Senior Seminar Pitch Night

The Department of Music Industry Studies at Loyola University New Orleans presents:

Music Industry Studies Senior Pitch Night

Tuesday, April 30th at 6pm | Roussel Hall (map )

Loyola's Music Industry Studies program celebrates the graduation of its 2013 class with the annual Senior pitch competition. On Tuesday, April 30th, Seniors will present their business ideas to a panel of international industry experts.

Students will pitch a variety of ideas, including apps, artist services companies, custom merch and training programs. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place pitches will receive cash awards to start their businesses.


Benji Rogers - (London/NYC)

Benji Rogers founded PledgeMusic, the global direct-to-fan funding platform for musicians to record and tour in 2009. PledgeMusic helps artists engage with their fans, fund their music, keep their rights and raise money for charity.

Peter Åstedt - (Sweden)

Peter started his recordlabel Dead frog records 1989 just 14 years old. Today Dead frog records are one of the oldest independent record companies in Sweden. During the turbulent years in beginning of 2000 Peter started Musichelp Sweden AB a service company the helps independent artists, recordlabels,publishers, managers with services like digital distribution, physical distribution, PR, syncs, management and export. Today Musichelp handle over 6,000 artists in Sweden.

Billy O' Connell - Loyola/CASH Music
Billy is an independent music professional with 25 years experience. He gravitates toward sustainable solutions to business (life) problems by creating meaningful interactions with hearts and brains and amplifying them via technology.

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