Matthew Adell, Chief Digital Officer of Native Instruments, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. Click to stream it live! It’s gonna be a good one!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we focus on High Time Management, which will blow your mind. That’s what ex-bakers can do. Please click. Huh?
This Music Biz 101 & More podcast episode features special guest Nathan Dohse, the COO of AGD Entertainment, and the author and founder of “0 To 60 By AGD.” Click and listen. Now!
In this episode, Marieke Bianchi, Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Partnerships at Warner Music Nashville, talks about working with artists and managers, the “sales” part of her job, and the importance of communication among all parties. Click!!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we give you the 411 about how Patreon is making money for creators, Cardi B’s lawsuit, 21st century music industry jobs, and more. Please click. Huh?
This episode, recorded on location in Nashville, features special guests singer/songwriter Josh Taerk & music business consultant Jerry Lembo. Guest host Matthew Kerr joins as we talk about life as an indie-artist. We also get to listen to Josh’s single “Learning To Let Go.” Click!
Click to listen to a Nashville-based live episode of Music Biz 101 & More, featuring guests from Spotify, SESAC, Dream Hotels, and more!
Special guest Matt Hunter speaks about the release of “Dicen,” his collaboration with Lele Pons, his path to success, and those that have helped him out in his career. Click to listen and learn all about this rising star.
Rohit Anand, VP of Brand Activation at Dream Hotel Group, fills us in on what a hotel has to do with the music & entertainment industry. Click & stream!
Billboard Magazine officially announced its top 2018 music business programs on June 27th, and William Paterson’s undergraduate and MBA Music & Entertainment Industries programs received this national recognition. Click to read!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, a link to lots of 21st century music industry jobs, Ethiopia Habtemariam’s ascent at Motown, and more. Click and grow!
In this episode, “Jeff Buckley – From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye” author Dave Lory, who was also Buckley’s manager, talks about why he wrote the book, why you should care, what kind of artist manager he was, what kind of artist Jeff Buckley was, and more. Click!
Click to read this article questioning the questions surrounding Spotify’s announcement to sign direct deals with artists and managers. It’s important, so give this a good once-over.
In this episode, Memory Lane Music Publishing VP Heather Trussell Butsch talks about trends in music publishing, drafting licensing agreements, and more. Click!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we learn about a publisher that’s investing in a label deal. We read about Spotify’s new controversial investments. And more. Click!
In this episode, Journey’s Jonathan Cain speaks about the business around Journey and his other band, Bad English. He talks about bad merch deals, songwriting revenue, dealing with band members when the news isn’t so good, and more. Click!
This week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest is Todd Goodwin, VP of their College Marketing and Lifestyle/Experiential area. His compatriot, Frank Hill, also joins us. Click to stream live!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we get into net neutrality, or its absence. We talk Scooter Braun, Warner Music U, and more. Click and be in the know!
Matthew Adell, Chief Digital Officer of Native Instruments talks about Sounds.com, his thoughts on music technology, the modern music producer, and more. Click and give a good, hard listen.
Seth England, manager of Florida Georgia Line and principal at Big Loud, which recently signed Mason Ramsey, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More guest! Click to stream it all!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we get some lessons straight from Scooter Braun. We learn about YouTubers, Concord Music, and more. Click!
Based upon our lengthy Music Biz 101 & More radio show/podcast interview with Scooter Braun, we came up with some lessons students of the music & entertainment industry can learn. Click and read. Which ones are new to you?
Here are three key negotiating tips from entrepreneur/music manager Scooter Braun that can help others make better deals. Click. Read. Listen.
This week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show features Universal Latino recording artist Matt Hunter. Matt’s “Dicen” has amassed almost 40 million YouTube views in a month. How? And how did he get his collaboration with LeLe Pons? Click. Listen. Learn.
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we learn more about mega-entrepreneur/manager Scooter Braun. We receive access to articles on the man who formerly curated Spotify’s Rap Caviar playlist. We read an interview with Skyline Artist Agency’s Bruce Houghton. And much more. Click and be better!
In this live episode recorded in Nashville at Music Biz 2018, entrepreneur and music manager (of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly…) Scooter Braun speaks about the Manchester bombing, working hard, family and work life balance. And much more. Click and listen!
Bruce Houghton, founder of Skyline Artist Agency, spoke at a webinar recently from the perspective of a booking agent. Click and read to understand what he’s looking for and what DIY artists can do to get on an booking agent’s radar.
Scooter Braun, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and manager of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly and more, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. In this special episode, Braun talks about what drives him, making deals, and much more. You should listen! Click to stream it live.
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we write about our Scooter Braun interview, give you access to an interview with Matt Hunter, who’s “Dicen” with LeLe Pons has over 29 million YouTube views, and more. Just click, why don’t ya.
William Paterson University’s music biz program produced “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Ladies” in April, 2018. Featuring Taylor Dayne, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, MTV’s Mark Goodman, and others, the show raised over $12,600 for scholarships. Click to watch!
In this live podcast recorded in Nashville at Music Biz 2018, a panel of industry vets, including Zombies manager Cindy DaSilva, Dream Hotels VP Ronit Anand, SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, and Spotify’s John Butler, talks about why their jobs aren’t 9 to 5 and what they do that nobody thinks they do.
Click to stream this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show and hear former Jeff Buckley manager, Dave Lory, talk about his new book about the late-star, tell some untold stories, and explain how to manage during a crisis.
This episode, recorded on location in Nashville, features special guest Erin O. Anderson, the owner of Olivia Management based in Nashville, TN. She talks about what made her decided to quit her job at Amazon, why she doesn’t use a contract for her artists, and why she thinks education is important. Click!
This episode, recorded on location in Nashville, features special guest Roy LaManna, the Co-Founder and CEO of Vydia along with Jenna Gaudio, the VP of Product Management for Vydia. Listen in to learn!
This episode, recorded on location in Nashville, features special guest, Darryl Ballantyne, the CEO and Co-Founder of LyricFind which licenses and synchronizes lyrics to companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, and many more. Click to listen!
This episode, recorded on location in Nashville, features special guest Chris Susskind, the founder of MyBandSource.com. My Band Source is like a Yelp for bands, and was created by the recent Vanderbilt Graduate Chris Susskind himself. Click and listen for more.
Music Biz 101 & More is the only radio show in America that focuses on the business side of the music & entertainment worlds. In this podcast, SiriusXM’s Lori Majewski talks about the shows she hosts, her “Mad World” book, how she turned her passion into a career, and her complete love of 1980s music. Click!
