Jason Root

Part-time Instructor, Record Label Operations

Office Location
300F Communications/Music Complex
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Film and Music Industry Studies
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 122
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-3984
E-mail Address


M.S., Purdue School of Engineering and Technology
B.S., Loyola University New Orleans

Short Bio

An alumnus of the music industry studies program at Loyola, Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies and minored in Business Administration. He continued his education by earning a Master of Science in Music Technology from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.

Currently in his sixth year with Sony Music Entertainment’s A&R department in Nashville, Jason also performs with many national acts as a live and studio drummer. He has coordinated twelve (12) Grammy-nominated albums, including five (5) Billboard Music Award nominations, five (5) GMA Dove Award nominations, and one (1) RIAA Certified Gold album.

Jason continues to be an active voting member of the Nashville Chapter of The Recording Academy, as well as a member of the Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing. He is also a professional voting member of the Gospel Music Association and an alumnus of the Society of Leaders in Development.

Jason has returned to Loyola to share his wealth of experience, and teaches courses in A&R and Record Label Operations.

Courses Taught

  • Record Label Operations
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