Tag Archives: MTSU Department of Recording Industry

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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Change the Conversation focuses on country music’s gender inequality

About 300 people gathered at Change the Conversation’s event on Tuesday, Jan. 22, to hear nationally known journalists Ann Powers, Jewly Hight and Marissa Moss explore issues of gender inequality in country music and the media.

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Oscar-nominated co-director of RBG on campus in March

MTSU will host a conversation with Oscar-nominated Julie Cohen, co-director of RBG, the critically and commercially acclaimed film on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on March 18.

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Keel honored with her fifth Women in Music City Award

For the fifth straight year, MTSU Department of Recording Industry Chair Beverly Keel was honored with a Women in Music City Award from The Nashville Business Journal and also offered words of inspiration in keynote remarks at the dinner celebrating all of this year’s honorees.

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Recording Industry accepts $50,000 IEBA scholarship

The College of Media and Entertainment was recently selected to receive a $50,000 endowed scholarship from the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s Educational Outreach Fund.

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Recording Industry makes Billboard’s list again

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is back on Billboard’s semi-annual list of the nation’s top music business schools, once again joining its counterparts at Berklee, UCLA and New York University as standouts in educating the next generation of music industry pros.

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Baird spearheads inaugural live-event OSHA training

Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry hosted the inaugural OSHA 30 workshop for live event production on June 11–17.

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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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