Selim Bouab, 300 Entertainment’s SVP of A&R, is this week’s Music Biz 01 & More radio show guest. What does he do? Can I do that too? Will he sign me? What kind of deal will I get? We’ll get answers. You have to listen. Or tweet us. Click for all the info, including how to stream it live!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we give you interviews with folks who created the Mountain Jam and Taste of Country festivals (that’s one guy) and who are involved with artist-curated festivals (other guys). Plus links to some cool reads you need. Click and read.
Mark Robinson, Sr. VP of Business and Legal Affairs at 300 Entertainment, visited William Paterson University’s 2018 Music Management Seminar Series on April 24, 2018. Click to watch this video interview conducted by SiriusXM’s Steve Leeds.
Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music sat down with SiriusXM’s Steve Leeds for an interview in April, 2018. Wanna see it? Just click and you can!
Live music is not a growth industry anymore. It has matured and its gains come more from higher ticket prices now than incrementally more tickets sold. So if streaming is on the rise, and it is, can recorded music catch up? Click to find out.
Journey’s Jonathan Cain, who’s written or co-written HUGE hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Faithfully,” and “Separate Ways,” is this week’s radio show guest. We’ll talk the business of Journey and all about his new book. Click to stream it live!
Here’s your Music Biz 101 wrap up, featuring articles about the Music Modernization Act, creating and promoting your own live concerts, an upcoming interview with Journey’s Jonathan Cain, and more. Click and read!
Our House of Representatives passed The Music Modernization Act this past week. This does some good things, while not taking on the biggest elephant in the room. Click to read more about the good and the maybe not so good.
2017 was a good year for music, especially streaming, with global revenue growth. The recorded music industry has recovered to almost its 2008 levels, which, if you understand the fall the post-Napster industry took starting around 2001, is very, very good news. Click to read!
DeDe Burns, Director of Strategic Services at Royalty Exchange, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. She’ll explain the role of Royalty Exchange and her everyday exploits in the industry. Click to stream live!
Liz Lewis, Warner Bros. Records VP Creative Synch for Advertising & Gaming, guests on this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show. What does she do? How does she do it? Click to stream live!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we talk about the need for a proper will, the evolution of windowing, the profit made from our ’80s show, and much more. Please. Do the right thing. Click.
Larry Mestel, president of Primary Wave Music, visited William Paterson University’s 2018 Music Management Seminar Series on April 3, 2018. Here are the great notes you want to read.
Lori Majewski, ’80s book author and SiriusXM on air personality, explains in video form why you’d be foolish to skip “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Ladies” concert fundraiser on Friday, April 6th. Click, watch the video, and buy your tickets. Don’t make us find you! Do this!
SiriusXM on air personality Lori Majewski is this week’s radio show guest. She’ll talk about how to turn your passion into a career. Plus, why is she co-hosting this year’s “I Want My ’80s” show? Click to stream live!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 recap, we speak about how YOU can make money from local shows. If you’re a DIY artist, you’ll want to read this and steal as many ideas as you can. Plus, an interview with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, from Run DMC. Click!
Mark Goodman, original MTV VJ, explains on video why YOU need to attend “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Ladies” concert fundraiser on Friday, April 6th. Click, watch the video, and buy your tickets. Do it, silly person. Do it!
Tonight’s radio show guests include Music Biz president James Donio and Dave Revels, band leader of The Persuasions. Tune in at 8pm to hear some inspiring words about Music Biz 2018 in Nashville and how a group survives after the loss of a member. Click!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we give you feedback about Facebook and why you should care. There’s info about the social media habits of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors. Plus an artist manager interview and more. Click!
In this episode, Alex Fletcher, the big boss man of Fletcher Artist Management, talks about the Classical music industry. How is a manager dealing with “classical” vocalists different from a manager who deals with “mainstream” artists? Are all Classical vocalists divas? Click and listen!
Colleen Theis, COO of The Orchard, visited William Paterson University’s Music Entertainment Industries program on March 20, 2018 as part of the Music Management Seminar Series. Click to read notes taken during the discussion.
Orchard COO Colleen Theis visits William Paterson University Tuesday, March 20, 2018 as part of the 2018 Music Management Seminar Series. Click to see where, what time, and how you can participate.
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we talk about troubles between ASCAP and one of its former songwriters. We delve into bankruptcies and financial difficulties. We give you a great podcast with Rob Fusari. And much more. Please click and be happy!
Last week, we saw bankruptcies and financial difficulties from iHeart Media, Third Man Records, Toys R Us, and Gibson Guitars. What can we learn from these companies for our personal careers and the artists we manage? Click!
In this special two-hour episode, Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Rob Fusari talks about his biggest musical influences of the ’80s. From how Van Halen’s David Lee Roth influenced his work with Lady Gaga to the guitar riff in “Bootylicious,” the stories and lessons are fun, interesting and important. Click and listen!
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, formerly of Run DMC, has been added to the “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Ladies” lineup. Also featured are Taylor Dayne, The Waitresses guitarist/songwriter Chris Butler, Grammy winner Rob Fusari, and emcees Mark Goodman and Lori Majewski. Click for details!
In this episode, Dr. Michael Harrington discusses net neutrality, or the absence of net neutrality, and what that means for the music industry. He talks about his work as an expert witness at copyright infringement trials and much more. Click and listen!
Tune in or stream live today’s special Music Biz 101 & More radio show, which features an interview with Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Rob Fusari. From noon to 2pm EST. Do it!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we read about Facebook’s new deal with the Warner Music Group, question who will benefit most from Spotify’s IPO, alert you to a special Noon radio show on Tuesday, and more. Click!
The Warner Music Group (WMG) comes to WPU (William Paterson University) on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to give an information session to students interested in the music & entertainment industry. You know what? You should go.
In this Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, we give you a great interview with Q Prime’s Peter Mensch, Pandora’s strategies to take on traditional radio, information about a great ’80s show, and much more. Oh, just click!
In this episode, Chris Roslan, President of Roslan & Campion PR, talks about working with clients, dealing with negative publicity, strategies if a client is accused of sexual harassment, and more. You’ve got to click and listen!
Tidal CEO Richard Sanders visited William Paterson University in February, 2018. Click to read this recap. You’re going to learn something, so why not?
Alex Fletcher of Fletcher Artist Management guests on this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show. Click to stream it live – or listen to Brave New Radio 88.7FM. You really should.
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, all the sexual harassment news you can handle, why Black Panther’s marketing is so great, and how the tint of one’s skin color can determine an artist’s success. Click.
Richard Sanders, CEO of music streaming service Tidal, will be the featured guest of Professor Steve Leeds and the 2018 Music Management Seminar Series on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The interview will begin at 8PM. The series is free and open to the public.
