FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 27, 2009
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, or WMOT-FM, 615-898-2800
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Dr. Richard Barnet Discusses Recording Industry Curriculum and Business
(MURFREESBORO) - Dr. Richard Barnet, professor of recording industry, will discuss the state of the music business and prospects for careers at 7 a.m. this Sunday, Aug. 30, on “MTSU On the Record” with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Barnet will explain many of the technological and economic changes in the profession, which has had to deal with the benefits and the challenges of digital downloading and the de-emphasis on using radio as a tool for promoting recordings. His areas of expertise include concert promotion and touring, recording industry ethics and special events production.
With an enrollment that averages between 1,200 and 1,700 students per semester, MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is one of the largest programs of its kind in the world. A new concentration in songwriting was added last year.
To hear last week’s interview with Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross and Cacy DeSheles about math and science education for women, go to http://frank.mtsu.edu/~proffice/podcast2009.html and click on “August 23, 2009.” For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.