Monday, November 10, 2008

Music Is My Business CEO and Former Sean “Diddy” Combs Exec. at FAMU

Aaron Arnold, chief executive officer for Music Is My Business, will speak to Florida A&M University (FAMU) journalism students on Thursday, October 9, at 11 a.m. in FAMU’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) Lecture Hall. His presentation is part of the fall journalism colloquium series. The presentation is open to the public.

“The music, entertainment, television and multi-media industries are of high interest to many students,” said Dorothy Bland, journalism division director. “We’re delighted that Mr. Arnold will share some of the lessons he’s learned about the business of music production, television/film and multi-media with our students.”

Arnold, a former member of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ executive team, has appeared on Cable News Network for being a “Young Person Who Rocks.” The show honored people under the age of 30 who impact and inspire the world. He is also on VH1’s new show “I Want to Work for Diddy.”

Arnold’s firm is based in Atlanta and houses several divisions including:

•MIMB Music (houses artists, producers and writers)
•MIMB TV & Film
•MIMB Marketing & Brand Development

MIMB is home to the Million Dollar DJs and has consulted for brands such as ESPN, Heineken, Billboard Magazine, The United Nations’ World Food Organization, Grammy Winner Bryan-Michael Cox and MTV’s Making The Band and platinum-selling artist Danity Kane.

Prior to working at Bad Boy Records, Arnold was an executive at Hill & Knowlton in New York.
Arnold graduated from the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

For more information on colloquium and upcoming guest speakers, contact Dorothy Bland (850) 599-3719.

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