About bestie Mentoring
Ever feel stuck or have an idea you want to talk with someone about but don't know who to go to? Girl, we're here for you! Bestie Mentoring is an affordable and accessible way to get feedback and advice on your music career. $50 for your first session and no strings attached! Here’s how it works…
Fill out the application form below.
Bestie Mentoring is application only for several reasons. First, we want to make sure we can help you! Second, the application process will help us set you up with the mentor most qualified to help answer your questions.
Within the next week you’ll hear back about whether you’re a good fit for Bestie Mentoring.
If you’ve requested a specific mentor, you’ll get connected with her to find a time that’s good for both of you to meet/schedule a call.
Pay $50 before your mentor session.
Once your mentor session is set, you’ll get an invoice for $50. Please pay this before your session. We will share mentor package pricing with you at your first session. That way if you want to meet again, you can save by scheduling multiple sessions at once!
Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited sessions available.
Meet the bestie Mentors
Katherine Forbes is the founder of Music Biz Besties. She moved to Nashville in 2011 the day after she graduated college. With no plans, living arrangement or job lined up, she packed up her car and drove to a city where she didn’t know a soul and had never even visited. “I knew that I wanted to work in the music business and that Music City was the place to be,” Katherine explained.
Although holding a dual music degree in Piano Performance and Music Technology, after several weeks in Nashville, she landed in artist management and spent the next few years working with Denise Stiff (DS Management). After designing websites for management clients Sarah Jarosz and the Steep Canyon Rangers, other management teams started hiring Katherine to create sites for their artists too and it ended up taking on a life of its own! In 2016 Katherine launched Designing the Row, a high end yet affordable web design company geared towards musicians and industry professionals.
In November 2016 she attended an event for designers in Palm Springs, CA. She was so inspired by the community and support at that event that she decided to start a similar community for women in the music industry. Music Biz Besties began as a small group of women sharing advice in a Facebook group and has since grown into so much more. The group now has over 3,500 members. It has also grown into a website that provides resources such as a job forum, community directory, workshops, workbooks, a blog, guest interviews, and more!
If you are interested in learning about web design, entrepreneurship, or artist management, consider scheduling a one-on-one meeting with Katherine!
Sarah Spencer is an Americana songwriter, blogger, and UX Designer. She acquired a BFA in Graphic Design, but it only took her a few months post-graduation to realize that writing music was a passion worth pursuing. So she quit her job in the summer of 2012 and moved to Nashville. She says, “it was the best decision I could have ever made for myself.”
Since then, her songs have been recorded by nationally touring artists and heard on radio stations around the country. Her songwriting has garnered recognition and awards, including winning Best Country Song in the 2017 USA Songwriting competition, and winning the 2015 Frank Brown Song Contest. She’s released two albums: A full length progressive/alt-rock album with guitar legend Steve Morse (Angelfire), and a self released acoustic EP (Freshman Year).
She’s played sold out shows at the Bluebird Cafe, and play festivals, listening rooms, house concerts, and the like all around Middle Tennessee.
In 2014, Sarah took her love of writing one step further and created the songwriting inspiration & educational blog, SongFancy. SongFancy helps beginning songwriters learn the basics of the craft and how to overcome fear associated with making music.
If you’re looking to strengthen your songwriting, get into open mic nights and songwriter rounds, or learn more about getting started in Nashville as a performing artist, a one-on-one session with Sarah would be great place to start!
Becca Bradley moved to Nashville in 2009 to attend Belmont University and has called it home ever since. She earned her BA in Commercial Music with an emphasis in cello performance. Becca landed her first major tour just six months after graduating and has been working in the music industry ever since!
As a cellist, Becca has toured with artists including Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Judah and the Lion, Andrew Ripp, and more. She has also performed alongside artists such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum, amongst others.
Over the past few years she has begun writing and recording music of her own and has independently landed placements on some of the largest user-curated and Spotify-curated playlists in Christian music. In just two months, her recent single “Heaven Come Down” has been played over 100,000 times on Spotify alone.
If you are looking to get into touring or if you are wanting to record your music but don’t know where to start, a one-on-one meeting with Becca would be a great place to begin!