MEIS Conference (photo: A. McLaughlin)

Music Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) Concentration

Music Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) Concentration

Learn about the exciting world of Music Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS)!  At Five Towns College, MEIS is a concentration in both the Business Management and the Music Performance programs. It provides students with an in-depth opportunity to learn about relevant and important trends in this exciting and fast-growing segment of the economy. Students pursuing either a Business or Performance degree who opt for the MEIS concentration study the legal, production, management, marketing and merchandising aspects of this industry. They are prepared to pursue careers as an artist or talent manager, band/tour manager, booking agent, concert promoter, music licensing coordinator, music marketer, music publisher or other related positions.

Interestingly, the College hosted several Music Entertainment Industry Conferences on campus over the past years. Invited guests included famous artists, musicians, business leaders, and multi-media communication specialists. They shared all types of  experiences-both challenging and successful-with students. The MEIS Conference is always an exciting time on campus. The chance to meet industry professionals, gain insight and hear interesting stories creates interest and excitement on campus!

Fall 2021 MEIS Seminar

MEIS

Keynote

T.H. White

Music Producer / Founder of Sky Council Recordings

T.H. WhiteT.H. White, Manhattan-based musician and producer Tim White (T.H. White) recently launched his own record label, Sky Council Recordings. White also produces his own records and remixes, and recently released his split 12-inch EP “Scene & Modify.”

He has created his unique sound and White said, “My style of music is in the same world as Massive Attack and Portishead. It’s very groove-based and sort of cinematic in nature. Electronica is what I naturally gravitate towards.”

While White has been trained in traditional guitar and piano, he enjoys producing a truly unique sound with his collection of microphones, synthesizers and other non-traditional devices. Among his collection are Universal Audio 6176 and Avalon 737SP compressors, an R-Rack 2x and Korg MS2000 synthesizers.

“The word producer has been morphed into more than what people consider a traditional producer,” said White. “It’s more than the turning of knobs. You have to play around with the right instrument and find the right combinations. To me, that’s the same concept as writing a song. In the traditional sense, the producer of an album is the director of the film. But for me, I’m more of a writer, screenplay adapter and the actor, too.”

Sky Council Recordings, Award-winning, globally distributed boutique record label / Original music for film, television, advertising / Music branding for corporations / Music supervision / Artist development / Mixing services / Executive production.

Brief Client List: HBO, SHOWTIME, FX Network, BMW, Fox Network, Tommy Hilfiger, Mercedes, Terrorbird Media, BBDO

Video: Sean Lanigan, ’22. Read more about this event on the FTC Record.

Panel #1

Barry J. Heyman

Barry J. Heyman

Company: Heyman Law
Title: Attorney
Adjunct Professor at Five Towns College

Email: barry.heyman@ftc.edu

 

Consuelo Sayago

Consuelo Sayago

Company: CribNote Entertainment
Title: CEO and Founder

 

Howard Grene

Howard Grene

Company: MNRK Music Group
Title: Vice President – Royalties, Licensing, & Rights

 

Thomas Hutchings

Thomas Hutchings

Owner – Artists Without Labels
Independent Musician

 

Panel #2

Lou Plaia

Lou Plaia

Founder / EVP Artist & Industry Relations – ReverbNation
Founder / CEO – Hot Rats Records and Hot Rats Management
Adjunct Professor at Five Towns College
Email: lou.plaia@ftc.edu

 

Jordan Kugler

Jordan Kugler

Senior at Five Towns College
Company: ONErpm
Title: Direct-To-Fan Coordinator and YouTube Specialist

 

MARK CARPENTIERI

Mark Carpentieri

Company: M.C. Records; Assistant
Professor at Five Towns College
Title: President and Founder

 

Fiona Bloom

Fiona Bloom

Company: The Bloom Effect
Title/Position: Founder / Publicity, Marketing Guru

 


Contact

Admissions Office

631.656.2110

admissions@ftc.edu

 

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