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(Words fail.  Music speaks.  Pretty cool tattoo, huh?  Big thanks to Victor Vivar for showing us his left arm.)


Hey – Our next live Music Biz 101 & More radio show takes place this Wednesday, February 22nd at 8pm.  Our special guest will be Dr. Richard Burgess, a big dawg at A2IM.  Know what that is?  If not, look it up HERE.  We’ll ‘splain more about them next week.

In the meantime, tune in to our podcasts HERE – and we’re always open to answer your tweets, so ask away.

Some things worth clicking: Thursday was a bad day for artists who recorded their hits prior to 1972.  THIS ARTICLE wonders why we don’t hear new Beyonce songs on the radio.  Finally, here are suggestions for answering the most annoying interview question ever.

Oh, and there’s this:

Zack Smith, Ariana Gates, Jennette Elizabeth, Kristina Rigamonti, and Marsha Sponheimer rock out last week to Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”

You can see them perform this tune on March 3rd at Collage!, the best of the best of William Paterson’s Music Department.  There’s Pop.  There’s Jazz.  There are choirs, vocal and brass, plus our renowned percussion department and more.

Want to go?  Click on the pic and buy a tik!

Now scroll down and click on the topics you hold dear to your heart (and then click on the other ones too).

Your Professor David Kirk Philp

Van Duyne, Bruno & Co.

Instead of Exclusives, Spotify Lures Artists With Promises of Bigger Audiences
Apple gets Chance The Rapper.  Tidal gets Rihanna.  Spotify?  No exclusives.  Instead, it’s promising massive marketing for big artists to its 100+ million users worldwide.

Click to read about what specifically Spotify is doing for Katy Perry and what it did with Ed Sheeran.  Do you think this is better for artists than exclusivity?

How To Get Your Music On Spotify Playlists, Pt. 1
Great stuff for you from the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast.  Click and give a listen.

Did you know CD Baby gives out lots of great free advice through their blogs and podcasts?  Even if you don’t use their service, use their information.  It’s great stuff.

YouTube’s Super Chat: A Guerilla Marketing Gift?
Did you see that YouTube entered the live chat hemisphere in a new way last week?  There are ways for users to make money, and advertisers too.

Read this article to figure it out.  It’s not simple, it’s not easy, but the right person might be able to “work” this system and give themselves an interesting career.

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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.

Why Amazon Is The Most Innovative Company Of 2017
Do you have Amazon Prime?  If you don’t, you’ll probably get it later this year.  Or next year.  Or some year in the near future.  Or you’ll buy an Echo.  Or shop for groceries through Amazon.  And you’ll save money and receive greater convenience.

How can they do this?  Click.  Read.  Learn.

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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?

How Can A Baseball Team Win When It Doesn’t Have Much Money?
You don’t have to like baseball to read this article.  Every band is an institution; every artist has a team.  How can you play to win when you don’t have much money?  How do you think?  What characteristics in people do you look for when building up your organization?  What does it mean by looking for “inefficiencies”?

You should click and see how to think.  It’s important.

Brave New Radio

Podcast of the Week: Music Biz Attorney Deborah Newman

Deborah’s birthday was last week.  She’ll attend Music Biz 2017 in Nashville this coming May.  She’s very nice.  And wicked smart.  Listen.  Then say hello to her in da Music City!

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Our 2017 schedule looks like this:

  • January 25th – Zev Feldman: Big Dawg at Resonance Records
  • February 22nd – Richard James Burgess: President of A2IM
  • March 1st – Todd Horn: VP of International at ADA
  • 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
  • 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).  Reach him at PhilpD@wpunj.edu or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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