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Friday, March 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Music Industry Higher Education

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Several schools across the United States provide excellent training and formal degrees in music business. These programs have recruited top industry professionals to teach either full or part-time, lending their real world expertise and advise. These programs currently face the challenge of helping steer the future of the music industry through research and critical thought while providing an education where students can get jobs in such a competitive and changing field. Hear from some of those industry experts / academics and their opinions on education and the music business.

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Christopher Kaskie

PresPitchfork MediaCHRISTOPHER KASKIE is the President of Pitchfork, the essential guide to independent music and beyond. In addition to growing Pitchfork into an internationally renowned music publication and video channel, Chris runs the company day-to-day and also oversees and... Read More →
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David Lewis

Dir of Career SvcsMcNally Smith College of MusicAfter graduating from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in Film & Video, David Lewis founded the PR company Riot Act Media handling public relations for a slew of indie artists including Minus The Bear, Maps... Read More →
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Bob Moczydlowsky

VP, Prod MktgTopspinBob Moczydlowsky is the SVP of Product & Marketing at Topspin Media, maker of the leading direct-to-fan marketing software for musicians, filmmakers and authors. Bob has dedicated his career to removing obstacles between artists and fans. He’s managed bands and... Read More →
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Justin Sinkovich

LecturerColumbia College/Epitonic.comJUSTIN SINKOVICH is full-time faculty in the Arts Entertainment Media Management Department at Columbia College Chicago. He is also the Manager and Senior Partner of File 13 Records and the newly resurrected Epitonic.com. Previous experience includes... Read More →
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Darren Walters

Assistant Teaching Professor, Music Industry Program, Drexel University & co-founder Jade TreeDrexel University Music Industry ProgramDarren Walters is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Music Industry Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Darren is responsible for... Read More →

Friday March 18, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B

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