Jerry Brindisi’s passion for the music industry evolved from his great love of popular music. His interest and experience has progressed from a desire to perform, write songs, record, and ultimately create music product. Mr. Brindisi is an Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship at Columbia College Chicago. Mr. Brindisi has an extensive background working in the music industry. He has been employed by Sony Music Entertainment Inc. as a Sales and Marketing Research Analyst in its Global Digital Business Group. He has also worked for the executive offices and the A&R departments of Warner Music Group’s Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. As the studio manager for Ander’s Music, he has had the opportunity to work closely with top industry leaders, attorneys, artists, managers, producers, and songwriters. Additionally, Mr. Brindisi has advised and counseled music artists and industry executives on various industry issues including career advancement, publishing, marketing, promotion, and artist branding. His experience and research interests include record label operations, music publishing administration, audio production, and artist development. He previously served as a full-time faculty and program supervisor for the music business program at the State University of New York, Fredonia, where he taught courses such as Music Contracts, Music Copyright and Publishing, Music Marketing and Promotion, and The Business of Music. Mr. Brindisi earned a Master’s degree in Music Business from New York University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from SUNY at Buffalo with concentrations in public relations and advertising. Mr. Brindisi is a member of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) and is a recipient of the State University of New York Service to Students Award.