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USC Thornton faculty and alumni nominated for 2021 Emmy Awards

July 13, 2021

USC Thornton faculty and alumni were nominated for the 73rd Emmy Awards, announced on Tuesday, July 13th. Alum Michael Abels (BM ‘84) received double nominations for his work on HBO’s Allen v. Farrow including Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score), and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music), as did […]


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Patrice Rushen wins Trailblazer Award from Café Mocha Radio

July 8, 2021

USC Thornton faculty member and Chair of the Popular Music program, Patrice Rushen, was honored with the “Trailblazer Award” at Salute THEM Awards this June.


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Relaye profiled in Daily Trojan

May 26, 2021

USC alum Isaac Lucas (MI ’15), also known under his stage name Relaye, was profiled by the Daily Trojan about his career path as a producer so far.


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Lindsay Wolfington wins at 11th Annual Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards

May 21, 2021

Music Industry faculty member Lindsay Wolfington won the award for Best Music Supervision – Television Movie at the 11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards along with Laura Webb and Warren Fischer for her work on “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”.


Kevin Lyman releases new podcast series ‘My Warped Life’

April 22, 2021

Music Industry faculty member Kevin Lyman has released the first episodes of his new podcast series ‘My Warped Life.’ The series gives a glimpse behind the scenes of the 25 years of the Vans Warped Tour as Lyman shares stories with friends and colleagues from every corner of the festival industry. “I still work hard […]


USC Thornton faculty featured at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 15, 2021

Beginning on Saturday, April 17, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has moved online with a week-long schedule of events. At 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 18, The festival presents Music, Money and Mindfulness, a panel discussion exploring the art and impact of music from multiple angles, including the relationship between music and mindfulness […]


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Lindsay Wolfington discusses To All The Boys soundtrack

April 2, 2021

Lindsay Wolfington, a faculty member in the Music Industry program, was interviewed alongside fellow music supervisor Laura Webb by Parade and Harper’s Bazaar to discuss curating the soundtrack for Netflix’s To All The Boys: Always And Forever. In both interviews, the duo spoke about what it took to find the perfect song to capture the […]


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Andrew Leff featured on NPR’s Marketplace

March 29, 2021

Music Industry faculty member Andrew Leff was quoted in an article for NPR’s Marketplace about streaming royalties. The piece discussed the current streaming industry, its effects on musicians, and SoundCloud’s new efforts to support artists with fan-powered royalties. Leff made a point that part of the issue with streaming is that our current society sees […]


Alumni duo Karmina releases new album

March 4, 2021

Karmina, a pop duo featuring Music Industry program alumni Kelly Adams (BM ‘05) and sister Kamille Rudisill (BM ’05), recently released a new album produced by film composer John Powell called Queens of Heart. The duo says the four-part cinematic pop album is a tribute to women, paying homage “to powerful women who have elevated […]


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Jonathan Azu launches Diversity in Music, a new jobs database for entertainment

February 3, 2021

Jonathan Azu, a faculty member in the Music Industry program and founder of management firm, Culture Collective, has launched Diversity in Music, a new jobs database for BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) and female music professionals seeking employment. The Diversity in Music site allows individuals in the entertainment sector who are looking for work […]


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