Cheryl S. Carr is Associate Dean of the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, author, and Associate Professor of Music Business at Belmont University. She writes and speaks about leadership in higher education, career empowerment, power narratives, and diversity in law, arts and entertainment. She is author of Music Business Careers: Career Duality in the Creative Industries, co-author of Music Copyright Law, contributing author to ABA-BNA published book Trademark Infringement Remedies, and other publications. Carr earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, received a Master of Public Administration from Clark Atlanta University, and earned her Juris Doctor degree from The University of Maryland School of Law. Before joining Belmont, she served as an intellectual property & entertainment law attorney representing a range of businesses, filmmakers, novelists, record companies, musicians, technology companies and visual artists.
She completed the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers in International and Comparative Intellectual Property, is a Maryland Bar Foundation Fellow, alumna of the 2010 class of Leadership Music, and has been recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as both a Woman of Influence and Women in Music City awardee. She is also a vocalist and producer of Invocation, an EP of jazz-inspired recordings.