During Music Biz 2017, William Paterson University, a Music Biz member through our Academic Partnership Program, brought a class of 20 students to Nashville. Prior to traveling to Nashville, the class learned about networking and professionally getting past “gatekeepers” in order to make contacts in the industry. Once on-site in Nashville, the students conducted a number of interviews with industry leaders. The interviews were turned into podcasts for Music Biz 101 & More, the only radio show in America that focuses on the business side of the music and entertainment worlds. Hosted by William Paterson University’s Dr. Stephen Marcone & Professor David Philp, the show airs live each Wednesday at 8pm on WPSC-FM, Brave New Radio.
All podcasts can be viewed below:
In this episode, Don Nottingham, talks about his experience in an acapella group Straight No Chaser, discovered on Youtube by Atlantic Records, and examines the Middle Class of musicians.
In this episode, Calynn Green, Singer/Songwriter for Warner Chappell, talks about the Nashville songwriter scene, what makes a good manager, and much more.
In this episode Carl Palmer, world renowned drummer for bands such as Asia and ELP, joins the radio show and talks business about his long-standing career in the industry and more!
In this episode, Tom “Grover” Biery, Senior VP of Digital Streaming, Marketing, & D2C, talks The Black Keys, artist management and marketing, Concord Music Group, and much more.
In this episode, Billy Fields, VP of Artists & Label Relations at WEA, talks about his role in the music industry, how he became “the vinyl guy”, and much more.
In this episode, John Simson, who is executive in residence and program director for the business and entertainment program at American University, as well as counsel to Fox Rothchild. Simson talks about his long standing career in the music industry and how he helped launch sound exchange.
In this episode, Heather Ellis, Manager of Artist Marketing at Pandora, talks about AMP (Artist Marketing Platform) for Pandora, how the manager takes on many roles for their artist, and much more!
In this episode, Katelyn Drozd, Director of Talent Acquisition at Warner Music Group, talks about how to get in with the Big Three, land your ideal internship, and much more.
In this episode, SaulPaul, a musician with a message, talks about how he turns four felonies into a 4.0, growing as an independent artist in Austin, and much more.
In this episode, David Silbaugh, Talent Buyer for Summerfest, talks about what it’s like to book bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chainsmokers, and more as well as the behind the scenes of organizing a massive music festival like Summerfest.
In this episode, Alix Kram, VP of Global Brand Licensing for Warner Music Group Artist Services, talks about entrepreneurship, how artists’ create their brand, and much more.
In this episode, James Stewart – Sr. Director of Marketing for EM.co, talks about managing country super star “Tim McGraw” and the marketing plan behind his single “Humble and Kind.”
In this episode, Charity Lomax, former tour manager and production coordinator for the Eagles, Don Henley, Aerosmith, and Van Halen, talks about her job on the road, and much more.
In this episode, Linda Bloss-Baum, Senior Director Of Artist and Industry Relations of Sound Exchange talks, royalty lobbying, getting artist paid, and much more.
In this episode, Peter Jenner, former manager for Pink Floyd, talks about getting his start in the industry, the early days of Pink Floyd, and much more.
In this episode, Steve Robertson SR. VP of A&R for Atlantic records talks about how he got into the music business, how he first discovered his love for music, what he wish he’d known before getting into the business and much more!