March 29, 2012 N4N

Jen Hodges-Program Director Nashville

Notes for Notes is proud to introduce it’s first Program Director at MusicBox Studio South in Nashville… Jen Hodges.

 

Jen grew up in the 90’s listening to a mix of her parents’ collection of classic rock and pop/rap hits of the era.  She started playing piano at age 7, and quickly moved to bass guitar.  Drums and guitar followed suit, as her taste in music started growing to punk, metal, ska, grunge, and hip-hop.  She played bass in a rock band through high school.  She got great reviews in local papers, and was frequently invited to sit in on sessions. The band nominated her to do the business end of things as well.  She learned to book and promote, and even put on a music and arts festival at age 16 in her hometown. She decided to pursue these two trades as a career, and attended Berklee College of Music.  She played in a few bands through college as well; touring, gigging, sessions, booking, and writing music. She graduated with a degree in music business and principle in electric bass with a 3.7 GPA in 2008.  After spending the summer interning at Hopeless Records, she moved to Nashville. The next four years sawJenbooking at a local nightclub, bringing tours through like Fear, Agent Orange, iwrestledabearonce, Powerman 5000, Asking Alexandria, DRI, Animals As Leaders, OTEP, All Shall Perish, Deez Nutz, Emmure, Psyopus, Veil Of Maya, Dr. Know, ABK, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, and The Murder Junkies.  Following the club experience she did some time at a label booking a European Tour for songwriters who have written hits for Jamie Johnson, Tina Turner, Phil Vassar, Kenny Chesney, Trisha Yearwood, and Brooks and Dunn.  Finally, she booked talent for an online music video channel booking acts like Yelawolf, Waka Flocka Flame, Big KRIT, MIMS, Afroman, Liquid Stranger, EOTO, Andrew WK, The Cancer Bats, Andy Shernoff, Cheetah Chrome, Chuck Ragan, The Coathangers, Lucero, and Polkadot Cadaver.

Jen is very happy to be part of the Notes For Notes team.  She hopes to bring a wealth of musical knowledge as well as business savvy to foster the kids and organization’s growth.  She believes sharing the gift of music teaches us not only academic, but life skills as well.