(Professor David Kirk Philp spoke to a room full of DIY musicians on Friday at this year’s Millennium Conference in Harrisburg, PA.  These people say hello.)


Hey – Our next live Music Biz 101 & More radio show takes place this Wednesday, March 1st at 8pm.  Our special guest will be Dell Furano, Founder of Epic Rights, one of the world’s biggest branding, licensing, and merch companies.  Big thanks to Aaron Van Duyne for catching this big fish for us (Aaron shall also co-host!)  Look up Epic Rights HERE.

In the meantime, tune in to our podcasts HERE – and we’re always open to answer your tweets, so ask away.

Come to WPU this Friday for Collage!, the best of the best of William Paterson’s Music Department.  There’s Pop.  There’s Jazz.  There are choirs, vocal and brass, plus our renowned percussion department and more.  Buy a tik HERE.

Shorter email this week.  We hope you don’t mind.

Your Professor David Kirk Philp

Quit Social Media – Your Career May Depend On It
Click on this and read the viewpoint of the writer.  He has some good things to say.  But do you agree?  The writer below certainly doesn’t.

Don’t Quit Social Media. Put It To Work For Your Career Instead.
Here’s an opposing view of the article above.  Which way to you lean on this subject?  Let us know.

How To Get Your Music On Spotify Playlists, Pt. 1
Great stuff for you from the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast.  Click and give a listen.

Did you know CD Baby gives out lots of great free advice through their blogs and podcasts?  Even if you don’t use their service, use their information.  It’s great stuff.

Christine Vay Wealth Management

Mark Goodman, Darryl McDaniels & Rob Fusari

I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years Brings The Star Power
Big show taking place at William Paterson University on Friday, March 24th at 7:30 pm.  Original MTV VJ Mark Goodman will host “I Want My ’80s: The Best of MTV’s Early Years.”  Grammy Award winner Rob Fusari is Music Director of a rockin’ student band, which will perform 3 Run DMC classics with the “DMC” himself, Darryl McDaniels.

Click on the link for details, including ticket prices.  You’re going to this.  You probably just don’t know it yet.

Hear How ‘Moonlight’ Got Its Sound: Violins Chopped & Screwed
It’s Oscar Sunday, and the film ‘Moonlight’ is up for Best Picture.  Click on this article to hear different parts of the score and how it was composed.  Really interesting stuff.

Music Biz 2017 Nashvillle

Managing Your Band 6th Edition Book Cover (front)




Everything You Need To Know About Releasing A Cover Song
Going to upload your version of “Shape of You” to YouTube this week?  Does the little voice in the back of your head wonder if you can really do this without breaking any laws?

Click and read and understand what you should really do before posting.  You’re probably not going to do this because you don’t have any money, but at least you know the risks.  What are they?  Click and read ’em.

How To Get Your Music On Pandora – And Then How To Make $$
Here’s some great stuff.  If you write and record original music (or covers too, in this case), you should make it a point to try to get it on Pandora.  But how?  Click on the pic or headline.  Then, to see how you can make money, click HERE.

See why it’s important to read this email every week?


Brave New Radio

Podcast of the Week: ‘Twin Peaks’ Composer Angelo Badalamenti

Angelo is a film composer.  Since it’s Oscar week, give a listen to this great interview with him!

Music Biz 101 & more new season

Music Biz 101 & More Podcasts: Stream Us 24/7

Our 2017 schedule looks like this:

  • January 25th – Zev Feldman: Big Dawg at Resonance Records
  • February 22nd – Richard James Burgess: President of A2IM
  • March 1st – Todd Horn: VP of International at ADA
  • March 8 – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels interviewed by Rob Fusari
  • March 22 – Mark Goodman, SiriusXM & original MTV VJ
  • March 29 – Kevin Erickson: National Organizing Director at Future of Music Coalition
  • April 5 – Tom Mullen: Sr. Director of Creative Partnerships, Sony/Legacy Recordings
  • April 12 – Mark Weiss: Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographer
  • April 19 – Jim Donio: President Music Biz Assn
  • May 3 – Melissa DeGeorge: Kobalt Music Mgr. Licensing & Royalty Admin.

Mark those dates on your calendar; 8 PM on Wednesdays.  What do you want to know?  Who do you want to hear from?  Let us know!  The best part?  It’s FREE music biz talk.


For full details about the Music Management 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 PhilpD@wpunj.edu or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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