Jim Jones Set To Teach Six-Week Course On Music Industry Biz in NY

By Miles Bennett  |  04/23/2010

Jim JonesClass is in session and this time, Harlem rap star Jim Jones is the teacher. What is he teaching? A class on the music biz for the Entertainers 4 Education Alliance (E4EA) in New York City.

Next Tuesday (April 27), the rapper will kick off a six-week high school course, entitled "Music Business 101," presented by E4EA.

Jones will be heading the class, along with numerous selected guest speakers. Then, after teaching high school kids, he'll head over to Fordham University to lecture on aspects of the music business.

The course will give 25 lucky students a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn some of the behind the scenes moves from one of its successful musicians.

"Jim has been a longstanding E4EA board member," said Tonya Lewis, co-founder of E4EA. "He is a true hip-hop talent, who will teach and inspire kids about the many aspects of the music industry. We know he will have a positive impact on the kids."

As a recording artist and industry executive, Jones will provide a real life perspective to students. Music Business 101 will reveal the fundamentals and business practices of the music industry and also explore creative content, artist management, music operations, music business threats, opportunities and networking.

Even more interesting Jim Jones will discuss intellectual property issues, production and distribution models and potential entrepreneur opportunities that are available.

The six-week course kicks off on April 27th.

For more info, visit E4EA.org.