Business Chops Gets a Rocket Start

Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Nov 1, 2003 12:00 PM

On September 15, at Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, Calif., nearly 100 top record producers, engineers and music business owners attended the first Business Chops for the Independent series. These interactive workshops provide attendees with the fundamental business tools to jump-start their careers as independent music industry professionals. Those who attended included producer Andre Fisher (Natalie Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Tony Bennett), John McEwen, engineer/producer Rafa Sardina (Angie Stone, Luis Miguel), Jimmy Haskell, Bill Dooley of the Record Plant, Francis Buckley, the Naked Eye's Peter Byrne, Robert Shahnazarian from Sony Music, engineer Matt Forger (Michael Jackson) and producer/engineer Leanne Ungar (Leonard Cohen, Laurie Anderson).