College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

IN THE MIX Music Industry Series Continues

IN THE MIX returns to the College of Charleston with three new sessions this spring. The monthly music series connects College of Charleston students and the public to music industry leaders through discussions on different industry topics. Arts Management adjunct instructor Mark Bryan will moderate the discussions. (See time/date/venue info in image below.)

Presented by the Arts Management Program in the College of Charleston School of the Arts, the sessions will be free and open to students, staff and the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

The topic for the first session on Monday, February 16 is “Synchronization Licensing” and includes guest speakers Marianne Goode and arts management alumna Emma Rose Isley, both from All Media Music Group in Los Angeles. Speakers for the remaining two sessions will be announced closer to each event date.

Watch a video of last year’s inaugural IN THE MIX session with Darius Rucker and Cary Ann Hearst ’01.


Since spring of 2014, IN THE MIX has already connected over 500 students, musicians, music professionals, and alumni to music industry professionals and even a few moguls. The first season’s highlights included Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish and Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope, Frank Rogers, Producer of Darius Rucker and founder of Sea Gayle Music, Dan Hannon, Producer of Manchester Orchestra, Duda Lucena of Borboleta Audio Mastering, Jerrod Wilkins, Manager of Duncan Sheik and NY Dolls at Gold Mountain Entertainment, Dolph Ramseur, Manager of Avett Brothers and Carolina Chocolate Drops at Ramseur Records, Luke Lewis, Former CEO of Universal Music Group and Founder of Lost Highway RecordsMike Doernberg, CEO and co-founder of ReverbNation and John Simson Former Executive Director of SoundExchange.

Successful musician and Music Industry Advancement Leader at the College of Charleston, Mark Bryan, expresses his excitement for the series: “Charleston is right on the edge of becoming a music center with all its talent and infrastructure. This series is a great way to provide our students and local musicians with unprecedented insight into various aspects of the music industry.”

As of Fall 2014, the College’s arts management majors who are aspiring musicians or interested in music management, can pursue a music industry concentration. Courses include Introduction to the Music Industry, Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry, Music in the Marketplace, and more. For information visit or call (843) 953-6301.