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Universal’s Virgin Music enters global partnership with Australian band Mushroom

The Virgin Music Label & Artist Services (VLMAS) division of Universal Music Group has entered into a global partnership with Australia’s largest group of independent labels, Mushroom, to support and distribute the releases of Mushroom artists worldwide, outside Australia and New Zealand. The Mushroom label division remains 100% independently owned and its established ANZ operations […]

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Kartel – Head of Digital Marketing and Advertising (UK)

Kartel Music Group is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Digital Marketing & Advertising Manager to join its growing music marketing and services agency. The Digital Marketing and Publicity Manager role will work closely with a roster of independent artists and label clients who will drive their digital marketing, social media and content goals […]

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BMG – Head of Digital Advertising (Europe) (DE)

We are looking for a Manager (f/m/d) Digital Advertising (Europe) to join our Global Digital Partnerships and Strategy team in Berlin. BMG’s digital team continues to grow, evolve and innovate in digital marketing, streaming, news and analytics and business development. Globally aligned but present in all areas of the business, BMG digital offers a different […]

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Sylvia Rhone – The godmother of the music industry

Sylvia Rhone is a pioneer in the field of music. Read about her arrival and how she’s still impacting the culture! Female music industry executives are hard to find and black female industry executives are rare. However, one woman has managed to transcend all barriers: Sylvia Rhone, considered the most influential female executive in the […]

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Utopia – Product Director, Creative Music Agency – (Remote)

The music is amazing. He can excite hundreds and unite thousands. But as an industry, it’s been slow, complicated and patchwork. As the world of technology has looked to the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by the inefficient systems of the past. At Utopia, we believe there is a better solution. This […]

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BMG acquires musical interests of blues icon John Lee Hooker

BMG acquired the musical interests of iconic American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist John Lee Hooker from his estate. The deal includes its entire publishing catalog (Boom Boom, A Bourbon, A Scotch, A Beer, boogie chillinamong others), co-acquired with longtime BMG partner Fujipacific Music. The deal also includes all of John Lee Hooker’s recorded and performance […]

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Songtrust – Business Development Manager: LATAM – (Remote/US)

Songtrust is a global publishing administration service offering the most flexible and fair publishing offering in the industry. We partner with songwriters, reps and companies to build healthy songwriting careers. Songwriters build healthy careers when they take an active role in running their business and owning their music. We empower them by providing them with […]

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Session – Product Owner (UK/SE/Remote)

Session Make music. Obtain credit. Who are we? World-class writers/producers Björn Ulvaeus, Max Martin and Niclas Molinder founded Session, which today is the market leader in the fight against inadequate creator data collection. Millions of creators are not getting fair payment and credit for their work due to inaccurate song or recording information. Session Studio […]

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Now India.Arie, Graham Nash get their music from Spotify

Over the past week, superstar artists Neil Young and Joni Mitchell have pulled their catalogs from Spotify in response to what they say is the company’s spread of “misinformation” about Covid-19 vaccines. The catalyst for Young’s removal of his music from the service was recently released open letter of hundreds of medical professionals, calling on […]

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Elvis Costello signs exclusive global music publishing deal with BMG

Legendary British songwriter Elvis Costello has signed an exclusive worldwide music publishing deal with BMG to perform his life’s work. The deal includes his latest album The boy named Si, which entered the Official UK Albums Chart last week at No. 6, its highest position since 1994. Under the agreement, BMG will administer the rights […]

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Anghami set to list on NASDAQ as SPAC shareholders approve merger

Spotify’s prominent rival in the Middle East, Anghami, is set to become a NASDAQ-listed company. In March 2021, Anghami entered into a definitive merger agreement with Vistas Media Acquisition Company, a publicly traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), with the agreement expected to result in Anghami listing on NASDAQ in New York. . The way […]

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Sony Music acquires Bob Dylan’s recorded music catalog

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has acquired Bob Dylan’s entire catalog of recorded music. SME has also acquired the rights to several future new releases, in what the company calls “a major expansion” of its six-decade relationship with the legendary artist. The deal, which SME calls a “historic deal”, reached in July 2021 and includes the […]

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Manitoba music icon Vince Fontaine dies at 60 – Winnipeg

A Manitoba music icon has passed away. Vince Fontaine, a Juno-winning member of bands like Indian City and Eagle & Hawk, was a familiar face on the music scene, both for his own musical prowess and for his decades-long focus on supporting and advancement of indigenous artists. Fontaine’s death on Tuesday at the age of […]

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Muni Long fights against the music industry and wins with viral “hours and hours”

Overnight success has been a long time coming for Muni Long. The artist formerly known as Priscilla Renea landed a major recording contract with Capitol in the late 2000s due to viral success on YouTube. Embarrassed and misunderstood, her artist project did not take off, but she quickly established herself as one of the industry’s […]

