Originally written and published by WMOT Roots Radio:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Havighurst) Years ago, careers in the music business began by working for free, making coffee and waiting for an opportunity to open up. Then over the past two to three decades, music business programs proliferated at colleges and universities, providing training, internships and a faster track up the career ladder. Now as the industry grows faster paced and even more competitive, new kinds of professional training are taking shape.
Recently I visited a program in Nashville that aims to condense the lessons and advantages of a four year college into eight months. It’s part trade school and part boot camp. It’s called Segue 61.