include Matthew Perryman Jones, Jill Andrews, Hush Kids, and Smooth Hound Smith.

In addition to music consulting and artist career management, Anderson teaches as an adjunct professor at Belmont University in Music Business and Entrepreneurship. Her classes cover the topics of starting businesses, interning in the music industry, refining resumes and cover letters, and serving the community through entrepreneurship. She has been a featured speaker at the Music Biz conference, the Americana Music Festival Conference, CD Baby's DIY Conference, Yale's Women in Business Club, HOBY Leadership camp, Belmont's Best Job Ever Conference, and many more.

Erin was named a finalist in the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards in 2016 and 2018. She serves as the staff director at Owen Graduate School of Management's Accelerator Summer Business Institute,volunteers to teach entrepreneurship to inmates through the BEST program, taught leadership and development at Vanderbilt University's Peabody School and was one of the founding members of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center's Advance Nashville initiative in digital music.