Being a long time musically obsessed “superfan”, Jay has formed a keen sense of how to market to and serve the fans. After a stint in Marketing and Special Projects at the EMI CMG label in Nashville, Jay turned his focus toward a direct-to-fan and fan engagement role when he founded Music Geek Services in 2009. He has spearheaded new products, project management, and driven fan-focused initiatives for artists such as Veruca Salt, Barenaked Ladies, Sloan, the Presidents of the United States of America, Letters to Cleo, Blake Babies, 10,000 Maniacs, Mindy Smith, John Oates, Carbon Leaf and Jars of Clay.
Jay rounds out his time teaching music business to both college students and musicians alike. He teaches Music Marketing and Music Business Trends & Strategies courses to a new era of music business students for Berklee Online. SoundFly asked Jay to create a “Crowdfunding for Musicians” course for their e-learning platform for musicians and The University of New Haven hired Jay to teach a Entrepreneurship and Careers in the the Music Business course to students for their Study Away Semester in Nashville.
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