Music Biz class with Sean Gilday & Rachel Hill

Here’s your weekly music & entertainment industry wrap-up, handcrafted to give it that perfect Music Biz 101 flavor. You can always click HERE to sign up for our weekly newsletter, the official newsletter of the William Paterson University Music Management and Popular Music Studies programs.  We guarantee the best information this side of ignorance.

Wait – Is that an insult?  If so, who’s being insulted?  While we figure this one out, go ahead and read below. 

Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up

You’re invited to a stimulating Music Biz networking event tomorrow (10/26).  Read the image and see who’ll be there. Then drop everything and go.  For details, click HERE.


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Pic of the Week #1:

Sean Gilday and Rachel Hill of Blue Raven Artists Entertainment, a booking agency and merch company, visited WP’s Modern Entertainment Company class this past Wednesday to talk about merchandise strategies for the December Collage! concert the class is producing.

Ask us what on Earth “Collage!” is and why the exclamation point is needed.

Pics of the Week #2 & #3:

Songwriter/Producer/Musician Andy Marvel visited William Paterson University’s Popular Music Studies program on Thursday and was interviewed by Martin Briley, no slouch himself when it comes to writing memorable hooks.

Meanwhile, the students had fun too.

Pics of the Week #4 – #9:

RCA Records VP/GM Joe Riccitelli visited the Music Biz 101 & More radio show on October 14th.  Photographer Jess Talo was there to capture Joe’s appearance.  A series of her best pictures are below.

This is MBA in Music Management candidate Keri Rovito, reading a listener’s tweet to Riccitelli.

Producer Bianca Russo worked hard to make the show sound like butter.  Wait.  Wha does that mean?

Did you listen to the show?  What did you think?

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More Stuff To Check Out:

Music Biz 2016 Tickets on Sale Now! 

Think about going to the music industry’s main convention of the year, Music Biz 2016.  In fact, William Paterson University’s Music Biz program will attend.  Buy tickets now and let’s hook up?  We’ll interview folks for the radio show/podcast and bring a whole class of eager students.  Hit reply and ask for details!

Apple Music, YouTube Red Mark Momentus Week In Digital Music

Did you hear about how many people are paying monthly for Apple Music?  Did you hear about YouTube’s subscription streaming service, called Red?  If no, click on the article and familiarize yourselves with what’s going on.  Can either beat Spotify?

13 Things You Need To Know About YouTube Red

What is YouTube Red?  See the article above.  Then click on this to watch a short introductory video and learn some details.
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More Stuff To Check Out Part II:

Internships: How To Survive The Online Application

If you’re looking for an internship, you might very well need to fill out an online application. How can you nail it?  Click and read some tips from a music industry person who is one of the people who reads completed applications.  Then look below.


Spring Internships at Warner Music Group?  Apply Now!

If you’re looking to intern at WMG this spring semester, go HERE and apply.  As you know, we have a new relationship with these folks to help place our most qualified students.  So if you don’t get an internship there this time, try again.  If you apply, be sure to let Prof. Philp know so he can try to help!

Before you apply for any spring internship, we recommend you read THIS, which was written to help you nail that phone or in-person internship interview.

PRS Vs. SoundCloud: An Opportunity to Transform Music Biz Royalties

This is a good article to check out, because it covers an association we know little about here in the U.S., called PRS for Music, which appears to be similar to ASCAP, BMI, and/or SESAC.

In this article, an advocate for EDM artists and talks about a lawsuit between PRS for Music and SoundCloud.  He makes suggestions to improve payouts to SoundCloud artists.  It’s pretty interesting.  Click and check it out.

Spotify Pulls Thousands of Victory Records Songs In Royalties Dispute

What’s this all about?  An indie label feels that Spotify hasn’t paid proper royalties to Another Victory, the publishing arm of Victory Records.  Read about the bands, number of streams, and the amount of money Spotify allegedly owes.

Big thanks to Miguel Rivera for the link!

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