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Bill Werde

Director, Bandier Music Business Program
Syracuse University

Bill Werde is director of the top-ranked Bandier music industry program in the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, as well as a music business, content, and communications executive with a long track record of success. As the former editorial director of Billboard, Werde built a global network of music industry relationships, and a deep understanding of industry trends and mass audience engagement across platforms. Now he teaches the next generation of music industry leaders at Bandier, while focusing his consulting work on emerging tech and emerging markets. He also publishes influential weekly analyses of the music business at

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