David M Ross
Writer, Consultant, and Public Speaker in Nashville, Tennessee
President BossRoss Media and NEKST.biz, Nashville
@DavidMRoss founded Nashville's MusicRow magazine which he sold in 2008 after a successful 30-year reign as Publisher/CEO. A self-professed "geek," he successfully transformed the publication from print to digital by pioneering many of the email/social media techniques revealed in his book, Secrets Of The List.
Still one of Music City's most-read industry analysts, Ross continues to cover "music and the technology it powers" on his weekly blog NEKST.biz
Born and raised in Boston, MA., Ross graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School with a B.S. in Economics and later attended the Berklee College of Music, majoring in arranging.
He was honored with the Canadian Country Music Association's Leonard T. Rambeau Award for International Achievement in 2003 and the CMA President's Award in 1998. He also hosted the first CMA Awards Internet simulcast in 1997.
Currently Ross serves on the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Board and Chairs its Sales & Marketing committee; he also serves on the Board of the Country Music Association; Leadership Music Alumni. His current interests outside of family and work include, physical fitness, technology and songwriting.