(Jim Caparro, former Chairman & CEO of Island/Def Jam and PolyGram Group Distribution, spoke to the Entrepreneurship in Music MBA class at William Paterson University last Monday. That 90 minutes was worth a full 3-credit semester.)


Hey – Our next live Music Biz 101 & More radio show will be very special. Grammy Award winner Rob Fusari will interview Darryl “Run DMC” McDaniels live in our studio. They’ll talk music, some biz, and about the March 24th I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years show that you’re going to. And yes, Professor David Kirk Philp won’t be able to hold back, so he’ll enter the fray occasionally.

In the meantime, tune in to our podcasts HERE – and we’re always open to answer your tweets, so ask away.   For today’s email, we’re focusing solely on LinkedIn. Every reader on our Music Biz list should have an account.

But that’s not good enough. You need a great account to truly get the most out of the service. So scroll down and take a look at these articles so you can make your FREE LinkedIn account better than the other person who wants exactly what you want.

Your Professor David Kirk Philp

How To Write A LinkedIn Headline That Can Make You Money (And Get You A Job!)
My buddy from a past life, David Deutsch, wrote this spot on article about how you can improve your LinkedIn headline.

As you read this, don’t get stuck on his focus on the accounting world.  It doesn’t matter what industry you are in.  Your headline (and profile image) are what either going to get someone to pay attention to you or not.  Do it right.  So click & read.

How To Create A Killer LinkedIn Profile That Will Get You Noticed
Here are the basics.  It’s not hard to do.  You just have to set aside an hour and make sure you have someone proofread your spelling erros.

(See what I did there?)

The 31 Best LinkedIn Tips For Job Seekers
Big ones are including images and video, fill out your entire profile, and avoid buzzwords.  Remember who’s going to read this.  It’s not about you!  It’s about them.

What Makes A LinkedIn Profile Great?
Just click.

Christine Vay Wealth Management

Mark Goodman, Darryl McDaniels & Rob Fusari

I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years Brings The Star Power
Big show taking place at William Paterson University on Friday, March 24th at 7:30 pm.  Original MTV VJ Mark Goodman will host “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years.”  Grammy Award winner Rob Fusari is Music Director of a rockin’ student band, which will perform 3 Run DMC classics with the “DMC” himself, Darryl McDaniels.

Click on the link for details, including ticket prices.  You’re going to this.  You probably just don’t know it yet.


Music Biz 2017 Nashvillle

Managing Your Band 6th Edition Book Cover (front)




Everything You Need To Know About Releasing A Cover Song
Going to upload your version of “Shape of You” to YouTube this week?  Does the little voice in the back of your head wonder if you can really do this without breaking any laws?

Click and read and understand what you should really do before posting.  You’re probably not going to do this because you don’t have any money, but at least you know the risks.  What are they?  Click and read ’em.

How To Get Your Music On Pandora – And Then How To Make $$
Here’s some great stuff.  If you write and record original music (or covers too, in this case), you should make it a point to try to get it on Pandora.  But how?  Click on the pic or headline.  Then, to see how you can make money, click HERE.

See why it’s important to read this email every week?

Brave New Radio

This Week’s Radio Show: Rob Fusari Interviews Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Darryl DMC McDaniels & Rob FusariMusic Biz 101 & more new season

Music Biz 101 & More Podcasts: Stream Us 24/7

Our 2017 schedule looks like this:

  • March 8 – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels interviewed by Rob Fusari
  • March 22 – Mark Goodman, SiriusXM & original MTV VJ
  • March 29 – Kevin Erickson: National Organizing Director at Future of Music Coalition
  • April 5 – Tom Mullen: Sr. Director of Creative Partnerships, Sony/Legacy Recordings
  • April 12 – Mark Weiss: Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographer
  • April 19 – Jim Donio: President Music Biz Assn
  • April 26 – Todd Horn: VP Internations, ADA
  • May 3 – Melissa DeGeorge: Kobalt Music Mgr. Licensing & Royalty Admin.

Mark those dates on your calendar; 8 PM on Wednesdays.  What do you want to know?  Who do you want to hear from?  Let us know!  The best part?  It’s FREE music biz talk.


For full details about the Music Management Program, including courses, the minor, and our MBA, click HERE.

For full details about the WPU Pop Music Studies Program, including courses and audition requirements, click HERE.


Professor David Philp is Assistant Professor Music Management & Popular Music Studies at William Paterson University. He is the co-host of the only FREE advice college radio-based music & entertainment industry talk show in America, Music Biz 101 & More, which airs live most Wednesday nights and is available as a podcast HERE every night (days too).  Your favorite professor is also co-author (with Dr. Steve Marcone) of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.  Reach him at PhilpD@wpunj.edu or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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