MTSU College of Media teams with industry firm for Sept. 24 event

MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment is joining with MusicRowSearch, a music-industry executive recruitment firm, to host a Sept. 24 event to help inform and connect music-industry professionals.

Click on the poster for a link to ticket information for "Who Knew 2015." http://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-knew-tickets-18291474292

Click on the poster for a link to ticket information for “Who Knew 2015.”

“Who Knew,” set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at 3rd and Lindsley, 813 Third Ave. S., will feature talks by speakers including:

  • Lars Murray from the music streaming service Pandora;
  • Steve Schnur of video game producer Electronic Arts;
  • veteran film and TV music supervisor Anastasia Brown;
  • author and historian Craig Havighurst;
  • Mike Butera of musical device company Artiphon;
  • Benji Rogers of direct-to-fan music service PledgeMusic; and
  • Ken Paulson, dean of the College of Media and Entertainment.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available here.

In addition to giving the college an opportunity to combine forces with industry leaders to explore emerging issues, Paulson said MTSU students will provide video and technical support with the Department of Electronic Media Communication’s $1.7 million HD mobile production truck as an on-site control room during the event.

Ken Paulson

Ken Paulson

“We’re delighted to work with our friends at ‘Who Knew’ on this important showcase of ideas and insights,” Paulson said.

“If we’re to effectively teach our students, we need to anticipate the future of music and media. ‘Who Knew’ is the ideal venue for this essential exploration.”

M and E logo for webThis Who Knew session is focusing on industry leaders who’ve had a fundamental impact on the way products are created and distributed, whether music, platform or device.

“From the moment attendees walk into Who Knew, they’re provided with an unparalleled opportunity to meet, greet and listen to the cream of the crop in the entertainment industry,” said Tom Truitt, CEO of MusicRowSearch and creator of Who Knew.

“It’s the perfect platform to collaborate with an innovative and pioneering institution like MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment.”

You can learn more about the Who Knew event at http://facebook.com/MusicRowSearch. For more information about MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment and its departments and majors, visit www.mtsu.edu/media.

— Gina E. Fann (gina.fann@mtsu.edu)