Vice President, Music and Programming
Sean Ross is Edison Research’s Vice President of Music and Programming. A longtime industry observer, Ross works with Edison’s radio and music industry clients, offering strategic analysis and music knowledge that goes beyond the numbers. Since joining Edison Research, he has helped shape numerous station launches and relaunches. His Ross on Radio column, seen at Billboard.biz, is a “must read” in the radio industry.
Before joining Edison, Ross was editor-in-chief of Billboard Magazine’s radio programming publication, Airplay Monitor. He has also been radio editor of Billboard, Oldies editor and associate R&B editor at Radio & Records and a co-author of the M Street Journal. In addition, he was PD in 1993-95 of pioneering R&B Oldies outlet WGCI-AM Chicago and an A&R manager for Hip-Hop label Profile Records.
Ross is also the author of numerous liner notes for compilation and greatest hits albums and is a recognized industry expert on music and radio who has been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, NBC, the Associated Press and numerous other news organizations.
Ross has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Michigan. He is also an ‘01 graduate of the music industry training program Leadership Music.