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Lindsay Wolfington offers career insights on music industry podcast

August 11, 2020

Music Industry faculty member Lindsay Wolfington recently appeared on the I Love Music podcast with colleague Laura Webb discussing her career as a music supervisor for film and television. Wolfington offers insights into the early influences that led her to a career in music supervision, how she got her start in the industry, and her […]


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Angela McPhee awarded inaugural scholarship from Association of Independent Music Publishers

August 5, 2020

USC Thornton student Angela McPhee, a senior in the Music Industry program, has been awarded the inaugural Linda Komorsky Liker AIMP Scholarship Award by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP). The award seeks to support music business students as they pursue impactful careers in the music industry. “Angela’s outstanding […]


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Justin Lubliner to give keynote speech at #NextGen_Now Virtual Summit

July 14, 2020

On July 28, Music Industry alum Justin Lubliner (BS ’12) will be the keynote speaker at the Music Business Association’s #NEXTGEN_NOW Virtual Summit. The event brings together young professionals in the music industry for discussions about industry innovations and career building. Lubliner launched his own label, Darkroom Records, and signed multi-GRAMMY Award-winner Billie Eilish. His […]


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Loren Medina hosts interview for ASCAP Latin Music Awards

July 10, 2020

Music Industry faculty member Loren Medina hosted a conversation with Latin music legend Claudia Bryant on July 9 as part of the ASCAP Latin Music Awards. Medina, the founder and head of Guerrera Marketing and PR talks with Bryant about her decades-spanning career and songwriting in the ASCAP Experience: Home Edition video. close


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New York Times highlights 320 Festival in weekend of live streamed events

May 8, 2020

The New York Times featured the 320 Festival in its roundup of the weekend’s top events to view live online. The festival kicks off today, May 8, for three days of music performances and educational sessions about mental health and the arts. For two semesters, students of USC Thornton’s Music Industry program have been hard […]


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Polina Cherezova publishes feature on Conrad Tao

April 13, 2020

USC Thornton Master’s student Polina Cherezova talked with pianist Conrad Tao ahead of his Power to the People! festival concert with the LA Phil. The feature was published on the LA Phil’s Watch & Listen home page. “Conrad Tao, the internationally acclaimed composer-pianist, lives in an imaginative cosmos of his own, where vulnerability reigns,” Cherezova wrote. […]


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Daily Trojan highlights Live! From Somewhere performance series

March 31, 2020

The Daily Trojan, USC’s student-led newspaper, recently highlighted USC Thornton’s new video series, Live! From Somewhere. The series was launched on March 16 in response to recent closures and event cancellations, and as the school’s artists have looked for ways to continue making music while social distancing. Live! From Somewhere presents homemade performances by Thornton […]


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Austin Wintory details artistic process behind “Journey” score in new video

November 27, 2019

Composition alum Austin Wintory (BM ’07) discusses the turbulent but rewarding creative process behind his score of the popular video game “Journey” in a recent video from Polygon. Wintory is an accomplished video game composer whose scores often earn their own fanbase. His score for “Journey” is no different. It debuted on the Billboard charts […]


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Austin Wintory scores new game “John Wick Hex”

October 15, 2019

Composition alum Austin Wintory (’07) has composed the music of “John Wick Hex,” a new video game based on the popular John Wick movie series. Wintory is best known for his GRAMMY-nominated score for the game “Journey” and his score for “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.” Lionsgate and game developer Bithell Games made the announcement of Wintory’s […]


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Thornton-born duo VOILÀ makes music for, and stars in, Netflix’s Tall Girl

October 14, 2019

Music Industry alum Gus Ross (’18) and non-degreed alum Luke Eisner first started music duo VOILÀ in their USC dorm rooms, and now their song “Stand Tall” is featured in Netflix’s original movie “Tall Girl.” After reading the script the duo was inspired to rework their track “Stand Tall” for the movie, and have “Tall […]


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