Music & Entertainment Industries Faculty

*David Philp , Area Coordinator
20+ years experience in the entertainment world working for PolyGram Records, the Universal Music Group, New Video (home video distributor of the A&E Network, History Channel & Biography Channel content), The Edge With Jake Sasseville (independent television show), and Greater Media Broadcasting (WDHA & WMTR radio).  He is currently the music coordinator at the Wayne United Methodist Church and Chief Organizer Guy of YouChoose Music, a live music events company that raises oodles of big dollars for great non-profits.  He has one wife and two children.

Steven Leeds
B.A. American University. M.S. Syracuse University. Formerly National Album Promotion Director Atco Records; Director, International Talent, MTV Networks; VP Alternative Music, Island Records; Senior VP Promotion, Universal Records; Senior VP Promotion, Virgin Records. Currently Vice-President Talent and Industry Affairs, Sirius Satellite Radio.

Steve Leeds, Professor David Kirk Philp, and Dr. Steve Marcone

Aaron Van Duyne III
C.P.A.,  M.M., B.S., William Paterson University. Business manager for :  Kiss, Dave Mathews Band, Three Doors Down, The Rascals, and others.

Karl Guthrie
Karl Guthrie
B.A. Brown University. J.D. Rutgers School of Law. Author of Entertainment Law- Legal and Business Perspectives in the entertainment Industry. Active entertainment attorney.

Alan Cohen
Alan Cohen
President ACM Records / CueHits Music, Clients: NBCUniversal, Viacom, Disney, Paramount, Verizon, Warner, Miramax. Music licensing: Extortion, Battle Scars, The Visit, Brokeback Mountain, Paid in Full, E!, MTV. Adjunct Professor of Music/Business: WPU, Ramapo College, IAR. Broadway Guitarist: Lion King, Rent, Grease. BM Berklee College of Music, MBA William Paterson University.

*full-time faculty

Professor Philp, George Dassinger, Dr. Marcone, and Aaron Van Duyne.

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