The Music Business Association’s Jim Donio and Nicole Hennessey are in this pic, along with the MEO executive board and other special guests of this April 11, 2017 networking event.

Networking 101 – A Great Music Biz/MEO Event

William Paterson University welcomed Jim Donio, President of the Music Business Association, and Nicole Hennessey, Vice President of Communications for the MBA, to a special event mean to instruct students on the art of networking, sponsored by WP’s MEO (Music & Entertainment Organization).  

Guests included Ticketmaster’s Tom Hefter, The Aquarian’s James Campion, music business consultant Jerry Lembo, and Dr. Andy Krikun, who brought one of his classes from Bergen County Community College.

In a later post, we’ll add some keys to successful networking.  For now, we’ll focus on the pics.  Enjoy.

MBA President Jim Donio addresses the audience to start out the event.
VP of Communications, Nicole Hennessey, speaks about the wisdom of networking.
A table of students pose in a very, very dark room. They were having fun, weren’t they?
From L to R: Student Jeff Sauerman, Donio, and Professor David Kirk Philp.


For full details about the WPU 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).  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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