Jerry Brindisi - Columbia College Chicago

Jerry Brindisi

Associate Professor


Jerry Brindisi’s passion for the music industry evolved from his great love of popular music. His interest and experience has progressed from a desire to perform, write songs, record and ultimately create music product. Mr. Brindisi is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Music Business degree at Columbia College Chicago. He oversees all music business courses offered by the  Department and enjoys serving as a faculty advisor and mentor to music business students. He is currently serving as the Associate Chair of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department at Columbia and is involved in program administration, curriculum development, teaching music business and coordinating interdisciplinary ventures, including AEMMP Practicum courses (student run record label, artist management, music publishing).

Mr. Brindisi has an extensive background working in the music industry. He has been employed by Sony Music Entertainment Inc. as a Sales and Marketing Research Analyst in their Global Digital Business Group. He has also worked for the executive offices and the A&R departments of Warner Music Group’s Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. As the studio manager for Ander’s Music, he has had the opportunity to work closely with top industry leaders, attorneys, artists, managers, producers and songwriters. Additionally, Mr. Brindisi has advised and counseled music artists and industry executives on various industry issues including career advancement, publishing, marketing, promotion and artist branding. His experience and research interests include record label operations, music publishing administration, audio production and artist development. He previously served as a full-time faculty and program supervisor for the music business program at the State University of New York, Fredonia, where he taught courses such as Music Contracts, Music Copyright and Publishing, Music Marketing and Promotion and The Business of Music.\

Mr. Brindisi earned a Master’s degree in Music Business from New York University where he was honored for outstanding scholarship, leadership and service in the Graduate Music Business Program of the Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. While attending NYU, he served as the assistant to the program director of Music Business. Mr. Brindisi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from SUNY at Buffalo with concentrations in public relations and advertising. Mr. Brindisi is a member of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educator’s Association (MEIEA) and is a recipient of the State University of New York Service to Students Award.


B.A., Speech and Hearing Science State University of NY-Buffalo 1993
M.A., Music Business New York University 2005