Music Business



6e4b8f5921e9f60db6f63976d3d4a007_largeDr. Jason McKinney

Music Business Chair
Professor of Music Business






Ed.D. Leadership and Professional Practice, Trevecca Nazarene University
M.B.A. Business Administration, Trevecca Nazarene University
B.A. Management and Human Relations, Trevecca Nazarene University
A.S. Music Performance, Vincennes University



Jason is a two time nationally signed recording artist and brings a unique business savvy to both his own career and the classroom. As an international recording artist himself, Jason won 4 Independent Country Music awards in 2014. Those awards included Overall Country Artist of the Year, Best Americana/Folk Artist, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Dr. McKinney is the type of musician who is quickly becoming the face of the new music business: a vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and a business entrepreneur with the skills, knowledge and vision to blaze the trail to profitability in the new music business.


10329311_10152195141533925_2695470328313190995_nDavid Bunker

Adjunct Professor of Music Business, Chicago campus






M.A. Communications & Journalism, Wheaton College
M.A. Biblical Literature, Olivet Nazerene University
B.A. English, Olivet Nazerene University



David Bunker has spent the last 25 years in the publishing, music and PR industry, specifically in the areas of media relations, communication strategies, event promotion, and direct-to-consumer marketing. He was instrumental in both launching & managing platinum-recording artist, Sixpence None the Richer. David carries a special interest in the emergence of new communities around social media, actual geographical locations, and the ever-expanding conversation taking place through global networks. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Wheaton College.


PAN-Cogbill-CindyCindy Cogbill-Taylor

Adjunct Professor of Music Business, Memphis campus








M.B.A. (in progress), University of Memphis
B.A. Political Science, University of Memphis


  • TEFL Certification and Practicum, University of W. Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • 2014-Current Programming and Marketing Director for Levitt Shell
  • 2005-2014 Co-conference Director & Operations Manager for Folk Alliance International