Ever wonder how the Philadelphia music biz "ticks" from a marketing/promotion and technical perspective? Some seasoned vets of the game will be sharing war stories in free events at Drexel University tonight (Wednesday) and then again next Wednesday.
Man With The Golden Touch: Kal Rudman, kingpin of the music industry tip sheet Friday Morning Quarterback, will tell tales out of school tonight about how he steered radio programmers to the next big things. Oh the stories he could tell – and we hope he will – about how record companies would, um, improve their odds for success. Rudman also had a highly public persona as a music tipster on the Merv Griffin and Today shows, and in his youth as a “Big Beat” radio DJ. And wasn’t he also a color man for the WWF, for a while?
Rudman and his better half Lucille have given back lots to various charities and education institutions, including so much funding for Drexel’s music industry educational program that there’s an institute named after them. The music maven will share his pearls of wisdom at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Mitchell Auditorium of the Bosson Research Center, 3140 Market St. A VIP reception follows along with a performance by the Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy Choir of Camden, recently back from taking second place in the Young Prague Music Competition thanks to the last minute funding generosity of the Rudmans.