Personal Appearances

[Note: Except for rare special cases, due to David's hectic schedule, he will usually only make personal appearances within a 50 Mile Radius of Philadelphia, PA USA; or beyond, through Skype]

David J. Spangenberg [Professor Pooch], who is known for his ability to be entertaining, as well as to take the complicated and make it easy-to-understand, in plain, simple language, is available for Personalized Music Business Speeches, Lectures, Seminars, Q. & A.s, etc. encompassing any and all segments of the Music Business. Can be customized to fit:

A. Those just interested in learning a little more about the Music Business...
B. Those who are seriously studying the Music Industry...
C. Those just starting their careers...
D. Those already in the Industry...
E. A combination of the above

As an Educator, David J. Spangenberg, also known as "Professor Pooch", has been successfully guiding Musical and Music Business Careers for over 25 years in the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley area. He developed and taught the "Artist Management", "Songwriting/Music Publishing" and "Entertainment Law" courses in the Music Business Division of The Art Institute of Philadelphia. .

Sample Topics & Sub-topics

[Note: the Professor can answer any questions, and can cover any
Music Industry-oriented Creative, Business or Legal topic]

=> The Music Business in the 21st Century

=> The Steps to Take Before You Sign With Anyone

=> Independent Acts & Drawing Fans

=> The Music Business and the Internet

=> Becoming a Producer & Starting Your Own Production Company...

=> Starting Your Own Record Company...

=> Becoming a Successful Personal Manager

=> Songwriting: [Possible Subtopics: Recognizing well-written, marketable songs; Protecting songs [Copyrighting & Registration]; Recording Demos; "Selling", placing songs; Dealing with Publishers and Songwriting Contracts]

=> Music Publishing: [What It Is, How it works, Starting your Own Publishing Company, etc.]

=> Becoming a Successful Professional Singer or Performer: [Possible Subtopics: Forming a Performing and/or Recording Group and Band; choosing the right people to work with, musically and professionally/business-wise; choosing the right songs and preparing them for live and/or recording purposes; getting "gigs", and how to move up the ladder; performing on stage.]

=> Recording: [Possible Subtopics: Making the right recording decisions for Artists, groups bands; Arrangers, Producers, Engineers and Sound Designers; preparing for recording, choosing the right studios for the situation as well as how to deal with them; Recording sessions from first note to final mix.]

=> The Business End: [Possible Subtopics: Choosing the right career; Dealing with Agents, Managers, Attorneys etc., and the Business side of "the Music Business"; Promotion; Contracts; Dealing with Record Companies contractually and otherwise; How to make a decent living in the business while you're trying to reach your main goal.]

e-mail David at:

or call: 215-483-7421

to discuss this further with him...


"Our aim is to help guide you, protect you,
and to answer any and all of your questions regarding
the Creative, Business and Legal sides of the Music Business,
in plain, easy-to-understand "People-Talk".
No matter what style of Music, no matter what you do,
no matter what stage of your career - we're here for you!
Let us help you save wasted time and money.."

David J. Spangenberg
["Professor Pooch"]

Music Business Consultant,
Educator & Advisor
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