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Conversations with Sarah Harralson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Harralson.

Sarah, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Hi! I’m originally from Knoxville, TN, and moved to Nashville in 2013 to attend Belmont University as a Music Business major with and minor in production. I moved here specifically to write & perform music and entered a 3 song pub deal with Raindrop Music (owned by Scotty Scultz, drummer of Shooter Jennings) in 2015.

After graduating in 2017, I worked at BMI in music licensing. I signed another independent publishing deal & artist development deal in 2020 with Busy at Play Publishing (owned by Johnny Garcia, guitar for Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood). The songs that Johnny produced are on my latest album, Whiskey History.

Today I work in artist royalties while still writing & performing. People can hire me on platforms such as SoundBetter, Fiverr, & Air Gigs to write and record music for them, vocal needs, and mixing and mastering needs.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, and I don’t think it ever really is. I’m 9 years into a ten-year town, and there have been many bumps in the road.

Some of my struggles include figuring out who I am as an artist & songwriter, having people take my music seriously (as an artist and a producer), and finding the right people to work with within this town. It was also a challenge as a musician not making enough money to support what you love.

There will always be negative people around you in the music industry, and it’s important to know who you are and what your craft is and keep with it. I always say if you truly love music enough, then you can and will stick with it and embrace the bumps in the road.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am an artist, songwriter, musician, and producer. In 2021, I was invited to be a member of The Recording Academy as an artist & songwriter, and am very proud of this accomplishment.

I write & perform music for myself, I write music for others, and I record music for others. I definitely like to wear multiple hats, and I think that is what sets me apart from others. People hire me to write songs for them, topline songs, record vocals and just record needs in general.

The next milestone, I am working towards is creating a bigger in-house studio for people to be able to come to me for services in person.

What do you like and dislike about the city?
I love everything Nashville has to offer. Limitless music venues and food options, and many opportunities to meet people and get your foot in the door.

The community here is wonderful and everyone has always been so friendly and willing to help each other. It’s nice to see it growing, but it’s also scary. We are becoming so saturated with people that smaller music venues are now shutting down, and paid in-town opportunities are disappearing if they haven’t already.

The housing market has already been tough for musicians and creatives to live here, and now it’s becoming overpriced for professionals as well. So I worry about the economy of Nashville, but the community never seems to let me down.

Pricing:

  • Vocals (starting at $100).
  • Toplining/Songwriting (starting at $100).
  • Mixing/Mastering (starting at $100).
  • Contact Sarah at info@sarahharralson.com to further discuss services.

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