Sean Striegel, the dude in glasses who is also Sr. VP of Live Nation NY/NJ, and the Music Biz 101 & More radio show/podcast crew, pose for you after last week’s show.  Should Philp & Marcone dye their hair?

Good Day/Evening,

Our next Music Biz 101 & More radio show is in two weeks.  We’re taking this week off because of a NJ gubernatorial debate taking place at William Paterson University on Wednesday night.  Don’t forget to vote in November!

In the meantime, listen all of our other on-demand podcasts HERE.  If you missed the live shows, go back and listen to these guys.  It’s a free way to get an MBA in Music Biz Knowledge.

We held a professionalism seminar last week at WPU to talk about how students can find their inner confidence when it comes time to interviewing on the phone or in person for that internship or job.  Some of those in attendance agreed to point at you, the viewer, so you could feel badly for missing it.

Don’t worry.  We’ll do another one in the future.

Your Professor David Kirk Philp

The Atlantic Records-Driven Nationwide Talent Search

You’re going to want to read this article for two reasons:

1.  If you’re between the ages of 13-19, here’s a chance to get heard!
2.  If you want to know more about how A&R reps sign artists, you can find out some solid information in this article.

The key takeaway from this article is this:

I can’t overstate the importance of truly getting to know an artist before you sign them. The diligence process — taking time to understand an artist’s goals, psychology, work ethic, collaborative spirit and tenacity — is as important as the discovery process.”

Click and read.

FREE Panel & Networking Event Monday With Execs And Industry Movers & Shakers
Cancel everything and go to this on Monday at William Paterson University.  We have 5 great guests coming in for a panel discussion about the biz PLUS 3 more awesome guests who will take part in our post-panel networking.  This is FREE!  And it will change your life.  Well, it can.  Last year, one student turned this into an internship.  Could that be you this year?

Billboard’s Annual 40 Under 40 List
We love lists and if you make it on a list like this, you’ll live a long life filled with candy and puppies and sunshine.  Click and read and think about this:

1.  Who are these people and what have they done to make this list?
2.  What companies do they work for?  Have I ever heard of this company?
3.  If you answered NO to part II of question #2, use Google and learn more about da biz.
4.  After you find some info about that company, hit Reply to this email and say, “I didn’t know about X and now I do.  It’s fun to learn!”

Just remember, puppies wake up really early in the morning.  If you’re not an early rise, think twice before being awesome enough to make a list like this.

Music Is Globalizing, And That’s Been Great For Asian-American Artists

You really need to read this article.  It gives a great primer on how Asian markets work, particularly China and South Korea.  If you know anything about the early days of Motown, with their school to help their artists learn how to sit properly, eat properly, and even speak well, then you’ll find what’s been going on for years in South Korea quite interesting.

There are also thoughts in this article about labels and how artists can go it on their own overseas.  This is definitely worth your time.

A key takeaway:

“Home to 20% of the world’s population, China boasts a massive consumer market, with a lot of cash to spend on music. 58of China’s wealthiest citizens pay to see live events every year, compared to 51% of all Americans, according to a recent Nielsen study.”

Now read.

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More addictive than vaping!  Order & memorize this masterpiece HERE.  Sean Gilday of Blue Raven Entertainment literally tried to internalize the knowledge packed into the book’s 263 pages.

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What is the single most important aspect of the music industry an artist manager needs to understand?

Jeff Pomerantz – Artist Manager at Valiant Music Ventures

“Troubleshooting, crisis management, and deal negotiation are all important skills an artist manager should have which would allow them to do the job well.”



Podcast of the Week: Erin Jacobson – The Music Industry Lawyer

What do you know about music business law?  You might know a little something.  But everything?  Well, nobody knows everything, even the lawyers.  But if you listen to this, you’ll probably know a lot more afterwards than you do now. 

Pull out your phones, download the sounds, and listen as you drive, walk a dog (any dog will do), or frolic in the autumn leaves.

Music Biz 101 & More Podcasts: Stream Us 24/7

Great guests are coming over the next few months to your Music Biz 101 & More radio show. 

  • Rocktober 25 – Adam Ritchie – AR Brand Direction

  • November 1 – Terry Currier – Music Millennium (top indie retailer)

  • November 8 – Ariel Hyatt – Cyber PR 

  • November 15 – Jay Van Dyke – WP alum; formerly of The Lumineers

  • November 29 – Lucas Prata/Elena Lanza – Independent Radio Promoters

  • December 13 – Chris Roslan – WP alum; President at Roslan & Campion PR 

Tune in at 8 PM each Wednesday for some great, FREE music biz talk.


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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