Posts Tagged ‘Music Industry’


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Music Industry alumna Isa Klar featured in Trojan Family Magazine

April 29, 2024

USC Thornton Music Industry alumna Isa Klar (‘23) was featured in Trojan Family Magazine about her hip-hop marketing career at one of the genre’s most acclaimed record labels, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). The story follows her trajectory from an intern and Thornton student to a full-time marketing staff member at TDE. As an intern, Klar… Continue reading Music Industry alumna Isa Klar featured in Trojan Family Magazine


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Jane Davidson offers legal insight into “Hotel California” trial

March 25, 2024

Jane Davidson (‘14), a USC Thornton Music Industry program alumna and faculty member, was featured in a KCAL 9 News segment about The Eagles’ “Hotel California” lyrics trial. Ownership over the song’s lyrics has been in question for several years. In February, three men were charged with conspiring to own and sell manuscripts of “Hotel… Continue reading Jane Davidson offers legal insight into “Hotel California” trial


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Jane Davidson quoted in L.A. Times

February 23, 2024

USC Thornton Music Industry program alumna and faculty member Jane Davidson (‘14) was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article profiling Ben Crumps, an attorney best known for his civil rights cases who has shifted to entertainment law. Having represented the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in their wrongful-death lawsuits, Crumps is leading… Continue reading Jane Davidson quoted in L.A. Times


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Joe Poindexter named chief communications officer and executive VP, digital of PULSE Music Group

February 16, 2024

USC Thornton Music Industry program faculty member Joe Poindexter was named chief communications officer and executive vice president of digital at PULSE Music Group. Poindexter has worked with PULSE for 12 years, overseeing the company’s digital marketing strategy. Based in Los Angeles, PULSE is an independent music publisher and record label with an award-winning client… Continue reading Joe Poindexter named chief communications officer and executive VP, digital of PULSE Music Group


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USC Thornton music industry class visits L.A. Coliseum

January 10, 2024

USC Thornton’s Concert Production and Promotion class took a field trip to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, as featured by USC Today. Students toured the stadium and learned from Coliseum staff about the production of large-scale music events, bringing classroom concepts to life. The class is taught by Michael Garcia, chair of the music industry… Continue reading USC Thornton music industry class visits L.A. Coliseum


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Jeff Brabec and Todd Brabec receive Support of Songwriters and Publishers Award from AIMP LA

December 11, 2023

Jeff Brabec and Todd Brabec, faculty members in the USC Thornton Music Industry program, received the Support of Songwriters and Publishers Award at AIMP LA’s 2023 Holiday Party and Annual Awards on Dec. 5. The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) held their year-end event in Beverly Hills, CA. AIMP LA president Marc Caruso presented… Continue reading Jeff Brabec and Todd Brabec receive Support of Songwriters and Publishers Award from AIMP LA


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Thornton alumni win in 2023 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

December 4, 2023

USC Thornton alumni won in various categories of the 2023 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, which were presented Nov. 15 at The Avalon in Los Angeles. Music Industry alum Angela Leus (’22) won in the film music supervision category for her work on Trolls Band Together. Screen Scoring alum Fabrizio Mancinelli (GCRT ’09) won best… Continue reading Thornton alumni win in 2023 Hollywood Music in Media Awards


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Billboard names USC Thornton a top music business school

October 27, 2023

On October 10, Billboard included USC Thornton on their 2023 list of Top Music Business Schools in the world. Billboard highlighted Thornton’s Music Industry program as well as the school’s emphasis on collaboration and networking. They noted Thornton’s “close ties with the L.A. music community,” which allows students to learn from alumni and industry professionals… Continue reading Billboard names USC Thornton a top music business school


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Gregg Field featured in CBS Sunday Morning segment on Henry Mancini

October 25, 2023

USC Thornton Board of Councilors Chair Gregg Field was featured in a new CBS Sunday Morning segment on the late composer Henry Mancini. Field discussed the fame of Mancini’s film and television music, such as the ubiquitous “Pink Panther Theme” and “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The segment included a recording session of his… Continue reading Gregg Field featured in CBS Sunday Morning segment on Henry Mancini


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Dallas Caton awarded platinum record for production of “Numb Little Bug”

August 8, 2023

Dallas Caton (BS ’20), a music producer and USC Thornton Music Industry program alumnus, was awarded a platinum record by the Recording Industry Association of America for his production of Em Beihold’s hit song “Numb Little Bug.”