Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up

How are you today?  Been keeping up with what’s going on in the biz?  Whether you have or haven’t, here’s your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up.  If you’d like to get this emailed to you each week, simply sign up HERE with your email address.

On to the wrap-up!

Here’s What’s Happened Over The Last Week

Must Listen/Must Read/Must Watch of the Week:

You HAVE to check this out.  The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture just bought the Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership.  Have no idea what this is?  That’s okay.  Listen to the short interview.  Look at the pictures.  Watch the video.  Then click HERE to listen on Spotify to a bunch of the music.

Announcement of the Week:

Your Music Biz 101 & More radio show is off the air for the summer.  We’ll be back with more live shows starting in September.  Until then, you can listen to this season’s episodes by downloading each PODCAST!

You can download shows HERE from your phone or listen on the web.  Go HEREif you want to read all show recaps on our website.


Are you going to the New Music Seminar?  It starts today, June 8th, and runs through Tuesday.  We can save you money if you sign up.  Go HERE and use code NMS Edu 14 for a special student rate.  This is possibly the best networking opportunity of the year.  If you plan it out, it should pay for itself.  Reach out to Prof. Philp if you want to talk about if it’s right for you.


What are you doing on June 11th from 6:30-8:30?  Why not attend a NJ Music Industry Networking Mixer?  It’s in Clifton.  Join the group and they’ll give you the address.  Click HERE and see who you meet this Wednesday night.  Philp, Marcone & Van Duyne are going.  Will we see you there?

More Stuff To Check Out:

SoundExchange’s Project72 – Ensuring Pre-1972 Artists Receive Fair Pay

We touched upon this battle in LAST WEEK’s wrap-up.  SoundExchange (and the major record labels) is taking on SiriusXM Radio and Pandora, two companies not paying performance royalties to artists for pre-1972 songs.  This LINK takes you to their site.  Check out the video.  But keep this in mind: There are two sides to the story (maybe three sides).  Before you cast your verdict on who’s right or wrong, look into this a bit more.

Music Manager Documentary: “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon”

Mike Myers, of Austin Powers fame, has directed a documentary about Shep Gordon, an entertainment industry icon who’s managed Alice Cooper, Blondie, Pink Floyd (for 9 days), and celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse.  Click on the link and check out the trailer.  It looks pretty interesting.

10 Rules For Promoting Your Shows With Facebook Events

Read and memorize all 10 of these.  From having a logo (or image) for your event to updating the event page regularly, I bet you aren’t following at least 5 of these.  Prof. Philp has tried all 10 of these and they work.  Save this article and use it until Facebook is eclipsed by a social network one of your classmates is developing while you watchKing of Queens re-runs.

Kenny Laguna: When Bubblegum Met Rock ‘N’ Roll

Were you at the Music Mgt. Seminar (with Joan Jett) in which Steve Leeds interviewed Kenny Laguna?  If you missed it or didn’t take notes, here’s your chance to re-live it.  Click on the pic and watch the video.  Fast-forward to the parts that interested you the most.  There are some great tips here, don’t you agree?

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You: Ads That Don’t Suck

Imagine if you looked forward to the ads we’re forced to watch before a movie at the theater.  That’s the feeling NCM Media Networks is trying to create.  If it works, they’ll make a whole lotta money for their clients, and themselves.  Click to read.

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And finally…

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Until next week (or our next class),

Professor Philp

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