Posted by: uclaextensionmusic | April 17, 2009

Macy Gray comes to UCLA Extension

Macy Gray is one of the many featured guests to appear in the UCLA Extension class, The Music Business NOW: How it Really Works and the People and Events that Influence It! The artist spoke at the first class meeting and proposed that the students come up with a marketing plan for her new album.

Check out the LA Times BLOG


Other guests for The Music Business NOW this quarter include:
Irving Azoff, CEO, TicketMaster, Azoff Music Mgmt (Christina Aguilera, Van Halen, Guns ‘N Roses, The Eagles)
Jeff Kwatinetz, CEO, Prospect Park Entertainment (R. Kelley, Ice Cube, Backstreet Boys, Korn, Flyleaf)
John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting), singer/songwriter
Michael Rapino, CEO, LiveNation
Neil Portnow, President/CEO, The Recording Academy®
Steve Bartels, President, Island Def Jam Records
Jason Flom, President, Universal Music Group
Jody Gerson, Co-President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
“Big John” Platt, President, Urban Music, EMI Music Publishing
Scott Francis, President/CEO, Warner Chappell Music Publishing
Courtney Holt, CEO, MySpace Music
Kevin Weatherly, Program Director, KROQ and JACK-FM
Jon Zellner, Executive Vice President of Programming and Broadcast Operations, Sirius-XM
Nic Harcourt, Editor at Large, Music & Culture, Los Angeles Times, Music Supervisor, 90210
Rob Light, Managing Partner and Head of Music, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Jim Guerinot, President, Rebel Waltz, manager of Gwen Stefani, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Beck
Ian Montone, President, Monotone Management, manager of White Stripes, Raconteurs, The Shins, M.I.A.
Andy Gould, Azoff Music Management, manager of Guns ‘N Roses, Rob Zombie, Damian Marley
Tina Davis, Manager, Chris Brown
Amy Doyle, Senior Vice President, Music and Talent, MTV
Tom Calderone, President, VH1
Steve Schnur, Worldwide Head Of Music, Electronic Arts
Tim Riley, Worldwide Head Of Music, ActiVision Videogames, Guitar Hero
Jon Lenac, Head of Programming and Artist/Label Relations, Yahoo! Music
Steve Jang, Chief Marketing Officer/Head of Business Development, iMeem…
….and many more!

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