4: Kevin Breuner of Smalltown Poets and CD Baby
09.17.2014 - By Sound and Substance - Songwriting and Music Production
CD Baby’s Director of Marketing, Kevin Breuner, has spent over 14 years working in the music business, both as an artist and an industry professional. A San Diego native, Kevin went East to attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he studied Music and Music Business. After college, he joined the Atlanta based band Smalltown Poets who later signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI umbrella. Their self titled debut album received critical acclaim selling over 200,000 copies and landing the guys with a Grammy nomination plus multiple Dove Award nominations.Kevin now lives in Portland, Oregon, home to great coffee, independent thinking, and 5 months of rain. He stays active in the music industry, managing CD Baby’s marketing efforts and hosting their popular DIY Musician Podcast, as well as within the local music scene. His band Smalltown Poets just celebrated the release of their sixth studio album titled Under The New Sun.
In the podcast we talk about juggling music and other interests, enjoying what you do, whether or not formal music education is necessary, and Kevin's hidden talent of making Kale chips.