Posts Tagged ‘Music Industry’

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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.”

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Casey Stone receives Peabody Award for Disney+ series “Andor”

July 20, 2023

USC Thornton alumnus Casey Stone (’93) received a Peabody Award for his work as a score mixer on the Disney+ television series Andor. Stone has recorded and mixed scores for acclaimed productions such as Free Guy, Edge of Tomorrow and Frozen.

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Jane Davidson 

July 12, 2023

Jane Davidson is an attorney who focuses her practice on Entertainment Law and Litigation at Munck Wilson Mandala.  After graduating from USC Thornton’s Music Industry program, Davidson worked full-time in the music industry while pursuing her law degree from Loyola Law School’s evening program.   As a litigator, her primary focus area is intellectual property in entertainment… Continue reading Jane Davidson 

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Joe Poindexter

July 5, 2023

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… Continue reading Joe Poindexter

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2022-2023 Year in Review

May 8, 2023

Looking back on a remarkable year at USC Thornton.

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Fall 2022 Semester in Review

December 12, 2022

Looking back on an amazing fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton.


Billboard names USC Thornton one of the top music business schools

November 4, 2022

Billboard Magazine named the USC Thornton School of Music one of the top music business schools in the U.S. The 2022 report on top music business colleges and universities is based on industry recommendations, alumni information and affordability. Billboard reports the list is the most geographically diverse list to date.

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Loren Medina talks about working with today’s Latinx music stars

October 12, 2022

USC Thornton Music Industry program adjunct instructor and Latina publicist Loren Medina was interviewed by POPSUGAR about how she founded her firm Guerrera PR, Marketing & Management and came to work with some of today’s rising Latinx music stars. In the interview, Medina touched on the importance of maintaining her authenticity despite the industry’s pressures,… Continue reading Loren Medina talks about working with today’s Latinx music stars