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What Now? Music Business Students and Future Opportunities

Are you a student that’s about to graduate or planning to in the next few years? If so, then you should attend this conversation with Brian Wilkins, Artist Manager/Advisor/Teacher – 137 Entertainment/University of Miami &
Frank DeCicco, Head of University Relations & Internship Programs at Universal Music Group for a discussion on how you can still navigate your career.

Thursday, April 30
7 pm ET / 4 pm PT

Description:
We are currently in one of the most challenging moments in our lives and like most, we have concerns about the future. Students are preparing for internships or a career in the music business – with many about to graduate. What are the opportunities, how can you utilize what you’ve learned and your skills to stand out, pivot, and what can you do now to prepare yourself for the long-term? This conversation is for all students and those seeking information, guidance, and support on how to make it in the new era.

Agenda:

  • Opening performance by Christina Martino
  • Special Guest Discussion
  • Q&A
  • Open discussion for all attendees
Frank DeCicco
Head of University Relations & Internship Programs
Universal Music Group

Frank DeCicco is head of the University Relations & Internship Programs at Universal Music Group (UMG). His responsibilities include fostering university relationships & overseeing an internship program that supports the business units and record labels that make up UMG.

Prior to his role at Universal Music, Frank ran Sony Music’s College Marketing Department.  Throughout his time there, his team of students were responsible for developing new artists through strategic marketing campaigns. He also mentored and developed the talent within his team and helped them secure full-time positions at Sony and across the music industry.

Brian Wilkins
Artist Manager/Advisor/Teacher
137 Entertainment/University of Miami
Brian Wilkins is an entrepreneur, executive and educator who has built a successful career spanning over 20 years in the music industry. Brian has held executive positions at major record labels/distribution (SonyBMG/RED Music/INgrooves), artist management (Rebel-One Management), radio (SFX Entertainment/Clear Channel) and music tech companies (PledgeMusic/Cyber PR). As an entrepreneur, Brian helped create, build and launch the social, mobile music application, CrowdStream. Brian is the founder and president of the artist management company 137 Entertainment. And he serves as an industry relations advisor for the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Musical Guest: Christina Martino
Christina Martino is a soul/pop artist from the New York area that strives to share meaningful, relatable stories in the form of up-tempo, danceable jams, and soft soulful bops!
Hosted by: Peter Schwinge, Music Industry City
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