On Monday, November 7th, the world experienced a sea change greater than the 2016 presidential election, which took place the following day. Because on Monday, November 7, 2016, the world experienced Music Biz 101 & More Live for a second consecutive year on the great American campus some call William Paterson University. The live show was recorded to air on WPSC: Brave New Radio on November 23, 2016.
What follows below is the podcast of this event and a full visual recap. Nearly every pic is by Jess Talos. Give her a hand or a hearty congratulations if you ever see her. She also takes great photos of her cat which you can see HERE.
The evening began with an hour-long live Music Biz 101 & More radio show, hosted by Dr. Esteban (Steve) Marcone and your Music Biz Professor, David Kirk Philp. Your hosts interviewed five industry guests about how they got their start in the biz, what kind of internships are important to attain (and how to nab one), and to describe their definition of hard work.
After the show (recorded and produced by Nathaniel “Nate the Hawk” Hawkins) and a quick break, our industry guests gathered at tables and sat with students in our 12-minute networking rounds. Nine guests rotated from table to table, regaling the students with stories, tips, and inspiration.
The list of panelists and networking industry guests is below. Thanks to all of them for taking the time to share their knowledge and experiences with eager Music Biz students. You could see brains all over the room resemble giant sponges. Oh, here’s that list of nice peeps:
- Rosie Lopez – President, Tommy Boy Entertainment
- Matt Young – EVP, Warner Music Artist Services
- Tom Hefter – Senior Manager – National Tours, Ticketmaster
- Katelyn Drozd – Director of Talent Acquisition, Warner Music Group
- Lou Micelli – Lead Singer, Palisades
- Kari Keller – Touring & Events Assistant, Columbia Records
- Joey Stefan – Coordinator of Business Operations/Content Distribution, Viacom
- Aaron Rosa – Drums, Palisades
- Matt Marshall – Guitar, Palisades
- Brandon Elgar – Bass, Palisades
The Music Biz 101 & More Live session was produced by WP’s MEO (Music & Entertainment Organization). In 2015, MEO won an award for their production of the first radio show/networking event. The 2016 edition was run even more smoothly. Bit thanks to the MEO executive board:
- Joelle Filippi
- Emily Case
- Bianca Russo
- Fatima Diakate
- Gina Rajekas
Now, listen to the podcast and look at the pics. Are you in any of them?
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.
We’ll do this again next year. Mark your calendars for mid- to late-October, 2017 and make sure you attend. See you then?
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.