Deep South Entertainment Welcomes Sam Fisher & New Clients


Deep South Entertainment welcomes Sam Fisher to the artist management team.  Fisher brings with him his current management clients which include Branan Murphy, Kid Politics and Royce Lovett.  Fisher will report to the President of Deep South, Dave Rose.

"I've known and admired Dave Rose and the Deep South team for years.  Their knowledge, integrity, and kindness have been key ingredients to their 20+ years of success. My clients and I are honored and excited to join such an incredible team.", says Fisher.

Deep South's roster of management clients already includes: Parmalee, Stryper, Marcy Playground, Vienna Teng, Kasey Tyndall, and Lainey Wilson.

"Sam brings to this team an honest and passionate approach to artist management. I've known him since his days as a touring musician and have always hoped we could find a way to work together. The timing is perfect here and we're all thrilled to have him join Deep South". - Dave Rose

Notes From an Intern: Meet Ali!


Hey all! My name is Ali Sluder and I'm Deep South’s Spring 2018 intern. I'm currently a senior at North Carolina State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Fashion and Textile Management with a concentration in Product Development. I grew up with a passion for music and hope to bring what I have learned in the fashion arena to the music industry.

I'm excited to be taking over the Notes from an Intern series from Kathryn. This week I want to tell you about ANGLES, the music business panel.

Every first Wednesday of the month, Deep South hosts ANGLES: A Music Business Panel Discussion Series that features music industry professionals, musicians, and other individuals involved in the industry. We got hit with some snow in the beginning of January so last month's panel will be held this month. On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 we'll be talking all things legal!

The topic of this month’s panel is everything you need to know about the legal side of the music industry. Legally protecting your craft is one of the most important aspects of being a musician, but some of the information can be confusing and complex.

Facilitating this month's panel will be Dave Rose, president and CEO of Deep South Entertainment. He will be joined by entertainment attorney Coe Ramsey, copyright and intellectual property attorney Karen Boardman, as well as musician and law student Mike Garrigan. This panel will be able to answer all of your burning questions regarding legal issues that might arise in your career.

Deep South the Bar
430 S Dawson St.
Raleigh, NC, 27601

Doors will open at 7:00pm with the panel starting at 8:00pm and open mic will follow the panel at 9:30pm. Admission is free, we hope to see you there!

Notes From an Intern: Kathryn's Look Back

11138678_10204314734528768_4896495142297908801_n (1).jpg


As my semester interning at Deep South comes to an end I am thankful for the experiences I have had these last few months. Interning with Deep South has exposed me to the everyday work environment of an entertainment group that is involved in several aspects of the business. This includes, but isn't limited to, anything from hosting an event at The Bar to going on tour with Kasey Tyndall. I loved getting an inside view of the music industry and all that Deep South does.

Before this internship, I never realized the complexity that goes into each event and concert nor how much is going on behind the scenes. Getting to go to the N.C. State Fair and see the backstage take down after two weeks of constant performances showed how much care Deep South puts into making sure each band has the best experience possible.

There was consistently new events and concerts to prep for each week. This prep gave me the opportunity to see a relaxed atmosphere in which everyone knows how to get things down in an efficient manner without being too hectic. I really enjoyed getting to see a little bit of how the music industry flows. The industry is undoubtably full of dedicated people who are willing to work hard and I really enjoyed getting to meet those involved. Overall it was a great semester that taught me a lot about the inside work of a company and entertainment group.  

-- Kathryn

Notes from an Intern: This Weekend at Deep South the Bar

 Photo: Ozzmosis. Credit:

Photo: Ozzmosis. Credit:

Hello again! 
I'm sad to say, this is my last Notes From an Intern, as I am finishing up my internship. It's been a truly great semester! Anyway, back to the Note...

On December 16th Deep South the Bar will get the pleasure of hosting Ozzmosis and Journey to Kansas for a night of live music and entertainment. Journey to Kansas is Raleigh’s newest cover band performing songs by - you guessed it - Kansas and Journey. They will be making their debut at the bar and I can’t wait to hear their spin on the classic rock hits.

The Ozzy Osbourne tribute band Ozzmosis will also be performing all of our Ozzy favorites that get everyone on their feet. Both bands have a loyal fan base that is sure to bring an atmosphere of excitement to The Bar. This will be the perfect event to wind down after a stressful few weeks of exams. I look forward to being able to hear some live music and relax. The doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. Come on out and support these talented local cover bands for Ozzmosis’ Journey to Kansas!

