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Communication Studies


Emerging Trends in the Music Business Discussion Panel

Event Start DateWednesday, April 30, 2008
Camino Hall, room 153
Event Start Time7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CostCost: Free

Join us for an inside look at the music business. Topics include

  • social networking as music marketing,
  • festival over-saturation,
  • the way portable music players have changed the way we listen to music,
  • the idea of music as a source of public debate,
  • consolidation of the digital music industry, fandom, and
  • balance between artistic creation and economic satisfaction.


  • Tim Mays (owner, The Casbah)
  • Pete Reichert (musician, Rocket from the Crypt/owner, Merch Lackey
  • George Varga (music critic, San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Mike Halloran (music director and DJ, FM949)
  • Dave Brown (vice president, VMIX/co-founder, Better Looking Records)
  • Matt Molarius (musician, Transfer)
  • Brad Lee (co-owner, Loud & Clear Records/co-owner Stereo Disguise Recording Laboratories/musician, Mr. Tube)
  • Seth Combs (music editor, Riviera Magazine)
  • Kelly Alvarez (musician, Wild Weekend/owner, Sweet Tooth Records)
  • Chad Waldorf (booking, Belly Up Tavern)

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