Music Biz 2017 has ended
Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Tracy Gershon

Red Light Management/Independent A&R Consultant
Tracy Gershon is a noted music business professional with a wide-ranging career discovering, nurturing and developing influential talent as an A&R and music publishing executive as well as an artist manager. During her A&R career at Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, Gershon signed award-winning platinum-seller Miranda Lambert and help guide the careers of Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Gretchen Wilson, The Wreckers, Faith Hill , Big & Rich and Lori McKenna. As a creative executive at both Sony Music Publishing and EMI Music, she helped to secure hundreds of cuts while working with writers like Harlan Howard, Gretchen Peters, Tom Douglas, Carlene Carter and The Mavericks. As head of the Nashville office of Warner Music Publishing she inked award-winning artist Kacey Musgraves. While at Sony Music she served for two years as an on-air judge and associate producer on the USA Network's "Nashville Star." Gershon recently helmed the A&R department at indie label Rounder Records, where she signed or worked with  artists as diverse as Blackberry Smoke, Sean McConnell, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Sara Evans, Jack Ingram and Mark O’Connor. 

Gershon, in association with Red Light Management, currently oversees the career of artist Natalie Stovall. In 2014, she co-founded "Change The Conversation," a coalition addressing gender bias within the music industry. The group fosters a community of female executives and artists, showcases rising female talent, and has hosted special events with groundbreaking singers Wanda Jackson and Reba McEntire.

She has been an active, committed NARAS board member for over 20 years, serving four terms on the Board of Governors and chairing multiple committee events. She has served on the boards of Leadership Music, The Nashville Music Council, The Actor's Bridge and Crossroads.