In this episode, independent radio promoters Lucas Prata and Elena Lanza speak about how DIY bands can potentially get their songs on the radio, the importance of hard work, and more. You’ve got to click and listen!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we focus on how artists make money when their music is played at the Olympics. Plus, strategies to take advantage of Amazon’s Alexa, goal-setting vs. system setting, and a link to an amazing Quincy Jones interview. Click, mmmkay?
I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Ladies music show rocks the Shea Center for Performing Arts on Friday, April 6th at 7:30 PM. Join emcees Mark Goodman (original MTV VJ) and Lori Majewski (SiriusXM) as they host an evening celebrating the best female artists of the early-MTV era.
The William Paterson University Music Biz program is heading back to Nashville for a third consecutive year. If you’re a WP student and want more information about this 2-credit summer class, go to our February 20th information session. Click for details!
Tommy Boy Entertainment CEO Tom Silverman visited William Paterson University on Tuesday, February 13th as part of the 2018 Music Management Seminar Series. This post presents key notes based upon his musings about the current state of the music and entertainment industry. Click!
In this podcast, John Boulos, Executive VP of Promotion for Atlantic Records, talks about how songs get added to radio, payola, and more. You’ve got to click and listen!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we focus on marketing to Generation Z. Know anything about them? Well, you will now. Plus, an interview with John Boulos of Atlantic Records and a link to an amazing Quincy Jones interview. Click, mmmkay?
Read this post by Joe Pomarico in which he questions whether or not his Spotify account was hacked by…Spotify! Why? Oh, just click.
Expert witness and music business attorney Michael Harrington is this week’s radio show guest. We’ll discuss Net Neutrality, his role in the recent Public Domain case of “We Shall Overcome,” and more! Click!!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we focus on influencer marketing. What is it? How does it work? How has it failed? Plus, an interview with newly crowned Co-President of RCA Records, Joe Riccitelli. Click, mmmkay?
How often does music come into our lives? Why are our lives heavily affected and influenced by the music we listen to? We see music everywhere. It’s a way to express ourselves, communicate, and serve others.
John Boulos, VP of Promotion for Atlantic Records, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. How do songs get on the radio? How does a label decide its priorities? It’s all here, so click to hear it live!
This week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up includes sales techniques you can use for your career, an interesting thought on the 2018 Grammy awards, and more. Just click!
Stephen Schloss, Shawn Mendes Tour Manager, explains what she thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
William Paterson graduate, Joe Riccitelli, has been named Co-President of RCA Records. Click to listen to our 2016 interview with Joe. He’s well deserving of this gig!
This week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up includes ways to overcome the low energy we feel in the afternoon, how to make ourselves indispensable at work, a new podcast, and more. Just click!
With each passing day, you hear more and more about how music has helped individuals overcome and/or cope with emotional trauma and mental illnesses, even saving lives in some cases. Dive into the stories that define turning points and the power of music here!
The authors of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition, Dr. Stephen Marcone (aka Esteban Marcone) and David Philp (aka Professor David Kirk Philp), were recently interviewed on Graham Rowe’s Entertainment Business podcast. Listen and learn stuff at no cost to you (‘cept some time).
Cardi B has risen above the norm as a new female rapper. But was signing a million-dollar publishing deal the right way to go? Click to find out more!
Ariel Hyatt, of Cyber PR and author of “Social Media Tuneup,” is this week’s radio show guest. She’ll talk about how bands can break through the clutter to improve their chances of success. Click to stream (this repeat) live!
Angelica Cob-Baehler, head of music at The Firm, explains what she thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
The power of music, and its impact, is shown when a song has the ability to bring back specific memories, or help you when nothing else can. Click to find out which song of 2017 showed the power and awareness music can bring to the world!
Music Biz Going Back To Music Biz In 2018 That’s right! For a third consecutive year, William Paterson University’s Music Biz folks are going to the Music Biz 2018 in Nashville. You can go with us! Just sign up for the summer class called The Nashville Music Biz. We have […]
Dom Anderson, Muse Tour Manager, explains what she thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
We Are the World: Artists for Haiti is a collaborative re-imagination of the original recording of the song, produced by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, that has continued to inspire and affect change across the world.
We don’t only need music so we can listen to something on the ride to work. We don’t only need music to pump up a party on a Saturday night. We need music for survival.
On November 27th, 2017, Royalty Flow announced that in its Regulation A+ IPO, fans or investors are able to buy shares. Royalty Flow intends to raise $11 million during the IPO. Click to see what this is all about.
Ben Weinman, guitarist & band leader of Dillinger Escape Plan, head of indie label Party Smasher, Inc. and Kimbra manager, is this week’s radio show guest! Click to listen live.
In this final Music Biz 101 Wrap Up of 2017, we look into whether Christmas music helps or hurts business, the Russian Rap music scene, how a 90 year old author gets her energy, and we get some tips from Muse Tour Manager Dom Anderson. Click!!
For over a year, rumors have been circulating that Apple has been planning to terminate its iTunes store to shift its focus towards streaming. But now, after purchasing Shazam for $400 million, it’s official – no more iTunes. Read to find out what’s happening to your collection of downloads!
Mike Mowery of Washington DC’s Outer Loop Management explains what he thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click and grow like a weed!
In this episode, Adam Ritchie, of Adam Ritchie Branding, talks about marketing your band and making connections. In this case, he explains how he connected his band, The Lights Out, with a local brewery, to create a cool promotion that sold both beer and music.
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In this Music Biz 101 wrap up, we offer info about why Disney bought FOX, how Amanda Palmer’s business mind works, a great podcast, and more. Click!
The music of Jeff Buckley is one of a kind. Blending everything from Led Zeppelin to Joni Mitchell, he created an unbelievably unique sound in his music.
In this episode, Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR talks about how publicity has changed in the digital age, what DIY artists need to think as they try to create their social media “voice,” and how publicists can turn into artist managers. Click and listen for some PR 101.
Ever wonder what lies beyond all the drama surrounding Taylor Swift’s name? Click here to see how her music impacted my life and my musical career!
In this episode, Terry Currier, owner of Portland, Oregon’s music retailer store called Music Millennium, talks about how he stays in business, the battle against Napster, the strength (and origins) or Record Store Day, and much more. Click and listen to get some music retail 101.
In this Music Biz 101 wrap up, we look into a Melanie Martinez fan’s conflicting feelings post-rape allegations. We see the Shazam deal and the SONGS/Kobalt publishing deal. And there’s much more. Click!
