Academic journal article MEIEA Journal

Music Biz 101 & More

Academic journal article MEIEA Journal

Music Biz 101 & More

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Stephen Marcone and David Philp. Music Biz 101 & More (Broadcast, Streaming, and Podcast). Wayne, New Jersey: William Paterson University, musicbizl01wp.com or wpsc.wpunj.edu or bit.ly/lmSfqPc.

At a time when there are thousands of free online courses, Steve Marcone and Dave Philp, two professors in the music management program at William Paterson University, have come up with a weekly radio show that talks and teaches about the business. And it's free! Streamed live Wednesday nights at 8:00 and available as a podcast on Stitcher Radio, the show is entertaining and informative. Philp is a natural for radio. His bigger-than-life personality carries the show and Marcone's dry humor brings out the show's darker side.

I listened in on three different occasions (eleven shows were broadcast during spring semester followed by reruns during the summer). Music attorney Karl Guthrie gave excellent legal answers to several call-in questions (tweets to @MusicBizl01wp are also welcomed) pertaining to registering band names, forming band member agreements, and understanding mechanical reproduction rates. He also spoke about two secrets of artist contracts: 1) artists who are also writers do not need to oblige label requests to be paid at 3A rate, and 2) the copyright termination law affecting artist contracts enacted thirty-five years ago is now something artists from back then don't know enough about. Guthrie is veteran of the business and very willing to share his knowledge.

Aaron Van Duyne, business manager for Kiss, Three Doors Down, and Dave Matthews, among others, was equally informative. …

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