Tidal CEO Richard Sanders Headlines February 27th Music Management Seminar

Richard Sanders, CEO of music streaming service Tidal, will be the featured guest of Professor Steve Leeds and the 2018 Music Management Seminar Series on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  The interview will begin at 8PM.  The series is free and open to the public.  It is in the Martini Room of Hobart Hall on the campus of William Paterson University.  

Sanders was a former executive with Kobalt before joining Tidal in summer, 2017.  Here’s some more information about him, found HERE at Music Business Worldwide.

Richard Sanders. Photo Credit: HipHopDX.com

“Before joining Kobalt in 2012, Richard Sanders was Sony Music’s Chairman of International & President of Global Marketing where he oversaw the global company’s 43 operating units outside the US.”

He additionally headed up Sony Music Live, which produced over 5,000 live events per year.”

Prior to his tenure at Sony, he held executive positions at RCA Records, Sir Richard Branson’s V2 Records and Arista Records.”

Tommy Boy Entertainment CEO Tom Silverman was this season’s first guest.  To read about his visit, click HERE.

Other guests in the 2018 series include:

  • March 20 – Colleen Theis: COO, The Orchard
  • April 3 – Larry Mestel: CEO, Primary Wave Music

The series is produced by the William Paterson University Music & Entertainment Industries program, which offers Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Minor, and MBA degrees.


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 PhilpD@wpunj.edu or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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