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About Amy Jackson

Her Beginnings

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Amy moved to Memphis with her family in 1980 and attended The Hutchinson School. Upon graduating in 1984, she went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Communications/Journalism from Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C. In 1988 during her senior year, she was selected for a White House Internship, an honor that will always remain on her resume.

Fateful Events

Upon her return to Memphis, she worked as the Lifestyle Editor for The Evening Times in West Memphis, Arkansas. On March 28, 1990, Wayne Jackson, co-founder of The Memphis Horns, came to town for his mother's retirement party and to have an interview with Amy for the paper. They clicked, and he invited her to dinner the next evening. The two were married on December 22, 1990. 

Amy was pondering law school when an opportunity arose to work as a litigation paralegal. It was an ideal career fit that allowed her the flexibility to take advantage of the travel opportunities that Wayne's career provided. For the remainder of their marriage, she worked as an independent contractor in many different areas of law including family, estate, managed care defense, antitrust defense, federal criminal defense and corporate compliance. 


Her legal background was an essential ingredient in the Jackson team approach to the music business. Sometimes referred to as Team Wayne and Amy, the pair worked beautifully together....Wayne blazing trails in music, Amy following the money and tracking the ever-changing industry. They were blessed to have  26 years together before he passed away on June 21, 2016.  


Her Mission Becomes Clear

In Autumn of 2017, Amy sourced unpaid royalties at a record label for Wayne's first hit single from 1961, "Last Night," by his first band, The Mar-Keys. When the statement arrived, she saw that next to each musician's name, it said "Unknown."  She immediately knew she had to connect these people with their money. "It was such a rewarding experience to contact these guys, one in his eighties, and inform them they had money they didn't know about." Amy then began to receive requests to help other people find royalties, and  her mission became be an advocate for the music makers and connect them with their money. 

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