Bestie Chat with Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a composer, songwriter, and consultant who got her start in music playing piano at age 2. After majoring in Biology and doing water quality research (aka scuba diving) for the government, she decided that music wasn't just a "hobby" and that she wanted to make a living composing and performing. Since then she's gone on to release four albums and also write jingles and commercial music for brands like Honey Nut Cheerios, Lysol, Lowes, and College Humor. In this interview Cheryl shares how she transitioned into making music her full-time career and various ways that she has made herself stand out from the crowd!

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How to be Your Own Artist Manager

When I started my artist management internship in 2011 - I knew next to nothing about the music business! But as a list maker and organizer, I quickly made multiple checklists so that I could keep up and make sure I was on track. A year later, I was hired full time at that management company because those checklists had proven to be a necessity to function! Woah. Cool.

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Cancer's side effects on my life and business

Social media has a way of letting people into our lives so easily (like hello, I was able to live stream my piano getting moved into our new house)… but so often we only share what I like to refer to as our “highlight reels.”

Today I'm sharing what being the wife of a cancer survivor looks like through my eyes because, well, I've never really shared my side of the story. I'm also telling this hoping that letting you in to my life past my highlight reel and sharing my lessons learned will be encouraging or inspiring to at least one person who reads this!

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