Music Business Faculty 

brassel Vacant
Music Business 
Area Coordinator 

brassel Kurt "KC' Clayton
Music Industry

cohranJeff Cohran
Music Business 


Recent Research & Creative Activity


  • Alandis Brassel was a speaker for Proper Data Planning: Understand Metadata’s Role in Promotions & Payouts events hosted by the Music Business Association.
  • Jeff Cohran was producer and writer for TANGELA, Splendid Mind EP. 


  • Alandis Brassel - Mid-South Rising Star® in the field of Entertainment and Sports Law by Super Lawyers®
  • Jeff Cohran was production manager for Janelle Monae’s Oscar performance which was nominated for a 202 Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming. 


  • Jeff Cohran was tour and production manager for Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer World Tour (US-Europe-Japan).
  • Ben Yonas secured external support for the music business program through the management of High Water Records, the UofM record label, and by putting on the popular Hear901 program.
  • Ben Yonas established a new community partnership with Mempho Music Festival and 901 Fest.