Students from Full Sail’s Music Business and Entertainment Business programs had the opportunity to attend a guest lecture by founder and artist manager of Ever 7 Management, Randy Dease. Randy started his career answering phones at Jeff Hanson Management & Promotions, and he eventually became a manager there. In 2007, Randy co-founded Fly South Music Group with two partners. He has since overseen the musical careers of bands such as Sevendust, Alter Bridge, The Devil Wears Prada, Zach Deputy, and more.
During his lecture on campus, Randy spoke about the evolution of the music industry and how labels have changed and expanded during his 16 years in the music business. Students asked Randy about the responsibilities and trials of his job and how to get over hardships.
“It’s like any other job. There are days that are good and days that are bad. After you’ve been doing this for a while, you get better at what you’re doing. You still keep learning,” Randy said.