Canadian Nice With An Excellent Bluff: An Interview with Kelly Archer
Songwriter Soup is a frank discussion about how to make it in the music industry as a songwriter, hosted by 4x GRAMMY nominated songwriter Laura Veltz, financial advisor Tracy Hackney and producer Kevin Sokolnicki.
Songwriter Soup
Published 29 January 2024
Songwriter Soup / W!ZARD Studios

Making it in the music industry takes grit and a lot of patience, but also sound financial advice. Laura Veltz is a 4x GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and has teamed up with Tracy Hackney, a seasoned financial advisor for musicians, to bring you the tips and tricks of the industry. Joined by host and producer, Kevin Sokolnicki, the trio has interviews with some of the most prominent and up-and-coming songwriters and artists in the music industry.

Kelly Archer (“Sleep Without You” Brett Young, “Wild As Her” Corey Kent, “Somebody Else Will” Justin Moore) explains what it’s like to write songs in Nashville before and after becoming a U.S. Citizen. Tricky!

Kelly's story is a wild one with high stakes and time limits, making her one of Nashville’s most steadfast and determined songwriters.

This episode covers writing songs on work visas and how that intertwines with being signed to publishing deals. Kelly sets a shining example for songwriters to know their own worth, negotiate accordingly, while riding the ups and downs of this fickle career path.

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