Guest Lectures

Upcoming & Recent Music Business Lectures

Guest Lecture: Angela Rose White, of DaBet Music Services

  • Monday, November 18th, 2013 3:00-4:30PM
  • Room BA10W in BA Building on Southern & Dobson Campus

Co-hosted with the NARIP Phoenix Chapter and Moderated by Producer and Publisher, Les Scott. Guest lecturer, Angela Rose White from DaBet Music Services in L.A. will discuss how new technology and business models have created new opportunities in the music industry. Her expertise is teaching artists and publisher how to turn these opportunities into on-going, lucrative revenue streams.
Come learn about new types of licensing deals, new sources of revenue available, and how rates are being set and by whom. Artist case studies will be presented.

Guest Lecture: Jeff Freundlich and David Hilker, of Wild Whirled Music

  • Monday, April 9th, 2012 6:00-7:30PM
  • Room AS192 in AS Building on Southern & Dobson Campus

Jeff Freundlich and David Hilker, of Wild Whirled Music, have been writing, recording and licensing music for decades. They have placed music in hundreds of films, television shows and advertising outlets. Recent film and TV placements include The Grey, Mad Men, True Blood, Damages, and Empire Falls. Their advertising clients include: ESPN, Coca-Cola, BMW, Gucci, Levis, Hewlett-Packard, and many other Fortune 500 companies. Music in the Wild Whirled catalog can be heard seven days a week on television and in films from nearly every major studio. Jeff and David will be speaking to MCC Music Business students about how to get started in music licensing and the critical tools needed to develop a deep and persistent client base for music placements. For more information on Wild Whirled and to see their list of credits, visit:

Guest Lecture: Maria Brunner of InSight Management

  • Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 2:00-3:15PM
  • Room AS192 in AS Building on Southern & Dobson Campus

Entertainment marketing specialist and owner of InSight Management, Maria Bruner has been in the music business industry for over 20 years. Her client list includes such diverse artists as Eric Clapton, Tony LaRussa and Yo Gabba Gabba. Maria will discuss marketing in the music industry from several vantage points including how to develop a successful and comprehensive marketing campaign for an album release or concert tour.

Guest Lecture: Randy Spencer, of Pitch Music

  • Monday, April 16th, 2012 6:00-7:30PM
  • Room AS192 in AS Building on Southern & Dobson Campus

Are you interested in learning how to package your music to garner lucrative placements in Film and TV? Join the MCC Music Business program for a Guest Lecture with independent A&R executive and music marketer, Randy Spencer of Pitch Music. Randy Spencer has been in the industry for many years in the capacity of journalist, A&R executive, manager and publisher, to name a few. He currently works as a consulting A&R exec, music publisher, and music supervisor and places music with the top advertising agencies and brands in the U.S and Abroad. He will be at MCC to discuss the ins and outs of creating the optimal pitch package to get your music placed.

Guest Lecture: DJ Pickster One

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:45PM-7:00PM
  • Room MU-13 in MU-43 Building on Southern & Dobson Campus

DJ Pickster One (Dustry Hickman) is a full-time DJ, Producer and Promoter and has been building award-winning remixes for over 13 years. He has toured in the U.S. and Abroad and was recently awarded best DJ by the Phoenix New Times. Dusty will discuss and demonstrate current turntablism techniques.

Guest Lecture: DJ James Campbell of 2ToneDisco

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011 5:45PM-7:00PM
  • Room MU-13 in MU-43 Building on Southern & Dobson Campus

James Campbell has been a Live DJ for over 10 years. He specializes in hard electro, house, and fidget and currently spins on Fridays at Bar Smith for Sticky Fingers in Phoenix. He has recently paired with Aaron Olmstead to form the DJ/Visual Collaborative, 2ToneDisco. James will give students the inside track on how to get started in the Live DJ market and how to cultivate a unique approach to live performance techniques that will result in consistent bookings.

Guest Lecture: Catherine Braithewaite, Graphic Designer

  • Monday, October 3, 2011 2:00-3:15PM
  • Room AS192 in AS Building on Southern & Dobson Campus

Cat Braithwaite is an in-house graphic designer at Just For Brass and Just For Winds, two online companies specializing in brass and woodwind instruments and accessories. She specializes in illustration, branding, digital publication and visual communications and is passionate about music. Cat will share some of her music graphic design tips and tricks to take your music business to the next level.

Guest Lecture: Les Scott of Source Q Boutique Music Publishing & Matthew Wenzlau, J.D. of Arizona Music Law

  • Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:00-3:15PM
  • Room BA2E in the BA Building on Southern & Dobson Campus

Production Contract Analysis with publisher and producer, Les Scott of Source Q Boutique and Music Business Attorney, Matthew Wenzlau of Arizona Music Law. Join Les Scott and Matthew Wenzlau as they provide a point-by-point analysis of a typical industry legal contract. Learn how professional management and legal advisors handle the negotiation of a sample production contract that you might see in the industry today if you were pursuing a deal as an artist or producer. If you've ever wondered how to read a contract and what to look for to protect yourself in a deal negotiation, don't miss this informative event.

Guest Lecture: Clarke Rigsby of Tempest Studios

  • Monday, September 12, 2011 2:00-3:15PM
  • Room AS192 in AS Building on Southern & Dobson Campus

Owner of Tempest Recording, Clarke Rigsby has worked with such artists as Paul McCartney, Joey DeFrancesco, Glen Campbell, Ike Turner, Deepak Chopra, The Four Tops, Bobby Hutcherson, Alice Cooper, James Galway, Boston Brass, Brownie McGee, Tower of Power, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and many more. Clarke will speak about his start in the music business industry and how he developed his highly successful career as a recording engineer. 

All Music Business Guest Lectures are free and open to MCC students, faculty and staff. No RSVP required. Suggested donation from members of the public. Please contact for more information.