Goldberg & Young WMG Music Biz 101 & More

(That’s Dan Goldberg on the far left and Matt Young on the far right (we’re not talking politics, just location).  These fellas work for Warner Music Artist Services.  Doc Marcone and Professor David Kirk Philp paid a visit to the two boys last week and recorded a radio show with them in Matt’s office.  When will it air?  Very, very soon.  Now, click HERE to see what Warner Music Artist Services is.) 


Listen this Wednesday at 8PM as your Music Biz 101 & More radio show plays interviews with PR maestro Jen Appel and music business attorney Judy Tint. We talk about how they got their jobs, what they do, and much more.

For a full schedule of our summer shows, click HERE.

WP Music Biz students uploaded more than 25 new Music Biz 101 & More podcasts to iTunes and SoundCloud in May.  Click HERE to listen to some great interviews with some great peeps, most of which will air this summer on WP 88.7: Brave New Radio.

Meanwhile, Fast Company has released their list of the Most Innovative Companies.  Do you think about this stuff when you look for a job?  Writer and smart guy Seth Godin said THIS about objections vs. excuses.  If you’re into politics, music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz has gone off the deep end about this year’s state of the Republican and Democratic parties.  Click HERE and see what he’s saying.  And the Warner Music Group is seeking awesome students for internships.  If you think you’re good enough, click HERE for info.

Now go scroll down and click on the topics you hold dear to your heart (and then click on the other ones too).

Your Professor David Kirk Philp

Van Duyne, Bruno & Co.

VIDEO: Do Artists Really Need A Record Label?

Watch this.  It’s by The Economist and deals with Kobalt, Capitol Records UK, Jacob Whitesides, and more.  Read a recap HERE if you want before watching.

Festival Owner Skips Town, Cancels Shows After Charging Bands To Play
You’ve got to click on the link above (in the headline or the pic) and then click HERE for the follow up.  This promoter allegedly charged bands to play a festival in New Hampshire and told them to sell tickets before changing the ticket prices, pistol-whipping somebody, and skipping town with $300,000.

Is it true?  What lessons can you learn as a band or a manager?  (Big thanks to Tom Hefter for the links!)

Artist Manager Purchases Music Insurance Firm Ascend
Insurance.  Like plastics, it ain’t that exciting.  But it’s incredibly important.  Every band needs it while on tour.  Every festival needs it.  Artist managers need it on their acts in case the band breaks up.  Click for a quick read about this company recently purchased by Paul Bassman, a former manager.  You’ll say, “Hmmm.  Very interesting.”

Christine Vay Wealth Management

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Music Booker Leaving For Other Gig
You should read this because the job Scott Igoe had at Jimmy Kimmel was probably one many of you would kill for.  And the job he’s going to?  You’d probably kill for that too.  The question: Did you know either of these jobs exist?  Click, read, and know another option for your life.

Leslie Jones, Star of “Ghostbusters,” Becomes Target Of Online Trolls
When Twitter attacks!  Read what happened to ‘SNL’ & ‘Ghostbusters’ star Leslie Jones last week.  Do you think Twitter was helpful or didn’t go far enough to rectify the situation?

A dude was banned permanently from the service.  Read THIS to see how he responded.

Now take a look at the image below!

Managing Your Band working book cover

Apple, In Jab At Spotify, Proposes Simpler Songwriting Royalties
Bottom line: Apple has their own deals with publishers, so these changes wouldn’t affect them.  They would, however, make royalties more expensive for Spotify, their biggest competitor in streaming.  Click to see why this is going on now.

Steinway’s Grand Ambitions For Its Pianos In China
To breathe new life into its sales, the celebrated piano maker is promoting its instruments to China’s growing middle class both as a status symbol and an investment.  A smart move in a big world?

Record Labels Need A Change Of Culture In This ‘Dashboard Era’ Of The Music Industry 
Music streaming data makes it possible to understand the fan behavior behind each stream. “But the way we translate this creativity into monetizable, digitally-mediated experiences requires a culture change” within the music industry,” says Samuel Potts, the head of radio at Columbia Records UK.

Read.  Re-read.  It’s interesting stuff.

Video: What Is Music Publishing?  

Click & watch this 2-minute primer.

Brave New Radio

Podcast of the Week: John Scher – Legendary Concert Promoter

Jen Appel and Judy Tint Music Biz 101 & More

Music Biz 101 & More Podcasts: Stream Us 24/7 – Here’s Who’s Coming Up Soon! 
Great guests are coming over the next few months to your Music Biz 101 & More radio show, including:

  • 7/27 – Jen Appel – Catalyst PR/Judy Tint – Music Business Attorney
  • 8/3 – Jason Ross – TSM STudio/Bjorn Roche – Shimmeo
  • 8/10 – Emmanuel LeGrand – Music Week/Josh Friedlander – RIAA
  • 8/17 – Joel T. Jordan – Synch Tank/Kevin Bruener – CD Baby
  • 8/24 – Bram Bessoff – Indie Hitmaker/Vanessa Ferrer – Merch Cat
  • 8/31 – Katie Jellen – Secret Road Music/Sloane Logue – Ticketmaster

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


For full details about the Music Management Program, including courses, the minor, and our MBA, click HERE.

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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).  Reach him at or find him on LinkedIn HERE.

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