George Jones University (GJU), the 2-day seminar program held twice each year, provides a unique and substantive learning environment for music industry hopefuls. Student “possums” attend classes at the Franklin, TN private ranch of George and Nancy Jones where successful entrepreneurs and industry executives provide the instruction.
GJU program topics include touring, performing, booking, management, finances, working with record labels and publishers, and other areas of interest presented by industry executives. Presenters speak about their area of expertise and then allow time for Q&A with the students.
The lineup of professionals slated to present at the September 25-27 program includes Bob Whittaker, former General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry; Helen Cornelius, artist and Grand Ole Opry veteran; John Zarling, Director of New Media for Big Machine Records and The Valory Music Co.; Martha Moore, Publicist, So Much Moore Media; Philip K. Lyon, Attorney, Phillips & Lyon, PLLC - Management; Stephen Cochran, David Kiswiney of Buddy Lee Attractions; artist on Aria Records; Mandy Gallagher, SunTrust Bank Sport & Entertainment Banking Division, Blair Durham, Attorney; Michael Sloan - Internet Development, Brian Jones, Booking - Bobby Roberts Co., Wayne Halper, Attorney, - negotation and contracts, Fred Vale - Treasure Island Records - indie labels and Bill Cody, broadcast personality, WSM and GAC.
For information or to register, visit www.georgejonesuniversity.com or contact Sherry Massaro, Director of Marketing at 615.712.0594. When registering please be sure to use reference code 9394.