Full Sail University's Music Business Bachelor of Science Degree Program Hosts Industry Speaker Series on Campus

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On Thursday, February 12, 2009, Full Sail University welcomed industry professionals: Michael Krause, Co-founder of Putumayo World Music; Kevin Breuner, Director of Sync Licensing for CD Baby; and Tim Westergren, Founder of Pandora Internet Radio, to its campus as part of the Music Business Bachelor of Science Degree Speaker Series attended by 200 students and staff in the Full Sail Live facility.

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We are proud to have the opportunity to host such tremendous industry leaders and to allow our students to gain knowledge from those who are excelling in their field

On Thursday, February 12, 2009, Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu ) welcomed industry professionals: Michael Krause, Co-founder of Putumayo World Music; Kevin Breuner, Director of Sync Licensing for CD Baby; and Tim Westergren, Founder of Pandora Internet Radio, to its campus as part of the Music Business Bachelor of Science Degree Speaker Series attended by 200 students and staff in the Full Sail Live facility.

All three guests were given tours of the campus facilities and participated in interviews that were filmed for future use for Full Sail Online courses. The interviews were followed by a ninety minute panel discussion held in the Full Sail Live facility which included a Q&A session for current students and faculty of the university.

In addition, students and staff in the Music Business Bachelor of Science Degree Program were able to participate in face-to-face discussions with both Kevin Breuner and Michael Krause. Each had the opportunity to field questions from students while sharing their industry experiences in a classroom setting.

"We are proud to have the opportunity to host such tremendous industry leaders and to allow our students to gain knowledge from those who are excelling in their field," said Tim Gregory, Program Director of Music Business. "Welcoming leading industry panels is an excellent resource for Full Sail that we are fortunate to be able to provide."

About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over
31,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR(R), Emmy(R) and GRAMMY(R)-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 190-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 6,500 students from 50 states and 65 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of seventeen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Internet Marketing (online), Music Business and Web Design & Development; and Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology (online), Game Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus) and Internet Marketing (online); and a Master of Fine Art in Media Design (online).

Full Sail was most recently named the 2008 "School/College of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu.

Contact:    
Kristin Weissman
Director of Public Relations
407-679-0100, ext. 5908
407-252-1179 (cell)
Kweissman (at) fullsail (dot) com

Casey King
Public Relations Specialist
407-679-0100, ext. 5161
407-551-2057 (fax)
Cking (at) fullsail (dot) com

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