During Music Biz 2016, 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, John Butler talks about his background, radio promotion, and various ways to tackle promotion for different types of artists. He is an alumnus of William Paterson University and currently resides in Nashville, TN.
Graduate student Mike Bassett interviews Bram Bessoff of IndieHitMaker to discuss his unique approach to developing new artists. You’ll hear Bram’s take on direct-to-fan marketing and how his company, Indiehitmaker, can help emerging artists release their records, develop stronger fan engagement, and report their album sales to SoundScan and BuzzAngle.
Serona Elton Esq. talks about her experiences with EMI, Warner Music, and her work on helping create IFPI’s GRiD. Listeners can also learn about her journey through school and what led her to the successes she had. The guest host is William Paterson University Music Management major Alyssa Warner.
Jen Appel talks about how artists should find their story and how a publicist can help. Listeners can also learn how one can be a part of the music industry by being a publicist as well. The guest host is Music Management major Lisa Bremer.
Graduate student Samantha Shank joins us to interview Josh Friedlander, the SVP of Strategic Data Analysis at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). You’ll get to hear about Josh’s role at the RIAA, learn some major, current industry trends, and gain some insight about the RIAA’s recent decision to include streams in album certifications!
In this episode, Graduate student Samantha Shank joins us to interview Joe Conyers III, the VP/General Manager of Songtrust and VP of Technology at Downtown Music Publishing, who explain his roles at both Songtrust and Downtown and discusses music publishing and the role technology has in the music industry.
Vanessa Ferrer discusses how she created an app that is an one-stop shop for merch management. She also explains why merch is so important to touring artists and how Merch Cat makes the whole process that much easier!
Emmanuel Legrand discusses the differences between the US and UK views on the Music Business. He also discusses copyright and what sets Music Week apart from other publications.
Katie Jelen talks about traditional and non traditional publishing deals, being an artist manager, how she got her start in the industry, and much more!
In this episode, Jim Griffin talks about the growing pains of the music industry as it adapts to the digital age. He discusses the need for balance between tracking public performance for royalty-based compensation and providing security and privacy for the general public.
Paris Nuttall, Music Management minor, leads this interview while at the Music Biz Conference in Nashville. In this podcast, Brandon Martinez talks about the importance of metadata, content ID, and monetizing content without sacrificing creative control.
Eric Van Wagner, audio instructor at Groove U in Columbus, OH, talks about his life in the industry, why he chose the career that he chose, and what he hopes students will learn from his experiences.
Joe Rapolla talks about opportunities for students interested in both music and theater, Monmouth’s student-run record label, how he got his start, and much more.
In this episode, AC Entertainment’s Jeff Cuellar talks about Bonnaroo Music Festival, how he got his start, and much more.
In this episode, Sheree Spoltore, founder of Global Songwriters Connection shared with us the step-by-step of how her company and staff help and guide artists and songwriters around the world in their musical journey.
In this episode, Deborah Newman, digital music consultant and attorney, talks about college radio, life in the music industry as a woman in the 70’s and 80’s, and copyright.
Joel T. Jordan and Mike Falis, the founders of SynchTank, talk about music catalog management, their music tech company, and their creative experiences in the industry.
In this episode, our student co-host Joseph Pomarico brings on Jason Ross to talk about starting his own recording studio, being an entrepreneur, and much more.
In this episode, Kevin Breuner talks about his role at CD Baby and the different services that the company offers as well as his thoughts on the future of the Music Industry.
In this episode, Bjorn Roche, founder and technical lead of the app Shimmeo. He explains what this custom music video app can do for you, how it works, and much more.