With over 30 years in the music industry and prior to joining FM R&B Entertainment, Stacy Turner was most recently
Chair of the Music Business Program at Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, California. Stacy led the program and
its faculty for more than 6 years, foremost overseeing program and curriculum development as well as enrollment
growth and retention under the broad ranging role function, with 2 and a half years prior to that joining MI as an
instructor teaching Artist Development. Significant under her Program Chair leadership were the development and
launch of the Associate of Science in Music Business degree – a robust, intensive education covering the scope of the
industry – , the updating of existing Certificate programs, aiding MI’s expansion of academic offerings as related to
integrating music business into other programs, the collaboration and input towards the launch of MI’s distance
learning Music Business program, and early planning for the development of higher degree Music Business offerings.
As an Artist Development instructor, she guided and mentored students in preparing industry-level showcases to
present themselves as signable, marketable artists, as well as their original songs.
Stacy came to MI with a rich background, including over 11 years with legendary music icon Quincy Jones and his
Qwest Records label (a joint venture with Warner Bros. Records). In her position as Director of A&R, she had the
privilege of working on recording projects with Quincy himself (“From Q, With Love” and “Basie & Beyond”), as well
as those by a diverse range of artists in the genres of Urban/R&B, Pop, Gospel/Inspirational, Hip Hop and Jazz, that
included: Tevin Campbell, Tamia, Patti Austin, and Gospel trail-blazer Andraé Crouch, as well as jazz greats Milt
Jackson, Sammy Nestico and John Clayton. After Qwest Records, Stacy continued independently in the areas of
A&R/creative consulting, management, and project coordination, having represented Grammy nominated producer
Rex Rideout, and working on recordings with artists such as: Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway, Kem and Will Downing, and
others, along with a number of tribute and benefit projects, compilations and live shows that include the Grammy
nominated “Forever, For Always, For Luther” CD as well as the subsequent Vol. II and accompanying live benefit
concert at Madison Square Garden, “Silky Soul Music: All-Star Tribute To Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly”, and the
“United We Cure” breast cancer benefit CD.
Stacy viewed her Chair of Music Business Program position at Musicians Institute as coming full circle, as it had
always been an important passion to educate those entering the music industry. Upon pursuing a traditional path
after graduating high school, she attended the University of Southern California as well as later at California State
Universities (at Long Beach and Northridge), though also desiring a path into the music industry but finding no
established college degree programs at that time meeting this need. After attending UCLA Extension’s
Entertainment Studies program with music business and production courses, she eventually got her start, and always
imparted knowledge to aspirants who crossed her path.
Grateful to have positively impacted and educated both artists and industry professionals over her career, Stacy
remains called to furthering these efforts and wholly contributing creatively across the music landscape.
“Fans will get what they want, as we provide the best R&B artists singing real R&B music for all to enjoy through the next generation.”