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Larry Wacholtz, Ph.D.

Larry Wacholtz
My interest in the music business came when I was lying on the beach reading a book by Clive Davis. He had just signed Janis Joplin and he seemed to have a very interesting job. I liked the fact that his job entailed working around creative people and I was intrigued by the possibility of working in the music industry and helping these creative people to be successful. Throughout my career, I have served as a Board Member for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science, President of Entertainment Media Research, and President of Thumbs Up Publishing.

At Belmont, I teach Survey of the Music Business which is a comprehensive survey course. I have a passion to lay a solid foundation for students in this class. I also enjoy writing books and studying entrepreneurship opportunities with the internet. I truly believe that there are ways for artists to become financially successful by doing their own thing. In my spare time, I love to travel and spend time with my wife and children.