Media and Entertainment: The Changing Business Model


An Oklahoma State grad, Tim Dubois came to Vanderbilt 25 years ago to teach accounting and write some songs on the side. His talent carried him from the classroom into a career as a writer, producer and, later, executive in the music industry. As head of Arista Records and co-founder of Universal South, Tim was named “one of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry.”  Dubois has rejoined the Owen faculty, this time as clinical professor of management with a focus on the media and entertainment industry. Reporter Rob Simbeck talks with him about trends, the rapidly changing business model, and what the media and entertainment industry will demand from its leaders going forward.

RIGHT: Tim DuBois, Clinical Professor of Management