By Roadtrip Nation

Tracy McKnight


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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President & Music Supervisor

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

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
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.

Recommended Education

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


Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress

Interviewed By

Boston - New York City

Boston - New York City

The US Team begins their roadtrip in Boston and head out to New York City to interview David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue. Later they sit down with Tracy McKnight, music supervisor and president of Commotion Records. Also in New York, the team interviews Sam Ross, founder of Green Chimneys Children's School.