(From L to R: 300 Entertainment’s Mark Robinson, WPU’s Dr. Stephen Marcone, WPU’s Professor David Kirk Philp)

300 Entertainment’s Mark Robinson: William Paterson University’s 2018-2019 Music Business Visiting Resident Expert

William Paterson University’s music business program has announced 300 Entertainment SVP of Business & Legals Affairs, Mark Robinson, as the Music & Entertainment Industries Visiting Resident Expert for the 2018-2019 academic year.

According to Billboard Magazine, “the former svp/general counsel at BMG best known for leading the team that won a landmark digital copyright case against internet service provider Cox Communications in 2015.”

Robinson joins the team that was recently named one of the top music business schools in the United States.

“We’re excited and honored to be associated with someone of Mark’s caliber,” said Dr. Steve Marcone, coordinator of the WPU music business program for the past 30 years.  “He’s really going to teach in our classes and not just tell war stories.  Our students will receive tremendous value from Mark’s presence.”

Mark Robinson (center) with Dr. Steve Marcone’s (far right) Structure & Content of the Music & Entertainment Industry class, fall 2018 semester.

Previous Visiting Resident Experts include:

Aaron Van Duyne III (2008-2009) – KISS, Dave Matthews Business Manager
Dave Lory (2009-2010) – Former Gregg Allman, Jeff Buckley Manager
Joe Riccitelli (2010-2011) – Co-President RCA Records
Harvey Leeds (2011-2012) – Live Nation, Southside Johnny Manager
Sean Rosenberg (2012-2013) – Former SVP Indaba Music
Steve Leeds (2013-2014) – SiriusXM VP Industry & Talent Affairs
Paul Sinclair (2014-2015) – Head of Digital Strategy, Marketing, eCommerce at Atlantic Records
Warner Music Group (2015-16)
Dan Goldberg & Matt Young (2016-17) – Warner Music Artist Services
John Boulos (2017-18) – Former EVP of Promotion at Atlantic Records

Robinson has already appeared on the program’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show.  You can listen to the podcast below:

The  William Paterson University Music & Entertainment Industries program has been a leading national program since the early-1980s, giving students opportunities to learn about and intern within the music and entertainment business. Graduates of the program are working full-time around the industry with companies ranging from Ticketmaster, Atlantic Records, Spotify, Kobalt Music, Sony Music Group, and UTA (United Talent Agency).


For full details about the Music & Entertainment Industries 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 & Entertainment Industries and 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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