David Barbe Named UGA Music Business Head

According to a press release from Terry College of Business, local good guy David Barbe has been named the interim director of the UGA Music Business Program. The program suffered the loss of head director Bruce Burch and his team (Keith & Heather) when they left in July to start up a new program at … Continue reading David Barbe Named UGA Music Business Head

UGA MBUS DIRECTORS MOVING ON…

FROM FLAGPOLE.COMBusiness Is Business: Numerous and reliable sources report (and by the time this hits the streets after the holiday weekend, it may have been officially announced) that Bruce Burch, Keith Perissi and Heather Malcom—the director and top staff of UGA's Music Business Certificate Program—are leaving the university to begin a similar program at Kennesaw State … Continue reading UGA MBUS DIRECTORS MOVING ON…

Getting Down to Business With Corey Smith

By Sofia PereaIf you’ve never heard of Corey Smith I’d like you to take a moment and Google him. For a moment ignore the Rhapsody’s of the world trying to get you to buy from them and ignore the blogs (but never this one!) and look at Corey’s website.I’m sure one of the first things … Continue reading Getting Down to Business With Corey Smith

First of the Year Athens Round Up

First up, according to their Twitter feed, the Modern Skirts are currently mixing their follow up to All of Us in Our Night. It has yet to be discovered which tracks will be included on the new record but "D.U.I." and "Bridges and Overpasses" have been played a lot live so maybe those songs will … Continue reading First of the Year Athens Round Up

Getting Down to (Music) Business

(Graphic/Ziona Kocher)I've made it no secret that I've been involved with the UGA Music Business program. In its current state, you basically spend a year working your ass off outside of class with benefits coming in the form of amazing class speakers, internships, networking ops, and the chance to do some really incredible stuff.I know … Continue reading Getting Down to (Music) Business

John Bell: 5 Things You Should Know

Picture via THE RED & BLACKWidespread Panic's John Bell kicked off another semester of classes for the University of Georgia's Music Business Program on Tuesday. He spoke a bit, sang a bit, and tolerated one slightly stunned Athens Music Junkie at dinner afterwards. If you got to be at the Chapel, you know that it … Continue reading John Bell: 5 Things You Should Know

Music 101: Sign Up Now

Well, it's no secret that I'm a fan of the UGA Music Business program, having been through it, present Bruce Burch with an award for it, and received a lot of opportunities from it. Considering how much time I've spent with the program, I haven't really talked much about it. Guess I've been trying to … Continue reading Music 101: Sign Up Now

Dreams to Remember: My trip to Macon

Since UGA is doing a tribute to Otis Redding this Tuesday and I was asked to interview the family onstage, I thought it best if I head down to Macon and look at the Otis Redding: Dreams to Remember tribute to gain some insight for questions and context. Always one to mix business and pleasure, … Continue reading Dreams to Remember: My trip to Macon