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Cincinnati Music Accelerator’s Music Business Academy Aims to ‘End the Hungry Artist Cycle’ | Music function | Cincinnati

Click to enlarge Photo: provided by Kick Lee Cincinnati Music Accelerator’s Music Business Academy attendees learn about licensing, entertainment law, marketing and more. Cincinnati Music Accelerator (CMA) has expanded its educational offerings for musicians through a reboot of its commercial program. The new program is officially called the Music Business Academy. In it, artists learn […]

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Google – Manager, Music Publishing, YouTube Music (US)

About work This role may also be located at our campus in Playa Vista, CA. Note: When applying for this position, you will have the option to share your preferred work location from the following: New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience. 8 years of commercial […]

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Soundcloud – Director, Fan Business (US)

SoundCloud is a next-generation music entertainment company powered by an ecosystem of artists, fans, and thriving communities. As one of the most influential cultural platforms in the world, SoundCloud occupies a unique position in the market as a music streaming service with the largest catalog of music and as a service and distribution company. artists […]

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American actress Issa Rae calls the music industry ‘the worst industry I’ve ever encountered’, riddled with ‘crooks and criminals’

Issa Rae, whose five-season run with HBO Unsafe ended with a finale on Sunday (December 26), dipped more than one toe in the music industry. She launched her own label, Raedio, and is producing a new show about budding rappers, using her existing career to help launch music. But rather than appearing to be thrilled […]

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Issa Rae calls the music business ‘the worst industry I’ve ever encountered’

Issa Rae, whose five seasons with HBO’s “Insecure” ended with a finale this weekend, has dipped more than one toe in the music industry. She launched her own label, Raedio, and is producing a new show about budding rappers, using her existing career to help launch music. But rather than appearing to be thrilled to […]

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emPawa Africa – Global Marketing Manager (UK/GH)

Employer: Empawa Africa Location: London or Accra Salary: Competitive Closing: Jan. 23, 2022 Start date: Immediately Job Title: Global Marketing Manager Sector of activity: music/technology industry Type of contract: CDI Hours: full time Contact: [email protected] Our vision and our mission emPawa Africa is a music label services platform that works with aspiring African artists to […]

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I Paid My NYU Tuition With A Music Business I Started In High School

Sam Guyton paid for his tuition with money from a music business he started in high school. Today, he is the 23-year-old owner of Vali Entertainment, a corporate entertainment company. He shared how he started a successful business in high school and a new one during the pandemic. Sam Guyton has music and entrepreneurship in […]

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Historic Beatles audio interviews to be auctioned off as NFTs

Historic audio interviews with The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are up for auction as digital NFTs this week. The auction represents the first time rockstar interviews have been sold as NFTs, according to Voices of Classic Rock Archive (VOCR), which mints and auctions NFTs. The four Beatles NFT Interviews, […]

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Legendary South Jersey music industry insider Kal Rudman and wife Lucille have died | State and Region

Solomon “Kal” Rudman, 91, the South Jersey music industry insider who founded the influential radio advice sheet Friday Morning Quarterback, has died. Rudman’s death after a long illness was confirmed by Deane Media Solutions, the company he sold FMQB to in 2020. Rudman died with his 63-year-old wife, Lucille, by his side on Tuesday at […]

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Listings of NetEase Music Services on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

The music industry’s latest IPO is here. Chinese tech giant NetEase’s subsidiary, Cloud Village – which operates the NetEase Cloud Music music streaming service – officially listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange today (December 2). Cloud Village raised HK$3.28 billion (approximately US$421 million at current exchange rates) upon its IPO, with the share price […]

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CD Baby – Senior Paid Media Specialist (USA)

CD Baby is an independent artist services platform that allows independent musicians to easily distribute, promote and monetize their distribution platform for independent artists. We allow creators to distribute their music on Spotify, Apple Music, Instagram, YouTube, Amazon Music, Pandora, Facebook,ICT Tac, and over 150 other platforms worldwide. We manage the largest catalog of independent […]

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Lime Blue – Business Development (APAC) (USA)

Lime Blue Music is a rapidly growing London-based company specializing in the worldwide management, collection and distribution of neighboring rights. Lime Blue Music represents nearly one million recordings from over 1,500 different performing clients and master masters. Working across all genres of music, our goal is to maximize neighboring rights revenues for our clients through […]

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The 2021 A&R Awards: an evening where everyone won a little

To be honest, we were a little nervous. The A&R Awards, the UK-focused ceremony presented by Music Business Worldwide in association with Abbey Road Studios, took off last year. We don’t need to explain why. You know very well why. This meant that the 2021 incarnation of last night’s event recognized the work of songwriters, […]

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Young Thug signs global publishing deal with Kobalt

