Our Popular Music Majors are musicians, artist, writers, actors, composers, songwriters, arrangers, choral directors, teachers. They are interested in the business of music, social media, performing, collaborating, journalism, writing album reviews, promotion, music licensing, learning, web design, graphic arts, music industry law, tour managing, audio engineering, and so much more.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pop Music Showcase! 
Monday March 24  
7:30
Shea 101 (recital hall)

Songwriting and Music Industry Camp (Residents) 7/28-8/1/14

Study songwriting and the business of the music industry from industry pros and William Paterson University faculty members. This summer camp will include: The Art of songwriting; The Art of lyric writing; Creativity and the creative process; Song Promotion; Powerful Pop Chord Progressions; Song Structure; Writing to a Track; The Creative Life; Performance rights organizations; Recording companies; Contracts; Social media’s role in the music and entertainment industry.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pop Music Student Zach Matari On News 12 NJ Promoting his show with MARIO

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fall Open House

As always it is very exciting to meet prospective students and their families during our music open house sessions. Approximately 100 were in attendance along with five members of the music faculty. Thank you all for great questions and great answers.

Monday, November 11, 2013

It has been an exciting Fall semester. The new Contemporary Song Studies course has been exciting the Freshman into exploring songwriting in new ways. There has been great interest in the Popular Music program as it enters its third year.  I've been meeting with a great number of prospective students individually and during open houses. The next open house is next Sunday November 17.

We are getting ready to roll out two new courses for the Spring semester: Audio Production for Songwriters and Electronic Dance Music. These are being added to our extensive list of music elective courses.

A few of the Pop students are participating in our Personal Management course where they are being managed by other music management and pop music majors. Several students are participating in internship experiences in publishing, social media, and promotion.

There is NEVER a dull moment around here!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Marketers who get Twitter #Music could become social media rock stars | Opinion | Marketing Week

Marketers who get Twitter #Music could become social media rock stars | Opinion | Marketing Week: "It might seem odd to some people that Twitter - without a bunch of music rights or an ecommerce store - moved into music. But, more than half of the users on Twitter follow a music artist and eight of the top 10 most followed accounts on Twitter are musicians.. Tony Wang, managing director for Twitter UK spelled it out at the company’s Twitter4Brands conference this week: “Music is the heartbeat of Twitter”."

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Clues Emerge About Twitter’s Music Feature - NYTimes.com

Clues Emerge About Twitter’s Music Feature - NYTimes.com: "Twitter is introducing a music feature that is expected to use the listening habits of users’ friends and contacts to recommend music for them to listen to, giving its more than 200 million users more to send tweets about and another reason to stay logged in. But exactly what form the music service will take is unclear.

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