Ally Marcus is the Programs Manager of Sound Mind Live, a nonprofit building community and open dialogue on mental health through the power of music. Sound Mind produces the annual Sound Mind Music Festival for Mental Health, which has featured acts ranging from Jason Isbell to All Time Low to Big Boi and over 30 mental health partners. The organization also produces a mental health video series with Billboard Magazine & National Alliance on Mental Illness, the "Going There with Dr. Mike" podcast with Consequence Media, and activates audiences around mental health in partnership with venues, festivals, and artist tours around the country.
Ally is a Licensed Social Worker and Adjunct Professor of Human Services at Purdue University Global. She has past experience working with several different nonprofit organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem and the American Red Cross. Prior to pursuing a career in social work, she also worked in the music industry for several years in royalties and income tracking at Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust, and Kobalt Music Publishing and in marketing at Warner Music Group. She obtained her Master of Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelors in Film Production and Music Business from the University of Miami.
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