Location can be a very important factor in a bassist’s musical career. Larger cities bring more opportunities, but also more obstacles and competition. Author Liam Sullivan offers advice for living and working in Music City with his new book Making the Scene: Nashville – How to Live, Network, and Succeed in Music City.
The 300-page book dives into how the music scene in Nashville works, how to get gigs, how to approach an open mic, and more. He also details the city’s hundred years of music history, which Sullivan explains is essential to know when speaking with music publishers and executives.
Interviews in the book range from session musicians to recording engineers to music business professors.
Making the Scene: Nashville – How to Live, Network, and Succeed in Music City Chapters:
- Welcome to Nashville
- Nashville: A Brief History
- Settling In
- Nashville Skyline
- Gigging Out: Open Mic/Writers’ Nights
- Musicians’ Corner
- Road Trips
- Nashville Breakdown: A Review