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SHE IS GERSON,
HEAR HER ROAR

“Meet the first-ever woman to head up a major music publishing group, the virtuoso talent spotter who knows a star the second they walk into a room.” That’s the start of Vassi Chamberlain’s spotlight on UMPG ruler Jody Gerson for magazine Porter (powered by Net-A-Porter).

In the interview, the pair discuss “making a mark in a man’s world," getting advice as a kid from Frank Sinatra and her bond with Justin Bieber, as well as discovering a 14-year-old Alicia Keys (pictured).

The piece affords a glimpse of the exec’s upbringing, going as far back as grade-school nights spent at The Latin Casino—a nightclub owned by her father and grandfather, where the likes of Diana Ross and Sinatra would perform.

“If the artist has a ‘plan B,’ then it’s not going to happen for them,” Gerson explains. “It has to be the one and only thing they can do.” 

To read the whole shebang, you can order a copy of the mag online here.

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