Ellen Bligh Truley is CEO of ETC, Ellen Truley Consulting, a music industry marketing consulting company. Truley has experience in all aspects of marketing communications, PR, event planning, sponsorships and digital strategies. She was most recently Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations for SESAC Holdings, Inc., the nation’s only Music Rights Organization, overseeing global marketing initiatives for all corporate entities to include the Harry Fox Agency, Rumblefish, SESAC PRO, and the newly launched Mint Digital Services. Based in Nashville, Truley worked closely with the senior management team in New York, Los Angeles and abroad.
During her 20-plus years within the music industry, Truley has made a notable impact by elevating company brands while collaborating with industry partners and advertisers to ensure appropriate visibility. On the sponsorship front, she has spearheaded the development, strategy and execution of partnerships including City National Bank, Delta Air Lines, Luxury Resorts & Hotels, Netflix, Maker’s Mark, Icelandic Glacial Water, Red Bull, ReverbNation and more. In addition to countless songwriter showcases and festivals Truley also has experience in executive producing awards shows and overseeing a company’s public affairs efforts in D.C
Ellen’s many industry achievements include being named as one of Billboard Magazine’s Women in Music for three consecutive years (2011-2013), and most recently commemorated at Nashville Business Journal’s Women in Music City Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]