“MusicRow” founder David Ross. Photo credit: Isabel W. Ross
When David Ross moved to Nashville in 1981, it wasn’t to become a publishing mogul. After a decade of performing in the Boston area, he came to Music City to concentrate on songwriting but soon realized he needed a part-time job to support his family. Sifting through possibilities, he hit upon the idea of launching an information trade sheet that would list music-related companies and services. He named his fledgling publication MusicRow, a stroke of luck he sees as fortuitous.