Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Music Business Panels in Atlanta

On Saturday, April 12th, The University of Georgia Music Business
Program will host a series of panels focusing on "The New -And
Hopefully Improved Music Business." The panelists, industry leaders
and trend setters from Atlanta, will be asked to expand on how the
industry has changed in their particular field and how it will
continue to evolve in the future.

The panels are free and open to the public. They will be held at Terry
Executive Education Center in Atlanta located at One Live Oak Center,
3475 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA 30326. More info: 706-542-7668 or Bruce

Directions at


12:30pm Keynote Address: Jeff Hoffman Founding Partner
1:00-1:15pm Networking Break
1:15-2:45pm Music Business Panel 1

DJ Toomp, Songwriter/Producer (Ludacris, Young Jeezy, T.I.); Bernard
Parks, NZone Entertainment; Justin Williams, VP Strategic Development
at Echo Donald Woodard Attorney, Lord, Bissell & Brook; Tara Murphy,
President, 360 Media; Tanner Smith, Program Director, Atlanta Symphony

2:45-3:00pm Networking Break
3:00-4:30pm Music Business Panel 2

Margaret R. Marshall, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Sachar Oren, President
and CEO, Neurotic Media; Josh Rifkind, Artist Management -The Whigs;
Ian Burke, Launch Pad Record; Shane Harrison, Atlanta Journal
Constitution; Bryan Calhoun, founder and CEP of StrategusPro/Music
Business Toolbox -consultant to Kanye West and Ludacris

UGA's Music Business Program began in January 2006 as an
interdisciplinary certificate program organized and operated by the
University's Terry College of Business and the Hugh Hodgson School of
Music in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Students take
seven classes, a mix of basic business and music courses, including
the music business I and II courses designed by co-directors Steve
Dancz and Bruce Burch.

In addition to guest lectures from prominent figures in the music
industry, students gain real-world music industry experience through
externships with record labels, promoters, studios and other
entertainment companies. Students are also asked to find local artists
with potential and promote them through their student-run record

Applications are now being taken for fall semester of 2008. Details at:

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