Company History: The Evolution Of The Network


The Music Business Network was initially created while its Founder/Executive Director (Kathryn N. Sano) was pursuing her M.A. in Music Business at New York University’s prestigious Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development. Click here to learn more about NYU's support of The Network.

The Network was established, in December of 2008, as a response to numerous NYU music & entertainment industry students’ requests for more music business networking opportunities. After its formation, The Network opened up its doors to driven artists/musicians, entertainment industry professionals, companies, and all students of the music and entertainment industries.

Since its inaugural event, 20+ networking events have been hosted throughout Manhattan and New York State’s Capital District and we gained over 4,000 members (and counting) located throughout the United States and 52+ other countries. 

Originally developed to assist NYU students, The Music Business Network recognized the need to provide coordinated assistance to all parties involved in the music industry (to further their career goals). Upon this realization, The Network continued to host networking events and built this music and entertainment industry business community consisting of like-minded individuals.



~ Obtained 4,000+ Members Located Throughout 52+ Different Countries Via Leveraging Social Networking Sites

~ Hosted 20+ Physical (Held in New York City) & Digital Networking Events

~ Acted As A Liaison Between Artists, Companies, Industry Professionals & Students

~ Provided Business & Career Development Services

~ Promoted Member Endeavors

~ Supplied Marketing & PR Consulting Services

~ Received & Distributed Exclusive Deal & Discount Information

~ Circulated Job, Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

~ Arranged B2B & B2C Referrals

~ Offered Network Extension Services

~ Aggregated & Dispensed Education Materials