Welcome to Episode 30 of The Darlington Podcast!
In this Darlington Connects episode, host Carson Raymond, Darlington's director of major gifts, connects student musician Elliot Luitwieler ('22) with Hannah (Montgomery) Bay-Schuck ('10), an executive A&R in Los Angeles.
As Hannah shares her Darlington story, she talks about being exposed to different elements of performing arts throughout her time here as well as a unique opportunity that helped guide her next steps. She then dives into life after Darlington, which has taken her from Nashville to Los Angeles, and offers some practical advice to Elliot as he, too, explores his passion for making music and thinks about what he wants to do next. This episode is a prime example of the talent that lies within the Darlington Community and the connections that can be made through the Darlington Connects program.
Hannah works with artists and repertoire at music publishing company Prescription Songs, which is home to artists and writers such as Doja Cat, Lauv, Kbeazy, Emily Warren, Kim Petras, and more. Prior to moving to Los Angeles and joining Prescription, she ran hit country writer Dallas Davidson's (credits include Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, FGL, etc.) publishing company, Play It Again Publishing in Nashville, Tenn. Hannah's roster of writers include Lauren LaRue (“Roxanne,” Arizona Zervas), Kaine (“Best Friend,” Saweetie & Doja Cat), Ryan Ogren (“Nobody’s Love,” Maroon 5), Rocco (“Tick Tock,” Young Thug), Lauv, and more. After graduating from Darlington in 2010, she attended Florida State University and graduated from Belmont University in 2014 with a B.A. in Mass Communication and minor in Music Business.
Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.
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The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Katie Merritt, media arts teacher, lends her voice, and editing and production is handled by Tannika King, director of communications.
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