MUSIC BUSINESS FACULTY
Dr. 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.
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.
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