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Music industry seniors compete in business plan competition

Loyola press release - April 29, 2013

Students from Loyola’s Department of Music Industry Studies will exhibit their entrepreneurial prowess at the annual Senior Pitch Competition Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola University New Orleans’ main campus.

The competition will pit graduating seniors against each other as they present their business plans to a panel of international industry experts. Students will pitch a variety of ideas, including apps, artist services companies, custom merchandise and training programs. The first, second and third place winners will receive cash awards to help launch their businesses.

Competition judges include PledgeMusic founder Benji Rogers, Swedish entrepreneur and founder of Musichelp.se Peter Åstedt and Billy O' Connell, an independent music professional and instructor of music industry studies at Loyola.