2020 and 2021 so far have been sea-changes in live music and many other parts, and the music industry has not been a smooth ride before this large shift. Leaders across sectors talk now about "Building Back Better." For whom and how? We will bring intriguing college-age young music entrepreneurs to a digital table together to talk about both how the music businesses are changing and how their expectations after the past year of work and schooling will have changed.
What do we need to do now in terms of programs, support, career development, mentoring, and community engagement and how do we teach to prepare these students for a changing music industry? And what from our academic riches and rituals do we keep and/or rethink? How do we teach and build together with our students to be better prepared for a more adventurous and entrepreneurial music world? What are they interested in being ready to do as we return from the pandemic?