October 31, 2013

David Cook’s Move to Nashville Leads to ‘Eclectic’ New EP

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(from Billboard Magazine, October 24, 2013) American Idol’s former champ David Cook says that he feels like it was forever ago since his victory on the show. He does not deny that the popular reality TV talent show was an amazing platform for him. Even though he has changed as an artist since he won […]

April 25, 2013

Billboard Latin Music Conference Panel: How, and Why, Muve’s Moves Have Made it No. 1

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(from Billboard.biz, April 23 2013) At the Billboard Latin Music Conference, a panel took place titled, “Case Study: The Cricket/Muve Solution: How the music offering of a prepaid wireless service provides a blueprint to successfully reach the Latin consumer,” which included speakers Skander Goucha, SVP Digital for UMLA, and Jeffrey Toig, SVP of Muve Music. Popular […]

November 8, 2011

Theater Marketing Director: Deborah Gallion, Juanita K. Hammons Hall of the Performing Arts, Springfield, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Claudia Rechtien, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Deborah Gallion, Director of Marketing and Promotions of Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, MO. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2011. I looked at your biography on the Hall’s […]

November 8, 2011

Concert Venue Manager: Derek Kwan, Interlochen Presents, Interlochen, Michigan


Below is the results of an interview between Katherine Clements, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Derek Kwan, Director of Interlochen Presents in Interlochen, MI. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2011.   How would you describe what an average day was like for you? What you would do? On […]

November 8, 2011

Country Club Event Coordinator: Elana Hurtel, Meadowbrook Country Club, Ballwin, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Emma Rosenow, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Elana Hurtel, Event Coordinator at Meadowbrook Country Club in Ballwin, MO. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2011. So Elana, you’re an event coordinator, where do you work? Meadowbrook Country Club in Ballwin. Can […]

November 7, 2011

Executive Vice President of Hotel & Casino Operations: Mike Jones, XYZ Hotel


Below is the results of an interview between Ian Braun, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Mike Jones, Assistant General Manager at XYZ Hotel. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2011. So, I guess we will start off with what exactly do you do here Mike? What is your position? […]

November 2, 2011

Stadium/Game Day Operations Management: Aaron Lowrey, Springfield Cardinals, Springfield, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Adam Witt, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Aaron Lowrey, Manager of Stadium/Game Day Operations for Springfield Cardinals in Springfield, MO. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2011. What are some of your responsibilities as the manager of game day operations for […]

November 1, 2011

Director of Game-Day Operations: Bob Smith, 123 Company


Below is the results of an interview between J. Scott Baker, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Bob Smith, Director of Game-Day Operations of 123 Company. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2011. Please state your position and a short description of what you do: My name is Bob Smith.  […]

November 4, 2010

Inside Sales Manager: Tyler Kirby, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Chris Birnbaum, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Tyler Kirby, Inside Sales Manager at the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, MO. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2010. How did you get your start with the Chiefs and how did you […]

February 27, 2002

General Manager: Jeff Cumley, Jordan Valley Ice Park, Springfield, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Jesse Wright, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Jeff Cumley, General Manager of the Jordan Valley Ice Center. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001.   Describe a typical workweek for you. Right now my week consists of a staff meeting on […]

February 12, 2002

Production Manager: Tony Carter, Downhome Productions, Nixa, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Cory Bluntd, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Tony Carter, Production Manager for Downhome Productions in Nixa, MO. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001.   Number of years at current position: 8 Years working in the productions industry: 11 How did […]

February 8, 2002

Tour Manager: Skeeter Durham, Independent


Below is the results of an interview between Christy McCouch, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Skeeter Durham, an Independent Tour Manager. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001. Christy: So first I just want to know what exactly is your position title and are you with a company or […]

February 8, 2002

Artist and Repertoire Representative: Joshua Freni, TVT Records


Below is the results of an interview between Erica Schisler, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Joshua Freni of TVT Records. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001. ES: As an A&R Representative at TVT Records, what are your responsibilities? Could you give me an example of a day-in-the-life of […]

February 8, 2002

Venue Manager/Booking Agent: Enoch Morris, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for Performing Arts, Springfield, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Stacy Garner, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Enoch Morris, the Executive Director of the Hammons Hall from Performing Arts. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001. SG: Can you describe a typical day/week for you? EM: Right now, we have about […]

February 7, 2002

Artist Manager/A&R Representative: Ryan Kuper and Michael Howe, Leverage Entertainment


Below is the results of an interview between Matt Burton, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Ryan Kuper and Michael Howe of Leverage Entertainment. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001. MB: What are your responsibilities at Redemption Recording and Leverage Entertainment? RK: Well, Leverage Entertainment is a management firm […]

February 7, 2002

Assistant Director of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame: Ken Knierim, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Springfield, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Seth Bayless, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Ken Knierim, the Assistant Director of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001. Q: Could you give me a description of what your job details? Ken: My title […]

February 7, 2002

Show Producer: Joe Sullivan, The Sullivan Company, Branson, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Jeanie Gale, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Joe Sullivan, Show Producer for the Sullivan Company. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001. Jeanie: What is you job description and what are you responsibilities? Joe: I am Joe Sullivan, the president of […]

February 7, 2002

Athletic Director: Bill Rowe, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri


Below is the results of an interview between Patrick Fitzgerald, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Bill Rowe, the Athletic Director at Southwest Missouri State University. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001.   A: Well it’s really the overall supervision of the entire program, which means in this day […]

February 6, 2002

Independent Event Manager: Jill Snodgrass, Owner and Event Manager of Daily Plan-It


By Nicole Kever February 06, 2002 Below is the results of an interview between Nicole Kever, an Entertainment Management student at Southwest Missouri State University and Jill Snodgrass, Owner and Event Manager of Daily Plan-It. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001. N.K. What is your position at Daily Plan-It? J.S. Special Event […]

February 6, 2002

Athletic Director of a high school: Dave Healy, Worth County R-III School District


Below is the results of an interview between Jami Goodwin, an Entertainment Management student at Missouri State University and Dale Healy, the Athletic Director of Worth Country R-III High School. The interview was conducted in the fall of 2001. Q: What is your Name? Dale Healy Q: What is your official title? High School Principal/Athletic […]