Tennessee State University students learn about the music industry through a three-week music accelerator program

Students at Tennessee State University (TSU) recently had the opportunity to learn more about the music industry through a three-week TSU Maymester Music Accelerator program, in which industry organizations from music shaped them, Music Row reported.

The TSU Music Accelerator program is a program in partnership with Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC), Nashville Music Equality, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Wasserman Music and YouTube Music.

Students were able to hear from music executives and gain internships at various music industry companies, including Wasserman Music, Warner Music Nashville, and LVRN.

“The Music Business Accelerator course was a one-of-a-kind learning experience that exposed students to successful music professionals,” said Dr. Mark Crawford, TSU Music Professor and Business Music Coordinator. “Whether it was having guests in the classroom or visiting a music-related business, the course provided real-time, real-life information that allowed students to see their future career as a tangible goal and not an ambiguous dream. This course provided inspiration, calculation and anticipation of things to come!”

Some of the speakers included Post Malone Director Dr. London; Max Gousse, founder/CEO of Artistry Group; Youtube Music’s Tuma Basa; Andrew Lieber of the MAC Agency; Shawn Holiday, manager of Roddy Ricch; and recording artists Breland, Blanco Brown and Joy Oladokun.

Alice P. Darby