Matt Young, EVP at Warner Music Artist Services, explains what he thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
Each day, we are hearing new allegations of sexual misconduct by politicians, business leaders, actors, and musicians. How has this changed your opinions about those people? Click and let us know.
Melanie Martinez is one of the most unique and controversial artists of today’s music industry. Click here to find out more about this brilliant artist.
In this episode, Jay Van Dyke, formerly of The Lumineers, discusses his split with the band and the legalities of being in a band. His pal Henry Prol in new band, Head Cheerleader, also joins the discussion about making it as a band while juggling family and “real world” responsibilities. Give a listen, huh?
Selena Quintanilla is a true legend who’s legacy lives on , as she continues to break boundaries 22 years later after her passing. Click now to read how the queen of Tejano music continues to dominate the music industry.
Shep Gordon’s memoir takes readers along with him through numerous journeys within the world of entertainment. Click for a backstage pass to Supermensch!
In this episode, Sean Striegel, VP of Live Nation in NYC, talks about promoting shows big and small, using Groupon, what promoters actually do, concert security, and more. You’ve got to listen so you can get that Promotion 101 info.
With tinges of jazz, classical, gospel, rock & roll, R&B, and country, Bruce Hornsby’s songs contain a lush blend of American history and culture. Worth a read!
In this podcast, Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan and Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (he’s also the manager of Kimbra), talks about life on the road, self-managing his band, and more. You’ve got to click and listen!
Elena Lanza and Lucas Prata, two independent radio promotion veterans, are this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guests. Have questions? Tweet away! We’ll read them on the air (if they’re good!)
Halsey and frontman of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Van McCann have very unique ways of doing things. That uniqueness influences many on the daily. Click here to read a first-hand account of their influence!
This week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up includes what’s going on with the radio industry vs. Global Music Rights PRO, an interview with HBO’s CEO, & more. Click!
Your Professor David Kirk Philp was quoted (again) about Taylor Swift and her switch from country to pop. Why the obsession? And what’s next for Ms. Swift? Click to read.
Kesha’s story, an ultimate example of just how powerful speaking out about injustice in the music and entertainment industry can be. Read on to be empowered!
Click to see how Gaga kicked my butt, smeared glitter all over my face, told me to get up, smile & sing my heart out over noises from outer space.
If you didn’t know (or care), Taylor Swift’s new album, Reputation, is not available on streaming services, like Spotify and Apple Music. Instead, you need to buy physical product or download it. Why? Click to understand it all.
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we talk at length about the Entercom/CBS Radio merger, give you a good link to an interview with the dudes from Candyshop Management, and more. Click!
There was an Entercom/CBS Radio merger last week which may affect you more than you know. What should you read into this? Click for comments from radio vets and some interesting commentary.
During such a rocky time in my life, Paramore came to my rescue. I heavily related to the amount of tension both in their lyrics and in their actual band. Click to learn more about what Paramore can do for you.
Shep Gordon’s autobiography, “They Call Me Supermensch,” details the success and misadventures of his career as an artist manager beginning in the 1970s. Read to discover lessons you can use to improve your band’s career!
Songtrust GM/Downtown Music Publishing VP Joe Conyers III explains what he thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
Jay Van Dyke, formerly of The Lumineers, is this week’s radio show guest. Jay and Henry Prol, both of Head Cheerleader, will talk music biz and wow you! Someone like you should click to stream it live!
In this episode of the Music Biz 101 & More podcast, Don Nottingham, talks about his experience in an a capella group Straight No Chaser, discovered on Youtube by Atlantic Records, and examines the Middle Class of musicians. Click to listen!
Want to hear a cool interview about artist management with the authors of Managing Your Band? Yes, you do. Click here and hear it all. You’ll be happy.
Click and read an interesting feature about George Dassinger, a veteran rock music public relations dude. He talks about his career and new charity work. Did we say click? We’re asking again.
Ariel Hyatt, of Cyber PR and author of “Social Media Tuneup,” is this week’s radio show guest. She’ll talk about how bands can break through the clutter to improve their chances of success. Click to stream live!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, music publishing news, SoundExchange news, a cool podcast about managing your band, and more. Click!!
RCA Records GM Joe Riccitelli explains what he thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
Many top artist managers either run large companies that represent multiple artists or, like in the article inside this link, are a collection of companies that join forces to represent top artists. Click and learn how it all works.
Music Millennium’s Terry Currier, who has owned this award-winning “record” retail store since 1969, is this week’s radio show guest. Click to stream this interview live!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, click on articles dealing with what Pink is doing differently to promote her new album, sexual harassment in country music, how management companies work, and more! Do it!
Traditionally, an artist promoting a new album would visit radio stations, doing interviews on the air and charming executives with stories, autographs, and photo ops. Pink is doing something different. Click!
This is a blog on the Luke Davis belief in the power of music. Check out the playlist with different genres at the end. What do you think is on it?
Music business attorney Thomas Leavens explains what he thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
Adam Ritchie, The Lights Out guitarist and head of Adam Ritchie Brand Direction – this week’s Music Biz 101 & More guest. He’ll talk bands, brands & beer. Click!
The WP Music Biz program visited the Warner Music Group and Atlantic Records on Friday, Rocktober 20th. Click to see all of the images from the day.
From packaging beer & brands to musicians & depression, from cool news from the Warner Music Group to Billboard’s 40 Under 40, it’s your music biz wrap up.
Tour/Production Manager Melissa King, who’s worked with Weird Al and The Scorpions, explains what she thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
“The Weekend,” the latest single from SZA’s Ctrl album is a soulful, yet daring solid piece of artistry. Click and read a review of SZA’s “The Weekend.” A guest post by MBA student Tauhida Smith.
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, you’ll learn about how you might have a shot at getting signed by Atlantic, how to make it in Asia, what you should do on Monday, Rocktober 16th, and much more. Click!
Yo-Yo Ma is an incomparable cellist and composer, who has produced more than 90 albums and won 18 Grammy Awards. On his album Soul of the Tango, Ma performs Tango music perfectly. Click to hear why.
Erin Jacobson, who is The Music Industry Lawyer, talks in this podcast about band agreements, Spotify payments, interns & sexual harassment, and much more. Click!
With his debut album, “Phase,” Jack Garratt garnered critical acclaim in the UK for his soulful vocals sung over hard-hitting electronica. Click and read more about “Phase (Deluxe),” the extended album.
Chris Brown a.k.a Breezy has did it again with another hit single, “Questions”. It is the talk over the world and is a great song to dance to. Click and read!
Sean Striegel, Senior VP of Live Nation NY/NJ, comes in to talk about the local concert scene and how bands can get connected to agents. Click!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we point you toward Tom Petty contract disputes, Las Vegas concert security, label services, inspiration, and more! Click!!
