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Wednesday, May 16 • 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Education vs. Experience: What Are Employers Really Looking For?

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This session is part of the Music Business Educators Meetup — a time for professors, faculty members, and other higher-education enthusiasts to review the past semester, present new trends that can benefit the classroom, and discuss the future of music business education. 

Trending conversations among both government officials and major media/music outlets seem to suggest that given the choice, they would rather hire students with experience than students who have only obtained a degree. With terms such as “in-the-door” talent being discussed among hiring directors, and state and local legislators’ focusing on employment rates versus graduation rates, what should be Academia’s response? How are Music Business programs addressing the needs of the music industry and students through curriculum offerings and non-curriculum related programs?

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Gloria Green

Associate Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
Gloria Green is an Associate Professor in the Music Business program at Middle Tennessee State University where she teaches Live Entertainment courses including Artist Management, Concert Promotions & Touring, Music Publicity, and Talent Agency Fundamentals. She also developed a new... Read More →

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LaTaevia Berry

Software Developer & Founder, Major Fourth
LaTaevia Berry is the Software Developer & Founder of Major Fourth, a music tech startup where she focuses on the intersection of emerging technology and music monetization. Berry recognizes the demand for thoughtfully constructed integrations between music, business and technology... Read More →
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Tonya Butler

Chair - Music Business/Management, Berklee College of Music
Professor Tonya Butler, J.D., LL.M. is an award-winning speaker, teacher, author, actress and industry advocate. A seasoned veteran of the music business, Butler has more than 14 years of experience as an entertainment attorney and label executive working for various major and independent... Read More →
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Jordan Fann

Marketing Manager & Digital Team Lead, Vector Management
Jordan Fann is the Marketing Manager & Digital Team Lead at Vector Management, where he helps develops the digital marketing department’s operational structure, and growing it from a team of two to eight (plus interns).  The team covers all aspects of e-commerce, websites, content... Read More →
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Ashley Hall

Director, Administration, APA
Ashley Hall is the Director of Administration at APA Nashville. She has been part of the entertainment community more than nine years, previously working at WME Entertainment. Ashley has accumulated experience in recruitment/talent management, payroll, HR systems administrator, workers... Read More →
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David Schreiber

Chair, Entertainment Industry Studies & Assistant Professor, Belmont University
David Schreiber is a Chair of the Entertainment Industry Studies program & Assistant Professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Schreiber recently co-authored a textbook titled, “Managing Organizations in the Creative Economy: Organizational Behaviour for the Cultural Sector... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00pm - 12:40pm CDT
Music Row 5