Joe Poindexter

Adjunct faculty

Joe Poindexter is the chief communications officer and executive vice president of digital at PULSE Music Group, an independent music publisher, record label and music services company based in Los Angeles. The company’s roster of talented artists, producers and songwriters includes Brent Faiyaz, James Blake, Turnstile, Kehlani, FNZ, Ty Dolla $ign, Cordae, Tyler Johnson, Freddie Gibbs, Kaytranada, Starrah, Flo Milli, SG Lewis, Aldae, Chad Hugo, SG Lewis, MUNA, Jean Dawson and others. His work at PULSE over the past decade has produced significant growth in web and social media presence for the company, which in turn has provided a robust platform for industry awareness of client achievements and milestones. He also oversees PULSE digital, a strategic marketing initiative built to oversee digital strategy and project management for clients outside of the company’s roster. Past and present PULSE digital clients include Diane Warren, Muni Long, Tinashe, G Herbo, Aly & AJ, The Tabernacle Choir, Vitamin String Quartet, The Piano Guys and others. With a music industry career spanning more than 20 years, Poindexter has also worked at Hollywood Records, Disney Music Group, Geffen Records, Q Prime Management and Columbia Records. He became an adjunct instructor at USC’s Thornton School of Music in fall of 2022 and is currently teaching courses in music publishing, data analytics and digital marketing.