Professor Pooch's Biography


Better known as "Professor Pooch" by his friends, students, clients, and 1,000s of others in the Music Industry, David J. Spangenberg has been a Music & Music Business Consultant, Advisor, Educator, Author, Mediator and Music Legal & Contract Specialist for 30 years, guiding the careers of many past, present and future Singers, Songwriters, Musicians, and Producers, on the Creative side, and as a Consultant to many Managers, Music Publishers, Production Companies, Indie Record Companies and Attorneys on the Business and Contractual side.

A Violinist at age 8, a Singer/Guitarist at 13, a Keyboardist, Arranger and Producer by 18, Professor Pooch has always been interested in Music and the Music Industry. He received his first Professional break at 16 when Producer Jimmy Ienner [3 Dog Night, The Raspberries, Eric Carmen, etc.] met him while listening to a group he was Producing. Meanwhile, a song he wrote with another writer for another Artist was coming out on a Major Label - without his name on it! At that point he decided he better step back and learn and experience the Business and Legal Side of The Music Business as well!!!

To make a very long story very short, while given the "star treatment" as a Singer-songwriter with a couple of major "Hit Record Producers", Jimmy Ienner and Gene McDaniels [Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, etc.], Professor Pooch picked up everything he could from his music business "surroundings", working in and around Studios, Publishing, Management and Recording Companies. Starting in the early '80's, many frustrated creative and business oriented individuals and companies started coming to him asking for help regarding their careers. David realized how much he really enjoyed helping people "Get In, Survive, and Succeed - Without Getting Ripped Off", and he found himself guiding many people's careers for many years.

In 1991 he was asked to develop and teach the "Artist Management", "Songwriting/Music Publishing", and "Entertainment Law" Courses at the "Art Institute of Philadelphia" in the various Music Business Departments. It was there that David realized how much he loved teaching and helping others as much as he enjoyed making music.

David's courses and his 340 page book [required reading for over 2,500 students], are now commercially available by Downloads, and are always kept up-to-date, keeping up with the constant changes and happenings in the Music Industry. Many Audio & Video editions are presently available with more being shot and edited for all courses plus more educational and edu-tainment products.

"The Professor", who creates and records Music Business Radio Shows, Podcasts ["PoochCast™"], blogs [100+, and has appeared in or on many radio, video and print interviews and lectures, is also becoming involved more and more with Visual educational-related Multimedia Projects, including lecturing and guiding people on the Video & Film end, especially as it relates to Music. In the last year David has also Acted in 2 Films & 2 Web-series releases.

Professor Pooch is known as a catalyst who gets people moving forward in a positive frame of mind - and therefore a positive direction. His talent and experience in the creative, business and legal/contractual sides of Music, as well as his uncanny insight into people, and finally his enjoyment in helping people achieve their dreams, make him a valuable resource to all in the Entertainment Industry.


David J. Spangenberg
["Professor Pooch"]

Music Business Career Guidance
Educator, Author & Consultant
Music Legal & Contract Specialist

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