Your Music Biz 101 Wrap Up: Week of December 18th

Dave Lory, former Jeff Buckley manager, on camera last week talking about his time managing the ’90s almost-megastar.  A WPU Music Biz class is working the book’s social media and arranging an author tour for Lory.

Guten Tag,

Our next, and last 2017 Music Biz 101 & More radio show, takes place on Wednesday at 8pm and will feature the Rocktober Music Biz 101 & More Live! event that took place on the William Paterson University campus.  Guests included Paul Rizzo, from The Bitter End, John Boulos, from Atlantic Records, Karissa Keller, from Columbia Records, Stephen Dallas, from Warner/Chappell, and Don Nottingham, formerly of the successful a capella act Straight No Chaser.

Listen to all of our on-demand podcasts HERE.

Meanwhile, we Livestreamed last Wednesday’s radio show on Instagram.  Follow our page HERE so you can see pics like the one below move.  It’ll practically be like the movies!
This week’s top stories:

Disney Buys Most Of FOX, And Here’s Why You Should Care

This was the biggest purchase/merger in entertainment industry history.  If you missed it, climb out from under that rock and click on THIS ARTICLE.  You should understand why this happened.

Amanda Palmer Uncut: The Kickstarter Queen On Spotify, Patreon, And Taylor Swift

This is a very good interview with Amanda Palmer.  If you don’t know who she is, she was the first artist to conquer Kickstarter.  And she’s moved on from there into new crowdfunding territory while creating music very far from the mainstream.  Click and read the opinions of this very strong, and smart, woman.

BMG Is The Biggest Label In Germany This Week

Things to learn: 1) German charts are based upon revenue, not sales or streams.  2)  They beat U2 by a 6:1 margin.  3)  There’s a genre of music called “Battle Rap.”  4)  Old guys like me can learn new things too.  Click and read.

Net Neutrality: What You Need To Know

Net Neutrality was overturned last week.  While it is a political issue, and we try to not take sides here, this article gives a good understanding of the issue. Why should you care?  How do you get your music?  The internet.  And you upload your music to?  The internet.  Therefore, you care.  FOX News believes Net Neutrality’s end was a good thing.  Read THIS to understand the reasoning that they’re reporting.

Keep scrolling down.  There are some tips for fledgling managers AND a great podcast of the week.

Your Professor David Kirk Philp

What is the single most important aspect of the music industry an artist manager needs to understand?

Angelica Cob-Baehler – Head of Music at The Firm

“The MUSIC has ALL the power. You have none.”

Professor Philp asked this: “Meaning that unless the music is good, nothing else matters because nobody will care in the first place? ”

Angelica’s response?  A thumbs up.

Your Knowledge Presented By:

The book is out!  Did you buy it?!?

Podcast of the Week: Cyber PR’s Ariel Hyatt

Music Biz 101 & More is the only radio show in America that focuses on the business side of the music & entertainment worlds. Hosted by William Paterson University’s Dr. Stephen Marcone & Professor David Philp, the show airs live each Wednesday at 8pm on WPSC-FM, Brave New Radio.

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.

Music Biz 101 & More Podcasts: Stream Us 24/7 – Here’s Who’s Coming Up Soon! 

Great guests are coming over the next few months to your Music Biz 101 & More radio show.

  • December 20 – Music Biz 101 & More Live!

  • December 27 – Ben Weinman (repeat)

  • After that?  No new shows until January 31st due to WPU Hoops.  Go Pioneers!

Tune in at 8 PM each Wednesday for some great, FREE music biz talk.


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

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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 or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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