Danny Bennett, President & CEO of Verve Records (owned by the Universal Music Group) and manager of his father, Tony Bennett, will visit William Paterson University on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8pm.  He’ll speak as part of this year’s Music Management Seminar Series.  

Danny Bennett will be interviewed by Steve Leeds, WPU adjunct professor and VP Talent Affairs at SiriusXM.  If you’re interested in artist management, time management (how do you run a collection of labels and manage one of the most successful Jazz artists of all time simultaneously?), the future of the Jazz and Classical business, or the career of Tony, you’ll want to attend this free event.  

The 2010 Whitney Gala and Studio Party at The Whitney Museum of American Art on October 26, 2010 in New York City.

The interview will take place in William Paterson University’s Hobart Hall, Martini Room.  It is free and open to the public.  

Cyndi Lauper manager Lisa Barbaris closes out the 2017 Series on Tuesday, May 2nd at 8pm.


For full details about the WPU 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.

One Reply to “Danny Bennett, President & CEO Verve Label Group, Visits WPU April 4th”

  1. Hi Tony.
    I am Greg Ching. I met you about 40 years ago at Manila Hotel. It was an honor to know you personally and be your temporary driver in Manila.

    I’ve written more than a dozen songs through the years. I’m sending you an audio files ( I wrote these music with an intention and desire that it be used for movie theme songs) and I would be grateful if you listen and probably sing some of my songs. I would appreciate if you can pave a way for my music. My warm regards. Hope to see you again after 40 long years.

    Greg Ching

    8 Virginia Rail Dr. Marlborough, Connecticut 06447

    This is an instrumental version of my song by a Japanese harpist, Tadao Hayashi. I have other versions: solo, SATB choir, violin solo.

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