William Paterson University’s Music & Entertainment Organization has announced their third annual Music Biz 101 & More Live Panel and Networking event. You should go! It’s on Monday, Rocktober 16th. Need more details? Click!!
Former Beyoncé manager, Matthew Knowles, explains what she thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
Recording artist Ryan Star talks about how his career led to the co-founding of Stationhead in this Music Biz 101 & More podcast. Click!
Ben Weinman, guitarist & band leader of Dillinger Escape Plan, head of indie label Party Smasher, Inc. and Kimbra manager, is this week’s radio show guest! Click to stream live!
In this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, we focus on the state of the radio industry. Do you listen – ever? Here’s what’s wrong. And how to improve it. Click!
Alana Mulford, who works with Rick Springfield’s management company, explains what she thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. Click!
In this episode, Stephen Dallas, VP of Digital Legal Affairs and Business Development at Warner/Chappell Music, talks about publishing in the 21st century, streaming deals, and much more. Oh, just click!!!
Erin Jacobson, the Music Business Lawyer, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. She’ll talk legal perils for the DIY artist. Click to stream live!
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, with links to an inspirational video that will put your career in perspective. Plus – more Taylor Swift biz stuff! Click.
Want to win some cool stuff from the Warner Music Group? Click and see how easy it is! Go on. It won’t hurt at all.
Music business attorney Thomas Leavens explains what he thinks the most important aspect of the biz an artist manager needs to know. You should click now.
This week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest is Ryan Star, a singer/songwriter who’s recorded for both Atlantic and Island Records. He is also a Stationhead app co-developer. Some in the biz say this may be the next big thing. Click!
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, from the Polish band Decapitated getting arrested to Spotify creating alternative facts to a cool podcast. Click and be amazed!!
Spotify just settled a lawsuit because they didn’t pay the proper licenses. But the settlement is being questioned and Spotify is now creating alternative facts. What’s going on? And how much money are we talking? Click to understand.
Alex Fletcher, classical artist manager at Fletcher Artist Management, explains the single most important aspect of the music industry an artist manager needs to understand. Click to read his ideas.
Thoughts on the problems of the 2017 movie business and Disney’s new streaming service. Will it have a chance in a world of Netflix and Hulu? Click.
Stephen Dallas, VP of Digital Legal Affairs and Business Development at Warner/Chappell Music, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. It’s a big title. Somebody has to explain it. Click to stream live!
From new streaming services in the movie business to thoughts on Taylor Swift’s new marketing plan, it’s your weekly Music Biz 101 Wrap Up. Give a click so your brain can grow!
Your Professor Philp was requested to answer a number of questions for an article in BuzzFeed about Taylor Swift. Click to see Part II of the original Q&A!
Chris Hufford, of Courtyard Management and Radiohead, explains the single most important aspect of the music industry an artist manager needs to understand. Click!
Brian Schechter, original manager of My Chemical Romance and current manager of Palisades, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. Click to stream live!
Your Professor David Kirk Philp was requested to answer a number of questions for an article in BuzzFeed about Taylor Swift. Click to see the original Q&A!
Jim Runge, Tour Manager for The Black Keys, explains the single most important aspect of the music industry an artist manager needs to understand. Click!
Calynn Green, Nashville-based singer/songwriter, joins Music Biz 101 & More in a wide-ranging interview about writing, process, and the business side. Click!
In this week’s wrap up, lots of information about music festivals – mainly how NOT to run a festival. Plus, more music biz news you need to know. Now click!
John Boulos, music industry veteran and EVP of Roadrunner Promotion/Atlantic Records, will be the Resident Expert of the William Paterson University Music & Entertainment Industries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Click for more.
This week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show features James Stewart, the marketing director behind Tim McGraw’s hit “Humble And Kind.” Click to stream!
From Wolf Warrior 2 (a big Chinese action film) to entrepreneur/rappers, from Apple in Hollywood to Bots on Broadway, here’s your Music Biz 101 wrap up. Click for all!
The action hero of China’s Wolf Warrior 2 looks and feels a lot like the action heroes of American films. But guess who’s bad in this one? Click.
Peter Jenner, former manager of Pink Floyd and the Clash, talks on this week’s radio show. It’s a wild, funny interview and he has a funny accent. Click and be happy!
Here’s your weekly wrap up, from some words of wisdom of Radiohead’s manager to how to get started managing and more! You should click right around now.
A guy in the esports gaming world was asked to manage some gamers. He knew it could be like managing a band, but where to start? Click for our answer.
In a recent interview, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen complained that his royalties aren’t the same as in the past. We did the math. It ain’t pretty. Click.
What kind of streaming payout can you get from Spotify or YouTube? This new analysis breaks it down. You may be surprised at the results. Click!
Charity Lomax, who has been the tour manager for The Eagles, Van Halen, Christina Aguilera, and more, tells us everything you need to know about this job! You MUST listen to this one!
Here’s the best Music Biz 101 Wrap Up you could want this week, featuring streaming payouts, royalty auctions, Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” history & More! Oh, please click.
If you were a backup singer on ‘See You Again,’ how would you make money? Click and read this to understand the process of auctioning off royalties to performance or songwriting royalties.
Southside Johnny manager Harvey Leeds talks about his years at Epic Records, how he got to manage Southside Johnny, contracts vs. handshakes, and more. Click! Presented by Managing Your Band: 6th Edition.
SaulPaul, “artist with a message,” and Alix Kram, VP at Warner Artist Music Services, offer thoughts and advice about today’s music industry. Click to stream live!
Here’s the best Music Biz 101 Wrap Up ever, featuring lessons and tips about financing films, Donald Glover & Atlanta, Managing Your Band, & More! Click!
Click to hear Dave Lory talk about managing difficult artists, his time managing Jeff Buckley and Courtney Love, and how DIY artists can help themselves.
Have a pop hit today? Count your blessings, because once the fall begins, it may be faster than you’d hoped. Case Study: Iggy Azalea. Click to find out.
If you want tips on how to get that internship with a record label, look no further than this article. These come straight from WMG – so click and make the most of this opportunity!!
Katelyn Drozd, Director of Talent Acquisition at the Warner Music Group (WMG), is this week’s radio show guest. How does one get a job there? Click & stream live!
Click and read to determine for yourself if Live Nation owning the managing companies of artists, is a conflict of interest or not for this massive promoter.
Here’s your Music Biz 101 wrap up, including Johnny Depp’s money woes, Iggy Azaela’s label woes, Live Nation conflicts of interest, and more. Click!
