Ashlevans Entertainment

Graphic Designer • Agent • Event Curator

We are a boutique design & media agency based in Nashville, TN specializing in artist development from logos, branding, photography to graphic design (posters, albums, promotional materials).

Founder of Spotlight615 - the original All Original Music show on Broadway, downtown Nashville. We have featured over 400 acts, playing all original music on Broadway & have hosted 8 sold out Road Trip shows.

We are a small booking agency, featuring a small roster of touring artists of varying genres. Let us know how we can feature them on your events!

 

Overview

We are excited to announce our Second Annual “Music As A Business: Educational Seminar” event at Soundcheck - Nashville, TN. This one-day program is intended to bring musicians and industry experts together for a fun and informative day centered around the legal and business issues all musicians / artists must face. Learn to build your team and grow your business with various tools and resources we provide! Presented by Ashlevans Ent., ARC Law Group and Shure Microphones.

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Ashley with Emcee Papa Raines

Presented by Ashley L. Evans / Spotlight615

After booking shows and graphic designing logos, images, branding and websites for many artists, Ashley founded Spotlight615, which has featured over 400 original acts, performing all original music. She wanted to create showcases for original artists, featured them at the only all original music show on Broadway (Tin Roof Broadway), with various pop-ups around Nashville including residences at The Stillery midtowns’s rooftop, SOUTH, Germantown Art Crawl, and has done seven sold-out Road Trip shows in Chicago, IL, all while raising over $75k for local charities, including Team Big 98 for St Jude. This event, Music As A Business: Educational Seminar, was created from all the questions I get as a graphic designer, agent, artist manager - in seeking out a team around me to assist independant artists advance in their careers, from lawyers to producers to PROs and CPAs! I am thankful for the many and many of hours on calls Mark has spent with me and artists I work with, keeping our legal stuff on par.

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and Mark A. Pearson / ARC Law Group

Mark A. Pearson is the principal counsel at ARC Law Group, a law firm focused on advising Creative, Talented and Entrepreneurial clients in the areas of business, entertainment, sports and technology law.  Following his career as an award-winning television producer, Mark spent the past decade advising some of the hardest working acts in the music biz, including international touring artists Con Brio, Front Country and DJ Mark Farina, as well as, up and coming acts such as Barrio Manouche and Ellise. In addition to his work in the music industry, Mark served as production counsel for Academy Award nominee, Borrowed Time and was recently awarded the Governor’s Citation Medallion for his service to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy® Award). Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but with clients in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Nashville, Mark also advises leading entertainment-technology disruptors like TuneGo, Caffeine and Fandor.

You can reach Mark at mark@arclg.com / www.arclg.com.

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and Ryan Smith / Shure Microphones

Ryan Smith, Regional Manager of Shure’s Artist Relations office in Nashville will be on site to discuss some recording techniques involving their MOTIV line of USB recording mics.


Speakers / Special guests on panels: Coming soon!

Would you like to be a featured speaker on a panel, part of a workshop, or have a booth featuring your work?

Please reach out to Ashley at Spotlight615@gmail.com

We are looking for experts in the following fields:
Rep from ASCAP / BMI / SESAC, Rep from local indie label, Rep from local major label, Producer, Engineer, Studio Owner, Local licensing synch agent, Merchandise, Rep from local Publisher, A&R, Booking agent, PR agent, Artist management, Design and Branding, Accountant/Business Manager, Venue owner/booker… Is there something we are missing? Reach out!

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Samantha Jackson, CPA, Tax Manager @ Farris, Self & Moore, LLC who provides business management and tax consulting, preparation and accounting services to individuals and various business entities throughout the entertainment industry and the general business community. Our client base primarily consists of award-winning musicians, songwriters, publishers, record companies, producers and other creative and corporate entities in a variety of professions. samantha@fsmnash.com

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CHRIS MCGREW - Working as a drummer and producer for the past 25 years in San Francisco, Chris has been a catalyst for new projects and connections, and has released numerous titles as a drummer, producer, and/or engineer. In 2000, Chris co-founded Tunesmith to produce commercial music in support of a band called Griddle. We made 6 albums over 12 years, paying for tours and studio time by making music for radio spots and a popular animated series called Heavy Metal Guy.

Chris went on to manage First Generation Studios, where he produced music and sound design and recorded voiceover for clients like Verizon, Samsung, Facebook, The Discovery Channel, Nat Geo Wild, and many others. Recent film projects as sound designer and composer include Love Hurts, an award-winning short and Brujo, a feature-length drama.

Chris is currently co-owner and producer at the historic Hyde Street Studio C in San Francisco, and is the drummer and co-producer on the upcoming Pamela Parker album The Fantastic Machine. In order to fulfill the need for distribution, promotion and tour support, Chris recently started a booking agency called HydeOut Talent Agency and co-founded XRACER Productions, an artist oriented ‘label services’ company designed to help artists release and monetize their work.

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Artists United is a worldwide movement of artists in all disciplines coming together to empower each other and to be a force for social good in our world. Our nonprofit organization is headquartered in Oakland, CA and works throughout the United States and the world.

We work with ALL artists and give special attention to under-served artists including those in developing countries such as Namibia, Uganda, and Colombia as well as youth and women artists. Artists who work alone create art. Artists who work together create change.

Our main programs include webinars and online events, artist networking event series Confluence, an artist social-sharing platform, and social justice and advocacy programs.

We look forward to having Holly a part of our event! https://artistsunited.net

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Benjamin Cannon, of Spark Joy Music, Owner; Indy Skyline Sessions. www.sparkjoymusic.com info@sparjoymusic.com