The Business Behind Music Publishing and Band Management with EMI Executives Bridget Unger and Joya Nemley

Though there are certainly other aspects of the music industry that tend to get a little more glitz and glamour, anyone working in the business knows that publishing can be one of the more lucrative sources of income for artists, writers, and publishers. And EMI Music Publishing is one of the top players in that field, representing a music catalog containing over a million songs by the heavy-hitters like Beyonce, Adele, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Nirvana, Jay-Z, and more.

Full Sail students can learn more about EMI Publishing and career opportunities in the music business this afternoon in the Entertainment Business Auditorium from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in a presentation from company executives Bridget Unger and Joya Nemley. The event will also be available online in Wimba in the Professional Development Classroom.

Bridget Unger is currently the Director of Music Resources at EMI Music Publishing, overseeing the merchandise sector as well as the expanded reach of the company into nontraditional media, including apparel and gaming companies. Bridget was also selected from thousands of nominees for Billboard’s annual 30-Under-30, a recognition given to 30 of the industry’s top executives under the age of 30.

Joya Nemley has worked for EMI Music Publishing for 11 years, and currently acts as Global Services Manager. She plays an influential role in the successful worldwide implementation of EMI’s new Finance, Licensing, Royalties and Management Reporting systems. Joya also manages independent singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III, who was recognized by BET in 2010 when the network tapped him to be a major component in their BET Music Matters campaign. Joya will be talking about the opportunities she has been able to set up for artists like Boykins, including a Nike campaign with the NY Jets’ Darrell Revis. Check out the behind-the-scenes video for that campaign, and see you this afternoon!