Shaina Botwin is a songplugger at leading independent music publishing company, Creative Nation. Shaina’s role includes managing and developing the songwriting careers of award-winning hitmakers, producers, artists, and up-and-comers. Creative Nation’s roster includes Luke Laird, Barry Dean, Lori McKenna, Tyler Johnson, Casey Brown, Travis Wood, Steve Moakler, Jonathan Hutcherson, Kassi Ashton, Bear Rinehart, and Alec Bailey. Shaina grew up in Marietta, Georgia and knew by 12 years old that she wanted to work in the music industry. Just two days after graduating high school, Shaina moved to Nashville to intern before she started at Middle Tennessee State University. As a freshman, Shaina led MTSU’s CMA EDU program which ultimately resulted in her first job in the music industry. Shaina got her start at BBR Music Group/BMG, where she was hired as Digital Marketing Manager at 18 years old. She oversaw and managed the roster’s social platforms and worked closely with artists on their overall digital strategy. After 3.5 years at BBR Music Group, Shaina left in 2018 to join Creative Nation’s publishing team. Bring two copies of your lyrics and an audio file or CD for this Pitch to Publisher workshop, presented by Bank of America. This is your opportunity to have your song heard by a music industry professional! Please note that we will only play the first verse and chorus of your song, and there are no live performances during this workshop.