Katelyn Drozd, the Director of Talent Acquisition at Warner Music Group, is interviewed by Cory Ianuale, David Philp, and Dr. Steve Marcone for the Music Biz 101 & More Podcast on Brave New Radio. Click here to listen!
Click and listen to Sleater/Kinney and St. Vincent manager Alex Kadvan talk about Alex’s agency, Lever and Beam, 360 deals, how he learned to become a personal manager, contracts, and much more.
Click to stream this week’s radio show, feature WEA VP of Sales Billy Fields. He gives us the goods on breaking into the biz and how to stay! It’s worth every second of your time.
Are Fake Spotify Artists Fake News? Click and read this article from The Guardian and check out our commentary on the topic. Mmmkay?
Watch this interview with Atlantic Records CEO Julie Greenwald and artist Kelly Clarkson from May, 2017’s Music Biz conference in Nashville. Do it!
Listen Wednesday, July 12th, at 8PM EST to hear Atlantic Records VP of A&R Steve-O Robertson talk all about who they sign and why. It’s a must-listen! Click and stream!!
Click to listen to this interview with Alix Kram (Warner Music Group Artist Services), recorded at Music Biz 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee. You’ll learn more than you think!
Click and listen to an exclusive interview with Of Monsters And Men/Phillip Phillips/Walk The Moon manager Michael McDonald. Presented by Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.
Here’s your late Music Biz 101 wrap up, which includes cool info about Spotify & Apple Music money, what you need to know about music biz law, and more. Click!!
Join Music Biz 101 & More tonight to hear interviews with Grover Biery, head of streaming at Concord Music, and Heather Ellis, manager of artist marketing at Pandora. Click to stream!
In this interview, presented by the book “Managing Your Band – 6th Edition,” legendary artist manager Doc McGhee talks about making the KISS run. Click!
David Silbaugh, Summerfest talent buyer, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. Click to stream and listen to all of the cool stuff!
Here’s what’s going on, from how we can stop cyber bullying to legendary drummer Carl Palmer to logo evolution. Oh, you must click, so do it!
Are you a drummer? There is no way you’ll want to miss this podcast. Learn about the business of music from world renowned drummer Carl Palmer. Click!
If you attended Music Biz 2017 in Nashville, you hopefully saw Spotify’s Troy Carter give a keynote interview. Whether you did or didn’t, we have video from it all. Click!
Streaming is everything now, at least for recorded music. Just ask The Weeknd. Wait, maybe Seger and Swift did. Click to read the details.
Our guests on this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show include artist manager Bruce Pilato and legendary drummer for ASIA and ELP, Carl Palmer. Click!
Here’s what’s going on, from The Weeknd to Brian Schechter to how to be a great music supervisor and more. Oh, you must click, so do it!
You’re in a band. You’ve been bequeathed some money from a member’s dad and another friend of the group. The money adds up to, oh, let’s say $15,000. They say, “Make an album, son.”
But should you?
In this episode with Heather Ellis of Pandora, we learn about Pandora’s Artist Marketing Services, the hats a manager wears for an artist, and more! Click!!!
Janeen Shaitelman, WFUV-FM Marketing and Promotions Director, talks about the role of public radio with music today, how bands can get airplay, how she connects her station to music festivals and concerts, and more. Click.
John Simson and Linda Bloss-Baum talk artist management and SoundExchange in this special two-guest edition of the Music Biz 101 & More radio show. Click to stream!
Music Biz 101 & More hosts Philp & Marcone are joined by the Concord Music Group’s Grover Biery and student co-host, Jeff Sauerman, to talk the Black Keys, vinyl, streaming, and more.
In this interview Billy Fields, VP of Artists & Label Relations at WEA, talks about working with WEA and becoming the “vinyl guy”. Click now to listen!
Brian Schechter, former My Chemical Romance manager and current manager of Palisades, talks about the rise of My Chem, why he was fired, why he doesn’t have contracts between himself and his artists, what he does as a manager, and much, much more. Click!
Here’s your Music Biz 101 & More radio show summer schedule, featuring guests from Pandora, the Warner Music Group, SoundExchange, SummerFest, and more! Click to see the entire list.
Why did Don Nottingham leave Straight No Chaser? How do the guys in the group make decisions? Click to listen to Don tell all on this week’s radio show! Or click inside to get to the podcast.
Managing Your Band – 6th Edition is available today, June 6, 2017. You MUST buy multiple copies because they’ll wear out with your laser vision. Click for the best way to purchase this future Pulitzer-winner collection of words and paragraphs.
Click to read this week’s Music Biz 101 wrap up, including how to get gigs in NYC, where the NYC gigs disappeared, and how to write a press release.
Want to be an artist manager? An entertainment lawyer? A musician who has the business savvy to be successful in the industry? John Simson has done it all. Join us as we interview the man of many talents who also helped form SoundExchange in its beginning stages!
Shep Gordon was at the forefront of artist management in the late-1960s through the early-2000s. Watch two interviews and learn from the master. Click!
Brian Schechter, original manager of My Chemical Romance and current manager of Palisades, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. Click to stream live!
The Manchester Music Business is taking more than just a hit from the Ariana Grande concert bombing and the 22 lives lost. Here’s how others are hurt by the attack.
Click to watch an interview with Sean Striegel, Sr. VP of Booking for Live Nation. Sean talks about bands, managers, promotion, and more.
Watch music industry veteran Irving Azoff talk about licensing, publishing, consent decrees, managing, and dealing with the government, in this interview. Click!
In this informative podcast, Steve Robertson, aka Stevo, VP of A&R at Atlantic Records, speaks about his music industry journey, how he chooses artists to sign, and how hard artists need to work. Click!
Janeen Shaitelman, Director of Marketing & Promotions at WFUV FM, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More guest. We’ll talk public radio, breaking in, and more! Click to stream live at 8PM.
Music Biz 101 & More sits down with Warner Chappell Singer/Songwriter Calynn Green for an inside look at the life of a Nashville Songwriter. Click to listen!
Bruce Pilato talks artist management, how he made it in the record industry, and his decisions and successes with bands such as Emerson Lake Palmer and ASIA.
Tom Mullen, new VP of Catalog Marketing for Atlantic Records, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. Click to stream live!
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, from dealing with student debt to Music Biz Nashville 2017. From the Cash Money story to social media influencers. Click, mmkay?
Todd Horn, VP of International for ADA, talks about breaking artists overseas, the data used to do so, what ADA is, and much more. Click to listen!
Jim Donio, President of the Music Biz Association, talks about the 2017 Music Biz convention in Nashville, the change from a culture of purchasing music to “access,” and much more. Click!
