Tracy McKnight

Tracy McKnight

President & Music Supervisor


Commotion Records

New York, NY USA


I'm such a big believer in encouraging your own voice.

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
She had a ton of different jobs while she was in college.
She worked as a cocktail waitress, did temp work, was a flight attendant, and taught aerobics.
One day, she went to see the film, The Commitments, and when she saw "music supervisor" in the credits, she thought, "Hm, that sounds good."
She's now supervised more than 80 films, including Hotel Rwanda and Murderball.
Says that she was always worried when it came to job searching.
She watched her friends pass up on their dreams because they were too afraid to pursue them.
Knew that she couldn't just let her life go by; she had to follow her own unique voice and path.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
State University of New York at Buffalo

Career

President & Music Supervisor

I'm the music supervisor for film and TV projects like Hunger Games, Beasts of No Nation, and Adventureland.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Film
Music
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

What’s wonderful about my work is that no two days are alike. I read and breakdown scripts for music ideas, listen to new music sent my way to discover, review submitted music for select projects, interface with our record label distributor to organize releases…and of course, manage and negotiate any deals required.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

In this position, it's important to be tech savvy, from social media to sharing websites (DISCO, Dropbox, etc.). It’s key to keep up-to-speed on what’s new and actively been used. Organizational skills are also key. And, of course, it's important to stay on top of what’s happening in the world of music via charts, Spotify, YouTube—be in touch.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Music Management

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress