Your really keen Professor Philp spoke to these Lodi (NJ) High School students last week about the music biz.  They may be the future, so treat them well.


Our next, and last 2017 Music Biz 101 & More radio show, takes place on Wednesday at 8pm will feature Chris Roslan, President of Roslan & Campion Public Relations.  Chris will reflect on what worked for artists in 2017 and what trends he sees taking place in 2018.

Listen all of our other on-demand podcasts HERE.  If you missed the live shows, go back and listen to these guys.  It’s a free way to get an MBA in Music Biz Knowledge.

Meanwhile, we’re going to Livestream the Wednesday radio show at 8pm on Instagram.  Follow our page HERE so you get notified.  It’ll be cool for you to especially see Doc Esteban Marcone in action, because he is not only gifted with gab, but also a model’s physique.

Since we’re talking about Instagram, click on the pic below:
Your aforementioned keen Professor Philp (on the left in the pic) reflects upon his time on the set of the 1997 film Los Locos.  There’s a lesson in there.  In short, before you ever interview somebody, do your homework.  Check out the story because there’s also some talk of how the home video industry used to work and the racism that was reflected when the film was being sold to video stores and distributors.

This week’s top stories:

What Happens When Your Favorite Artist Is Accused Of Sexual Misconduct?

This is based on the recent allegations against singer Melanie Martinez.  Our writer explains how conflicted she is about someone she had just recently considered the “voice of a generation.”  Click on read and let us know if you’ve been through these feelings yet.

Apple to Acquire Shazam for $400 Million

This is a big deal, not just in money terms, but in the fact that much of the music industry now relies on the data Shazam provides to determine which songs are on their way to becoming hits.  Click to undertstand more.

Brilliant Corners Management Launches

We care about this one because we’ve interviewed one of the managers, Alex Kadvan (St. Vincent, the late-Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings).  It’s worth checking out this short article to see who else is included in this merger of the assets of formerly three independent managers.

Kobalt to Buy SONGS Music Publishing Catalog for $160 Million

This is so important for anyone interested in the music industry to read.  We’re talking about consolidation in music publishing, which can be just as sexy as record labels.  You NEED to understand the players in publishing and why the bigger players are buying the smaller players.  Plus, this deal led to THIS DEAL. Henceforth and hitherto, click.

Keep scrolling down.  There are some tips for fledgling managers AND a cool message for you from the Warner Music Group.

Your Professor David Kirk Philp

From The Warner U College Corner

Here’s an update from Warner Music Group College Rep Kellyn Barnes:

“Ah, we meet again!

“The Greatest Showman” soundtrack came out on 12/8! Do you a copy yet? Well, if you don’t you should! You can check out Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya in one of the year’s best soundtracks. You can pre-order it here and listen to “This Is Me” and “Rewrite The Stars” Here!

Devin Dawson has been working hard on his debut album “Dark Horse” which comes out on 1/19!

You Can Pre-Order It Here!

Until we are blessed with his new album you can check out his singles:

“All On Me”
“I Don’t Care Who Sees”
“Dark Horse”
“Secondhand Hurt”

And finally, Flo Rida is riding high on his new single “Hola” featuring Maluma.  You can find it on Spotify, Apple Music .

And their freaking cool music video is Here !

Keep singing your tunes, Amigos.

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The book is out!  Did you buy it?!?

Podcast of the Week: Live Nation VP Sean Striegel

Click on this very interesting interview all about concert promotion with Sean Striegel, who is a fancy VP at Live Nation.  Sean focuses on the NYC metro area, where many of you who read this either want to gig or want to work.  This will be worth your time!

Great guests are coming over the next few weeks to your Music Biz 101 & More radio show.

  • December 13 – Chris Roslan – WP alum; President at Roslan & Campion PR

  • December 20 – Music Biz 101 & More Live!

  • December 27 – Ben Weinman (repeat)

Tune in at 8 PM each Wednesday for some great, FREE music biz talk.


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 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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