Music Industry News

Lindsay Wolfington wins Guild of Music Supervisors Award

February 20, 2019

USC Thornton Music Industry faculty member Lindsay Wolfington took home the “Best Music Supervision – Television Limited Series or Movie” award at the Ninth Annual Guild of Music Supervisor Awards on February 13. Wolfington, who shares the award with Laura Webb, was recognized for her work with Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” […]


Lindsay Wolfington nominated for Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

January 23, 2019

Lindsay Wolfington, a USC Thornton Music Industry faculty member, was nominated for the Guild of Music Supervisor Awards in the Best Music Supervision in a Television Limited Series or Movie category for her work with “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” a popular Netflix series. The Guild of Music Supervisor Awards highlights the highest […]


Music Industry alumnus Cole Pham releases new album

January 15, 2019

Cole Pham, a recent graduate of the Music Industry program, released his second studio album, LA 2 LA, late last year. The 10-track album illustrates Pham’s journey from his hometown of Lafayette, La. to Los Angeles. Pham, who released his first album while still in high school, credits USC Thornton as the place where he […]


Two alumni make the move to entertainment law

December 20, 2018

Two alumni from USC Thornton’s Music Industry program, Grayson Jones ’12 and Matthew Jay Warren ’00, were selected for key positions in entertainment law. Jones joined the Music Row Law Office of Russell A. Jones Jr. as an associate attorney, and Warren was appointed head of Clinton & Clinton’s new sports entertainment department. Jones focuses […]


Patrice Rushen and Annenberg’s Josh Kun to present at Ableton Loop summit

November 7, 2018

November 9th-11th, Ableton will sponsor the Loop summit for music makers with three days of talks, performances and hands-on workshops aimed at sharing ideas on music and creative practice. Among the many musicians, creatives, and technologists in attendance will be Patrice Rushen, chair of USC Thornton’s Popular Music program, and Josh Kun, director of the […]


Music Industry students go behind the scenes at The Greek

October 3, 2018

USC Thornton Music Industry students recently had the opportunity to witness a full-scale pop tour in action, going backstage for Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band at LA’s Greek Theatre. Organized by faculty member and veteran music manager Trudy Green for her Live Touring Strategy class (MUIN 515), students learned about the load-in and […]


Jessi Mason receives ASCAP’s Molly Hymen Scholarship

August 6, 2018

Jessi Mason, a senior in USC Thornton’s Popular Music program, is the recipient of the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Molly Hymen Music Scholarship. The annual scholarship benefits an outstanding undergraduate of the school’s Division of Contemporary Music who is also undertaking Music Industry classes. Mason recently released her second EP, Night Owl, which received a nomination […]


Alumnus Ross Golan releases podcast recorded at Thornton

June 4, 2018

And The Writer Is…, a podcast by multi-platinum songwriter and USC Thornton alumnus Ross Golan (BM ’01, Music Industry), recently released an episode recorded at a Spring 2018 Popular Music Forum, featuring Thornton students and vice dean Chris Sampson. The podcast’s featured guest, GRAMMY-nominated producer Joe London, has released hit singles with Pitbull, Jason Derulo, […]


Alvin Liang wins USC Thornton 2018 Kanter Award

February 20, 2018

USC Thornton Music Industry senior Alvin Liang has been selected as a recipient for the USC Thornton 2018 Kanter Award, taking home $7,250. He previously won the USC Stevens Award with his EventAll app, which he describes as “The WordPress of the event-planning world.” The Kanter Endowed Music Industry Project Fund provides upper-level students with […]


Ebony teams with Thornton for a music industry discussion

February 16, 2018

Ebony recently published photos and videos from its fall visit to the USC Thornton Contemporary Music Division, featuring Ethiopia Habtemariam, president of Motown Records, and singer-songwriters Sebastian Kole and BJ The Chicago Kid, in collaboration with the Universal Music Group. The trio spoke with Popular Music and Music Industry students at Carson Center about the […]


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