October 8, 2018

Guest Speaker: Jeff McClusky of Jeff McClusky & Associates (JMA) of Chicago
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
FREE and open to the public.

MACOMB, IL October 8, 2018 -- Jeff McClusky & Associates (JMA) of Chicago has been a leading comprehensive entertainment promotion and artist exposure company for over 35 years. On Monday October 8, JMA Founder and CEO, Jeff McClusky is making a visit to Macomb to speak to students at 7 p.m. at Recital Hall on WIU’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Their diverse client base includes major and independent record labels, publishing companies, internet music companies, artist management firms, and film companies. They provide radio/streaming promotion, artist development and management services to artists from all genres, such as U2, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Cage the Elephant, Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, and Chance the Rapper.

“At thirty-five, JMA’s life cycle has coincided with the collapse of the music industry and its subsequent resurrection as a Wild West free-for-all. The key to success has necessarily been reinvention and as someone who had a hand in shaping Lady Gaga, McClusky knows a thing or seven about that.” Newcity Music's Music 45: Who Keeps Chicago In Tune 2017
Courtney Blankenship, School of Music, is excited for his visit. “Hosting a professional of Mr. McClusky’s caliber and putting him in front of our students and classes, is a source of great enthusiasm for all of us at Western. His knowledge of the music industry intersects with multiple disciplines and he genuinely wants to meet our students and learn about our programs here.”

One of JMA's crown jewels is their “WeLaunch” internship program. They strive to serve as a bridge between extremely talented young people and lifelong careers in entertainment. Every 3 months they accept a new set of interns and offer them hands-on work experience, focused mentorship, and major networking opportunities with high-level executives throughout the industry. After graduating from the WeLaunch program, JMA makes a special effort to help their alumni land ideal jobs that line up with their professional and creative passions.

Alumni of the WeLaunch program have continued onto other organizations within the music industry including: Compass Records, co-sign, Live Nation, Maverick, Monterey International, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Victory Records, Warner Music Group, and The Windish Agency.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Mr. Jeff McClusky on Monday, October 8, 7 p.m. Recital Hall!

This event is sponsored by WIU’s Small Business Development Center and the Music Business Association.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Courtney Blankenship at 309-318-9427 or email, cc-blankenship@wiu.edu.
Related Web Site: Jeff McClusky & Associates
Contact Information:
 Courtney Blankenship
 Phone: 309-318-9427
 Email: cc-blankenship@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

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