Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan is a Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. He started at Shure in 1993 in Customer Service and joined the AR team in 1996. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience playing drums and percussion in various groups and genres. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, watching movies, videography, and camping with his family. His Twitter handle is @ryan_smith1969.

Artists and Their Engineers: Part Two

Ryan Smith interviews three monitor engineers about building trust with their artists, and the role of that trust in the artists’ ability to deliver confident performances.
Surviving Summer Festivals

Surviving Summer Festivals

When this topic came across our desks, I leapt for it immediately. I was right in the middle of CMA Music Fest, and then I capped the week off at Bonnaroo. Having attended summer festivals for over 25 years, I thought it would be helpful to provide some suggestions for staying healthy and informed at […]
Artists and Their Engineers: Part One

Artists and Their Engineers: Part One

After years of watching artists and engineers work together, Ryan Smith began collecting their thoughts on the nature of their relationship, beginning with their ideal version of it.

The Band Perry Gives Back

Imagine The Band Perry doing a show live in your high school gym. It happened in Cascade, Iowa, as part of a campaign promoting safe driving for teens.

Hannah Ford – Throwback Thursday!

Watching an artist change and grow over the years is a rewarding experience. Check out the iTunes and Spotify links to Hannah Ford’s latest project, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, with Prince’s group 3RDEYEGIRL.

GLXD16 + Guitar Techs = Happiness!

Give people a system that’s easy to travel with, sounds amazing, is under $ 500.00 and pays itself back over time with rechargeable batteries, and you have a formula for happiness.