Professor discusses managing musicians on ‘MTSU On...

Professor discusses managing musicians on ‘MTSU On the Record’

The movers and shakers behind the musicians and singers were in the spotlight on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Paul Allen

Dr. Paul Allen

Allen Artist Mgt cover webHost Gina Logue’s interview with Paul Allen, an associate professor of recording industry in MTSU’s College of Mass Communication, first aired Dec. 8 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation here.

Allen recently released the third edition of his book, “Artist Management for the Music Business,” with a new chapter on entrepreneurship and expanded and updated social media information.

The book also contains information on income from live performances, songwriting and recording, and examples of artist management contracts, partnership agreements for band members and recording contracts.

Allen also includes lessons learned from the careers of numerous top managers, including the late Peter Grant, who managed Led Zeppelin, and René Angélil and Sharon Osbourne, who handle the careers of their respective spouses, Celine Dion and Ozzy Osbourne.

“You need to be able to show those who can make you a big star that you can make money and understand that it’s a business, not something that is just limited to expression of art,” Allen said.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.