Singer for The Turtles to Teach at College
The singer and manager for the pop-rock-folk group The Turtles will bring his experience from 37 years in the music business into the classroom at Valley College.
“People can learn from the mistakes I made,” said Mark Volman, whose “Music as a Business” class begins in the fall semester.
“Coming up with The Turtles, we really suffered with contracts and the business aspects of music for about nine years.”
The course is designed to provide students interested in the industry a basic overview of the opportunities in the music business as a manager, record company executive, producer or performer.
“Whether interested in being on the business side or the performing side, the class should offer some good solid business sense on the music business,” Volman said.
Topics will include record production, publishing, dealing with attorneys, dealing with agents, merchandising, concert promotion and touring, along with an array of other subjects.
“This is a very viable and practical course since so many students want to go into music without really knowing what the business entails, thus this course will tell it like it is,” said George Attarian, chairman of the music department.
“There is no one with any better grasp than Mark Volman to enlighten students concerning music as an industry.”
The class will be offered beginning Aug. 20 and meet every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Music Building, Room 104.
Valley College is at 5800 Fulton Ave. For information, call the music department at (818) 947-2346.