UCLA Extension Film Scoring Instructor, Cameron Patrick, Named AFTRS Head of Music

Annie Award nominee and AGSC Screen Music Award winner Cameron Patrick has been named the new head of music at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS). Patrick’s career in screen as a composer and orchestrator has spanned almost 30 years, with credits that include Spider-man: Homecoming, Zootopia, Jurassic World and Inside Out. Patrick is a graduate of the…

Must-Attend Class on Music Law Returns to UCLA

“Tort reform is easy, it’s learning the guitar solo on ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ that’s hard,” says entertainment lawyer Dina LaPolt. For the past 17 years LaPolt has taught Los Angeles’ most in-demand music industry class: “Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business,” a UCLA extension course which, despite its paint-drying title, has become a breeding…

Prince’s First Manager Reflects on the Early Days

When the news broke that Prince Rogers Nelson had died on April 21, it hit UCLA Extension instructor Owen Husney especially hard. “I was in shock,” he said. Many millions of fans had a similar reaction to the legendary musician’s death — but very few of them had ever had Prince play them a song…

On NPR: Manager Owen Husney On Prince’s Legacy

When Owen Husney first met Prince Rogers Nelson, the musician was barely old enough to vote — and still going by his government name. “When you meet someone before they became the unapproachable icon, you tend to have a different relationship with them,” he says. Husney became Prince’s first manager and helped negotiate the deal that…