Music Industry News from the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Hannah Abrahim

Three Music Industry Students win MBA scholarships

June 20, 2019

The Music Business Association recently awarded scholarships to three USC Thornton Music Industry students. Hannah Abrahim, Ugonnaya Chilaka and Chandler Lawn were selected based on their academic achievement and evidence of future potential to receive financial assistance through the Association’s Scholarship Foundation. Since 1966, these scholarships have assisted the children of Music Business Association members […]

Antriksh Bali

USC Thornton announces 2019 Kanter Award recipients

April 22, 2019

Two teams of USC Thornton Music Industry students have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Kanter Award. The awardees – Music Industry Master’s student Antriksh Bali and the indie-electronic band Moontower, comprised of Music Industry seniors Jacob Berger and Devan Walsh as well as Music Production senior Tom Carpenter – will each receive $2,125 […]

Richard Wolf

Richard Wolf publishes new book

April 18, 2019

Emmy Award-winning producer and USC Thornton Music Industry faculty member Richard Wolf recently released a new book, In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness.  The book is a guide to how one can build a lifelong appreciation of meditation through twelve skills and sensibilities refined in musical practice that carry over to meditation and […]


Billboard names USC Thornton top music business school

April 3, 2019

Billboard dubbed USC Thornton as one of the “2019 Top Music Business Schools.” The article cites the many successful alumni that have moved from the Thornton classroom to the GRAMMY stage. It also praises Thornton for remaining “cutting edge” by introducing its new master’s degree in music industry and notes Thornton alumnus and trumpeter John […]

David Deedwania

David Deedwania composes score for new animated film

April 3, 2019

USC Thornton alumnus David Deedwania (‘15) collaborated with students from USC School of Cinematic Arts to create a short animated film, Trailblazer. Deedwania scored the “animated visual music piece,” which is set to premiere in 2D on May 11 at USC’s Norris Cinema Theater. During the creation of the film, the student filmmakers, led by […]

Kevin Lyman announces 25th Vans Warped Tour

March 26, 2019

Kevin Lyman, a USC Thornton Music Industry faculty member, recently announced the line-up of the Van Warped Tour’s 25th Anniversary Show, which Lyman founded and produces. The festival, which features legends such as Blink-182, 311, Bad Religion, The All-American Rejects and Good Charlotte, will take place this summer in Cleveland, Atlantic City and Mountain View.

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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.” […]

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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 […]

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