|Pic of the Week #1:
Congratulations 2014 graduates!
Pic of the Week #2:
Band on the run. Actually, I was walking very fast and snapped this pic of the WPU Concert Band at the Izod Center before getting yelled at by an angry usher (no, not an angry Usher – he wasn’t there).
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Must Read of the Week:
6 Keys To Success In The Music & Entertainment Biz
Your Professor Philp has been on the job for a year now. What has he learned that he can pass along to you that isn’t in textbooks? HERE are 6 lessons he took from his 2013-2014 year teaching about all things music biz. Click on the link or pic and let us know what we’re missing.
Announcement of the Week:
Ooh Baby – It’s your Music Biz 101 & More PODCAST!
Your Music Biz 101 & More radio show is now available on Stitcher Radio. You can download the show HERE from your phone or listen on the web. We just uploaded an amazing interview with personal manager Harvey Leeds. Go HERE if you want to read a show recap on our website.
More Stuff To Check Out:
Tim Cook, Dr. Dre, and the Battle For Apple’s Cash
We know by now that Apple is working on their purchase of Beats. Some people like it. Some don’t. This article gives some good insight into how a company like Apple works, what it’s thinking now, and what may soon come to pass. Take 3 minutes and read it, would ya?
Here Comes The New Music Seminar
What are you doing from Sunday the 8th of June through Tuesday the 10th? If you have a few extra bucks, head into NYC and check out the New Music Seminar. If you want to go, reach out to Prof. Philp or Dr. Marcone. We can get you a student discount. To learn more, click on the link or listen to Music Biz 101 & More on Wednesday, May 28th. We’ll interview WPU Music Biz alum Sara Clarson, who is intimately involved with NMS. Cool? Cool.
Universal, Warner, Sony Invest $9 Million in Shazam
Does it bother you that the 3 major labels have started to figure out how they can make money from sources they used to fear? If you work for a label, which many of you would like to do, this is good news. If you’re an artist, that may be another story.
What YouTube Really Pays…Makes Spotify Look Good!
YouTube has non-disclosure agreements signed with each label, publisher, and Performance Rights Organization. Therefore, nobody knows what their official payout rates are per stream (or ad clicked upon). This link gives some info about what an Indie label received. What do you think?
Digital Music Service To Pose New Challenge To Subscription Model
Yes, here comes another way for us to get music through our mobile devices. The twist here is that this new company Yonder includes the cost of the service in the phone’s fees, so we never see a bill. Brilliant? Too Late? Click, read and give us your opinion. (Thanks to the good Dr. Stephen Marcone for the tip.)
How Rock ‘N’ Roll Can Save A Kid’s Life
Road Recovery is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources. Click on the article. Have you ever considered connecting your musical passion with the non-profit world? Big thanks to Doc Marcone for the link!
William Paterson University Music Stuff
Read posts by our WPU Music Biz students HERE. They’ve been putting out some great music and coming up with even better ideas. Did you click HERE? Oh, you should.
Music Biz 101 & More Radio Show – This Wednesday @ 8pm
Tune in or stream us live HERE on Wednesday at 8pm. Tweet us: @MusicBiz101wp or call in at 973-720-2738. This week’s show will feature Paul Sinclair, head of digital strategy, marketing, eCommerce and product development at Atlantic Records. Paul runs a team of 25+ people mapping out the future of record labels. What does he do? What will he do next? Check out his LinkedIn bio HERE. Then listen Wednesday at 8pm. Tweet us your questions NOW and save the following link to STREAM IT.
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Until next week (or our next class),
Note: That’s Philp on the left in the pic below. To his right is Music Biz student Kari Keller, WPU alum Rachel Hill, Doc Marcone, and WPU alum Sean Gilday. Hill & Gilday are not a law firm. They are Blue Raven Entertainment. You’ll hear the podcast of their radio show in just a few weeks.
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