As part of the 2017 Music Management Seminar Series, Professor Steve Leeds (also of SiriusXM) interviewed Lori Majewski, a DJ on SiriusXM and author of Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and the Songs That Defined the ’80s.
Tony Phillips, VP of On demand Content for WNYC, is this week’s radio show guest. We’ll talk about podcasting and the future of radio. Stream it live!
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, from Fyre Festival fallout to Merlin’s anger, from social media gone bad to life in a van. Click and read.
Read this to learn about how social media can go way too far at time, ruining lives. Think first. Work hard. There’s more to it. Click.
How does one promote a Spotify playlist? How does one gain a substantial amount of followers? Do you just post it all over your social media and hope for the best? Click to find out.
This is how guest blogger Ashley Weltner marketed the Strife Mag’s Picks 2017 playlist. She describes what worked and didn’t work in gaining followers on Spotify.
Do my songs have to be hits? That depends on your definition of “hit.” What’s your genre? How great are your songs within that genre? Click to find out more.
Melissa DeGeorge, Manager of Licensing & Administration for Kobalt Music, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. Click to learn more about what Kobalt is and to stream live!
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, from Kendrick Lamar’s success to how your band can learn; from the value gap to the Fyre Festival. You should click and read.
Nick Spillert of William Paterson recaps on his Spotify Playlist promotion strategies. Spotify Playlisting has become extremely important in the music biz.
Click to read about how much your band can learn from a quote in an article about Instagram. That’s a wordy description. Just click. You’ll get it.
In 2013, Justine Sacco posted a tweet that she thought was funny. Then she flew for 11 hours. When she landed, her life had changed forever. Click and read something that might save your career. Or your life.
Todd Horn, VP of International for ADA, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. Click to stream live and learn about the world music industry.
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, from how one bad social media post can ruin lives to Kanye’s creative director & more. You should click and read.
In this episode, legendary rock photographer Mark Weiss tells the story of his most famous pics, explains how he got into the field, answers listener tweets, and much more. Click, look at the pics, and give a good listen!
The 10th annual Record Store Day takes place April 22, 2017. What’s it all about? How did it start? Click to listen to our interview with RSD co-founder Michael Kurtz, done just before Record Store Day 2015. Go on. Click.
Were you at the March 24, 2017 “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years” concert? Did you miss it? Either way, here’s video of the show. Watch!
In this podcast, Atlantic Records VP of Catalog Marketing, Tom Mullen, talks about the definition of catalog, why catalog is so important to a label, how they market “old” records, and much more. Click below and give a listen.
WP’s MEO co-hosted, with the Music Business Association, a networking 101 event on April 11, 2017, to help students face their fears. Click for pics!
Click so you can listen or stream live this great interview with Music Business Association president James Donio, taking place Wednesday night at 8:00. If you need to know more about music retail and trade shows, click!
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, from an interview with Coachella mastermind Paul Tollett to Tunecore advances and more. You should click and read. Thus, please do so.
You can watch Coachella Live this weekend on YouTube. Click here for the video, as well as a link to John Seabrook’s New Yorker article about the festival.
Twin Peaks is back on Showtime on May 21st. Listen to Twin Peaks soundtrack composer, Angelo Badalamenti, act out how he and director David Lynch came up with the famous “Twin Peaks Theme.” Click.
Before big record companies ate each other up like an ’80s game of Pac Man, Geffen Records was a tremendously successful company. It’s back! Click and read.
Here’s a question we received. It seemed like one others may have, so we’re posting our thoughts here. Please click and enjoy the soothing words we present.
Absurdly famous Mark Weiss (the “Weiss Guy”), Rock ‘N’ Roll photographer, is this week’s radio show guest. Click to stream the interview live!
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, from CDs in Indonesian KFC restaurants to messenger bots talking to you. From how to fundraise with music to much more. Click!
Probably the biggest news of last week was Spotify and Universal agreeing to terms on a licensing deal, apparently one that is “long term.” What does this mean? Click.
Future of Music Coalition National Organizing Director, Kevin Erickson, discusses what the FMC does, what he specifically does, how to organize, and much more. You should listen. So click!
In this podcast, original MTV VJ talks about the early days of MTV, the book he co-wrote with the other VJs, the state of radio in 2017, and much more. You should listen. So click!
Tom Mullen, new VP of Catalog Marketing for Atlantic Records, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. Click to stream live and learn more about what you don’t know!
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, from the value of social media to Sammy Hagar’s business model to how to make money from a music fundraiser. Click!
Go to a Music Biz Meetup on Tuesday, April 11th at William Paterson University. This is sponsored by WPU’s MEO and the Music Biz Association. Click for details!
How do you produce a profitable music fundraiser? Click to read the experience of a William Paterson University professor as he jumped back into the 1980s to help a good 21st century cause.
Click to look at some amazing images from the March 24, 2017 “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years” show at William Paterson University. Who do you recognize?
In this podcast, Dell Furano talks about founding his merch company, Epic Rights, and how he got his start in music merchandising. He talks about deals, working with KISS, and how managers should think.
Kevin Erickson, National Organization Director at the Future of Music Coalition, is this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show guest. Click to stream live!
Watch former MTV VJ and ’80s icon Mark Goodman talk about the upcoming “I Want My ’80s” fundraiser happening March 24th at WPU. It’s good. Humorous. Click!
Watch this video made by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC promoting the “I Want My ’80s” fundraiser taking place March 24th. It’s good. And cool. Click!
In this podcast, Dr. Richard Burgess, President of A2IM, talks about becoming head of an industry trade group, drumming for The Buggles, and more! Click!
In this podcast episode, Zev Feldman, Executive VP & GM of Resonance Records, talks about releasing archival jazz recordings, how he finds them, and more!
In this podcast, co-hosted with business manager Aaron Van Duyne, rap and hip hop icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels talks about how Run DMC got their start, the backstories on “Walk This Way,” “It’s Tricky,” and “Sucker MCs,” and his love of comic books.
Want to see great pictures of your I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years band? Yes, you do. So click and look and enjoy!
Does it matter if an artist reschedules tour dates or cancels a tour? It matters a lot, and not just to fans. Click to read who else these changes affect.
Here’s your weekly Music Biz 101 wrap up, from how Coachella picks a headliner to why data is important in the biz to what happens when a tour is cancelled. Click!
Click to watch Collage! 2017, a production by the William Paterson University Music Department. It features everything from Pop to Jazz to Classical to Percussion. Oh, and it’s awesome. Watch!!
Watch this interview with PledgeMusic CEO Dominic Pandiscia from his February, 2017 visit to William Paterson University’s Music Management Seminar Series.
