DIY 360, Student Entrepreneur Panel

4/15/11 – This week’s DIY 360 consisted of a panel of IPR students and graduates. The panel shared what they’ve  learned this far and offered context and perspective for other students looking for the same. Let’s take a look at the panelists:

Youa Vang has been working in artist management with My Lady Four for some time, and recently started working with Savannah Smith. This keeps her busy since she is also a current IPR student. Youa strongly believes in seizing opportunity through networking. Seeking to meet new people and working hard has played a large role in her successes.

Noah Hollander owns and runs Pearl Studios with his Brother.  Up and running since last November, Pearl Studios was built on a shoestring budget.  The Pearl is largely an analog studio; most of its clients come through word of mouth.

As a musician performing with Summit Avenue, Ben Anderson began networking with other bands and venues which lead to his interest in booking. Ben eventually co-owned A|Star Agency, in which his co-owner booked models and he booked bands.  His skills recently lead him to an internship for Afternoon Records.

IPR graduate Troy Watson started his career with the IPR lab office. His IPR connections lead him to a full-time job running live sound at Honey. He plans to relocate soon for a position with Sweetwater.

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