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Kate Hyman, BMG A&R EVP (we only deal with people connected to three letters), visits William Paterson University on Tuesday, March 5, as the second guest in the 2019 Music Management Seminar Series.  This edition of the Series, which is in its 33rd year, celebrates women in the music and entertainment industry.  Marsha Vlasic, President of leading independent booking agency AGI (see what we mean about the three letters?), kicked off the series in February.  You can watch her interview HERE.

Steve Leeds, SiriuxXM’s VP Talent & Industry Affairs, is back to host the Music Management Seminar Series, which is free and open to the public.

Marsha Vlasic and Steve Leeds, Music Management Seminar Series 2019 WPU
Marsha Vlasic, left, speaks to William Paterson University students in February, 2019 as Steve Leeds looks on.

Other 2019 guests include:

  • Julie Swidler, Sony Music Entertainment’s EVP Business Affairs & General Counsel
  • Lisa Barbaris, Manager of Cyndi Lauper

The series takes place in the Martini Room of Hobart Hall, located on Pompton Road, across the street from the main William Paterson University campus.

For information about the Music Management Seminar Series, email Dr. Steve Marcone:

For information about the WP Music Management program, click HERE.


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 or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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