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Let’s get down to business - Feature Stories
March 2010 Issue
It is the first day of fall semester classes, and students in the Music Business Certificate Program are filing into the Chapel to hear a special guest. After a few perfunctory announcements and a brief introduction, Widespread Panic guitarist and lead singer John Bell walks onstage. Dressed in a loose-fitting yellow shirt and jeans, a medallion around his neck, he sits in the straight back chair in front of a microphone, his guitar at his side. He’s nervous—the Chapel is an intimate venue compared to the 20,000-seat arenas where the band has performed for the past decade. To the delight of the students, he picks up his guitar. The class starts with an acoustic version of “Already Fried.” But for the next hour, Bell, a UGA student from 1981 to about 1986, mostly talks, telling the audience a little bit about the music business: how he got into it and how he made it work. “I think one of the hippest …
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