From L to R: NPR’s Ann Powers, Atlantic Records President/CEO Julie Greenwald, Atlantic Records artist Kelly Clarkson.

Video: Atlantic’s Julie Greenwald & Kelly Clarkson At Music Biz 2017

If you attended Music Biz 2017 in Nashville, you hopefully saw the great interview, led by NPR’s Ann Powers, with Atlantic’s Julie Greenwald and Kelly Clarkson.  We have video from it all below.  But first, here’s a brief bio, stolen from the Music Biz 2017 website.  Go there now and see lots of other videos and pics from the event.

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Atlantic’s Julie Greenwald’s keen and often maternal instincts have helped her to uniquely nurture the careers of major artists such as Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, Janelle Monáe, Twenty One Pilots, Sturgill Simpson, Coldplay, Paramore, Rob Thomas, James Blunt, Jason Mraz, Death Cab for Cutie, Fun, Trey Songz, Flo Rida, and Wiz Khalifa. Today, her conversation with NPR Music’s Ann Power’s will illuminate how she achieved her success in a male-dominated business, as well as her views and approach on the many issues around work/life balance.

Greenwald will be joined on stage by GRAMMY Award-winning Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson will talk about her relationship with Greenwald and her decision to join Greenwald at Atlantic Records Group. The two will also share stories of their experiences in the music industry and explain how they were able to achieve success on their own terms.

Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out: Creative Partnerships — An Interview with Julie Greenwald and Kelly Clarkson from Music Business Association on Vimeo.


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Professor David Philp is Assistant Professor Music Management & Popular Music Studies at William Paterson University. He is the co-host of the only FREE advice college radio-based music & entertainment industry talk show in America, Music Biz 101 & Morewhich airs live most Wednesday nights and is available as a podcast HERE every night (days too).  Your favorite professor is also co-author (with Dr. Steve Marcone) of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.  Reach him at or find him on LinkedIn HERE.


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