In Memoriam: Harvey J. Rosen

Rest In Peace Harvey Rosen

We are very sad to announce the sudden passing of one of our members, Harvey J. Rosen, (of 441 Records). Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family, friends, colleagues, and everyone he’s touched throughout his life. Harvey was an absolutely wonderful and amazing man.



About Harvey Rosen ~ Written By Kathryn N. Sano

Harvey held a special place in the hearts of all he touched. He was one of the first people in the music industry that I met when I moved down to NYC. We were introduced (prior to my move to NYC) through a mutual music industry connection. He helped me learn more about and gain experience in the recording side of the industry by connecting me with one of the best recording studios in the world (Avatar Studios). His knowledge about the music industry (the way it used to be, its current state, and everywhere in-between) was unparalleled. One of my favorite qualities that Harvey possessed was his undeniable passion to help others. He was a major player in the music industry for decades but he was always humble about it (which is extremely rare in this industry). Harvey was always willing to talk and listen to you, teach you something about the industry, lend insight into how things used to be vs. how they are now in the industry (from a variety of different perspectives).

I learned much of what I know about the realities of the music industry from him. While I was working at Avatar Studios, before he left for the evening, Harvey would always make sure to come to the reception desk to say hi (if I hadn’t already seen him) and/or wish me a good night. We would talk about his business (441 Records), my business endeavors and schoolwork (as I was attending N.Y.U. for my M.A. in Music Business), how the music industry has changed over the years, and how to truly succeed in the music industry.

I’ve passed down many of the tips and tricks of the trade that Harvey taught me through those conversations to all of you through my articles, posts, and conversations you may have had with me. He has always been an inspiration, supporter, and great mentor to me. Even if you never met Harvey or spoke with him directly, you knew him. You knew him because I passed the knowledge and insights he gave me down to you. Harvey is what The Network is all about. Helping others succeed. He will forever be remembered by all of those who had the privilege of knowing him and we are all indebted to him for the knowledge he passed down.  The world has lost a very wonderful person and on behalf of The Music Business Network and all of our members we extend our sincerest sympathies to his family, friends, and fellow colleagues.

~ Kathryn N. Sano



Avatar Studios has set up an “In Memoriam” Page on their website if you’d like to express your condolences or share some of your favorite memories about Harvey.


Memorial Service Announcement:

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday September 19th at 12pm. The service is being held at 95 Old Country Road Melville, NY 11747. Please pass the word around to help the family in reaching those who might like to attend.

Website Re-Development Update

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We have been re-developing our website in order to improve member experiences and further assist you all in furthering your careers. Due to a variety of site developer personnel changes, there have been delays with the relaunch. We will keep you posted with updates. Our new site will feature a plethora of new content, enable members to connect with one another in a simpler manner, and offer many many more services and opportunities! If there are any specific kinds of content that you’d like to see on the new site send us an email as we are open to suggestions (because we’re here to serve your needs). Once the new site launches our LinkedIn group will still exist but will no longer be the primary source of The Music Business Network or its members’ activity. A $99 annual membership fee will also be imposed for both students and musicians upon the relaunch. Industry professionals and companies will not be charged but will continue to be screened for membership. All current student and musician members will be grandfathered in and will not be charged the new membership fee for their first year. Thank You For Your Patience While We Undergo These Changes!


~ The Music Business Network Team

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The Music Business Network’s CMJ 2013 After Party

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CMJ Done? Not just yet!!! Join us for our CMJ 2013 Afterparty & Networking Event!



Date:  Wednesday October 23, 2013

 Time:   7:00PM – 10:00PM

Location: Pranna Lounge (79 Madison Avenue at 28th Street)

RSVP: FREE with RSVP by 10/22/13  $5 at the Door

Who:   This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry (including those recently laid off), musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries.

Event Food & Drink Specials From 7:00 – 9:00

– Draft Beer $5

– Bottled Beer $6

– Signature Cocktails $8

– Wok Fired Bowls  $5

– 5 Types of Dim Sum $5


For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:


Volunteer Opportunity – Rock The Bells 2013 – 10 Year Anniversary!



It’s that time of year again….Rock The Bells are searching for volunteers for all four shows around the country for the 10 year anniversary of the tour. Please help spread the word.

These shows bring together some of the World’s best Hip Hop veterans for two days of liver performances at Rock the Bells.  This year the line up is amazing including Wu Tang, Hopspin, Rakim, Immortal Technique, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Brothers Ali, Common, Dizzy Wright, E-40 & Too Short, Talib Kweli, Supernatural and a host of others.

