Marcus Thomas

Associate Professor, Chair of Music Industry

The Hartt School, University of Hartford


Speaker Bio:

Marcus Thomas is an educator and entertainment attorney. During his 25-year career, he has maintained an entertainment law practice and held in-house positions with a major record label, major-affiliated music publisher and the nation's largest education music print publisher. Thomas serves as Associate Professor, Chair of Music and Performing Arts Management at the University of Hartford. He’s the pre-law advisor for The Hartt School and The Hartford Art School. Thomas teaches Pre-Law I and II, Entertainment Law, Artist Management, and Music Publishing. Thomas was a Governor for the Recording Academy’s Atlanta chapter and on Atlantis Music Conference’s Urban Advisory Board. He’s been a participating member of the Georgia Music Industry Association, MusiCares, the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, and NAMM Generation Next.

Presentation Videos:

In Order to Form a More Perfect Union: Reconstituting the Business of Record Labels

Influences on the Lack of Black Bands Signed to Major Record Labels

Summit Year:

Do What Works: Using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Improve Student Engagement in Group Projects