Get a University Degree for Running a Record Label

It sounds to me like Minnesota State University-Moorhead is a pretty cool place.  From Twin

Eric Jensen spends countless hours in the recording studio trying to create new tunes, the kind of work that could help him make it in the music business.Jensen is enrolled in a Minnesota State University-Moorhead program in which students earn a degree by booking concerts and producing records.Although the university has offered the music industry and entertainment studies program for 30 years, a new generation of students is using it to gain real-world experience in a rapidly changing industry.Jensen, a senior from Jamestown, N.D., recently worked on a recording of rapper O’Shay Neal included on a sampler released by the student-run label last spring.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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