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Drew Young

Music Consultant,
Jackson, MS, USA
Drew Young likes to be called a dedicated music fan first and foremost. Everything in his career has been based on this love of music. Drew cut his teeth in the heyday of the Athens, GA music scene where he fronted his own all-original band, Ruben Kincaid. 4 recordings, 10 years and tens of thousands of miles logged all led to a deep understanding of the life of a working musician and of the music industry from a grass roots level. After the band called it quits, Drew kept up his songwriting and performances but decided to move into the business side of the music industry. Currently Drew Young is working with Lionsgate as a music consultant for the episodic drama, Greenleaf which premiers June 2016. Greenleaf is a co-production with the Oprah Winfrey Network. This series sees Oprah returning to the screen. Drew is currently overseeing the music programs for the State of Mississippi, consulting for Sound Diplomacy and teaching classes at Berklee online. Some of his past career highlights have included, General Manager of Clinton Recording Studios in New York City, Product Development/Strategic Marketing/A&R for Putumayo World Music, Music Consultant for episodic television series The Big Easy and Soundtrack and Digital Marketing for Lionsgate Television. Drew was an Artist in Residence in Entertainment Industry studies at The University of Southern Mississippi specializing in Publishing, Digital Marketing, and Music for the visual Image. Drew has a masters degree in Economic Development with an emphasis on the Creative Economy. Drew created and hosts an episodic web series focused on Music and interviews called The Porch Sessions. Drew is currently trying his hand at Screen Play writing and he currently has a script in pre-production. Drew runs his own music consultancy business and some of his past clients have included Preservation Hall, Poorman/Mayfield Records among, talent booking for summer music series at Pontchartrain Vineyards and many others.