(Dan Goldberg, SVP of Warner Artist Music Services, and Matt Young, EVP of the same company, flank left to right Professors Philp and Marcone in the Warner offices.  Big news about Dan & Matt and the William Paterson University Music Management program can be read by someone like you below, so please scroll down and enjoy some light prose.


Tomorrow is Labor Day.  Today is Sunday.  When are you opening this?  Tuesday?  Just remember, the best of the best opened this before it was even written.

Listen this Wednesday at 8PM as your Music Biz 101 & More radio show plays an all-new interview with Dan Goldberg and Matt Young, both pictured above.  If you’re interested in how labels and artists design programs and earn dollars from merch, VIP packages, fan clubs, and more, listen.  Below, we have some other news about our two new friends.

Coming up September 14th is Riggs Morales, VP of A&R and Artist Development for Atlantic Records and also Associate Producer of the ‘Hamilton’ Soundtrack.

Yeah, we kick butt.

For all of our Music Biz 101 & More podcasts, click HERE. And always tune to WP 88.7: Brave New Radio to hear them through that medium.

Now go scroll down and click on the topics you hold dear to your heart (and then click on the other ones too).

Your Professor David Kirk Philp

Van Duyne, Bruno & Co.

Warner Music Artist Services’ Dan Goldberg & Matt Young: Your 2016-2017 Resident Experts
Ahh, here’s the reason for the sudden obsession with these two guys.  Dan & Matt are going to bring a tremendous amount of experience to the program this year.  Click to read more about who they are, what they do, and when they’ll be on campus.  And make sure you listen to the interview Wednesday night (you can hear the podcast now HERE).

How Much Does Sony Music Pay Its Employees?
Doc Marcone found this link and we thought you’d either be excited or appalled by the numbers.  Click and take a look.

How Much Money Did Frank Ocean Make In His Debut Week?
Forget the music.  There’s been a ton of news about Frank Ocean since ‘Blond’ (no e) came out.  Did he screw Universal Music?  Or were he and his management team brilliant?  Did this experience teach Universal to ban exclusives?

Click, read, and let us know what you think.

Are You Prepared For That Music Business Internship
Throwing this out there one more time.  If you’re looking for an internship this fall (or will in the future), you should click and read this.  It gives you links to posts that can help you get through the interview process and beat the intense competition for that position.

Christine Vay Wealth Management

Endorsed By A Kardashian, But Is It Love Or An Ad?
There are rules to endorsing products.  There are rules, enforced by the government, that have brands make it clear when something is an advertisement.  Do the Kardashians, and other social media celebrities, break these rules?  Click to read the changes taken place with rules created before the birth of social media.

A Celebrity Z-List? Yes, It Exists
Speaking of the Kardashians, who get a lot of heat for being really good at (arguably) doing nothing, there’s a whole subset of “celebrities” who don’t do much but somehow get coverage and minor headlines.  How do they do it?  Who covers them?  Read.  Click first, though.

Managing Your Band 6th Edition Book Cover (front)

How Storytelling Can Add Meaning And Imagination To The Purchase
What’s more interesting: “Hi, I’m Dave and I teach” or “Hi, I’m that superstar professor, Dave, who once got spit on by Sir Bob Geldoff”?  Would you say that #2 raises more interest?  Click and read this article, originally posted on LinkedIn by our friend Dan Goldberg, and see how you can craft your story to help break the ice and get you further down the road some people name Success.

Thank You, Music Biz Association!
Our bestest buddies at the Music Biz Association have created a podcast page specifically for our Music Biz 101 & More podcasts.  Before you take a look, keep in mind that we’re going back to Nashville in May.  Have questions about it?  Just ask!  Now click!

10 Things Mentally Tough People Do
Awkward title to this article (I changed it from what you see, and it’s still not great).  Check out this list.  My favorite is, “It’s not about winning and losing.  It’s about learning and growing.”  This goes well with “Replace negative thoughts with productive thoughts.”  Yeah, it’s touchy-feely stuff, but for some of you, this is the kind of article that can really help you.  Click.

Brave New Radio

Podcast of the Week: The RIAA’s Josh Friedlander

Dan Goldberg & Matt Young Music Biz 101 & More

Music Biz 101 & More Podcasts: Stream Us 24/7 – Here’s Who’s Coming Up Soon! 
Great guests are coming over the next few months to your Music Biz 101 & More radio show, including:

  • 9/7 – Dan Goldberg/Matt Young – Warner Music Artist Services
  • 9/14 – Riggs Morales – Atlantic Records A&R/’Hamilton’ Soundtrack Assoc. Producer
  • 9/21 – Michael McDonald – Mick Management
  • 9/28 – Mike Kealey – Motor Scout Music

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


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.


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.

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