Leslie Fram, Tracy Gershon, Sarah Trahern, Jessica Sobhraj Join Music Biz’s Leading Ladies Panel

Music Biz’s Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out event will host a panel titled “Changing the Conversation: The Power of Women and Mentoring in Today’s Music Business” designed to empower the next generation of female executives in the music business, where ideas to overcome and eliminate inequality will be discussed. Moderated by Leslie Fram of CMT, the panel will feature insights from Sarah Trahern, CEO of the Country Music Association; Jessica Sobhraj, CEO/President of Cosynd/Women In Music; and Tracy Gershon, Manager at Red Light Management and an independent A&R consultant.

The panel, set for Tuesday, May 16, will close the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out series of panels, which will kick off with a welcome presentation from Erin Crawford, SVP and General Manager of Nielsen Music, who will share exclusive insights, including female-focused data and fan affinity analytics, on the marketability of female artists. Ann Powers, a critic and correspondent at NPR Music, will then lead a keynote conversation with Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of the Atlantic Records Group, and GRAMMY-winning recording artist Kelly Clarkson. They will each share their experiences in the music business and discuss their path to success on their own terms.

The full agenda for the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out event can be found at musicbiz2017.sched.com.

Music Biz 2017 runs from May 15-18 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

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