Kobalt has signed a worldwide deal with Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and rapper Young Thug. The deal includes publishing administration, including global synchronization and creative services, for all future Young Thug songs. MBW understands the rapper’s current slate remains at Reservoir, where he signed a deal in 2018. Last year, Young Thug achieved fourteen Billboard tracks […]

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Local artists connect with industry leaders on Music Business Mondays

To help grow the music scene in Columbus, Music Columbus hosts Music Business Mondays, which connect local artists with industry leaders. Credit: Courtesy of Dan Mitchell To help grow the music scene in Columbus, Music Columbus hosts Music Business Mondays to connect local artists with industry leaders. Music Business Mondays, a monthly music industry education […]

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Harry Styles: the teenage idol became a music icon

A regular customer strolling through Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino may have felt a bit out of place on Thursday night. Lines of people in their early twenties wore elaborate outfits including glittery jumpsuits, rainbow boas, glow-in-the-dark cowboy hats and sheer crop tops – an ode to the singer’s flamboyant, fashion-forward pizzazz , Harry Styles, thousands […]

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Music Managers Forum – Membership Secretary (UK)

The Music Managers Forum is the world’s largest professional body for music managers with over 1200 members in the UK with global businesses. We educate, innovate and advocate for our wide range of members. Our goal is to campaign for a fairer and more transparent music industry that works in the interests of all music […]

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Big investors are pouring money into the music business – Billboard

Less than a month after a $54 billion stock split by Universal Music Group (UMG), three of the world’s biggest private equity players – KKR, Blackstone and Apollo Global Management – are making billion dollar bets dollars on the music sector. KKR, which has $429 billion in assets under management and announced in March that […]

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Concord sponsors the heavyweight category at the A&R Awards

Concord Music Publishing has joined the growing list of A&R Awards sponsors, supporting the ever-ultra-competitive Pop/R&B category. The list of nominees includes label and publisher executives who have been behind the most successful and successful artists of the past two years. Kim Frankiewicz, EVP Worldwide A&R of Concord Music Publishing, said: “In an artist’s journey, […]

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Roy Forbes celebrates 50 years in the music business.

A treasure from the North Shore will make some intimate appearances next week to mark its 50 years in the music industry. Roy Forbes will celebrate half a century of musical creation when he performs on October 22 and 23 at the Deep Cove Shaw Theater in North Vancouver. Proving that he still has a […]

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Billy Porter signs with Island UK and Republic Records

Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, playwright and author Billy Porter has signed a partnership with Island UK and Republic Records. Porter also unveiled a new single titled Children. Porter began his music career in 1997 with the release of his self-titled debut album (aka Untitled) which spawned the Top 10 boiling […]

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Spotify backs hotly contested category at A&R Awards

The big names continue to support next month’s A&R Awards, and stepping forward to sponsor the Contemporary Black Music category is one of the biggest: Spotify. Sulinna Ong, music director of streaming giant UK/IE, said: “Contemporary black music reflects the zeitgeist and the beating heart of British culture, so at Spotify we are incredibly proud […]

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Country music icon Crystal Gayle blows through Fort Worth on tour

With such a long and renowned career, country music icon Crystal Gayle’s little time off since 2020 is just a blip on her touring record. In September, she gave her first performances since the start of the pandemic, and she will be heading to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth on Monday, December 13. Gayle, […]

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Downtown rallies to sponsor Songwriters Award at A&R Awards

Downtown is the sponsor of the prestigious Songwriter of the Year category at this year’s A&R Awards. It was a year of change for the company, which sold its publishing catalog to Concord in April and transformed itself into a global services company in the process. One constant, however, is his respect for the importance […]

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Country music icon Crystal Gayle blows through Texas again

With such a long career under her renowned skin, country music icon Crystal Gayle’s little time off since 2020 is just a blip on her touring record. In September, she gave her first three performances since the start of the pandemic and is heading to the Brauntex Theater in New Braunfels for her fourth on […]

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Tori Amos: The music industry is a toxic environment for women | People

Tori Amos thinks the music industry can be a “toxic environment” for women. The 58-year-old thinks female artists are often pitted against each other and sometimes fall victim to the ‘system’. She said: “When you’re on your first, second, third record, and you’re not established enough yet, you can be pitted against each other. “People […]

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Warner Music Group – Director, Global Catalog Marketing (UK)

At Warner Music Group, we care about our employees. Our global company is made up of skilled, passionate and creative individuals. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute and grow. We believe in the value of every individual and encourage applications from people of any age, […]

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The 2021 A&R Awards: the finalists revealed!

