*About Us*



The Sessions Panelist share what The Sessions is and how we help Musicians and a short video of Berklee City Summit event

MISSION STATEMENT

The Sessions provides the bridge between dreams and reality by Enriching artist lives through Education, focusing on Empowering and sharpening their business skills in the pursuit of excellence.

ABOUT US
The Sessions is a natural next step for Jules Follett, author/photographer of Sticks ‘n’ Skins, the world’s premier photojournalistic essay on drummers and their unique world. While creating The Sessions, Jules kept hearing stories about artists who did not get their fair share of the financial rewards from some of the most successful recordings in which they were involved. Jules met with some of her top advisors, including Dom Famularo (The Drumming World’s Global Ambassador), Liberty DeVitto (Drummer/Recording Artist), Joe Hibbs (Artist Manager/KHS Musical Instruments), Paul Quin, Esq. (Entertainment Attorney and Music Business Consultant), and Carlos Guzman (Production and Tour Manager) to discuss how to educate artists about these issues.

A powerful and interactive panel presentation was created to help develop a foundation for a successful career in the entertainment business for musicians. Our expert panel addresses topics contract negotiations, entertainment law, marketing, self-promotion, image maintenance and artist relations with a focus on the academic and real-world practical advice. This program has been carefully crafted by industry experts to support, reinforce and enhance music business programs offered by colleges and universities and is offered in cities throughout the world, featuring  accomplished guest panelists at each session.

The Sessions events include the interactive panel presentation and usually a jam session and an interview with a music industry Legend for the Legend Series

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Go to our ALUMNI page of to see previous guest panelists and check out these venues or schools we’ve been to (Contact us to bring it to your school) :

  • Winter and Summer NAMM
  • Guitar Center  Long Beach, CA
  • Lone Star Percussion   Dallas, TX
  • Max Fisher Music Center   Detroit, MI
  • GM Drum School/KoSA   Turin, Italy
  • Carnegie Mellon University   PIttsburgh, PA
  • Colorado State University   Fort Collins, CO
  • California State University   Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles College of Music   Los Angeles, CA
  • The Collective   New York City, NY
  • EMP Museum    Seattle, WA
  • Loyola University   New Orleans, LA
  • California Art Institute   Valencia, CA
  • Musicians Institute   Los Angeles, CA
  • McNally Smith College of Music   St. Paul, MN
  • The Theater Arts Performing School   Bronx, NY
  • USC Thornton School of Music   Los Angeles, CA
  • Tchaikovsky Conservatory   Nocerne, Italy
  • FutureSkills Media   Salford, England
  • Access to Music   Birmingham, England
  • MediaTech Institute  Dallas, TX
  • Appalachian State University  Boone, NC
  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME)  Nashville, TN
  • Berklee City Music Summit   New York City, NY
  • California State Long Beach, CA
  • Tennessee Music Educators Association Nashville, TN
  • Music Starts Here at W.O. Smith School Nashville, TN
  • College of Saint Rose Albany, NY
  • Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
  • Capital University Columbus, OH