Sunday, 29th January 2012 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PMMeeting Music
Music business programmes in higher education are proliferating on both sides of the Atlantic. Discover what you can gain from these programs and how they differ in focus and depth of learning. In this roundtable workshop, educators will describe their programs and how they prepare and position students for careers in the music industry.
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Lecturer, Media & Entertainment Management Program, INHolland University (Netherlands)
Neeltje Mooring is a part time lecturer in Music Business at the University Inholland, based in Haarlem, The Netherlands. She is course leader in International Music Publishing at the Faculty International Music Management. In collaboration with Berklee College of Music, Boston (U.S.) she recently developed a mutual study program: International Music Publishing & Licensing.
Director, Music Business Department, PopAkademie Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)
After finishing his studies of Economics at University Mannheim and holding a degree in Economics Prof. Hubert Wandjo started his career in the music business within the marketing section at CBS Records. Working successfully in different marketing positions he quickly moved to a senior management level within CBS becoming Head of Music Business.
Professor, Masters Program in Music Management, University of Agder (Norway)
Composer, saxophonist and singer. 9 CD releases with his own music. He was a member of the legendary American jazz-group Steps Ahead for many years. Other collaborators have been John McLaughlin, D’Gary, Rickie Lee Jones, Ray Phiri, Hariprasad Chaurasia. He has participated on hundreds of recordings all over the world. 3 saxophone concerts have been written especially for him. Hofseth has written numerous commissioned pieces for film, TV and concert, using different genres and different ensembles. Hofseth had been active on the board of his local collective management organisations such as TONO and NcB. He has for many years been a member and Chairman of the CIAM working group (International Council for Authors of Music. Currently he chairs the United Nations (WIPO) efforts of setting up an International Music Registry. He is a Professor of Music at The University of Agder (Norway).
Professor of Music Business, Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business (USA)
Don Cusic is a pioneer in Music Business education, having taught courses in the music business since 1982. He is also one of the premier historians of country music, an internationally known scholar and writer. Cusic is the author of 21 books, including biographies of Eddy Arnold, Gene Autry, Riders In The Sky and Henry Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point. He has edited books on the lyrics of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. He is currently Professor of Music Business and holds the Professorship for Music Row Professor of Music Industry History at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chair, Music Business/Management Department, Berklee College of Music (USA)
Chair and founder of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music, is an attorney, educator, and musician. He holds advanced degrees in law and music (B.M. University of Nebraska, M.M. University of Miami, J.D. University of Denver), has authored numerous articles on the music industry, and has spoken at many national and international music industry events. He co-authored the online course Legal Aspects of the Music Industry for Berkleemusic.com. As an attorney, he has represented clients in matters of copyright and contracts, and he remains active as a trumpet player in a variety of jazz and commercial settings. Don is Past President of the NAMM-Affiliated Music Business Institutions, a past officer and Board member of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators’ Association, a past Trustee with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and currently serves on the Alumni Advisory Council of the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. He served for fourteen years with the International Association for Jazz Education, as the Resource Team representative for music business/management.