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PROFESSOR GUERINOT HEADS TO CHAPMAN

Jim Guerinot will teach “Inside the Music Industry” at the Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts this spring. He’s booked guests like Jody Gerson, Michele Anthony, Tom Corson and Tom Windish to provide a primer on the biz.

“The personal experiences of our speakers will provide unparalleled insight into today’s music industry,” Guerinot said. “I’m super-excited to be able to interview each of my friends and draw out their individual narratives. The context of their histories is fascinating to me and I feel will also captivate the students.”

Besides UMPG's Gerson, UMG’s Anthony, Warner's Corson and Wasserman Music’s Windish, guest speakers will include attorney Laurie Soriano, music supervisor Maureen Crowe and No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal.

Guerinot is the owner of Rebel Waltz, an entertainment company based in Laguna Beach, Calif. His management clients have included Beck, Social Distortion, Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Gwen Stefani & No Doubt, Rancid, Chris Cornell, The Offspring and Robbie Robertson. In addition to his management career, Guerinot has been a concert promoter (Goldenvoice & Avalon Attractions) and SVP/GM of A&M Records.

The HITS staff would like to attend his class, but we fear we might actually learn something.