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Grammy-winning alum’s advice to students: Graduate

LOS ANGELES — Recording Industry alumnus Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond, honored Saturday by his alma mater as part of its events before the Grammy Awards, had three pieces of advice to current students.

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NBC News features Recording Industry’s Grammy connection

On Sunday evening, Feb. 10, the College of Media and Entertainment’s Department of Recording Industry received some well-deserved recognition via the news media just hours before the Grammys aired live on network television. Kate Snow, weekend anchor for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, aired a two-minute and 13-second segment highlighting the Department of Recording […]

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Alum heads legendary Hendrix NYC studio

When Lee Foster, a native of Smithville, Tennessee, was a senior in the Department of Recording Industry, he landed a three-month, unpaid internship at Electric Lady studios in New York.

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College makes connections in lead-up to Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — College of Media and Entertainment students and faculty connected with Southern California MTSU alumni and recording industry executives Friday, Feb. 8, on the first full day of festivities before the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

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Seven alumni up for Grammys in February

Seven talented MTSU alumni are nominated for Grammys this year in the categories of rap, gospel, American roots and country.

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Nic Dugger, Media Arts grad, recognized as university distinguished alumnus

For the second year in a row, a graduate of the College of Media and Entertainment has been named an MTSU Distinguished Alumnus.

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College Wall of Fame inducts three prestigious alumni

Three accomplished alumni were inducted into the College of Media and Entertainment’s Wall of Fame on Friday, April 20, during the annual awards ceremony held in the Student Union Ballroom.

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Students get experience ‘beyond … wildest dreams’

LAS VEGAS — As the clock ticked to showtime for the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, Pete Fisher reflected on his journey from Middle Tennessee State University student to CEO of one of music’s biggest events.

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Alumna Carla Moore is author and HBO powerhouse

Carla Moore, College of Media and Entertainment alumna and vice president of Sales Strategy and Education for Home Box Office (HBO) in New York, recently authored a book entitled “Crash! Leading Through the Wreckage: Using Personal Power to Transform Your Leadership.”

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Alumnus Wright moves up at Universal Music Group

Recording Industry alumnus Brian Wright was recently named Universal Music Group (UMG) executive vice president of A&R. The promotion follows his tenure as the label’s senior vice president of A&R.

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Alumnus Luke Laird signs with Sony/ATV

Luke Laird, a 2001 alumnus of the Department of Recording Industry, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Creative Nation.

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Alumna nabs a slew of international writing awards

An alumna of the MTSU Media and Communication M.S. program recently received a number of awards within the media and communications industries.

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