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Emily White

Making internships into a career. And making your music career into a sustainable life.

Emily White’s career spans the entertainment industry, carving out a unique path that defines a modern maven. Upon seeing The Dresden Dolls play on campus as a college student, White introduced herself to frontwoman Amanda Palmer, quickly integrating into a core member of the band’s team. Post-graduation, White has since worked with Imogen Heap, The Fiery Furnaces, Dinosaur Jr., The Secret Machines, Angelique Kidjo, and Taj Mahal, as well as members of The String Cheese Incident and Drive-By Truckers.

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Making internships into a career. And making your music career into a sustainable life.

At age 23, White wrote a pre-Radiohead In Rainbows “name your own price” distribution model that was passed along to legendary producer Bob Ezrin in 2007. A job offer at Michael Cohl’s Live Nation Artists followed with White handling Zac Brown Band when he was signed along with Madonna, U2 and Jay-Z.

Founding her first entertainment firm by age 25, White has worked with Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs, Margaret Cho, The Hush Sound, Amanda Palmer, Eric Burdon, Family of the Year, Hockey, The Autumn Defense, Fox Stevenson, Torres, Julia Nunes, Urge Overkill, and W. Kamau Bell. White has since expanded into sports managing Dave Zirin, Olympic Gold Medalists Anthony Ervin and Kaitlin Sandeno, as well as 2016 Head U.S. Olympic Swim Coach, David Marsh.

After witnessing slim margins in the 2016 U.S. Election, White was inspired to get out the vote. The result was a new initiative called #iVoted, in which over 150 venues in 37 states let fans in on Election Night 2018, who showed a selfie from outside of their polling place. #iVoted has activated for the 2020 presidential election and beyond.

White’s name has graced the cover of Billboard, with her work additionally profiled in Fast CompanyForbes, Bloomberg, and ESPN. White proudly serves on the boards of Well-Dunn, CASH Music, SXSW, The David Lynch Foundation Live while additionally serving on The Grammys’ Education Committee and Pandora’s Artist Advisory Council. She is a past board member of Future of Music.
Interning 101 is White’s debut book, which is a coursebook at countless universities, with her second book, How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams out in 2020 (9GiantStepsBooks). White is additionally an adjunct instructor at NYU’s highly competitive Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.

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