Music Industry Leaders
June 12, 2008 —
Over the past six years, our Music Industry Program and its MAD Dragon enterprise have grown exponentially. Hundreds of students apply for only 54 class seats in a program that is among the University’s most selective. Music Industry’s enterprise now includes the only student run record label with national distribution through Rykodisc, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group, and a host of related activities related to music publishing, promotion and video productions.
The extraordinary growth of the program requires an expansion of faculty leadership. Consequently, Professor Jim Klein will succeed Program Director Marcy Rauer Wagman as Music Industry Program Director while Professor Wagman continues as CEO of the expanding MAD Dragon UNLTD.
Jim Klein is a music industry veteran with two musical composition Emmys to his credit and thirty years of engineering, producing and composing experience. Since 2000, Jim has been a composer for ABC’s All My Children, writing underscores and songs for the longstanding daytime series.
In addition to her leadership and teaching in Music Industry’s business and law track, Marcy Rauer Wagman will oversee student-run MAD Dragon Records, DraKo Booking Agency, MAD Dragon Publishing, MADKo Concert Promotions and MADFire Music Video Productions. Marcy’s extensive career in the music business began as a performer, opening for the likes of Elton John, and then as a producer and songwriter before she moved on to becoming an entertainment industry attorney. We are confident that under Marcy and Jim’s leadership our Music Industry program will remain one the most successful in the country.