Tag Archives: Music Business

IPR Forms Vinyl Club and Institutes Turntable Tuesdays

Ask most students at IPR College of Creative Arts where they get their music and you’ll get mostly digital sources. Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Soundcloud dominate and CDs have been relegated to the back shelf. But, everything old is new again, and there are a surprising number of IPR students who listen to records
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IPR Students attend 2018 SXSW Film Festival

By Nick Hansen, Staff Writer The 2018 South By Southwest Film Festival was another epic spectacle of film, music, and entertainment. Several Institute of Production and Recording (IPR) students along with Associate Campus Director, Trey Wodele, attended the festival. The goal was to learn from and engage with one of the most creative atmospheres in
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IPR Students and Alumni Tackle Super Bowl Productions

Super Bowl LII landed in Minneapolis on Sunday February 4, 2018 and with its downtown location, the Institute of Production and Recording was right in the middle of the action. With all of the events and activities associated with the Super Bowl in the weeks leading up to the game, it is no surprise that
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Walter Chancellor, Jr. Celebrates 15 Years Teaching at IPR

“Of all the lessons that I’ve learned from Walter, I think the most profound is the importance of work ethic.” Krissy Jackson, IPR Career Services Coordinator and Former IPR student said when asked about her memories of Walter Chancellor’s classes. That was a few years ago, but Chancellor has continued to make a strong impression
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Music and Entertainment Business Students Produce Radio Spots for IPR

The students of EB195 – The Business & Production of Commercial Media class have been hard at work during winter quarter. So far, we’ve written, recorded, edited and finished fourteen unique radio spots highlighting the best that IPR has to offer to entice new students into checking out our great school. These 30-second radio spots
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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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What Can You Do With a Degree in Music Production?

If you have a passion for sound or love seeing a great show come together, you might be considering a degree in music production. There are plenty of career opportunities available after you graduate, whether your interest lies with: Live sound and show production Music and entertainment business Audio production and engineering Below, we’ll break
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