Recording Industry fair packs the house with employers

RI Fair '17 Melissa

Melissa Wald (right), associate professor in music business, spearheaded the fair and works closely with Grammy U representatives.

The Department of Recording Industry held the annual Career and Internship Fair earlier than usual this year
in the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building – and the March 2 date drew a recording breaking number of companies to campus.

 

Close to 50 participated in the morning industry “mixer” and networked with MTSU students seeking jobs and internships. Companies attending this year were:

  • ABI
  • AristoMedia
  • Big Deal Music / Words & Music Admin
  • Big Loud
  • Big Yellow Dog Music
  • Black River Entertainment
  • CMT/Viacom Media Networks
  • Compass Records
  • Concord Music Group/Rounder Label Group
  • ConcreteMarketing
  • Crew One Productions
  • Ditto Music
  • Do615
  • Essential Music Publishing
  • Event Systems LLC
  • Farm Rock Music Publishing
  • Farris, Self & Moore, LLC
  • Foothill Entertainment Group
  • Guitar Mill / Mario Guitars
  • HoriPro Entertainment Group
  • Huskins-Harris Business Management
  • Integrity Music (Marketing)
  • International Songwriting Competition
  • Kore PR
  • Law Office of Bruce H. Phillips, PLLC
  • LifePoint Church
  • Live Nation
  • Metro Parks
  • Midwest Communications (Mix 92.9, 96.3 JACK-fm, i106.7)
  • Music Services
  • MV2 Entertainment
  • National Shows 2 (NS2)
  • Neste Event Marketing
  • Provident Music Group
  • RCA Inspiration
  • Rocketown
  • SESAC
  • Sony Music Nashville
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • Southern Ground Nashville
  • Spin Doctors Music Group
  • Station West
  • Studio 31 West
  • The Collective
  • The Recording Academy/GRAMMYU
  • Thirty Tigers
  • Universal Music Group – Streaming Marketing
  • Vector Management
  • Workshop Management

RI Fair '17 Huskins-Harris.jpgIn the afternoon, two information panels held students’ attention. The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID) presented “How to Make It in the Industry,” featuring industry experts Halie Hampton of Maverick Management Group, Nathan Pyle of The Recording Academy, Brad Wilson of Broadcast Music Inc. and Pete Stormer of Vector Management. The second panel, “Live Sound,” featured Melissa Loveless of Live Nation-Ascend Amphitheater, Danny Poland, Pete Healey of J Sound Services, Martin “Tike” Santos of Clair Brothers, Bobby Brantley of Brantley Sound and moderator Frank Baird, MTSU assistant professor.

Sponsors for the MTSU Recording Industry Career and Intership Fair were ASCAP, SOLID and MTSU Marketing & Communications.

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