Britain’s music industry’s finest night is on its way: on the evening of Tuesday 9 November, the A&R Awards 2021 in association with Abbey Road Studios – presented by MBW – will take place in central London. Held at the De Vere Grand Connaught venues in Holborn/Covent Garden, all lounge tables for this year’s event […]

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Round Hill Music – Label Royalty Services Coordinator (USA)

Round Hill Music (RHM) is a full-service creative music company primarily focused on music publishing. The company operates a music publishing division, synchronization and royalty administration, a music production library business, a label and label services division as well as a Nashville songwriter services group with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and London. […]

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Reservoir signs global deal with Joni Mitchell

Reservoir Media has signed a new contract with music icon Joni Mitchell, which sees the company become the global administrator of its publishing catalog. The catalog of the singer-songwriter winner of nine Grammy Awards has been previously administered by Sony Music Publishing, following a global agreement hit 24 years ago in 1997. Mitchell’s third studio […]

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Look Away examines sexual abuse in the music industry

The lyrics are cheeky: “I slept with Sable when she was 13,” sings Iggy Pop. Ted Nugent had a song called “Jailbait” about the same girl. “Sable” was Sable Starr, one of many young girls drawn to the dangerous glamor of the Los Angeles rock ‘n’ roll scene in the early 1970s. marvels the songwriter […]

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amuse – Chief Marketing Officer (NYC/Remote)

Changing the game since 2017, we’re a new kind of music company providing free music distribution and empowerment tools to artists and their teams around the world. Using music consumption data, we find, license and create cutting-edge services for tomorrow’s indie talent. Role description We are further expanding our global presence and are looking for […]

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How scalable is current music copyright assessment?

This MBW op-ed comes from Ran Geffen, founder of XR connect development agency OMR and CEO of Amusica Song Management in Israel. Here he offers a sober look at the future of the music industry… Recently, the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee spoke loud and clear: the distribution of wealth in […]

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Bryan Adams Signs Global Record Deal With BMG

Multi-platinum superstar, recording artist and songwriter Bryan Adams has signed a worldwide recording deal with BMG to release his next studio album. This is his first contract with a new label in more than 40 years, says BMG. One of Canada’s most decorated singer-songwriters, over four decades, Adams has released 14 studio albums. Her writing […]

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Travis Barker signs global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

Warner Chappell Music has signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with musician, record producer, songwriter and pop-punk icon Travis Barker. Known as the drummer of the hugely influential multi-platinum band Blink-182, Barker has also found success with his Transplants and +44 outfits, alongside a prolific solo career. Crossing multiple musical genres, he co-wrote and produced […]

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Rapper IDK to launch music business program at Harvard

Rapper IDK launches music business program at Harvard University for students of color By The Associated Press June 18, 2021, 2:31 PM • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — Rapper IDK is launching a music business program at Harvard University for students of color. IDK’s No Label Academy, […]

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Discogs – Digital Media Sales Specialist: Music/Audio (USA)

Open to applicants or wishing to relocate to OR, WA, ID, UT, AZ, TX USA Who we are Discogs is a global company with locations in Oregon, the Netherlands, and Japan. Discogs has created and maintains the world’s largest crowdsourced, community-based database of recorded music information. Every day, millions of people use the Discogs Marketplace […]

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AmazeVR – Senior Marketing Manager (US)

Overview AmazeVR is an immersive technology company creating Amaze Immersive Concerts, a full-service virtual concert solution. Through Amaze Immersive Concerts, fans come face-to-face with their favorite artists in a virtual experience by embedding the artist’s performance in stereoscopic 8K+ action video in surreal environments that transcend reality. Our vertically integrated distribution model maximizes quality and […]

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Millikin Launches New Music Business Degree Program

Millikin will offer a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Music Business starting fall 2021 The Millikin University School of Music is pleased to announce new undergraduate degree offerings for a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business with an expected fall 2021 offering. are automatically admitted to the […]

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Cat Kreidich named chairman of Warner’s ADA

There has been a big change at Warner Music Group (WMG). Cat Kreidich has been promoted to president of ADA Worldwide, the independent label and artist services arm of WMG, just months after joining the company from Sony Music. The respected executive will now oversee a number of operations at Warner that serve the independent […]

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What are NFTs? A Music Industry Explainer – Billboard

“It was one of those times in my life where I was like, ‘Holy shit,’” the 3LAU DJ-producer recalled, “‘I think we just changed everything. “” That hallowed moment, shared by most music companies, was his February 25 auction of 33 collectible NFT versions – non-fungible token – of his 3-year-old album, Ultraviolet, which sold […]

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The CSU Music Business program gets off to a stunning start

Morris was impressed with the professionalism and dedication of the students in the classroom. He noted that some want to be in the music industry, while others are interested in law or just have a sincere appreciation for music. Chuck Morris during his induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2018 “When I […]

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Industry leaders to discuss the future of the music industry in UCLA’s virtual event series

The global music industry has seen dramatic changes in 2020. This fall, a series of virtual events hosted by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will explore the current state and future of the music industry from perspective from industry leaders and influencers. The program, LA is ringing now, will begin Oct. 6 with […]