On Friday, April 24th, IPR was proud to welcome Boyz II Men, Grammy Award-winning American R&B soul singing group, to our campus. In addition to reminiscing on the ups and downs of the journey that has been their musical career, they offered insight into what it takes to be successful in today’s industry and marketplace. This advice, coupled with a 60 second acapella vocal preview of what to expect at their concert later that night, left the capacity crowd cheering for more!
“Back in the day, if you saw bow ties, you knew it was Boyz II Men”
“Give them what they paid to see…100% every time you’re on stage.”
Advice to aspiring songwriters: “write good songs”.
In regard to today’s fast moving music industry: “Now if you are twenty minutes late, you are two years late.”
Boyz II Men with Andre Fischer, Executive Director of Music Industries, and Brian “Champtown” Harmon, Artist Relations Representative
“Tribulations are there for you to get through and become stronger as a result.”
This was part of an ongoing industry lecture series “THE PROFESSIONALS” presented all year long by IPR. Guest speakers will discuss every aspect of the music and entertainment business, multimedia arts, music production, publishing and recording technology careers.