Check out the website for more details RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS CALIFORNIA: Where: San Bernardino, CA.  San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407 Date: Saturday September 7th and Sunday September 8th Time: TBD Where: Mountain View, CA. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 Date: Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th. Time: TBD WASHINGTON, DC Where: Festival Grounds @ RFK. 2400 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC, 20003 Date: Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th. Time: TBD

NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK Where: Meadowlands Racetrack, NJ.  50 Rte 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 Date: Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th. Time: TBD RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteers will be helping the Guerilla Union team (organizers of Rock the Bells) with the VIP ticket holders area, artist meet and greet, general admission area,  1 or 2 professional volunteers will be asked to help with backstage area duties and runners to help with all kinds of stuff around the show.  Its a great experience and opportunity to make contacts with the organizers and everyone will have breaks to watch some of the show.


INCLUDE IN YOUR E-MAIL: Which show you are applying for (include the state and date) Which day you can help (if both, please indicate you are available for both days in the state in which you are applying for) Full name Address Cell Phone Number Age (You will need photo ID – 18 and over only) 2 Work References (Title, Full Name, E-mail, Telephone Number)

Send info to

ONLY SERIOUS AND PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEED APPLY! Please note that you are responsible for your own transport to and from the shows.

— Ms Elnaz Nesva Regional Coordinator, Rock The Bells


The Music Business Network Presents… Hello Spring!!! – REGISTER TODAY


Wednesday April 17, 2013, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals are invited to attend The Music Business Network’s Spring Networking Event “HELLO SPRING!” (hosted at White Rabbit from 7:00 – 10:00pm). Come chill, drink, and connect with individuals who comprise the future of the music industry.

This is one of our quarterly PAID networking events. We will have appetizers, giftbags, and other goodies at this event! If you have promo materials that you’d like to us to include in our giftbags at this event please contact us.

The Cost to Attend This Event Is As Follows and does not include any fees EventBrite charges for registration  (**Special Promo: We’ve reduced the cost of attending for this event**):

  • Non-Members of The Music Business Network– $15 to attend (Reduced from $25)
  • Members of The Music Business Network – $15 to attend
  • Student – $15 to attend

RSVP HERE To Attend our Hello Spring! Networking Event



The New Music Seminar Is HIRING!!!

The New Music Seminar  is currently looking to hire Sales Team Representatives and a Promotions/Marketing Director. Job descriptions are posted below for your review and convenience.

Sales Team Reps

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Promotions/Marketing Director

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For more information please contact:

About The New Music Seminar

From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business.  Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. The New Music Seminar’s mission is to create a music business in which talent can rise to its highest potential based solely on its merit, without regard to its financial resources or connections. To help artists and their representatives achieve success. To create a new economic model that better rewards both artists, their investors and those in artist services. This affordable event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today.

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The Music Business Network’s Recent & Upcoming Networking Events



Event Overview & Recent & Upcoming Events

The Music Business Network hosts monthly (no fee) “Music Connect” meet-ups (in both New York City and Albany, NY) and quarterly networking events (in New York City) for Members and Potential members so that they may connect and interface with one another on a more personal level in an intimate setting. “Music Connect” monthly meet-ups are held at various locations throughout New York City and are held in Albany, NY at Lark Tavern (on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm).



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Our Next MUSIC CONNECT Event in New York City will be on 2/20/13 from 7:00 – 10:00pm at White Rabbit



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Our First MUSIC CONNECT Event in New York’s Capital District will be on 2/27/13 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Lark Tavern (Albany, NY)



**We Are Currently Planning our Spring (Quarterly – Paid) Networking Event  – Keep Checking Back for More Information!**


Thank you to all who attended The Music Business Network’s 2012 Holiday Meet Up at Aspen Social Club on 12/5/12!

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The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-SXSW Networking Event

Wednesday March 21, 2012, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals are invited to attend The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-SXSW Networking Event

After the craziness of SXSW, come chill, drink, and meet the individuals who make up the future of the music industry.


Additional Information:

Musicians – Bring Your Press kits and Demos for consideration to perform at the The Music Business Network’s “Music Takes Over Albany” Festival (in October) – this will be held October 9th – October 13th

**More Details To Follow**

This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry, musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries. Come along to meet a host of excellent people working in the music industry.


PLEASE NOTE: There is a $5 Cover Charge To Attend This Event

If you would like more information about The Network or would like to RSVP for the event please RSVP on Facebook, LinkedIn, or email:


SPREAD THE WORD to your friends and colleagues in the music industry and Don’t forget to bring your business cards!!!!

For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:

Drink Specials:

  • Beer (Amstel, Corona, IPA, Yuengling, Original Sin Hard Cider) – $4
  • Well Drinks & House Champagne – $5
  • Specialty Cocktails (Born Yesterday, Cherry Pop, Indecent Proposal, MadameX, Paradise Found, P***y Galore) – $5
  • House Wine (Pino Grigio & Pino Noir) – $5