Mayor Campbell's music business career résumé dates back to the 1990s when "I was the lead singer and writer for a band called The Keep."
The Nashville band had a "Triple-A rotation on our music, toured the Eastern U.S. and Germany and opened for the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, CAKE and a lot of other really cool alternative acts. Our music also got picked up for several TV shows, and I started getting interested in licensing music to film and television through that.
"I started a company called All About Music and we licensed music for other independent artists, and on a consultation basis for Vanguard Records and Warner Brothers' alternative division. While I was doing this I also was pursuing a full-time MBA at Vanderbilt.
"After I got my MBA, I moved to St. Paul for a period to be with my husband while he finished his JD/MBA, and to have a couple of kids, and worked with Innova Records, the record label of the American Composers Forum.
with most people in the music industry, I wore various hats during this
period of my life- I actually managed a band called Big House (amazing band) for a couple of years and
was the promotional director for a Warner Brothers project called Groovegrass (a funk/bluegrass hybrid).
I wrote a lot of songs and played a lot of gigs" before moving on to a
career of public service.