At a recent graduation ceremony, I was honored to have a chance to share a few lessons learned along my career with our awesome Full Sail University graduates, including: Humility builds character. The more work you do, the more work you get. Butterflies are when the magic happens. Enjoy!
I recently interviewed TV producer Risa Nicholson about her 20-year career in unscripted television, producing The Oprah Winfrey Show and later helping launch The Oprah Winfrey Network, producing families on Extreme Makeover Home Edition and getting an Emmy Nomination for her work on The Wayne Brady Show – to name a few. Join me as Risa describes … More Unscripted and Unpredictable: A Look Behind the Scenes of Unscripted Television
Last year I had the pleasure of organizing and hosting a panel at the Music Business Association (formerly NARM) annual conference (Music Biz 2015). Music business educators from other prestigious universities, including NYU, Belmont, Univ. of Miami, and Monmouth, joined me to discuss how we can bridge the gap between academia and industry and best … More Music Educators Town Hall: Nashville Music Biz Conference, 2016
I interviewed Enzian president and former TV executive Henry Maldonado, who has a fascinating background in film and television, and is a member of our Entertainment/Music Business Advisory Board.
I’m so proud of this student-run artist development initiative and how far we’ve come in the last year and a half! I co-founded this within the Music Business department at Full Sail, and curated this panel to discuss the details of our latest projects, which included partnering with 2 artist clients, a major music festival … More 3300+Climbing: Behind Full Sail’s student-run artist development initiative
I recently hosted a panel on the business of running a recording business – from studios to mix engineers – with DJ Swivel (mix engineer for Beyonce), Jason Ross (TSM Studio), and Ethan Curtis (Plush Studios).
YouTube has become a go-to source for users looking for new music, and in turn, has made the video-sharing website a viable way for a new artist to get discovered. I moderated this Hall of Fame panel at Full Sail University earlier this year, in which we discussed this trend and how YouTube will continue … More The New (Video) Music Industry: How YouTube is Redefining Breakout Artists