Tickets are on sale now for “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years.” Click for the link so you can attend this awesome fundraiser!
Why go to “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years”? Because of the video you are about to see. Please click and be a good person. Thank you.
Tune in Wednesday at 8pm so you can listen to Grammy Award-winning Producer/Songwriter Rob Fusari interview Rap icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. Click for the link!
Here’s your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, featuring lots of links to help you make your LinkedIn profile the best profile possible! There’s more – click!
Watch this video interview with the late-Tommy Page from 2014, where he spoke about his career as an pop star and his transition to music biz exec. Click.
Watch Chuck Granata, author of Wouldn’t It Be Nice, and Grammy Award-winning Producer/Songwriter Rob Fusari interviewed for the WP Music Management Seminar Series. Click!
Collage! 2017 is a musical snapshot of the best of the best of the William Paterson University Music Dept. Click on the link, then click on pic and go!
YOUR MUSIC BIZ 101 & MORE RADIO SHOW Our big & awesome Music Biz 101 & More radio show (the only FREE advice music business & college radio talk show in the United States) airs every: WEDNESDAY NIGHT at 8:00. ** Our guest this week is … Dell Furano, Founder of Epic Rights, one of the […]
Here’s your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, featuring positive social media, and how one person thinks it’s awful, plus the ‘Moonlight’ composer & more – click!
Listen to these two interviews to help you figure out data’s importance in the music industry. So click!
Dr. Richard Burgess, President of A2IM, talks about the state of indie labels in the music industry on tonight’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show. Click!!
Here’s your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, featuring how Spotify is using marketing to help artists, how to get your music on Pandora, & more – click!
KISS fans, and music business enthusiasts, should read about the business of this iconic band. You can listen to three interviews here too, two with band business manager Aaron Van Duyne and one with their day-to-day manager, Doc McGhee. Click!
Watch this video featuring special guest of our “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years” Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. Then buy tiks to the show. Thanks!
Want to know how to manage your band? Then buy Managing Your Band – 6th Edition. Street date is April 18, 2017. Click for all the wonderful details!
Here’s your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, featuring a story about sexual harassment in the music industry, Billboard’s 40 Under 40 (mostly men), & more – click!
The biggest influence on who I – Kaitlyn Sperduto – have grown up to be is music. It has changed my life, and I will forever be grateful for that.
Changing throughout time, music has incorporated a vast amount of influence and layers of inspirations built upon its successors. This ability to connect dictates the true power of music. Click for more!
If you want to see how a band can overcome roadblock after roadblock and only hit superstardom by not giving up, then watch Twisted F*cking Sister. Click to see the trailer.
Here’s your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, with news about Super Bowl music licensing, songwriring, Facebook, & more – just click now!!
R&B music is full of soul and passion. That energy translates even more during live performances. Let’s explore performances from Beyonce’ to the Internet.
I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years is coming to William Paterson University on Friday, March 24th at 7:30. Click to read the details!
Music is one of the most powerful art-forms in all of humankind. What makes it so powerful? Why does it have such a strong emotional impact on us as humans?
Here’s your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, with news about networking, entrepreneurship, selling yourself, & more – just click now!!
Finals week, it is the dreaded time of the semester that the library is open for 24 hours a day but, you have been up for 48. It is a stressful time for everyone, and this is where I turn to music as a release and a tool to get me through my finals. Never underestimate the power of music.
The 2017 William Paterson University Music Management Seminar Series features 5 industry guests who come in to speak during the spring semester to students. Click to read this year’s lineup!
Zev Feldman, Exec VP & GM of Resonance Records, guests on this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show. He’ll talk jazz reissues, making a living, and more! Click, would ya?
Student Taylor Desantos shares why she thinks music is a key force in the world we live in because of the power it holds to our everyday lives. Click to see!
Here’s your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, with news about blockchain, getting gigs, the German music market, & more – just click now!!
Click this link to read about the crazy uniting powers of MUSIC! by Gina Royale.
Watch two videos from William Paterson University Music Biz student Marla Cassenti as she recaps her 2016 Music Biz conference experience in Nashville. Click and see if you’re interested in going this coming May!
Want to know about artist management? Listen to these interviews with top managers of Childish Gambino, Dave Matthews, KISS, St. Vincent, and more. Click!
Music is such a huge part in a person’s life, even if they don’t realize it. Here’s how it affects guest blogger Sara Schulmann.
Here’s your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, with news about how to write the perfect email, 2017 market share, crowdfunding & more – just click now!!
What is John Seabrook’s “The Song Machine” all about? Click to read a review that explains why you should read this book, which is a fine piece of work. Truly, it is.
Click and listen to music biz tips from Childish Gambino/Walk The Moon manager Michael McDonald. From work ethic to tour managing, it’s all here. Listen!
Here’s your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up, with news about Run DMC, MTV’s Mark Goodman, and 2017 music industry predictions – just click now!!
This passage highlights the inherent importance of the Power of Music through the eyes of a psychology major/artist with a passion for travel. You must click to experience it.
Mark Goodman (MTV), Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) and Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga) come together for a March 24 tribute show, “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years.” Click for details!
What can musicians, both professional and DIY, learn from Mariah Carey’s 2016 New Year’s performance? Click to read and find out.
The Power of Music has played a big role in everyone’s life. Read what WP student Victor Vivar has to say, through music.
This post is about the power of music and the benefits that come with it! In it you will find that music is more than a listening experience and is a life experience. Just as we grow music does as well!
Music is an extremely powerful force in our world. We humans express ourselves with music and use it to connect with the hearts and minds of others. Read guest blogger Nick Spillert’s stunning confessions.
The nineties (and MTV) was littered with boy bands. Emile Hsu will give you a reason to not just love them, but actually respect them. Click.
Father, husband, and friend Larry Gates has passed away from cancer. In this post, we remember Larry and relate our story with the Hit Men bassist and late-father of your friend and William Paterson University student, Ariana Gates.
Hypebot, a music industry website run by Bruce Houghton, as re-posted our article centered on 2017 music biz predictions. We would like to thank them. Here goes. “Thanks, Hypebot.”
Read about the evolution of video game music. Think about the music in the video games that you have played before. Do you think video games will have a huge role in the future of music industry? Click.
This article describes the power of music and how it can make you go from sad to happy. Click here to find out more!
Click the link to read more about this young musician’s views on the power of music.
Listen to the replay of our interview with Jim Leavitt of The Orchard on this week’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show. We talk licensing and money. Click!
Do you play the flute and like feeling like a rock star? Then click here to find out what pieces you should be playing.