Music Industry News from the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Muna featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

September 4, 2019

Muna, the acclaimed band that formed while students in USC Thornton’s Popular Music program, were featured on NPR’s Morning Edition to discuss relationships and their ability to connect. NPR said: “The band’s latest album, Saves the World, is a shimmering homage to that cause.” “I’ve learned so much from them about intimacy, and what it […]


Jane Bushmaker named Director of Royalty Audits at international accounting firm

August 9, 2019

USC Thornton Music Industry alumna Jane Bushmaker (’06) has been named Prager Metis CPAs’ newest Director in the Royalty Audit & Contract Compliance Group. Bushmaker joins the international accounting firm after serving as Senior Manager of Digital Audits at Royalty Review Council. In the role, Bushmaker will utilize her extensive experience in conducting royalty examinations […]


Carly Rose sitting on table in a diner and laughing

Carly Rose profiled by LA Times

July 11, 2019

The LA Times recently profiled USC Thornton Music Industry student and pop singer Carly Rose. The article discusses Rose’s new “knockout” debut single, “Birds & Bees,” and the singer’s decision to circumvent traditional labels. Rose enjoys the freedom of being an independent artist and has teamed up Sean Lewow, who is also a USC Thornton […]


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