Kelly Clarkson To Join Music Biz’s Leading Ladies Speak Out Panel

Kelly Clarkson has been added to the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out panel moderated by NPR’s Ann Powers on May 16 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, as part of the 2017 Music Biz convention. Previously announced as part of the panel was Julie Greenwald, Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records Group.

In June 2016, it was announced that Clarkson had joined Atlantic Records, leaving her longtime label Sony Music. Clarkson had signed with Sony’s RCA label after winning the first season of American Idol in 2002.

During the presentation, Clarkson and Greenwald will discuss the theme of creative partnerships and Clarkson’s decision to join Greenwald and the team at Atlantic Records. The two will also share their industry experiences and explain how they were able to achieve success on their own terms. The event will also feature a presentation from Erin Crawford, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Nielsen Music.

“Kelly has had an amazing whirlwind ride through the music industry over the past 15 years, beginning with winning the first season of American Idol, and then achieving massive solo success with her first two albums Thankful and Breakaway,” said James Donio, President of Music Biz. “She is definitely a role model, and we look forward to hearing the career insights she has gained so far. We expect that everyone in our audience — especially aspiring young professionals — will be inspired by her experiences as a songwriter, recording artist, live performer, wife, and mother.”

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