Last week at the SESAC main office, Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business faculty and SESAC executives discussed collaborative approaches to challenges facing education and the entertainment industry. Parties shared respective histories and areas of concern before opening conversation for creative input. Two topics of discussion revolved around Belmont supplying feedback on SESAC’s online music business education tool and SESAC execs visiting Belmont classes to give students a real world perspective on the industry today. Belmont faculty’s trip down Music Row is the first action of an initiative to promote an ongoing conversation between campus and the Nashville entertainment community.
“We are grateful for our relationship with SESAC,” said Curb College Strategic Programs Director Sarah Cates. “Belmont has wonderful industry partners. In a spirit of continued learning and finding new ways for us to serve the entertainment community, this session was part of an ongoing initiative for Belmont’s faculty to engage the industry. We have an exceptional faculty that really distinguishes us from other entertainment education programs. We recognize the need to learn from our industry, and at the same time believe, by taking an active part, our faculty will make significant contributions to this dialogue.”
Tim Fink, SESAC associate vice-president of writer/publisher relations, added, “It was a pleasure to spend time with some of Belmont University’s faculty members and learn more details about the many exciting events and educational initiatives taking place at Belmont. SESAC and Belmont have always enjoyed a great working relationship, and we look forward to joining forces on many productive events in the future.”