George Howard

George Howard

Current Projects

Work History

Work History
Aug 2004 - Present

Professor of Management/Executive in Residence

Courses include:

  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Introduction to Business
  • The Business of Music
Dec 2003 - Present

Instructor

Authored and Instructed Courses Including:

  • Inside the Record Industry (author)
  • Music Business Management (author)
  • Music Business Entrepreneurship (author)
  • Music Publishing 101
  • The Future of Music and the Music Business
Aug 2004 - Present

VP of the foundation; Executive Editor of the Site

Artists House Music

Developed content and design of Herb Alpert-funded music business education site.  Have written hundreds of articles on a variety of topics concerning the marketing, management, finance, technological, and entrepreneurial aspects of the music business.

Aug 2007 - Present

Special Projects

Wolfgang's Vault

Responsibilities include business, technological, and strategic development as well as M&A, artist relations, and marketing.

Dec 2007 - Present

Advisor

Daytrotter

Responsibilities include business, technological, and strategic development as well as M&A, artist relations, and marketing.

Oct 1991 - Present

Music Producer

Have produced numerous records for artists such as:

  • Chuck E. Weiss (with Tom Waits)
  • Kelly Joe Phelps
  • Jess Klein
  • Voices on the Verge
Aug 2004 - Mar 2008

Director

DiscUSA/DCS

Responsibilities included business, technological, and strategic development as well as M&A, artist relations, and marketing for this innovative music manufacturer.

Sep 2005 - Sep 2007

Founder

TuneCore

One of the original founders of this innovative company which helps independent artist distribute their music via digital retailers such as iTunes.

Sep 1999 - Jan 2003

President

Rykodisc

Ran one of the world's largest independent record labels. Signed and developed catalogs and careers of artists such as: Frank Zappa, Robert Cray, Kelly Willis, Morphine, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and many others.

Jan 1993 - Sep 1999

Founder/President

Slow River Records

Founded and developed influential independent record label. Negotiated world-wide distribution and marketing deals for a variety of cutting edge artists.

Skills

Skills

Facilitation/Mediation

Technology

I specialize in helping companies utilize technology as an accelerator for their business, rather than being subservient to technology.

Entrepreneurship

Business Development