Some of the WP Music Biz students who visiting the Warner Music Group and Atlantic Records on Friday, Rocktober 20th.

WP Music Biz Program Visits Atlantic Records & The Warner Music Group

On Friday, Rocktober 20, 2017, the William Paterson University Music & Entertainment Industries program took 25 students into New York City to visit the headquarters of Atlantic Records and the Warner Music Group.  The pictures below will show off what a great day it was.

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Now, on to the photo exhibit.

Our agenda for the day. Big thanks to Atlantic’s Paul Sinclair for organizing everything.
Sinclair shows off Atlantic’s own in-house studio. Far right – WP MBA student Joe Pomarico, who works in the studio. Next to him, Ebonie Smith, audio engineer and studio coordinator.
Pomarico (right), Dr. Steve Marcone (center), your Professor David Kirk Philp (left), whose mouth is smaller than the one on the wall.
A table of Warner Music Group merch for the students to take after pizza and a session with Kaitlin Fitzpatrick and Karlie Keaveney, who work closely with college students.
Sinclair, mid-right, talks to the students about Atlantic’s archive of images and other treasures.
A better wall than anything Trump can dream up.
Marcone and Philp met with Wendy Richard (in the Packers shirt) and Karlie Keaveney, both of the college marketing and Warner Music U. The William Paterson University WMG college rep, Kellyn Barnes, rounds out the pic.
Mike Easterlin, President of both Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Records, spoke to the students about new releases, working hard, and his first radio job wearing a weenie suit.
The band A R I Z O N A talked to students and sit in the front of this pic, along with their manager, Jake Posner. A great way to end the day.

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 or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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