Associate Professor, Music Industry

Joseph Taylor is the founder, principal songwriter, producer, and keyboard player for the seminal rock group Undercover, and the founder and general manager of Brainstorm Artists International / Innocent Media, a production company and record label distributed by Sony Music and Word Records in the US and by international distributors and licensees all over the world. As a performer, Joe toured the US, Canada and Europe regularly, headlining up to 250 concerts per year at venues including the Cornerstone, Greenbelt and Flevo Festivals, The Pacific Amphitheater, Anaheim Convention Center, Disneyland, Six Flags, the Los Angeles Olympic Games, the Los Angeles Street Scene, and National Youth Workers Conventions in Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Joe has produced over 75 full-length recordings including the debut by the Grammy Award nominated group Anointed, multiple Dove Award winners and his recordings have produced dozens of Billboard top-ten radio singles in various formats including national #1 and #2 singles with his own group. He has also worked with the Microsoft Corporation on development strategies for Interactive Media, and served as Administrative Director of the Da Camera Society, producer of Chamber Music in Historic Sites.

Joe received his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and MM in Theory and Composition from California State University, Fullerton. He teaches History of Rock, Songwriting, Artist Management, Legal Aspects of the Music industry, Marketing of Recorded Music, and Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry.

Music Industry Professors and Instructors

David Cottrell

David Cottrell
Professor, Music Industry Coordinator
cottredx@jmu.edu
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