Tag Archives: Music and Entertainment Business

IPR DVMP and MEB Students at Duluth Superior Film Festival

Students from IPR’s Digital Video & Media Production and Music & Entertainment Business programs traveled to Duluth last week to take part in the Duluth Superior Film Festival. IPR DVMP students Isaiah Canfield, Derik Forsmark, and Jorge Fuentes worked with IPR Media Development staff member Matt Maas and DVMP Program Chair Trey Wodele to create
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Rhymesayers CEO Saddiq: A Visionary Poorly Disguised as a Hipster

If you are a student at IPR, you know about Rhymesayers Entertainment. Kevin Beacham, Rhymesayers’ Marketing Specialist, teaches Hip Hop Essentials and can often be seen around campus. The Rhymesayers logo adorns the wall on the 3rd floor of our downtown campus, honoring them for their commitment to IPR and the music production scene in Minneapolis.
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What Does ‘Blurred Lines’ Decision Mean for Future of Music Business?

Perhaps the lines won’t be so blurred in the future. A federal jury in California on March 10 awarded the family of Marvin Gaye $7.3 million after deciding the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” too closely resembled the late singer’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.” Robin Thicke and the song’s cowriter, Pharrell Williams, will
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The World of Hip-Hop, With Kevin Beacham of Rhymesayers

Kevin Beacham recalls making plenty of phone calls. Most weren’t returned. But his mindset was to keep trying, keep pushing forward, keep working toward his goals. A project manager for indie record label Rhymesayers, Beacham talked about his story and how he got to where he is during IPR’s Jan. 27 Inside Tracks. Inside Tracks
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Alumnus Says IPR Was a ‘Game Changer’ for His Career

Bryan Mengy owns a successful recording studio in Northeast Minneapolis called Northwood Studio, which he says has been completely slammed since opening in 2012. A lot of that is due to his experience at the Institute of Production and Recording (IPR). “I met a ton of people that I still work with now,” he explains.
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Jim McGuinn and Dave Campbell of The Current 89.3 – Today @ 3:00

If you’re downtown this afternoon, please join us for the first DIY360 of Fall quarter. Host and IPR instructor Kevin Bowe describes the event as meeting with “people who do what you want to do”. Always free, alway open to the public. Join us in Jackie Robinson Hall on the Fifth floor of our new
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Student Profile: Antonio Rodriguez

In this edition of Student Profile we meet Antonio Rodriguez, currently enrolled in his 5th  quarter of the Music and Entertainment Business program at the Institute of Production and Recording.  An enthusiastic supporter of the music he enjoys, Antonio is already developing a reputation as an individual able to respond quickly when opportunity presents itself,
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Catch Me If You Can – Keeping Up With The Music Biz

Today’s music and entertainment industry is a fast moving target for those looking to stay current with the latest developments.  The beauty of this state of flux and general upheaval is that opportunity abounds to experiment with innovative approaches and tactics.  Of course, before you can use a piece of information to your advantage you
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