4/10—Ken Abdo, Esq: Entertainment lawyer, Grammy Voting member. Ken discussed his journey from musician to one of the biggest entertainment lawyers in the region representing Grammy winners like the Three Dog Night, Ornette Coleman, Booker T and the MGs, and Jonny Lang. He discussed current dilemmas in internet piracy, helping artists increase performance revenues, and the future of recorded music.
DIY 360 is a weekly event hosted by Adam Levy. The goal is to introduce students to professionals in the field who have been successful, frequently by adapting to changes in the business where they make use of multiple skill sets. Guests share information about their careers, their philosophies about professionalism and their art. Guests often give advice to budding artists, entertainment business professionals, producers and engineers. DIY 360 is an opportunity for students to network with those working in the field and with each other as they work toward career success.