Music industry vet Debbie Schwartz Linn has been named executive director of Leadership Music. Linn is a class of 2000 graduate of Leadership Music, the non-profit program that provides training for entertainment business leaders.
Linn previously worked with Sony Music in various capacities from 1994-2011, in the New York and Nashville offices. Most recently she was Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing, where she was responsible for developing branding, marketing plans, and promotions for artists including Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert and Kellie Pickler, among others. In this role, she coordinated brand partnerships like Kenny Chesney and JC Penney, Jake Owen and Lucky Jeans, Miranda Lambert and Vanity Clothing, and many others. She has also served on the St. Jude Country Cares board for 15 years.
“Leadership Music has entered into a re-branding effort over the past few months, and Debbie’s strong background in marketing, sponsorships, branding and imaging are all attributes that will serve Leadership Music well during this vital growth period,” asserted City National Bank’s Lori Badgett, president of the LM board. “She has the business background and personal skills to move Leadership Music to the next level. She has proven herself to be an excellent motivator and has the ability to not only visualize the big picture but the path we need to take to attain the goals. We couldn’t be more excited.”
Linn added, “I’m thrilled about the opportunity to work for an organization of which I have been a part for more than a decade. I believe in the mission of the organization, and I am passionate about the city of Nashville and its music.”