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Olivia Ladd is a freelance music journalist working as a writer, photographer and producer in Nashville, Tennessee.

She specializes in local Nashville music but, working with a strong background knowledge of music history, keeps tabs on an array of genres— from krautrock to Americana to hip-hop and between.

Olivia currently hosts the Bandsplainer podcast, writes for The Boot and Nashville Scene and helps write and produce a podcast for WSM 650.

She was formerly a writer for Wide Open Country, the writer and producer of weekly radio show WSM Playlist, publicity intern for Warner Music Nashville, editorial intern for Parade Magazine, a music news writer at WMOT 89.5 Roots Radio, Lifestyles Editor at MTSU Sidelines, writer and photographer at No Country for New Nashville, on-air host at WMTS 88.3 and a house photographer at Mercy Lounge. She has also written for The Tennessean, Associated Press, Native, Luck Journal, Studio M, Inoxia Mag and others.

Olivia is available for freelance, full-time or part-time work as an editor, writer, photographer, audio producer for radio and podcasts, for tour press and publicity, social media management and to write band/personal bios.