-- Kathryn


Notes from an Intern: Holiday Songs


Thanksgiving is over and that means Christmas is just around the corner. An essential part of celebrating the season is having Christmas songs on repeat to ensure you are constantly staying in the spirit. With that, I have my personal Top 8 Christmas Songs that stay on repeat throughout the season (and probably before the season).

At #8 is the classic “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” from Johnny Mathis. It’s a hit that's sure to put you in the spirit. However, it sits at #8 because as Christmas draws closer the song becomes a little more irrelevant. I mean, t’s been 'looking like Christmas' for a while at that point.

At #7 I have "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. It's a great song by the rock and roll legend that never gets old.

Ringing in #6 would be "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Frank Sinatra. This song is a Christmas classic that everyone and their grandparents can appreciate and enjoy each year.

A newer Christmas hit that’s at #5 would be "Hallelujah" by Pentatonix. The song was previously known from the Pixar hit Shrek but made its debut last season on the A Pentatonix Christmas album. Their cover of the song swept everyone off their feet and was definitely one I played on repeat all of this past year.

At #4 I have "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms. Partially known for its appearance in Mean Girls, this song is a hit that can get everyone singing.

Entering the top 3 I have "Rocking Round the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee at #3. The high energy song makes you want to dance and quite literally rock around the tree! 

Sitting pretty at #2 I have "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by the Jackson 5. For as long as I can remember it has been one of my favorites with little Michael Jackson belting his heart out.

I hate to be cliche but the #1 Christmas song on my list is [the obvious] "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey. This song is everyone's favorite and truly puts you in the spirit of Christmas. Mariah Carey comes around every season with the song that will never get old.

Christmas music is timeless and I am always anxiously awaiting its return each year. What're your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

-- Kathryn

Notes from an Intern: Current Music News


The American Music Awards

Just last week the American Music Awards showcased performances by several noteworthy artists. In typical P!nk fashion, she amazed the crowd and viewers by performing while catapulting off the side of a building.

Other notable performances included Selena Gomez, who made her first appearance since her kidney transplant, and Christina Aguilera, who performed a Whitney Houston tribute. The show was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s Blackish, and daughter of Diana Ross. Tracee also received the AMA’s lifetime achievement award.

I thought the lineup for the night was the perfect blend of pop music as well as several other genres. They made sure to highlight the top songs in music right now as well as past hits and artists which made the show even more exciting to watch.

One of my favorite parts of the night was the duet performed by P!nk and Kelly Clarkson. They sang ‘Everybody Hurts’ and dedicated the performance to America's first responders after all of the loss we have had this year. It was emotional and powerful remembering all of the heroes the country has seen emerge this year. Overall the each award and performance left viewers amazed and entertained throughout the night.

-- Kathryn

Lainey Wilson signs with Sony/ATV


Congratulations to our very own Lainey Wilson for signing her first publishing deal with Sony/ATV on Thursday, Nov. 2!  Lainey has been working towards this goal for a while and we are so excited for her and what's to come.  Stay tuned for new music from Lainey on the way soon.  

In the meantime, check out her website HERE to listen to a few of her most recent songs and make sure you're following her on all of her socials to keep up to date with the latest Lainey news.

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Notes From an Intern: Don't Miss the Third Installment of Angles!

Addressing Sexism In The Music Industry

Angles: A Music Business Panel Discussion Series November Edition


Deep South Entertainment is excited to host their third installment of Angles: A Music Business Panel Discussion Series next Wednesday, November 1.

This panel discussion will be addressing Sexism in the Music Industry. As a female in college soon to be venturing into the workforce, I have had several opportunities to view sexism in action. Sexism can happen in any industry. It can range from a subtle act to an ongoing issue that holds a lasting effect.

Next week at the panel, I’m looking forward to hearing what these incredible local women in the industry will say. The panelists include: Rachel Hirsh (musician), Kate VanVorst (Kings), Breniecia Reuben (DJ Luxe Posh), and Allison Hussey (Indy Week Music Editor). This unique discussion will engage attendees by addressing the issue within the music industry context, and will include the opportunity to ask questions and relate. Doors open at 7pm with the panel beginning at 8pm. We can't wait to see everyone there!