Professor Jasmine Young, MBA, Appointed Director for the Howard University School of Business Warner Music / Blavatnik Center for Music and Entertainment Business

Washington – Warner Music/Blavtnik Center for Music and Entertainment Business Feather Howard University School of Business excited to welcome Jasmine Young, MBA, as its director. The Blavatnik Center offers one-year fellowships to high-potential students and equips them with the knowledge and materials they need to pursue a career in the music and entertainment industry.

As the Howard alum, who got his start in the music industry through an internship at Def Jam Records, Young looks forward to helping bring new opportunities to students at his alma mater.

“That prestigious internship at Def Jam Records so many years ago truly laid the path and foundation for my career. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have been given. It has provided me with opportunities for many creative and executive leaders in our field. Young said. “Our trailblazing program will prepare students for successful careers in the music and entertainment industry. The goal is to provide mentorship and training that will create the next generation of innovative entertainment executives.”

Blavatnik was the brainchild of the center Julian Petty, JD, who is also a Harvard graduate and head of business and legal affairs at Warner Music. The center was funded by a $4.9 million gift from the Warner Music Group/Blavtnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF).

The center is one of several outreach projects pursued by WMG/BFF SJF, which was established in June 2020 as a response to the then-recent killings of black Americans, which sparked protests for social justice. The fund invests in organizations around the world that build more equitable communities, using grants focused on education, criminal justice and the arts to effect such change. The center serves to prepare Howard’s diverse student body for management careers in the music business and provides space for curriculum development and certification programs.

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The fellowship program provides fellows with coaching, specialized courses, mentorship and industry experience working with influential partner organizations. The center also provides engaging programming for all members of Howard University and the wider community to participate in, including guest lectures, business case competitions and more.

,We are very excited to have Jasmine Young as director of our Center for Music and Entertainment business. She brings a wealth of experience that will be very beneficial in preparing our students with the practical knowledge they need to succeed in the music industry. The center’s sponsorship and support from Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation continue to help us develop the business leaders of the future. In that respect jasmine will be an integral part of our mission,” Told Anthony Wilbon, Ph.D.Dean of Howard University School of Business.

Young brings to his new position nearly 30 years of management, marketing and education experience. He was hired by Def Jam Records shortly after graduating from Howard University in 1994. His responsibilities included not only the daily supervision of the artists, such as Jay-Z, DMX, Eric Preach and Onyx;But the company’s joint venture projects such as Roc-a-Fella Records And Rough Rider Records, She reached out to the senior director of marketing and general manager of rapper DMX’s Bloodline label.

After a successful stint at Bloodline Records coordinating TV and film projects for DMX, Young decided on new endeavors, including VP of Marketing/Operations. north star group (The Source Magazine) and Marketing Consultant Esena Corporation, Young is a proud recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Howard University and MBA from Felician University, She was the first administrative professor Monroe College School of Business and Accounting and an assistant professor in New Media Metropolitan College of New York, The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. are also members of.

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About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university consisting of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The university operates with a commitment to excellence in truth and service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright Recipients. Howard also holds more African American Ph.D. produces. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information about Howard University, visit

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