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USC Thornton alumni named to Variety’s “Hollywood’s New Leaders” list

October 12, 2020

USC Thornton alumni Ludwig Göransson (GCRT ‘08) and Justin Lubliner (BS ‘12) were named two of Hollywood’s New Leaders by Variety. The list showcases the newest generation of leaders and change-makers across the entertainment industry under the age of 40, including agents, creatives, producers, and more. Lubliner is recognized for his achievements as the founder […]

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Carly Rose releases debut EP Wild

September 29, 2020

Singer-songwriter Carly Rose, an undergraduate student in the Music Industry program, released her debut EP Wild, which features recently released singles “Song of the Summer” and title track “Wild,” a collaboration with singer Goody Grace. “Writing is a form of therapy for me so what I write about is all the stuff that I need […]

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Rick Schmunk and Daniel Weidlein quoted in article about remote music production

September 29, 2020

Rick Schmunk, chair of USC Thornton’s Music Technology Program, and Jazz Studies alum Daniel Weidlein (BM ‘12) offered their thoughts on music education and production during the pandemic in a recent article on Schmunk says that for students of music production and technology, the skills they learn in the classroom give them a leg […]

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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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